Consciousness and The Ideal of Self:
Nick DiGiovanni is determined to obtain a superlative grip on his emotional urges; he practices holding back his impulses and controlling them. Although it is not an easy apprenticeship, he wants to be able to bear strain with patience, endurance, and stamina. More than anyone else, he is aware of the need for a solid and stable foundation as a prerequisite to any effective action.
Nick DiGiovanni enjoys sharing and has a constant need for contact with other people. Nick DiGiovanni tends to be free and uninhibited in his relations with other people, rarely allowing himself to be influenced by convention or prevailing opinion; Nick DiGiovanni associates with whomever he pleases. This attitude makes Nick DiGiovanni’s life refreshing and exciting, and Nick DiGiovanni is never bored. In career terms, Nick DiGiovanni is quite gifted for any field related to communication, where his intellectual singularity and lively wit would make him an amazing hit. Nick DiGiovanni would also be likely to succeed in any activity where the work required a multidisciplinary approach: teaching, advertising, politics, etc.
Nick DiGiovanni has a profound and fertile inner life and a prolific imagination, but their energy resources are not always sufficient to follow through on and accomplish their multitude of dreams. They tend to live in osmosis with their environment, and effort and action take a heavy toll on them. Usually, they understand phenomena and events intuitively, without really making any effort; so they are not in the habit of disciplining or shaping their thought processes. Like their thoughts, their personality is rather amorphous and disorganized. As a result of this lack of structure, they may have some trouble asserting their individuality and making some personal contribution to society through their career. Their tendency to shut out reality and dream impossible dreams, like their refusal of responsibility and duty, may be a source of some difficulty for them.
Nick DiGiovanni has an inalienable awareness of the void and the vanity of existence. He is sometimes disoriented and deconstructed by an unknowable, unconscious force and tends to ignore or disparage the superficial pleasures and pains of daily life, preferring to dive into the depths of human experience as deeply as his intellectual, emotional, and spiritual capacities permit. Grappling with his “fundamental nature,” with the deepest and most primitive part of himself, he is sometimes aghast at the discovery of the sheer power of his instincts and feels an imperious need to cope with them. This special consciousness he has been endowed with is somewhat beyond the bounds of conventional schools of human understanding and thought and may be a source of identity problems for him at the outset. It is not easy for him to recognize himself in any social or narcissistic models, or identify with any existing roles or attitudes, so he sometimes finds himself forced to assert and express his own identity in a way which may strike his contemporaries as strangely intense if not eccentric.
Adaptation and Sensitivity:
Since Nick DiGiovanni’s personality is ruled by his mind, he needs intellectual stimulation in order to feel fulfilled. He is always on the move, in search of new contacts. Curious about all sorts of different subjects, he takes care to inform himself about many things. He enjoys conversation and communication and hopes to be admired for his talent and wit. Due to him having such a wide variety of interests, however, he can be something of a dilettante, and his thinking may sometimes lack discipline.
Nick DiGiovanni is extremely sensitive and perceptive. He luxuriates in tenderness and gentleness more than passion. Because he abhor any form of violence and is disturbed by the absence of harmony, he has developed a tact and diplomacy which make his relations with others smooth and easy.
Although Nick DiGiovanni’s demeanor is cool and distant, he is extremely sensitive. In some cases, his rather austere and rigid behavior and refusal to yield too readily to sentimentality discourage others from being too demonstrative of their tenderness and affection. He has spells of melancholy in which he does not feel worthy of being loved and tends to forbid himself any emotional fulfillment. An austere or somewhat traumatic childhood experience may be the source of this behavior. It is difficult for his inner self to be detached from this past life, and he sometimes has trouble reconciling the image he has of himself as an adult with the one he acquired back then. The idea he has of himself as an individual is related to the image his parents projected onto him as a child. Nevertheless, the past is history, and he is now an adult. It should be easy for him to rid himself of these phantoms through self-work. He has the ability to overcome his mistakes, as well as great endurance and will power to achieve his goals. Nevertheless, he must not repress his sensitivity in order to succeed.
Nick DiGiovanni’s intellect is sometimes haunted by disturbing philosophical anguishes and a need for security. As a result, his adaptation to life and surroundings is somewhat complicated. Certain inhibitions may sometimes inhibit his intellectual activity.
Because Nick DiGiovanni is sensitive and has an irrepressible imagination, he sometimes has trouble distinguishing dreams from reality. Although his bubbling imagination provides an abundant source of inspiration for creative or spiritual evolution, it tends to be less helpful and positive in matters that concern his self-assertion as responsible and self-sufficient. In a relationship, he is extremely romantic and does not always see others the way they really are.
