Behind Trieste's rather serious demeanor (described in the previous chapter), she has a much more frivolous, inquisitive and open side. The self-discipline and self-control mentioned earlier help to balance some of the restlessness and flightiness described below. Claudia has both a strong "adult" component in her nature (mature, careful, realistic), and a strong "child" component (mischievous, playful, fanciful).
Claudia Trieste is, in many ways, an eternal child. Her mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and her attention span is often quite brief. Trieste grasps ideas quickly and once her initial curiosity has been satisfied, she is ready to move on. Claudia Trieste craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Claudia Trieste to decide just where her talents and true vocation lie, for she has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting herself by concentrating on just one. She is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. Her curiosity and restlessness propel Claudia toward many different experiences in life, and she is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something she does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Trieste.
Claudia Trieste lives in her head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and she needs mental stimulation every bit as much as she needs food and drink. In fact, if Claudia had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, she would very likely choose the former. Claudia Trieste has a creative mind and she often lives by her wits.
She is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. She enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting her ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas she has talent for.
Claudia Trieste also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though she craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Claudia Trieste to achieve it, for she is frequently unwilling to commit herself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit her personal freedom and mobility.
Her happiness lies in using her creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Claudia has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. Her faults are her lack of constancy and persistence, and her tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
She is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Claudia Trieste prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Trieste invests a lot of her creative energy into her home, family relationships, and inner life.
Claudia Trieste 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. Claudia Trieste has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Her life is apt to be blessed with more than her share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening up to her at just the right time. Because Claudia Trieste is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, she continues to generate success in her life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. Claudia should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Trieste's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Claudia Trieste 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. Claudia Trieste has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to her obligations and duties. Claudia Trieste tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take herself too seriously.
Claudia Trieste has a powerful personality and a tendency to run roughshod over others. Claudia tends to inflict her will on them whether or not they are receptive. She is likely to gain respect from others through the demonstration of physical strength and bravery.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 4th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Opposition Pluto/Asc.