drive and ambition
Once Arsène Houssaye sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Houssaye pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Arsène 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 Arsène Houssaye to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Arsène Houssaye has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Houssaye 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. Arsène Houssaye 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. Arsène'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. Arsène Houssaye also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
He is a doer and an achiever. Energetic, courageous, and often impatient, Arsène Houssaye will forge ahead with his plans regardless of the reservations of others. In fact, Houssaye often feels other people get in his way and he prefers to work on his own. Arsène is active, assertive and rather competitive as well.
He is enterprising, ambitious and has a strong desire to succeed in a big way. Forever on the lookout for new opportunities and promising new ventures, Arsène Houssaye is willing to take risks if he senses a winner. No matter how much Arsène accomplishes, he never seems to be completely satisfied. Arsène Houssaye always feels that he can do more, and sets his sights on another goal. Arsène Houssaye feels frustrated in limited circumstances, and he will abandon secure and reasonably successful situations if they do not offer challenges and future growth potential. Houssaye likes to keep stretching his limits, to see how far he can go. Sometimes Houssaye overextends himself or promises more than he can actually achieve, due to an overly optimistic or confident assessment of his own capacities. Arsène Houssaye relishes healthy competition and feels that it spurs him on to even greater achievements.
Although enterprising and proactive, Arsène Houssaye 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.
Arsène Houssaye has the gift of endurance and perseverance, as well as the willingness to work hard to achieve his objectives. Once he decides he wants something or makes a commitment, Arsène Houssaye will do it "even if it takes forever". Self-discipline comes naturally to Arsène and he instinctively realizes that any creative achievement is "10% inspiration, 90% perspiration". Houssaye chooses practical, realistic goals and pursues them step-by-step in a well-planned, orderly fashion. Arsène Houssaye likes to concentrate on one thing at a time and he does a thorough job. He enjoys working in solitude, and often feels he does his best work when he is alone.
Although he is patient and steady when pursuing an objective, when Arsène Houssaye finally loses patience he loses it completely! In addition to having great tenacity and perseverance, Arsène has a daring and rebellious side as well:
Arsène Houssaye seeks out risky and even dangerous activities, primarily for the excitement they provide. Impulsive, daring, impatient and unconventional, Arsène Houssaye cannot sit still for very long and he has no capacity for "doing things as they have always been done". He is a defiant and independent person who can go it alone if need be. Houssaye can be extremely bossy and pushy and is prone to sudden, erratic outbursts, especially when he has to wait for what he wants. Courage and a taste for the unorthodox or outrageous are Houssaye's strengths.
Arsène Houssaye's capacity to tolerate tension and ambivalence, compromise, and endure discomfort helps him to confront the challenges and difficulties in life. Remaining steadfast in the midst of crisis or sudden change, as well as knowing when to wait and when to make necessary changes are manifestations of these skills. Arsène's timing is usually good.
In order to achieve his long-range goals and ambitions, the process must be interesting and mentally stimulating, as Houssaye gets bored with work that is not intellectually challenging. Arsène Houssaye needs variety and social stimulation as well. One problem he may have is saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, or to the wrong person. Arsène needs to watch his words. At time, his tongue or even sense of humor can get Arsène Houssaye in trouble with superiors.
Arsène has an aptitude for detective or research work, or any field that involves digging beneath the surface for the hidden elements. An interest in psychology, hypnosis and subconscious forces or subliminal messages may well be a key factor in his career.
Whatever his choice of profession, Arsène Houssaye is apt to feel a sense of inner mission about it and may pursue it with great zeal and intensity.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 1st house
Mars Square Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Trine Saturn
Mars aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mars Opposition Uranus
Saturn Sextile Uranus
Mercury Square MC
Pluto Sextile MC