In addition to having an independent spirit, as described in the previous chapter, Víctor Valdés is also objective, pragmatic and quite ambitious. He is likely to work his way to the top of the ladder in some corporation, academic community or the like through his astute strategies combined with his willingness to take risks. Víctor Valdés aims to be the authority, the one in charge. At times his impulsiveness may be at odds with his conservative, responsible side (which is discussed below). Valdés could experience ongoing internal tension between pleasing himself and acting spontaneously versus doing what he needs to do to get ahead and realize his long-range ambitions.
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 Valdés. Víctor Valdés 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.
Víctor Valdés has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Víctor Valdés 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. Víctor 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. Víctor Valdés 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, Víctor Valdés 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 Valdés.
Valdés' strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Valdés. Víctor Valdés has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Víctor Valdés may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Víctor Valdés 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 often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Víctor Valdés has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Víctor Valdés tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Víctor often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Valdés is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Víctor Valdés tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Víctor Valdés both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Víctor Valdés has a powerful personality and a tendency to run roughshod over others. Víctor tends to inflict his will on them whether or not they are receptive. He is likely to gain respect from others through the demonstration of physical strength and bravery.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Conjunct Pluto/Asc.