Public Figure Profiles

Luis Cardoza y Aragon

Luis Cardoza y Aragón (June 21, 1901 - September 4, 1992) was a Guatemalan writer, essayist, poet, art critic, and diplomat. Born in Antigua Guatemala, he spent part of his life living in exile in Mexico.

Cardoza attended primary school in Antigua Guatemala and at the Colegio Centroamericano in Guatemala City. His received a secondary education in the city's Instituto Nacional Central para Varones. In the 1920s, Cardoza moved to Paris, France where he became friends with André Breton. Influenced by the avant-garde members of the surrealist movement, his first work titled "Luna Park" was published in 1923 and dedicated to the Guatemalan writer Enrique Gómez Carrillo (1873–1927). He also got to know fellow Guatemalan writer Miguel Ángel Asturias who came to Paris to study at the Sorbonne. Decades later in 1991 Cardoza wrote a book entitled Miguel Ángel Asturias, Casi Novela (Ediciones Era) about their time in Paris during the 1920s and 1930s that earned him the 1992 Mazatlan Literature award in Mexico.

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Some of their strengths

Luis Cardoza y Aragon has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Curious, Quick-witted, Intelligent, Passionate, Communicative, and Sophisticated.

Charming and Quick-witted

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Luis Cardoza y Aragon is someone who is a charming, quick-witted, and energetic person who combines passion and intelligence with an ability to feel what others are feeling and to effectively communicate with them. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Active and Precise

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Luis Cardoza y Aragon well know them as someone who can be tough, active, and sharp, like a sword.

Inventive and Clever

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Luis Cardoza y Aragon as someone who is flexible, intelligent, and quick-witted.

A person who likes to be creative, and to be recognized for their artistic talents. Who possesses intelligence, mental discipline, and ambition, and who does well in relationships and partnerships.

Intelligent and Leadership-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Luis Cardoza y Aragon is someone who is able to see things that others don't, and who can be an effective guide or mentor to others.

They are also someone who is reflective, mysterious, and purposeful, who enjoys quiet and solo work, and who thrives in positions where there is no need to report to someone else.

Logical and Reasonable

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Luis Cardoza y Aragon tends to be someone who is understanding, logical, and reasonable. Who can be intellectual and intuitive, speak the truth at any cost, be witty and sociable, and live life to its fullest.

Some of Luis Cardoza y Aragon's challenges

While Luis Cardoza y Aragon has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Luis Cardoza y Aragon can be Hypocritical, Self-centered, Difficult, Perfectionist, Emotional, Standoffish, and Unfocused.

Hypocritical and Self-centered

One of Luis Cardoza y Aragon's key challenges is that they are someone who can be perceived as hypocritical and self-centered.

Luis Cardoza y Aragon must also exercise caution as they can be excessive and unrealistic.

Unfocused and Indecisive

Luis Cardoza y Aragon is someone who can be scattered, restless, and insensitive, be distracted by fluctuating professional interests, be a workaholic, and who can be arrogant and have difficulty accepting advice.

Indecisive and Distracted

Finally, Luis Cardoza y Aragon also can have a hard time staying focused and can easily become restless.

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