Though Carla Bruni seems quite soft and sympathetic (as mentioned in the previous chapter), deep down, she is very hardheaded and practical and Bruni can be surprisingly cool and impassive. She is caring, but at the same time rather detached and unemotional. Carla Bruni has a knack for understanding others because she can empathize with them without getting "sucked into" their problems and concerns. For this reason, she is a good parent. Carla can also be very shrewd in business because she can sense what others want and is clever at finding ways to market products or services that people want.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, she is driven to prove herself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. Her work, her position in the world, and her contributions to society are very important to Bruni. Carla Bruni will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal she has set for herself, and she often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Carla Bruni has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Carla Bruni seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. She is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. She is highly conscientious and even as a child she possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
She is basically a pragmatic realist, and though she may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, she feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Carla has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in her as well.
She is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. She is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Carla Bruni has a great respect for tradition and even if she does not agree with certain laws, she will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Carla Bruni plays by the rules.
She is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. She is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving herself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Bruni.
Bruni's strong points are her depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. Her faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Her energies are directed toward either honing her professional techniques, skills and abilities or "perfecting", refining, and improving herself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. Carla Bruni is highly motivated to strive for a state of wholeness or optimal functioning and she is quite a perfectionist!
Bruni can easily become overly identified or involved with the task she performs, with her work, or with her own health and "growth process".
Carla Bruni tends to see things from her perspective only and to be rather subjective. She also enjoys talking and expressing her views but does not always listen as well. Carla Bruni has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Carla has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. Her self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit her in an almost magical way. Her optimism and cheerful generosity also win Bruni many allies and successes in life.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Bruni's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Carla Bruni tends to seesaw between her faith, vision and high aspirations, and her caution and realism (or fear!). She cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and she accepts the need for hard work. Her skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
She is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Carla Bruni has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to her obligations and duties. Carla Bruni tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take herself too seriously.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Carla Bruni that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Bruni can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, her life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Carla Bruni is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Bruni has a rebellious streak and she often feels she is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to her.
Carla Bruni has a sense of good fellowship and comradeship and is very much at ease in contact with others. Bruni works successfully with others in her community, groups or associations and may get some assistance from some very powerful and influential people.
Bruni tends to be in a constant state of tension and seems to look for avenues to test her strength. Carla Bruni uses all the energy at her disposal in order to succeed. Somewhat rebellious and inflexible, Carla fights any opposition or resistance she meets.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Opposition Jupiter/N. Node
Sun Opposition Saturn/Uranus