approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tony's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Tony Bonin comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tony Bonin - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Tony Bonin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Tony a little better. This page describes the disguise Bonin wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Tony Bonin is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Tony tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Bonin's way of dealing with problems.
Tony Bonin may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Bonin's emotional balance and well-being.
Tony Bonin is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Tony Bonin probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Bonin's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Bonin, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Bonin's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Bonin will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Tony Bonin overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Bonin's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Tony through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Bonin's more rational friends. Tony Bonin certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Tony Bonin has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Tony Bonin to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
The image that Tony Bonin projects to the world and the person he really is inside, are considerably different. So much so that at times Tony may feel that people do not see or know the real him. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Bonin makes may actually be misleading. Within him, also, there is much complexity and tension, and Tony Bonin often feels that he needs to change himself in significant ways or that he continually holds back essential aspects of his.
Tony Bonin tends to get excited easily and may act a bit restless in the presence of other people. Always in motion, Bonin seems to come across like a whirlwind and has a constant need for different and new experiences.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/MC