Behind Tone's rather lighthearted, witty and restless demeanor described in the previous chapter, lies a sensitive, poetic soul. Franchot Tone may cover up his sensitivity with light banter and cleverness - or he may use his verbal and communication skills to express his imagination, kindness and refined sensitivity.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Franchot Tone as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Tone may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Franchot Tone usually keeps to himself.
Franchot shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Franchot has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Franchot Tone sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Tone tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Franchot has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Tone will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Tone tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Franchot Tone does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Franchot Tone has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Tone more than it bothers him.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Tone. Franchot Tone has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Franchot Tone may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Franchot's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
He is a bit impulsive and excitable and wants things done quickly. Franchot Tone tends to be very impatient with anyone who is slower or less energetic than he is. Tone will fight for what he wants but should guard against mishaps or accidents.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Mars/Asc.