drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Claudio Abbado often feels that if he wants something done right he must do it himself, for others do not do as thorough a job as he does. Doing a task well is very important to him, and he may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. Claudio Abbado strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Claudio Abbado can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that he will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that his efforts will simply not be good enough. He is usually modest and realistic in assessing what he can accomplish and, if anything, Claudio Abbado underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Abbado does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Claudio Abbado conserves his energy and paces himself so that he does not waste or diffuse his efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit his opportunities. In short, Abbado may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
Abbado plays vigorously and enjoys competitive games and physical rough-and-tumble activities. Athletics and/or physical activities have great appeal for him. Claudio Abbado takes the initiative in sports and also in romantic relationships: he is ardent in pursuing anything he desires.
Fits of temper and impatience, and a sudden, erratic sort of recklessness can all work very much against Claudio Abbado, especially when he needs to be working cooperatively as part of a team or in a partnership. When he is upset or fired up about something, Claudio often does things that are risky and outrageous. When out of balance, Abbado tends to be accident prone.
When Claudio Abbado wants something, he can be amazingly persistent and unrelenting - even a bit obsessed - although quiet about it. In fact Claudio may even hide his underlying intentions from friends. Whenever he does anything, he does so wholeheartedly and thoroughly - and if Claudio Abbado does not want to do something that others wish him to do, he will somehow find a way out of it. Abbado is strong, though subtle.
His ambition and/or role in life involve communication, conveying messages, writing or speaking, languages, or being an intermediary. Sometimes Claudio Abbado may feel that he has to work harder than others to get the word out or receive public recognition. "Work smarter, not harder" should be his motto.
His desire for a beautiful home, a comfortable, pleasing lifestyle, and time to relax and enjoy himself may well be the motivation for going out into the world and trying to achieve outward success. Claudio Abbado may seesaw at times between his professional drives and desire for status, and the appeal of a rich personal life and home comforts.
Deep, compelling drives that Claudio Abbado does not entirely understand are likely to be the source of his rather extraordinary ambitions. He may find that a drive for dominance, power and control stem from the rather problematic and intense relationship Claudio had with one or both of his parents. If Claudio Abbado is willing to delve deeply into his own fears and inner life and clear away much of the conditioning of his earliest years, he will indeed discover tremendous inner resources which can be used to fuel his rise in the world.
His drives and ambitions in life may seem crazy or eccentric to the more conservative people Claudio knows. There may well be no security or safety net (no retirement pension, no insurance benefits) in the work Claudio Abbado is engaged in. He is suited for freelancing, or professions that involve lots of change, innovation, variety, irregular schedules and the like. Claudio Abbado should expect the unexpected and numerous ups and downs throughout his life. He may change courses often and try many different things.
Claudio has an abundance of energy, drive, and spirit to accomplish just about anything he desires. Much can be accomplished thanks to Claudio's single-mindedness and zeal to get things done. Sometimes Claudio Abbado pushes himself too hard without even realizing it, whereas at other times, even he needs to relax and take a break. Claudio Abbado has the reputation for being a go-getter and a good worker.
Claudio Abbado has a sense of beauty and a good understanding of art. He enjoys beautiful things and has the ability to put his feelings into words. There is a light-hearted way about Claudio Abbado, and he has a tendency to emulate the momentary ideals of beauty.
Claudio has good foresight, a great sense of purpose in his work, and the ability to cope with any situation. Having a great vocabulary enables Abbado to come up with the right words at the right time. Claudio Abbado seems to speak with wisdom and others heed what he says.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 5th house
Mars Quincunx Uranus
Mars Sextile Pluto
Mercury Opposition MC
Venus Opposition MC
Pluto Opposition MC
Uranus Square MC
Mars Trine MC
MC Opposition Mercury/Venus
MC Opposition Mercury/Pluto