Franky Van Der Elst
Although Franky Van Der Elst approaches life with curiosity and a willingness to learn and try new things (as stated in the previous chapter), at heart he is much more stable and reliable than he appears. Van Der Elst is, in fact, quite solid though he can leave the impression of being rather changeable. He is also not quite as flexible and adaptable as one might assume initially. Van Der Elst can act silly or experiment with a lot of different things, but does not lose perspective or balance.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Van Der Elst's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Franky Van Der Elst has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Franky Van Der Elst will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Van Der Elst can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Franky Van Der Elst also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Franky Van Der Elst has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Van Der Elst for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Franky Van Der Elst usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Franky Van Der Elst also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Franky has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Van Der Elst's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Franky Van Der Elst lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Franky Van Der Elst tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged or unknown to the public. Van Der Elst may find it exceedingly uncomfortable to assert himself or get up in front of an audience.
Franky Van Der Elst tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Franky Van Der Elst has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Franky has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Franky Van Der Elst tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Van Der Elst tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Franky Van Der Elst is extremely sensitive, compassionate and giving, often to his own detriment. His ideals and spiritual values motivate Franky Van Der Elst, and he cannot live for personal gain or materialistic concerns alone. There must be an element of beauty, magic, imagination, inspiration or creativity in what he does. Otherwise Franky Van Der Elst becomes listless and aimless. The arts, theater, music and/or charitable work are ideally suited to Franky.
Franky Van Der Elst deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Franky has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Franky likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Franky Van Der Elst has a harmonious and graceful manner along with an appreciation of beautiful, perhaps even artistically furnished surroundings. Franky may be quite attractive and he is likely to make a favorable impression on everyone.
Van Der Elst tends to be in a constant state of tension and seems to look for avenues to test his strength. Franky Van Der Elst uses all the energy at his disposal in order to succeed. Somewhat rebellious and inflexible, Franky fights any opposition or resistance he meets.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Opposition Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Asc.
Sun Opposition Saturn/Uranus