Although Stefaan Maene approaches life with curiosity and a willingness to learn and try new things (as stated in the previous chapter), at heart he is much more stable and reliable than he appears. Maene is, in fact, quite solid though he can leave the impression of being rather changeable. He is also not quite as flexible and adaptable as one might assume initially. Maene can act silly or experiment with a lot of different things, but does not lose perspective or balance.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Maene's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Stefaan Maene has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Stefaan Maene will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Maene can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Stefaan Maene also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Stefaan Maene has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Maene for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Stefaan Maene usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Stefaan Maene also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Stefaan has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Maene's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Stefaan Maene lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Stefaan Maene tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged or unknown to the public. Maene may find it exceedingly uncomfortable to assert himself or get up in front of an audience.
The above description of Stefaan Maene is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Stefaan Maene tends to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in his makeup and he generally knows what he wants and what will make him happy.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Moon