approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Andrea's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Andrea Montermini comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Andrea Montermini - 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 Andrea Montermini" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Andrea a little better. This page describes the disguise Montermini wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Andrea Montermini appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Andrea has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Montermini tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Montermini.
Montermini approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Andrea Montermini is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Andrea's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Andrea and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Andrea Montermini empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Andrea Montermini is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Andrea Montermini communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Andrea never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
The effect of his childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Andrea learned while young, are clearly apparent in his demeanor. All is well on the surface, but when trouble arises, Andrea Montermini seems childish and needy. When he is in calmer waters, he appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in others.
Andrea Montermini has a strong desire to make an extraordinary or unusual impression on his environment. Andrea has the ability to fascinate and sweep others along, but he can also be quite inconsiderate and ruthless.
Andrea Montermini seems to float between the world of illusion and reality and prefers to live in the former. Somewhat insecure and uncertain, he may try to avoid responsibility. His ideas tend to be a bit strange and Andrea Montermini should guard against pursuing the wrong objectives.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Neptune/MC