Even-tempered and peace loving, he is not easily ruffled and is rarely given to emotional displays. Diego Rivera has a calming effect on more high-strung or volatile people, and an emotional steadiness that others find soothing. Though gentle and not easily provoked, Rivera is tremendously stubborn and resists any change that requires an emotional adjustment, such as changes in his home life or marriage.
Diego Rivera seeks security and loyalty in love relationships, is extremely devoted to his loved ones and provides a warm, nurturing atmosphere for them. However, Rivera tends to cling to others and prevent them from changing.
A great deal of physical affection, closeness and touching is crucial to Diego's well-being, and he has a tendency to overindulge in sensual comforts and pleasures. At times Diego Rivera substitutes food for emotional comfort and love.
Diego Rivera may have done extensive traveling in his early years, or in some way had a background which enables him to understand and identify with many different types of people or cultures.
Rivera has a craving for things which are far away and foreign or for things he has never experienced before. Diego Rivera wants to completely immerse himself in the feelings and tastes of a new place, rather than simply have facts or an intellectual appreciation. Emotionally, too, Diego is restless and something of a wanderer.
He is assertive and confronts difficulties in a direct, no-nonsense sort of way. Diego Rivera cannot tolerate self-pity or passivity, and he can be rather brusque with others' emotional problems. "Stop crying and do something about it" might be Rivera's motto.
There is a side to Diego Rivera which loves comfort and the easy life, and unless other factors in his chart indicate strong drive and ambition, Rivera can be lazy and overly permissive with himself. He enjoys being taken care of and pampered, and self-indulgence is always a temptation for Rivera. If Diego's parents made the unfortunate mistake of indulging him too much as a child, this may be a very hard habit to break. Diego Rivera can be so soft and affectionate that it is hard to say no to him. Eating too many sweets is a vice Diego is particularly prone to.
Although Rivera gets hot under the collar rather easily (as mentioned above), he also has a certain degree of emotional self-control and composure, which enable Diego Rivera to rein in some of his more aggressive tendencies. This side of his is described below.
He is dedicated to the people he cares about and conscientious about meeting his responsibilities, especially to family. Family solidarity and cohesiveness are very important to Diego Rivera and so, therefore, are the traditions, rituals, and memories that keep the bonds strong.
Diego Rivera is apt to do more than his fair share in the family, to go the extra mile, but for the most part this is satisfying rather than burdensome to him.
Although Diego Rivera was portrayed above as being assertive and combative, he also has a diametrically opposed tendency - namely the urge to escape all contention and ugliness. This may mellow Diego's fiery reactions somewhat, or he may seesaw between the two. His softer side is described in the following paragraphs.
He is a sensitive soul and a dreamer who is very much attuned to the world of imagination and fantasy. Diego Rivera often retreats into his own inner world in order to escape the harshness of everyday living in the "real world". Gentle and often rather passive as well, he will not fight or assert himself, even when he needs to. Diego Rivera is very sympathetic and somewhat naive emotionally and must guard against being taken advantage of.
In love relationships, Diego Rivera seeks companionship and friendship with someone who is fun loving, playful and open to adventure and new experiences. He enjoys traveling together, meeting new people and making new friends. Honeymooning in a distant location appeals to Diego, and he is also attracted to foreigners or people with diametrically different backgrounds than his own. Diego Rivera supports his partner in taking risks and making positive changes, rather than preserving the status quo. He also very much wants a partner who will encourage his own aspirations and dreams. It is very important to Diego that he have a spiritual or intellectual rapport with his love partner, perhaps more important than the emotional/physical aspect. Diego Rivera is not especially sentimental and his love partner may feel that he is too casual and not serious or romantic enough.
A warm, loving, and comfortable home is very important to Diego Rivera and he invests a lot of his energy into beautifying, decorating, and creating a lovely home. Also, Diego shares his affection with the people in his family very generously and having close family relationships is a major priority for him. Being at home makes Rivera happy.
Diego Rivera tends to deprive himself of pleasure, friendship, and love, either because he feels he does not deserve it or he thinks it is wrong to enjoy life too much. Rivera may have been indoctrinated with a duty-and-work-before-all-else orientation early on. He may also think of himself as unattractive or unlovable, and thus close his heart to opportunities to share love and companionship, never quite believing that others actually like him. Diego Rivera is apt to prefer solitude to being in uncomfortable relationships or social situations, and his shyness may be intense - especially when young. Learning to truly love and accept himself - including whatever flaws or imperfections Diego believes he has - is so important for him. This process of self-appreciation and self-love will reap rewards, especially in later life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Taurus
Moon in 9th house
Moon Trine Mars
Moon Quincunx Venus
Moon aspects Mars and Saturn
Moon Sextile Saturn
Moon aspects Mars and Neptune
Moon Conjunct Neptune
Venus in Sagittarius
Venus in 4th house
Venus Quincunx Saturn