challenges and difficulties
Tony Banks has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Banks knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Tony Banks may be something of a hypochondriac also. Tony must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
It may be difficult for Tony Banks to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
Tony may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, Tony Banks also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
Tony Banks tends to be shy, sensitive and stiff with his emotions and may have difficulty expressing his true feelings, even though his affection for someone is there. One of Banks' parents may have been too strict and unloving, and so Tony may fear close relationships.
He is likely to find it hard to make decisions, looking forward to the future with great enthusiasm on one hand, but afraid of misjudgments on the other. Never quite sure about anything, Tony Banks may withdraw from situations and people periodically.
Around others Banks is somewhat humble and shy and prefer to be by himself. Tony Banks tends to limit his relationships with others and associates only with like-minded people. He is inclined to be cool and reserved even toward those he loves.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Tony Banks 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 Banks needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Tony Banks - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Banks tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Tony Banks is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Banks' most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Tony Banks needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is deep within himself, as Tony Banks faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Tony Banks keeps hidden from public view where he is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
The following are specific activities that will support Tony Banks in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Banks, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Tony Banks should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Tony needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Banks' heart and bears the stamp of Banks' individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Tony Banks to grow and become more whole himself.
Tony Banks has to learn to communicate and express himself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Tony to study, learn skills and develop his intellectual interests and capacities. Banks needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing his intellectual reasoning ability. Tony Banks should practice using his mind, his thinking skills and his ability to be objective. "Work smarter, not harder" might be a motto for him.
Writing, teaching, recording, transcribing, dialoguing, negotiating, mediating, communicating, or facilitating clear communication are significant activities for Tony Banks to pursue.
Tony Banks has a very sympathetic and compassionate attitude toward others and shows his interest in their well-being. His relationships are more on a personal basis and people are drawn to Banks because of his sincerity and kindness.
His relationships with others could be rather unstable and unreliable. With a somewhat negative attitude and weak will, Tony Banks avoids opposition and escapes his responsibilities. In his relationships he is likely to choose people who are asocial.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Opposition Sun/Venus
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Jupiter
Saturn Opposition Venus/N. Node
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Asc.
N. Node Opposition Mars/Neptune