drive and ambition
Anderson Cooper seesaws between being too pushy, confrontational and insistent on doing things his way, and being too eager to please, without a clear, definite goal of his own. Anderson Cooper strives for a balance between acting independently and assertively - and working cooperatively and interdependently with others. He may feel frustrated at times that he cannot simply do what HE wants and that he must always accommodate the needs and desires of others. Or he may feel hesitant to act in a positive, assertive manner if he does not have the support and approval of other people. Either way, he is not a loner. Anderson Cooper achieves his goals by collaborating and joining forces with others, by being a team player. He is very concerned with the concept of fairness and becomes quite indignant and vocal if he senses someone is being taken advantage of. Anderson Cooper avoids extremism and favors a balanced, moderate approach to living. He is unlikely to push himself too hard or to become fanatically driven to reach his goals.
Asserting himself and being direct and forceful about what he wants is very often difficult for Anderson. Though he may have a great deal of energy and drive, Anderson Cooper lacks confidence or simply the desire to put himself and his interests first. Positively, Cooper can be very unselfish, working more on behalf of others rather than for himself.
However, Anderson Cooper denies his own desires and needs too much, and he is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage his finest efforts.
Anderson Cooper seems to lack determination and has a sense of inferiority. He tends to think negatively about himself and is inclined to downgrade himself. But Anderson Cooper has strong self-control, accepts hardship well and has the desire to overcome his difficulties.
Cooper gains his objectives and ambitions in life through his personal charm, attractiveness, ability to please others visually and/or emotionally. A career in the arts or entertainment world is possible for Anderson Cooper. Anything involving sales or promotion, particularly of beautiful or luxurious items, is an area he can succeed in. Vanity or indiscretions in relationships could lead Anderson Cooper to his downfall.
He may have to overcome something in his background or personal past in order to achieve his long-range goals and ambitions. Sometimes Anderson Cooper is apt to feel pulled in two different directions - what others expect of him or what he needs to do to progress, versus what his old conditioning or his emotional predisposition would have him do. Overcoming the pull of the past is the key.
Anderson Cooper has a spiritual gift or vocation which colors his personal ambitions and drive for achievement. Helping people or serving the Whole is part of his role in life. Music, the arts, entertainment, and/or using imagery, visualization, or imagination can be aspects of Anderson's work in the world.
He is attracted to careers which are somewhat unusual, creative, or avant-garde, and which offer Anderson Cooper a maximum amount of freedom and independence. The nine-to-five routine is really not his cup of tea. Anderson may make his living in diversified ways rather than focusing on one specific area or talent, and he is happiest when he can create a place in the world for his unique combination of different talents and interests. It is hard and unnatural for Anderson Cooper to try to fit himself into a ready-made mold.
Cooper relates to others with great feeling and empathy and is able to feel out the mood of people so that he can appeal to their deepest emotional concerns. Anderson Cooper is likely to build his personal relationships on a spiritual basis.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Libra
Mars in 12th house
Mars Opposition Moon/Saturn
MC Conjunct Venus
Moon Square MC
Neptune Trine MC
Uranus Sextile MC
MC Conjunct Moon/Asc.