István has two conflicting interests that he tries to resolve. As described in the previous chapter, he loves to nurture and support others, and family relationships are very important to Szabó. However, there is another side to István Szabó: at heart he is a very independent person and he needs to participate in community endeavors and be involved with the world at large. Having a meaningful career and being involved in a larger circle of friends and associates is important to him as well. There are many ways to satisfy both of these sides. He may become an advocate for family needs or women's and children's issues in the workplace and in society as a whole. Or he may simply lend a personal, supportive, human touch to the impersonal atmosphere of business or academia. One negative possibility, however, is that he is may become very dogmatic about his own personal concerns and biases, not realizing how many of his social, political and even scientific views are rooted in personal experience rather than objective criteria.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, István Szabó cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Szabó can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. István has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. István Szabó probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. István Szabó seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once István makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
István Szabó thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. István Szabó stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, István Szabó was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". István has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Szabó is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world.
István Szabó is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
István Szabó is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and István does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Szabó, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
He is prone to fanaticism and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, István Szabó does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Szabó's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is likely to profoundly influence István Szabó and shape important life decisions and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Quincunx Pluto