Inside, he is quite different from what his freewheeling, confident, playful demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter) would suggest. Although Il Mattatore likes to theorize and speculate and dream big dreams, he is basically clearheaded and practical. However, Vittorio Gassman also worries and frets a great deal, although others may not know this from his jovial demeanor.
At heart Vittorio Gassman is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Vittorio Gassman has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Il Mattatore can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in his work and he takes pride in a job well done. What he may lack in self-confidence Vittorio Gassman often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. He is adept at using his hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are his forte. Some would say he is a little too meticulous, for Il Mattatore can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as he thinks it should be, and he worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Vittorio Gassman likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Il Mattatore. He probably wishes that he were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Il Mattatore can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in his environment or within himself, Il Mattatore tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. He is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in his self-assessment and often does not give himself enough praise or credit.
He is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about his diet, hygiene, and health habits. Vittorio has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. His tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. He is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Il Mattatore can sometimes be difficult to live with because of his fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Vittorio Gassman seems rather cool and self-contained, he is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. He is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. He is quietly devoted to the ones he cares for.
He is cautious, realistic and practical in his approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Vittorio Gassman analyzes before he acts. He is sometimes too serious. If Il Mattatore allowed himself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to his health!
Vittorio Gassman craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. He may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know Vittorio very intimately. Vittorio Gassman is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than him ever have before. Vittorio has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
If he follows his true nature, his life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Vittorio Gassman cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Vittorio finds it difficult to conform. His offbeat interests and tastes lead Il Mattatore to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Vittorio Gassman has a very creative, inventive streak.
Vittorio Gassman undergoes deep, transformative changes in his life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because he does not avoid the depths, Il Mattatore has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Vittorio is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people he comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Vittorio Gassman is a force to be reckoned with.
He is very receptive and sensitive but has a tendency to over-idealize, making his approach to love relationships, romance or marriage somewhat unrealistic. Vittorio Gassman also tends to be a bit absent-minded and naive, leaving himself open for being taken, swindled or lied to.
He may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and he tends to look for more timid partners. Vittorio Gassman could also have difficulty expressing his ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 8th house
Sun Opposition Uranus
Sun Sextile Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Neptune/N. Node