His self-reliant, independent spirit described in the previous chapter, combined with his strong sense of community and larger social issues, compel Gramsci to take a strong stand on various ideological and political issues. Antonio Gramsci feels that others are often too unconcerned and uninvolved in larger social issues that affect them directly. Political activism or being a "warrior" for a cause that is dear to his heart may be Antonio's path in life.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Antonio Gramsci cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Gramsci can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Antonio has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Antonio Gramsci probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Antonio Gramsci seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Antonio makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Antonio Gramsci thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Antonio Gramsci stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Antonio Gramsci was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Antonio has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Gramsci. Antonio Gramsci has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Antonio Gramsci may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Antonio Gramsci, between his conscious attitudes and aspirations, and his deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs, and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Antonio may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with his subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in his body may well be a signal that Antonio Gramsci is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Antonio Gramsci will learn to accept the two quite different aspects of his and to express both of them. If he cannot do this, Gramsci is apt to attract many relationships into his life with people who reflect his denied or repressed qualities, and who seem to make his life difficult. (Read also chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Antonio Gramsci is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Gramsci has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Antonio's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Antonio Gramsci deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Antonio has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Antonio likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Antonio Gramsci probably has great intellectual ability and curiosity. Antonio never seem to run out of ideas and always welcomes the study of new subjects, the more abstract the better. But he also has the basic sense to translate abstract ideas into practical reality.
Antonio has an optimistic and harmonious personality and he happily goes about the attainment of his goals. Gramsci knows how to make the best of life's opportunities and he gets along with everyone. Antonio Gramsci has the good fortune to live in pleasant and agreeable circumstances.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 10th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/MC