approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Alessandro's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Alessandro Calcaterra comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Alessandro Calcaterra - 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 Alessandro Calcaterra" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Alessandro a little better. This page describes the disguise Calcaterra wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Alessandro Calcaterra likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Calcaterra must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Alessandro does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Alessandro Calcaterra also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Calcaterra will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Alessandro dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Calcaterra admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Alessandro Calcaterra befriends someone, Calcaterra is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Alessandro expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Alessandro Calcaterra often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Alessandro Calcaterra has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Alessandro always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Alessandro Calcaterra also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Alessandro more than anything else. Alessandro Calcaterra feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Alessandro Calcaterra is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Alessandro radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness and nonjudgmental acceptance about Alessandro Calcaterra which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Alessandro is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Alessandro Calcaterra needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Alessandro Calcaterra can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Alessandro that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Calcaterra is around.
Alessandro has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Alessandro's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
He may find it difficult to get ahead because Alessandro lacks the vitality to do so. Alessandro Calcaterra tends to wait for better conditions and has the desire to accomplish a lot without straining himself too much. Quite often, though, his plans just seem to hang in the air.
His pleasant and friendly disposition enables Alessandro Calcaterra to embark on quick personal relationships with other people. He enjoys social functions and has a harmonious relationship to his environment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/N. Node