Although Stephens may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, he is much more subjective and biased in his attitudes than his fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Robert has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Stephens to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Stephens tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Robert likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Robert Stephens has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Robert Stephens than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Robert Stephens takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Robert Stephens feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Robert Stephens needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Robert Stephens becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Robert Stephens functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Stephens often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Robert Stephens also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Stephens' strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Stephens. Robert Stephens has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Robert Stephens may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Stephens can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Robert Stephens enjoys fine health as well.
While Robert Stephens does have a strong drive, he frequently holds himself back. One of his challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!).
He may have had a demanding and perfectionist or absent father. In any case, a lack of support and approval, a great deal of responsibility at an early age and an underlying feeling that he can never quite measure up may hold Stephens back. While he may encounter a great deal of adversity and struggle alone through many of life's trials, this makes Robert Stephens tough and determined. However, Stephens should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on himself, and too demanding and critical of others.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Robert Stephens that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Stephens can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Robert Stephens is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Stephens has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
Inwardly he is zealous and fanatical, though he may hide his personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of his feelings. He is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Robert is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Robert Stephens tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. Robert has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
His mind is very active and his judgment usually is sound. Although Robert Stephens' thinking is influenced by his feelings, he is inclined to think in realistic and practical terms. He is in control of his feelings and is able to express them rationally.
Stephens always seems to find the right words to verbalize his feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Robert Stephens also has a keen sense of beauty and he probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
Robert Stephens has a harmonious balance between his body, soul and spirit. He enjoys intellectual challenges from others, but tends to form his own mental attitudes and philosophies of life. He may be interested in studying human nature and matters of health.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Opposition Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mercury
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC