He is very sensitive, cautious, and shy about showing others his feelings. Though he may love and care for someone a great deal, Pete Townshend rarely expresses his feelings openly and freely. Very often Townshend's love for someone is expressed by his wish to help him, do something tangible to benefit him or serve him in some way.
It is also difficult for him to receive warmth, affection or appreciation, for he often feels that he does not really deserve it or that "they do not really mean it". Townshend may therefore come across as rather cool and aloof - much more so than he feels.
A deeply ingrained critical attitude often makes Pete difficult to live with. Pete Townshend needs to learn to be gentler and less of a perfectionist with others and with himself.
His own feelings and emotions are something of an enigma to Pete, and it is often difficult for him to share with others what he is feeling.
Pete Townshend frequently withdraws from contact with the world, and needs a healing, peaceful environment in order to blossom and come out of his.
Townshend identifies with the oppressed, disenfranchised or underdog in any situation and he wants to help them or care for them in some way.
He is dedicated to the people he cares about and conscientious about meeting his responsibilities, especially to family. Family solidarity and cohesiveness are very important to Pete Townshend and so, therefore, are the traditions, rituals, and memories that keep the bonds strong.
Pete Townshend is apt to do more than his fair share in the family, to go the extra mile, but for the most part this is satisfying rather than burdensome to him.
He is subject to strange emotional experiences which could relate to the supernatural. Very sensitive, Pete Townshend immediately responds to every influence, resulting in frequent changes of mood. He may be interested in the occult, psychic studies and spiritualism.
His love feelings and desires are easily aroused but he may find it difficult to sustain his romantic interest in relationships after the initial, exciting "chase and conquest". Pete Townshend enjoys a dynamic partner with a strong independent streak, and he does not like things to become too peaceful or predictable in the love arena. Pete wants to see sparks fly once in awhile, even if it means instigating a fight.
Pete Townshend craves very intense, deep, emotional relationships, and would even prefer stormy, tumultuous relationships to ones that are smooth but lacking vitality and passion. Pete loves wholeheartedly and expects all-consuming, total devotion and attention from his partner. Casual, light relationships hold no appeal for Townshend.
His tastes and natural inclinations run toward the extravagant and luxurious. Whether or not Pete Townshend possesses the resources to satisfy these desires or the ambition to provide these things for himself, he wants a life with plenty, ease, and comfort. Pete may cause trouble in his love relationships by focusing too much attention on money or "lifestyle" rather than on the person he is with. Pete Townshend may also attract gold diggers or parasites who will take advantage of his hospitality as long as he allows them to. Indiscretion in matters of both heart and pocketbook can be problems as well.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Virgo
Moon in 12th house
Moon Sextile Saturn
Moon Conjunct Neptune/Pluto
Venus in Aries
Venus in 8th house
Venus Quincunx Jupiter