approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Claudio's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Claudio Abbado comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Claudio Abbado - 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 Claudio Abbado" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Claudio a little better. This page describes the disguise Abbado wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Claudio Abbado has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Abbado as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Claudio does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Claudio Abbado is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Abbado can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Abbado has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Claudio Abbado appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Claudio often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Claudio is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Abbado's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Claudio Abbado has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Abbado is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Claudio Abbado comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Abbado may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Claudio is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Claudio Abbado's confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
Claudio Abbado comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Abbado is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it.
Claudio Abbado 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. Claudio coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Claudio Abbado is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Abbado seems to need others' approval first.
Claudio has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Claudio's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Claudio Abbado has a big heart, is generous with his affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around him. It is easy for Abbado to establish personal contacts and relationships because of his ability to fully understand others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Square Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/N. Node