approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tony's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Tony Banks comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tony Banks - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Tony Banks" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Tony a little better. This page describes the disguise Banks wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Tony Banks has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Banks as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Tony does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Tony Banks is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Banks can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Banks has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Tony Banks appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Tony often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Tony is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Banks' hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Tony Banks has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Banks is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Tony Banks appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Tony Banks may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Tony Banks has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Tony will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Banks can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Tony Banks feels good about himself and enjoys good relationships with his friends and neighbors. He exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, always willing to learn more about himself, the world and other people.
Banks' intellect and his emotions are well balanced. Tony has the ability to manage his feelings superbly and have a cautious, adaptable and open way about him. Tony Banks likes to associate with the public and has an understanding for the "man on the street".
Tony Banks has a big heart, is generous with his affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around him. It is easy for Banks to establish personal contacts and relationships because of his ability to fully understand others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Moon
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Mercury
Asc. Conjunct Moon/N. Node