Although Rudolph Valentino seems accommodating, obliging, amiable and willing to compromise (as described on the previous page), he can also be enormously stubborn and immovable, as discussed below. Rudolph has such a pleasant demeanor that he is able to use a combination of charm and bullying to get what he wants. He is an excellent negotiator.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Valentino's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Rudolph Valentino has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Rudolph Valentino will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Valentino can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Rudolph Valentino also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Rudolph Valentino has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Valentino for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Rudolph Valentino usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Rudolph Valentino also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Rudolph has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Valentino's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Rudolph Valentino lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Rudolph Valentino craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable or taboo. Rudolph may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know him very intimately. Rudolph Valentino is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to continually delve deeper than ever before. Rudolph is also highly interested in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Rudolph Valentino tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Rudolph Valentino has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Rudolph Valentino 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 Rudolph 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 Rudolph Valentino is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Rudolph Valentino will learn to accept and express these two different sides of himself. Should he fail to do so, Valentino 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.)
If he follows his true nature, his life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Rudolph Valentino cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Rudolph finds it difficult to conform. His offbeat interests and tastes lead Valentino to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Rudolph Valentino has a very creative, inventive streak.
Rudolph Valentino has a basic need to fit in with others and is always willing to cooperate. He enjoys working with others as a team and is a well liked comrade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 8th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Opposition Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mars/N. Node