approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gabriele's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Gabriele Colombo comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gabriele Colombo - 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 Gabriele Colombo" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gabriele a little better. This page describes the disguise Colombo wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Gabriele Colombo always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Colombo will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Gabriele Colombo has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Gabriele Colombo also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Colombo's environment is very important to Colombo.
Colombo steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Gabriele Colombo tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Gabriele rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Gabriele Colombo as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Colombo has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Gabriele may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Gabriele Colombo is extremely sensitive to all the impressions and energies around him and at times can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Gabriele Colombo tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of appearing to become the people or person he is with the most.
Gabriele Colombo appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition to assess people, others sense that Colombo understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Gabriele Colombo really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Gabriele's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, Gabriele Colombo also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Colombo needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
Gabriele Colombo 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. Gabriele coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Gabriele Colombo is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Colombo seems to need others' approval first.
He is assertive and bold. Gabriele Colombo is willing to be the first person to speak up and make his position known, and to strike out on his own if necessary. Gabriele generally gets along better with men than with women because his approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. He can be a bit too forceful. However, Gabriele Colombo's boldness is his calling card, and most people feel that he can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.