drive and ambition
Once Arthur Ashe sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Ashe pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Arthur 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 Arthur Ashe to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Arthur Ashe has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Ashe 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. Arthur Ashe 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. Arthur'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. Arthur Ashe also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
Ashe is attracted to feisty, dynamic, strong-willed people, and he seems to need a lot of fireworks in his personal relationships. Arthur Ashe can be very combative, or get involved with people who are. Ideally Arthur will join with people who are energetic and ambitious, but not too domineering or aggressive.
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, Arthur Ashe is willing to take risks if he senses a winner. No matter how much Arthur accomplishes, he never seems to be completely satisfied. Arthur Ashe always feels that he can do more, and sets his sights on another goal. Arthur Ashe feels frustrated in limited circumstances, and he will abandon secure and reasonably successful situations if they do not offer challenges and future growth potential. Ashe likes to keep stretching his limits, to see how far he can go. Sometimes Ashe overextends himself or promises more than he can actually achieve, due to an overly optimistic or confident assessment of his own capacities. Arthur Ashe relishes healthy competition and feels that it spurs him on to even greater achievements.
His competitive drive and lofty ambitions (commented upon earlier) feed on either intense spiritual idealism or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what Arthur Ashe can actually accomplish. His energy level is apt to fluctuate from being very high, as noted earlier, to rather low, as mentioned in the following paragraphs.
Arthur Ashe has a streak of the pacifist or defeatist in him. Learning to assert himself in a strong, clear, forthright manner, and developing stamina in the face of obstacles are necessary to counter such tendencies. To accomplish all he is capable of, it would also be very beneficial for Arthur Ashe to work on building up his physical energy. Arthur needs to get regular exercise, eat healthfully, get plenty of rest (something he may require more of than average), and especially avoid activities and people that dissipate and waste his time.
Arthur Ashe has a powerful will and when he wants something, he pursues it passionately and relentlessly until he achieves it. He may be so driven by his desire that he loses all objectivity. Arthur Ashe often becomes compulsive, even obsessed, with doing or achieving something, no matter what the costs or how hard he must work for it. His forcefulness may be veiled or subtle, for often Ashe does not reveal his real aims and intentions to others until they cross him. Intense power struggles and relationships with a strong dominance/submissiveness theme are likely to erupt. Arthur Ashe has enormous energy reserves, and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement if he uses his energies for constructive purposes.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence, and stature in his community can be his. Arthur Ashe feels he has a destiny which involves leadership or distinguishing himself in some line of endeavor. Arthur possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for his talent. Arthur Ashe should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit his opportunities.
Language, words, communication, networking, clarity of speech or writing, being a messenger or go-between - these are key features in his career, as well as how Arthur Ashe goes about achieving his goals and ambitions. "Work smarter, not harder" is Ashe's motto.
He may have to overcome something in his background or personal past in order to achieve his long-range goals and ambitions. Sometimes Arthur Ashe 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.
Arthur has confidence in himself and a healthy self-assured attitude. He makes up his own mind and has a clear idea of where he is headed. Arthur Ashe does not feel the need for recognition from others, but is likely to receive recognition anyway.
Ashe knows how to discipline himself and faces difficulties with great courage. It may take time, energy and dedication for Arthur Ashe to achieve his goals; and when he meets defeat, Arthur rises above it and continues on his way.
Ashe always need to have something going on and may restlessly look for new ideas and action. Arthur likes change and variety and is likely to change his relationships frequently.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 7th house
Mars Square Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars Quincunx Neptune
Mars Square Pluto
MC Conjunct Sun
MC Conjunct Mercury
Moon Square MC
MC Conjunct Sun/Mercury
MC Conjunct Saturn/Pluto
MC Conjunct Uranus/N. Node