Love and Sensuality:
Nick DiGiovanni enjoys captivating people with the elegance and ease of their expression. They are a witty and engaging flirt, an avid player of the game of love. As a result, the history of their affections is liable to be episodic, a long series of chapters about conquests or fleeting love affairs. They may carry on some love relationships by writing letters.
Nick DiGiovanni’s birth chart indicates an emotional function which is usually expressed carefully and reasonably. Distrustful of his emotional urges and somewhat wary of his feelings, he tries to rid himself of all partiality and try to get some perspective and distance before making an emotional commitment.
Nick DiGiovanni has a contradictory character and cannot always reconcile his urges with reason. It is difficult for him to resist someone he likes, and he is liable to choose someone unsuitable, uncommitted, or fickle. He might find parenthood fulfilling, and it could bring him maturity. As he becomes more peaceful, realistic, and consistent, his family life will come to the forefront.
Nick DiGiovanni has a certain innocent charm. Without making any special efforts, DiGiovanni is often solicited and has a number of pleasurable little romances. Fortunately, DiGiovanni is fairly tolerant, because DiGiovanni tends to be attracted to young people who may not be especially loyal or serious. It is better that DiGiovanni not rely on them.
Nick DiGiovanni has a romantic imagination, soaring with idealism, dreams, and poetry. He is emotive and hypersensitive, making him especially vulnerable emotionally, since he is sometimes overwhelmed by his feelings and affects. Although he seeks an ideal soulmate, a partner with whom he could maintain blissful, smooth relations, he is sometimes met with disillusionment. Because his rather excessive sensitivity and his need to merge with the other are deep and powerful enough, they can submerge his judgment and discernment, so he sometimes forms extremely intense bonds too quickly with individuals who are not appropriate partners in many ways. When he meets someone, he falls under the enchantment of his dream of ideal love and cannot keep himself from delighting in a reverie of future romance, placing the other on a pedestal. Early on in the relationship, he yields to another of his characteristic urges and loses himself in the individual who is so dear to him, melding with them, only to awaken one morning and find himself as if in the arms of a stranger, greatly astounded and disappointed. Actually, his psyche is constructed in such a way as to make his sensitivity a function of the environment, in many cases; it follows the flow of momentary emotions and impressions. Before he takes on any major commitments, he should make a conscious effort to evaluate the relationship realistically, and see whether the person really reciprocates his intense love, for he may merely be in love with the mirage of an ideal partner. His tendency to believe in his illusions may mark him as an easy prey for people with bad intentions. It would be a good idea for him to find a different object for his affections, or a form of sublimation, because he tends to be so disappointed by his great emotional investments. The delicacy and subtlety of his imagination procure artistic refinement for him, and he loves the arts, music, and literature, which could all be good sources of emotional involvement and fulfillment. Because his sensitivity also makes it easy for him to empathize with the psychological or social difficulties his peers are struggling with, he might also find it rewarding to commit himself to social work.
Mental and Intellect:
Nick DiGiovanni is somewhat plodding but realistic and pragmatic. Because Nick is chiefly preoccupied with the practical aspects of things, Nick is especially apt to develop more efficient production concepts. Although Nick’s good judgment and common sense provide Nick with an excellent ability to handle the tangible world (Nick is certainly clever, and can quickly assess the tangible value of things), Nick’s thought processes might be relatively impervious to abstract concepts and spiritual awakenings.
Nick DiGiovanni expresses his thoughts and ideas carefully, but with a relative lack of spontaneity. He is rather introverted and looks inside himself for the solutions to the problems he encounters in life. Because he tends to mistrust customary thought patterns, his opinion is usually highly personal.
Nick DiGiovanni’s intellectual faculties and wit are sometimes slowed down because they are turned inward. Because DiGiovanni tends to be oriented toward himself, he rarely tries to communicate with others for the simple pleasure of doing so. Indeed, DiGiovanni sometimes feels misunderstood. Moreover, it seems difficult to him to express the complexity of his inner perceptions.
Nick DiGiovanni has a mind with an insatiable appetite for knowledge and an exceptional ability to learn. Without trying too hard, Nick could probably accumulate encyclopedic erudition. Nick’s intellectual curiosity is such that it is sometimes a drawback. Nick sometimes has trouble limiting himself to a single subject without being distracted by a multitude of others.
Discipline and a conscious effort at organization will be of great help if Nick wants to deepen his learning and judgment. Once Nick’s intellectual faculties are disciplined, Nick is likely to succeed in any of the following fields: teaching, historical scholarship, advertising, writing (journalistic or literary), travel, etc: – in fact, communication in any form.