Serious and responsible, he tries to carry the world on his shoulders and rarely lets others know that he needs help and support. Anthony West denies or ignores his own emotional needs and feels that others will not accept him if he appears "weak". He is especially uncomfortable with emotional dependency, and tells himself and others (even children) not to be a "baby". Anthony West needs to accept that no one is self-sufficient all the time, and to be gentler with his "childish" emotional needs and wants. To others, he may appear to be rather hard-nosed and tough, with a businesslike attitude toward their personal concerns and feelings. Actually, no one is a truer friend. His feelings and loyalties run deep, but he often does not let people know how much he cares. Anthony West also sometimes needs to learn to relax, enjoy himself, and play.
Anthony West may have done extensive traveling in his early years, or in some way had a background which enables him to understand and identify with many different types of people or cultures.
West has a craving for things which are far away and foreign or for things he has never experienced before. Anthony West wants to completely immerse himself in the feelings and tastes of a new place, rather than simply have facts or an intellectual appreciation. Emotionally, too, Anthony is restless and something of a wanderer.
West can be hard to get close to. Subconsciously he may feel that too much closeness in his relationships will interfere with doing what he needs to do and being his own person, so Anthony West puts up subtle walls and distance himself when someone begins to want more of him than he can comfortably give. However, West may cut off sources of emotional nourishment and support that way, and end up feeling alone and lonely. Anthony West might even develop digestive problems. Overcoming his fears of intimacy, while at the same time affirming and acting on his autonomous needs, is the challenge here.
Emotionally he is very sensitive, dreamy, gentle and easily influenced. If he is with harmonious people and in congenial surroundings, Anthony West flourishes, but negative people or dissonant energies very quickly bring him down. His emotional boundaries tend to be very loose and permeable. Anthony West feels what others feel, and physically he is very open and impressionable. Standing up for himself, saying no when he wants to, as well as recognizing and respecting others' limitations and boundaries are important lessons for Anthony West to learn. Anthony West should beware of a tendency for martyrdom out of pity for others' problems.
Powerful and complex emotions stir Anthony West, and his emotional life and closest personal relationships are apt to be tumultuous until Anthony does some deep soul searching. Buried feelings and memories that he does not want to deal with may surface at unexpected times. Holding in fears, secrets, or "taboo" thoughts and feelings can only serve to intensify them, and Anthony West needs to share them with someone who is sympathetic, trustworthy, and fairly objective. Ridding himself of emotional compulsions and deeply embedded patterns that do not serve him can be tremendously liberating, if Anthony West is willing to do the necessary inner house cleaning.
He is quietly devoted and faithful to his loved ones and often becomes subservient to his love partner. Anthony West is more comfortable showing his love by doing or making something for his loved one, or simply being there for her, rather than by making any romantic, soul-stirring declarations. He is timid about expressing too much sentiment or emotion. Anthony West also underestimates his attractiveness and lovability and doubts his own worthiness of love and appreciation.
Anthony West loves romance and wishes that the honeymoon phase of his love relationships would last forever! West needs dramatic romantic gestures and displays of affection from his partner, and he wants to feel very, very special, like a royalty, to his beloved. Anthony West also has an artistic flair and he enjoys creating art or beauty in some form.
Anthony West is extremely amorous and it is difficult for him to go without romantic relationships for very long. When he is attracted to someone, Anthony West pursues her very ardently and sometimes comes on too strong. Being engaged in creative or artistic work can also satisfy his very strong desire for love and beauty.
He is serious and finds it difficult to enjoy himself in a lighthearted, open and playful way with others. Anthony West rarely does something purely for pleasure, and can be very close-fisted and parsimonious. Perhaps due to painful separations in his early life, Anthony is very cautious about becoming involved in close relationships and sharing his feelings. Though West craves love and affection, intimacy is difficult for him. He may become romantically involved with people who do not value him or treat him well. Anthony West needs to learn to love and value himself before he finds happiness in love.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Capricorn
Moon in 9th house
Moon Quincunx Saturn
Moon Opposition Neptune
Moon Quincunx Pluto
Venus in Virgo
Venus in 5th house
Venus Conjunct Mars
Venus Square Saturn