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 Townshend's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Pete Townshend 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 Pete Townshend 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, Townshend can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Pete Townshend 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. Pete Townshend 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 Townshend for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Pete Townshend usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Pete Townshend 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".
Pete 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 Townshend's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Pete Townshend 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 Townshend.
Pete Townshend 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.
Pete Townshend has a great need for security which he may seek in a partner who could be older than him and perhaps married before. Pete Townshend probably feels restrained in expressing affection, giving the impression of being cool and indifferent toward those he loves.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Venus/Saturn