drive and ambition
Once Arnold Toynbee sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Toynbee pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Arnold labors patiently and steadfastly until he achieves what he wants - or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. He is a reliable, consistent and productive worker, and he often shoulders more of the workload than his co-workers, usually without complaint. He often ends up with the nitty-gritty work. He prefers a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to his success because once he gets started in a certain direction, it is easy for Arnold Toynbee to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Arnold Toynbee has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Toynbee gets going; but once he gets a momentum going, his energy level is strong and steady.
He is interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievements. Arnold Toynbee needs to have some tangible product or contribution to show for his efforts, and cannot be content with only intangible rewards (such as having a good time, learning, or spiritual enrichment). Material well-being and security is also a large factor in determining what he does. Arnold's stamina and persistence are his greatest assets, but they can also work against him; he can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. Arnold Toynbee also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
Arnold Toynbee often buys things on impulse and he can be reckless with his material resources and money. Arnold has certain possessions that he is extremely attached to and possessive of.
He abounds with self-confidence and vitality and Arnold Toynbee believes he can do just about anything he wants to. Arnold has an enterprising spirit, a good sense of timing and the ability to sense what will succeed and what will not. Toynbee usually makes fortunate work or business decisions. He enjoys healthy competition and has a rather playful, good-humored attitude toward it. Arnold Toynbee mostly competes with himself to see how far he can go or how much he can accomplish. Arnold likes to keep stretching his limits.
Although enterprising and proactive, Arnold Toynbee is also capable of ample much self-discipline, patience and effort. He may swing from confidence and trust in the future to pessimism and doubt, when it comes to achieving his aims in life.
Arnold Toynbee works hard and patiently to achieve his objectives and perseveres in spite of difficulties and discouragement. When concentrating on a single, clearly defined goal, Arnold is able to accomplish a great deal, but he often feels that the path is long and arduous, and that he must struggle on alone and shoulder the burden single-handedly.
He is capable of great self-control and self-denial and can be a hard taskmaster, expecting far too much of himself. He also tends to hold himself back and doubt his own power and ability. Arnold Toynbee feels that he meets with great resistance whenever he tries to assert himself or take initiative. Anger and frustration can be big problems for Arnold Toynbee, especially when he tries to work with other people or depend too much on others for support. Arnold works best in solitude.
His efforts to do something are likely to be half-hearted. Arnold Toynbee tends to get discouraged easily and may lack an incentive to work. His sexual drive also may be somewhat low and Toynbee tends to be averse to physical exertion in general.
Somewhat self-willed and obstinate, Toynbee tends to withdraw from everything that he deem unnecessary. He may prefer to be alone and is inclined to cut himself off from other people frequently, resulting in loneliness and depression.
Deep, compelling drives which Arnold Toynbee does not entirely understand are apt to be the source of his rather extraordinary ambitions. He may find that a drive for dominance, power, and control arises out of the rather problematic and intense relationships Arnold had with one or both of his parents. If Arnold Toynbee is willing to delve deeply into his own fears and inner life, clearing away much of the conditioning of his earliest years, he will indeed discover tremendous inner resources which can be used to fuel his rise in the world.
Fluidity of speech and thought, and using intellectual gifts or communicative skills to achieve his ambitions in life are featured. Convincing, selling, persuading, reasoning, bringing ideas into public awareness are also part of Toynbee's professional life.
Discipline, concentration, a realistic sense of what is attainable, and steady dedication to achieving his ambitions are the keys to Arnold's progress. Arnold Toynbee is apt to move slowly but constantly in the direction of his goals, and solid achievement is the outcome of this conservative approach.
Toynbee can be rather antagonistic toward those in authority. Even without realizing it, he may convey this attitude and he may well be threatening to those in power. Thus, however well-meaning Arnold Toynbee is, he may find his initiatives or projects meet with little favor. Working independently might be Arnold's best option.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 2nd house
Mars Trine Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Square Saturn
Mars Conjunct Sun/Neptune
Mars Opposition Saturn/Asc.
Pluto Opposition MC
Mercury Trine MC
Saturn Trine MC
Mars Quincunx MC