approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Marcello's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Marcello Abbado comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Marcello Abbado - 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 Marcello Abbado" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Marcello a little better. This page describes the disguise Abbado wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Marcello Abbado will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Marcello has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Marcello Abbado very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Abbado is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Marcello Abbado will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Abbado's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Marcello Abbado appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Abbado is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Marcello possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Marcello Abbado - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Marcello Abbado does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Marcello.
Others see Marcello Abbado as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Abbado shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Marcello Abbado usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
He is impressionable, sympathetic, and responsive to the emotional tone and atmosphere around him. Marcello Abbado harmonizes, blends, and adapts himself to other people. Often he is rather quiet, just listening and feeling. He is subtle and knows when to keep silent and wait. Marcello acts instinctively, sensing and intuiting when the time is right for action.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Marcello Abbado which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Marcello is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and he probably is. Abbado sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times, however, Marcello Abbado may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Marcello should avoid always looking on the dark side.
Marcello Abbado comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Abbado is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it.
Marcello often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than necessary to achieve his aims. And naturally, if people perceive that he is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will strongly resist Marcello Abbado and his objectives. Abbado might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
Marcello is adept and competent and has the ability to express himself well. Marcello Abbado likes to be in touch with people and is eager to share his views with them. His ability to give and receive mental stimulation attracts many fruitful conversations and relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Conjunct Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Mercury