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José Carlos Ary Dos Santos

José Carlos Ary dos Santos, GCIH or just Ary dos Santos (Lisboa, December 7, 1936 – Lisboa, January 18, 1984) was one of the most relevant names of the Portuguese popular poetry of the 20th century.

Born of a bourgeois family, Ary dos Santos soon developed several skills for poetry. At only 14, the family published some poems, against his will - (he thought the poems were not good enough). In 1954, at the age of 16, Ary saw some of his poems being selected for the Anthology of the Almeida Garrett prize. After that, Ary fell out with his father and left his family home, working on several jobs, like errand boy, bubblegum and machines seller, tutor, docker, clerk and finally publicist. His poetic work continued to develop and in 1963 he published his first book, A Liturgia do Sangue [Liturgy of Blood].

1969 was the year that changed Ary's life, as he liked to say. He became a member of the Portuguese Communist Party and quickly developed his revolutionary vein.

Ary dos Santos established himself as one of the best known poets of his time by virtue of his song-writing. Having a profound impact in the late 20-th century Portuguese music, Ary dos Santos authored more than 600 hundred lyrics, voiced by the most respected Portuguese singers such as Amalia Rodrigues, Simone de Oliveira, Carlos do Carmo, Paulo de Carvalho and Fernando Tordo.Ary participated, under a pseudonym, in the 1969's RTP Song Contest, writing the lyrics of the winning song: A Desfolhada, performed by Simone de Oliveira.During his career, Ary also wrote several revolutionary poems, for political intervention, about the Estado Novo regime's anti-democratic policies, the need for freedom and celebrating the post-revolutionary conquests, which led him to be called the poet of the revolution.

Ary dos Santos died at age 46 from cirrhosis.

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Some of their strengths

José Carlos Ary Dos Santos has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Practical, Adventurous, Generous, Sophisticated, Curious, Intelligent, and Diplomatic.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, José Carlos Ary Dos Santos is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know José Carlos Ary Dos Santos well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe José Carlos Ary Dos Santos as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, José Carlos Ary Dos Santos is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is charismatic, compassionate, and understanding, and who is interested in expressing themselves through writing, public speaking, or teaching.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, José Carlos Ary Dos Santos tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of José Carlos Ary Dos Santos's challenges

While José Carlos Ary Dos Santos has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, José Carlos Ary Dos Santos can be Impulsive, Careless, Difficult, Perfectionist, Hesitant, Narcissistic, and Sensitive.

Impulsive and Careless

One of José Carlos Ary Dos Santos's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

José Carlos Ary Dos Santos must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Sensitive and Critical

José Carlos Ary Dos Santos is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, José Carlos Ary Dos Santos also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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