Although Tony Bonin appears to be unselfish, gentle and somewhat passive (as described on the previous page), Bonin really has a strong sense of himself and is a much more dominant individual than he seems to be initially. Tony Bonin also craves personal glory and acclaim much more than he first lets on. He may feel torn, at times, between taking care of himself and giving to others.
Proud and intensely individual, Tony Bonin 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". Tony Bonin must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Tony Bonin needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Tony has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Tony Bonin also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Tony Bonin, 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. Tony 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 Bonin 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.
Tony Bonin also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Tony Bonin 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, Tony Bonin likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Tony needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Bonin'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.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Tony Bonin's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Bonin can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Realistic and practical, Tony Bonin sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Bonin possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Tony Bonin also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Bonin often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
Inwardly he is zealous and fanatical, though he may hide his personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of his feelings. He is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Tony is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Tony Bonin tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. Tony has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Tony Bonin feels spiritually bonded with his friends, partners or associates. He is likely to have a good rapport and harmony in his relationships with the opposite sex and enjoys spending time with his partner.
Tony Bonin has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Tony has a strong longing for love, but he does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in his emotional relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 6th house
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Opposition Moon/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune