His sensible, practical, down-to-earth appearance (described in the previous chapter), combined with his interest in relationships and other people (described below), make Swami Beyondananda a very pleasant and likeable person. Others come to Swami Beyondananda for practical advice and to share their concerns and feelings.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. Swami Beyondananda instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, Steve Bhaerman does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. His spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and he often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Swami Beyondananda since he can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make his own decisions. Swami Beyondananda will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Swami Beyondananda, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
Swami Beyondananda invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Swami Beyondananda seeks a partner who is his equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. He makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and he enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Swami Beyondananda perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. Swami Beyondananda appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If Swami Beyondananda fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Steve Bhaerman. He believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
Swami Beyondananda also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Swami Beyondananda dresses and furnishes his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator, or in an artistic field such as design or photography would be fulfilling to him.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Swami Beyondananda's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Swami Beyondananda can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Swami Beyondananda undergoes deep, transformative changes in his life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because he does not avoid the depths, Swami Beyondananda has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Steve Bhaerman is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people he comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Swami Beyondananda is a force to be reckoned with.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 6th house
Sun Sextile Pluto