Although he can appear freewheeling, independent, and, at times, inconsistent (as mentioned in the previous chapter), at heart he is very loyal and constant. Piers Anthony possesses a certain steadiness and firmness of will that may not be obvious to others until they get to know Piers well.
Proud and intensely individual, Piers Anthony really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Piers Anthony must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Piers Anthony needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Piers has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Piers Anthony also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Piers Anthony, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Piers wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Anthony appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Piers Anthony also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Piers Anthony loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Piers Anthony likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Piers needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Anthony's strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
Piers Anthony 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 Piers very intimately. Piers Anthony 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. Piers has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Piers Anthony has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Piers has a strong longing for love, but he does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in his emotional relationships.
His vitality is not up to par and his will-power a bit weak, making Piers Anthony vulnerable to swindle or deceit. His inner discontent and casual attitude could easily lead Anthony into dubious schemes. Piers should refrain from any activity that seems to be subversive.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 8th house
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mars/Neptune