Behind Cipollini's upbeat, friendly, open manner (described in the previous chapter), there is a very competitive, me-first, play-to-win sort of person.
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. Mario Cipollini 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 Cipollini's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Mario Cipollini 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. Mario likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Mario Cipollini 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, Mario Cipollini also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Cipollini, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Mario Cipollini believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Mario Cipollini 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 Cipollini's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Mario Cipollini to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Mario Cipollini would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Mario Cipollini to do so.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Mario Cipollini prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Cipollini invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and inner life.
Mario Cipollini 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.
Mario Cipollini tends to struggle with how to assert his will and he gets what he wants in life in a way that he feels good about. Cipollini may be unsure about when to use force and take decisive action, and he may occasionally become inappropriately aggressive or pushy. Mario Cipollini may also disapprove of his own anger, competitiveness or aggressive impulses - and thus have difficulty accessing his personal power. Learning to accept and express his "masculine" or "yang" qualities in a positive manner is a challenge for Cipollini.
While Mario Cipollini does have a strong drive, he frequently holds himself back. One of his challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!).
Mario Cipollini has a mature and often somber demeanor. He is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. He progresses rather slowly in life, through his own efforts and persistence. He is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with himself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for him to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Mario likes to be in control of himself.
With his charm and outgoing personality Mario Cipollini has no trouble attracting people and he enjoys pleasant and congenial relationships with them. He may choose social contact with generous or wealthy people and would prefer to live in a beautiful home.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 4th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Quincunx Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Asc.