approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Carlo's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Carlo Ponti comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Carlo Ponti - 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 Carlo Ponti" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Carlo a little better. This page describes the disguise Ponti wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Carlo Ponti is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Carlo tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Ponti's way of dealing with problems.
Carlo Ponti may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Ponti's emotional balance and well-being.
Carlo Ponti is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Carlo Ponti probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Ponti's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Ponti, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Ponti's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Ponti will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Carlo Ponti overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Ponti's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Carlo through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Ponti's more rational friends. Carlo Ponti certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Carlo Ponti has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Carlo Ponti to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Carlo Ponti has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Carlo will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Ponti can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Carlo Ponti which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Carlo he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Ponti sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, Carlo Ponti may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Carlo should avoid looking always on the dark side.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Carlo Ponti which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Carlo is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Carlo Ponti needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Carlo Ponti has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Carlo coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Carlo Ponti is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Ponti seems to need others' approval first.
Carlo Ponti appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Carlo Ponti seemed mature for his age.
Carlo Ponti appears to be unusual, highly independent, and a free spirit. There is a touch of brilliance, of the creative genius, in his manner. He is also restless and easily distracted, tending to fly from one thing to another, which may give the impression that Ponti is unreliable.
He is able to control his feelings and conduct himself in a very proper manner. Because of his inner shyness, Carlo Ponti tends to separate himself from others and gives the impression that he does not want to be talked to.
He is a born leader and wants to be in power and control of his environment. Far-sighted and prudent, Carlo Ponti has the ability to organize projects, and personal advancement and public success is likely to be his.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Pluto