In spite of his rather meek comportment (as described on the previous page), he is very stubborn and tenacious, and there is a great deal of quiet willfulness and strength behind his modest demeanor.
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 Fonda's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Henry Fonda 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 Henry Fonda 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, Fonda can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Henry Fonda 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. Henry Fonda 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 Fonda for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Henry Fonda usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Henry Fonda 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".
Henry 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 Fonda's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Henry Fonda lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world are very attractive to Fonda.
Henry Fonda has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Henry Fonda, between his conscious attitudes and aspirations, and his deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs, and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Henry may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with his subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in his body may well be a signal that Henry Fonda is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Henry Fonda will learn to accept the two quite different aspects of his and to express both of them. If he cannot do this, Fonda is apt to attract many relationships into his life with people who reflect his denied or repressed qualities, and who seem to make his life difficult. (Read also chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
His deep comprehension and good powers of concentration give Henry Fonda the ability to judge matters wisely and prudently. He is a keen observer and also can be a persuasive speaker. Henry likes to be in control, but needs appreciation and recognition for his efforts.
Fonda has an intrinsic creative and artistic ability and an unusual sense of form. Henry Fonda also has a deep need for relationships that offer affection and can be quite intense when by inner compulsion he feels drawn to someone. His relationships tend to be peculiar in some way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 9th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Pluto