Behind Rizzitano's rather secretive and guarded exterior (as described on the previous page), he is very competitive, dynamic and driven. This aspect of Rizzitano's character is described in more detail in this chapter.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. James Rizzitano believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Rizzitano's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
James Rizzitano craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. James likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
James Rizzitano loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, James Rizzitano also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Rizzitano, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. James Rizzitano believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. James Rizzitano hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Rizzitano's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes James Rizzitano to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. James Rizzitano would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows James Rizzitano to do so.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. James Rizzitano prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Rizzitano invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and inner life.
James Rizzitano feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
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, James Rizzitano 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 Rizzitano's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is likely to profoundly influence James Rizzitano 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 Scorpio and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 4th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Quincunx Pluto