Though Luciano Szafir seems quite soft and sympathetic (as mentioned in the previous chapter), deep down, he is very hardheaded and practical and Szafir can be surprisingly cool and impassive. He is caring, but at the same time rather detached and unemotional. Luciano Szafir has a knack for understanding others because he can empathize with them without getting "sucked into" their problems and concerns. For this reason, he is a good parent. Luciano can also be very shrewd in business because he can sense what others want and is clever at finding ways to market products or services that people want.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Szafir. Luciano Szafir will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Luciano Szafir has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Luciano Szafir seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Luciano has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Luciano Szafir has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Luciano Szafir plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Szafir.
Szafir's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Luciano Szafir invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Luciano feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to promote mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Luciano Szafir can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Luciano Szafir between his conscious attitudes and aspirations and his deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Luciano may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with his subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in his body may well be a signal that Luciano Szafir is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Luciano Szafir will learn to accept and express these two different sides of himself. Should he fail to do so, Szafir is likely to be drawn into many relationships with people who reflect his denied or repressed qualities and seem to make his life difficult. (Also read chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Luciano has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Luciano Szafir tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Szafir tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Luciano Szafir has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Luciano has a strong longing for love, but he does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in his emotional relationships.
Szafir tends to be in a constant state of tension and seems to look for avenues to test his strength. Luciano Szafir uses all the energy at his disposal in order to succeed. Somewhat rebellious and inflexible, Luciano fights any opposition or resistance he meets.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 7th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Sun Opposition Saturn/Uranus