Many of the traits described in Chapter 2 are emphasized again below. His enthusiasm and outgoing, forward-looking nature is a gift, but Frank Zappa should also be wary of the tendency to overlook details and be oblivious to others' personal feelings.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Frank Zappa, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Frank Zappa probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Zappa can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Frank Zappa has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Zappa always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Frank Zappa has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Frank has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Zappa expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Frank's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Frank Zappa enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Zappa.
Frank Zappa has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Zappa can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clashes with other strong individuals. Frank Zappa feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
Frank is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Frank Zappa is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Zappa may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
Frank Zappa has a great desire for freedom and independence and is subject to strong emotional tensions. He is very creative and forges ahead tirelessly. But Zappa tends to make the highest demands on his physical energy and is prone to over-stimulate his nerves.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 1st house
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Opposition Uranus/Pluto