Because he is practical and well grounded, as described in the previous chapter, and also very devoted and nurturing (as described below), Claudio Abbado is a source of solace and emotional support for other people. However, Abbado tends to be much moodier and more emotional than his rather solid, steady, down-to-earth appearance would suggest.
Claudio has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Abbado to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Abbado tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Claudio likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Claudio Abbado has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Claudio Abbado than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Claudio Abbado takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Claudio Abbado feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Claudio Abbado needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Claudio Abbado becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Claudio Abbado functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Abbado often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Claudio Abbado also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Abbado's strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
Ownership gives Claudio Abbado a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Claudio also has a natural instinct for or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
He is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on his inner attunement. Claudio Abbado takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Claudio, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Claudio Abbado may not realize he has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Sextile Neptune