Open and generous, Russell Banks enjoys a wide circle of friends and acquaintances and he thrives on sociability and fellowship. He is adventurous, playful, freedom loving, and always ready for a good time. Banks rarely allows obstacles or difficulties to keep him down, for no matter how bleak the past or present, Russell always expects a better, brighter future. In fact, he is uncomfortable with his own or other people's problems and emotional pain. Russell Banks often tries to "cheer up" or offer philosophical advice to those who are hurting, but he unwittingly avoids or ignores the emotions involved.
Friendship means a great deal to Banks, perhaps even more than love relationships or romance. For Russell Banks to be happy, his mate must be his best friend and encourage Russell's aspirations and ideals. Russell Banks also needs a great deal of emotional freedom and mobility.
Though he yearns for close relationships, Russell Banks often closes himself off and does not really trust others who may wish to get to know him. Banks is very wholehearted in his feelings and responses to people, and he wants all or nothing from the people he cares for.
Russell Banks has a very rich emotional life and the ability to do the right thing at the right moment. Through an appeal to the feelings, he is able to influence the public; Banks may have the desire to work in some capacity to bring about social improvements.
In love relationships, Russell Banks is steadfast and loyal, especially if he has a warm, demonstrative partner. He is very sensual in nature and craves plenty of touching and physical affection. Russell enjoys being pampered with a good meal, a loving massage or other sensual delights. He is a wonderful lover who is very attentive to the comfort and enjoyment of his loved one. Russell Banks responds intensely to beauty and physical appearance, and the physical attractiveness of his partner is very important to him.
For Russell Banks, caring and affection must be expressed tangibly, and he loves giving and receiving gifts. Russell greatly values luxury, comfort, and elegance and appreciates beautiful things. He can be self-indulgent and extravagant. Being overly possessive of people he loves and of his belongings is something Russell Banks needs to beware of.
Russell Banks is extremely amorous and it is difficult for him to go without romantic relationships for very long. When he is attracted to someone, Russell Banks pursues her very ardently and sometimes comes on too strong. Being engaged in creative or artistic work can also satisfy his very strong desire for love and beauty.
He is excitable, spontaneous, and easily aroused emotionally and sexually. Russell Banks falls in love very quickly and has little self-restraint or concern for propriety when his feelings have been stirred. However, it may be difficult for Russell to sustain relationships after the first rush of excitement wanes, especially if Banks' partner is basically a conservative person who does not like to change or experiment. Nontraditional relationships appeal to Russell Banks, and personal freedom is or paramount importance to him.
Sensitive and compassionate, Banks tends to be the "giver" in any relationship. Russell has high ideals and a refined attitude towards love relationships, seeking to relate in ways that go beyond egotistical and selfish needs. Russell is attracted to people with artistic or mystical inclinations.
His erotic nature is strong and Russell Banks is likely to have a lot of romantic relationships. Very unconventional, he may have many unorthodox contacts. Russell has much zest for life, likes his freedom and finds it difficult to settle down.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Sagittarius
Moon in 8th house
Moon Opposition Jupiter/Pluto
Venus in Taurus
Venus in 2nd house
Venus Conjunct Mars
Venus Conjunct Uranus
Venus Trine Neptune
Venus Conjunct Mars/Uranus