Though Al Capone seems rather dreamy, fluid, and impressionable (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is actually very realistic and well grounded. His compassion and receptivity to others' feelings discussed earlier is balanced by a rather pragmatic, businesslike, no-nonsense aspect to his character, as described below.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Capone. Al Capone will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Al Capone has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Al Capone seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Al has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Al Capone has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Al Capone plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Capone.
Capone's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Al Capone really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to him.
Al Capone often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Al has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Al sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Al really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Highly competitive and easily provoked, Al Capone needs challenges and opponents to pit himself against. Al thrives on contest and rivalry. At times his vigorous, combative way of achieving the things he wants antagonizes other people. If Al Capone uses force too often, others will turn against him and oppose him at every turn.
Al Capone has a harmonious and graceful manner along with an appreciation of beautiful, perhaps even artistically furnished surroundings. Al may be quite attractive and he is likely to make a favorable impression on everyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 11th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Opposition Mars
Sun Conjunct Venus/Asc.