His optimism and enthusiasm (mentioned in the previous chapter), is balanced by an innate objectivity, detachment, and pragmatic realism that usually keeps his idealistic ventures on a sound course. Though he appears confident and positive, Armand Nakache is often quite skeptical and much more cautious than he lets on. And while it is true that Nakache likes to play, he is also serious about his work and commitments.
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 Nakache. Armand Nakache 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.
Armand Nakache has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Armand Nakache 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. Armand 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. Armand Nakache 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, Armand Nakache 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 Nakache.
Nakache'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.
Armand Nakache has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Nakache can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Armand Nakache feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
Armand has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Nakache many allies and successes in life.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Nakache's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Armand Nakache tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Armand Nakache has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Armand Nakache tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
He is strong-willed, forceful and independent. Nakache knows what he wants, but sometimes may act too impulsively, causing quarrels or disagreement with others. Armand Nakache tends to judge himself and others quite severely, but he is very sincere, honest and trustworthy.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 1st house
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mars