Carlo has two conflicting interests that he tries to resolve. As described in the previous chapter, he loves to nurture and support others, and family relationships are very important to Carrą. However, there is another side to Carlo Carrą: at heart he is a very independent person and he needs to participate in community endeavors and be involved with the world at large. Having a meaningful career and being involved in a larger circle of friends and associates is important to him as well. There are many ways to satisfy both of these sides. He may become an advocate for family needs or women's and children's issues in the workplace and in society as a whole. Or he may simply lend a personal, supportive, human touch to the impersonal atmosphere of business or academia. One negative possibility, however, is that he is may become very dogmatic about his own personal concerns and biases, not realizing how many of his social, political and even scientific views are rooted in personal experience rather than objective criteria.
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, Carlo Carrą 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, Carrą can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Carlo 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. Carlo Carrą 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. Carlo Carrą seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Carlo makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Carlo Carrą 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. Carlo Carrą stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Carlo Carrą was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Carlo 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.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world are very attractive to Carrą.
Carlo Carrą has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Carlo Carrą, 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 Carlo 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 Carlo Carrą is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Carlo Carrą will learn to accept the two quite different aspects of his and to express both of them. If he cannot do this, Carrą 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.)
Carlo Carrą has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Carrą also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Carlo often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Carrą is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Carlo Carrą tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Carlo Carrą both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 9th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun Square Pluto