challenges and difficulties
Tony Franciosa has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Franciosa is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Tony Franciosa takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
His fears revolve around money and material security, and Tony Franciosa works very hard to ensure that his assets are solid. He may be very conservative, even stingy, with his money because he is afraid there will not be enough. He may turn this fear around and become very shrewd about investments and financial matters.
Tony Franciosa tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Anthony's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Tony Franciosa develops his power and inner strength. However, Tony Franciosa should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Tony Franciosa instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Tony Franciosa needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Tony Franciosa needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Anthony's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Franciosa's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Tony Franciosa to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Tony Franciosa is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Tony Franciosa needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Tony Franciosa has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Franciosa will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Tony Franciosa back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The tendency for self-indulgence, laziness, and over-reliance on the generosity or affection of others, as well as making love relationships, social life and superficial pleasures more important than anything else in his life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 2nd house
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Venus