Although Antonio Banderas appears to be unselfish, gentle, and somewhat passive (as described on the previous page), Banderas really has a strong sense of himself and is a much more dominant individual than he seems to be initially. Antonio Banderas also desires personal glory and acclaim much more than is first apparent. He may feel torn, at times, between taking care of himself, and giving to others.
Proud and intensely individual, Antonio Banderas really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being in the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Antonio Banderas must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Antonio Banderas needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Antonio has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality, and enthusiasm to bring them into being. Antonio Banderas also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Antonio Banderas it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero in the play. Antonio wants to be great, and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Banderas appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very much dependent on the affirmation, love, and recognition of others. He cannot bear being unnoticed or unappreciated.
Antonio Banderas also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Antonio Banderas loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Antonio Banderas likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally Antonio needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
His strengths are Banderas' zest and love for life, his creative power, and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forget there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Antonio Banderas', and he is quite a perfectionist!
Banderas can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Innovative, original, unorthodox, and unconventional, he identifies with the role of rebel, reformer, or iconoclast. Antonio Banderas insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt himself to others' needs and wishes. Antonio needs a lifestyle that allows him to be spontaneous. Often he feels that he is somehow different from other people and outside the mainstream of society.
His deep comprehension and good powers of concentration give Antonio Banderas the ability to judge matters wisely and prudently. He is a keen observer and also can be a persuasive speaker. Antonio likes to be in control, but needs appreciation and recognition for his efforts.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Pluto