His gift for gab (discussed below), combined with his agreeable and accommodating nature (described in the previous chapter), make Padre Pio a real "people person", with an almost constant need for dialogue and personal interchange. Francesco Forgione could succeed as a public relations consultant, an interviewer or a host.
Padre Pio is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Pio of Pietrelcina grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Padre Pio craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Padre Pio to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Francesco Forgione toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Pio of Pietrelcina.
Padre Pio lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Francesco Forgione had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Padre Pio has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Padre Pio also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Padre Pio to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Francesco Forgione has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
Padre Pio craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. He may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know Francesco Forgione very intimately. Padre Pio is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than him ever have before. Francesco Forgione has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Padre Pio 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. Padre Pio has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Pio of Pietrelcina, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Padre Pio craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Padre Pio possesses inventive and creative genius.
Sensitive and imaginative, he is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits and to mysticism. Padre Pio is impressionable and receptive, and often has experiences that are unusual and unexplainable by the rational mind. Francesco Forgione has an abundance of dreams, visions and longings, but does not always have the concentrated will and stamina to make them materialize. Gentle, idealistic and peace loving, Francesco Forgione often seeks to avoid the harsh realities of life. Francesco Forgione has an ethereal quality about him.
Inwardly he is zealous and fanatical, though he may hide his personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of his feelings. He is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Francesco Forgione is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Padre Pio tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. Francesco Forgione has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
His deep comprehension and good powers of concentration give Padre Pio the ability to judge matters wisely and prudently. He is a keen observer and also can be a persuasive speaker. Francesco Forgione likes to be in control, but needs appreciation and recognition for his efforts.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 8th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Conjunct Neptune
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Pluto