approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Amadeo's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Amadeo Giannini comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Amadeo Giannini - 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 Amadeo Giannini" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Amadeo a little better. This page describes the disguise Giannini wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Amadeo Giannini has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Giannini as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Amadeo does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Amadeo Giannini is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Giannini can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Giannini has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Amadeo Giannini appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Amadeo often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Amadeo is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Giannini's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Amadeo Giannini has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Giannini is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Amadeo Giannini appears confident and self-assured and he makes a clear, strong impression on others. He is very concerned with the impact he makes on others and with getting personal recognition, sometimes too much so. Amadeo Giannini tends to dominate in relationships and to be oblivious to others' points of view if they differ very much from Giannini's own.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Amadeo Giannini tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Amadeo does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
He is very receptive to the influence of his environment, giving other people a chance to exploit or use him. Amadeo Giannini has the ability to tune into the events around him, but he also should be careful not to overreact to the intentions of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Conjunct Asc.
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Neptune