approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Antonio's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Antonio Banderas comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Antonio Banderas - 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 Antonio Banderas" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Antonio a little better. This page describes the disguise Banderas wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Antonio Banderas is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Antonio tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Banderas' way of dealing with problems.
Antonio Banderas may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Banderas' emotional balance and well-being.
Antonio Banderas is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Antonio Banderas probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Banderas' imagination and fantasy was also very real to Banderas, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Banderas' sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Banderas will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Antonio Banderas overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Banderas' strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Antonio through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Banderas' more rational friends. Antonio Banderas certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Antonio Banderas has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Antonio Banderas to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
His desire to love and to be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Antonio Banderas is known for his personal charm and affectionate nature. He may also seem overly dependent on others' approval and appreciation of him.
At times Antonio Banderas comes across to others as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or he may get involved in relationships which are "fatal attractions", where he acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality in Banderas' glance or manner that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to Antonio Banderas irresistibly.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Antonio into trouble. Antonio Banderas tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Antonio Banderas needs to moderate his temper to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Antonio Banderas which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Antonio is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Antonio Banderas needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Opposition Asc.
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.