Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
drive and ambition
Schlesinger is proud and ambitious and he strives to excel, stand out and be recognized for who and what he is. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. has a very dominant ego and likes to be Number One. Arthur finds it difficult to take orders from others or to stay in the background, and he hates being wrong; Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. always insists that he is right!
He is forceful, strong, energetic, determined and highly competitive. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. plays hard, plays to win and does not give up easily. In fact, he sees life as a competitive sport or performance. Arthur loves admiration and applause, and he has a strong sense of personal honor and integrity. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. tends to be very self-confident, even arrogant. Because of his self-confidence, Arthur is able to accomplish a great deal, but if his confidence is ever undermined, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. becomes self-conscious, defensive and rather belligerent.
Asserting himself and being direct and forceful about what he wants is very often difficult for Arthur. Though he may have a great deal of energy and drive, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. lacks confidence or simply the desire to put himself and his interests first. Positively, Schlesinger can be very unselfish, working more on behalf of others rather than for himself.
However, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. denies his own desires and needs too much, and he is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage his finest efforts.
He is very serious about attaining his goals and feels that keeping his nose to the grindstone is the only way to do it. It is by working hard, keeping up his efforts and focusing on a single objective that Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. achieves his aims in life. Arthur exercises great self-control, even self-denial, in order to accomplish what he desires. He meets obstacles stoically and struggles patiently through difficult circumstances. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. feels that he must rely on himself alone and that he must shoulder all of the responsibility. He can be a harsh disciplinarian, expecting far too much of himself and others. Arthur often holds himself back, doubting his own power and ability. He may feel that he meets great resistance whenever he tries to assert himself or take initiative, which is very frustrating to Schlesinger. However, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. has the power to endure and a dogged determination to overcome all obstacles.
Although he is patient and steady when pursuing an objective, when Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. finally loses patience he loses it completely! In addition to having great tenacity and perseverance, Arthur has a daring and rebellious side as well:
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. seeks out risky and even dangerous activities, primarily for the excitement they provide. Impulsive, daring, impatient and unconventional, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. 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. Schlesinger 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 Schlesinger's strengths.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. seems to be compelled to defend his rights and may be subject to angry upsets or quarrels in his relationships. At times Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. could be the force behind the scenes and may be attracted to some kind of secret mission, such as a secret agent.
Arthur has the patience and the stamina to realize his visions and bring them down to earth, a fine balance between hard work and realism, and a positive, hopeful spirit. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. grows through following systems and plans, and taking one step at a time. Overnight success or instant enlightenment is not what Schlesinger aims for. His patient, well-balanced approach gives Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. credibility with many different types of people, and he is apt to gain an excellent reputation for being able to do big things without overreaching or becoming pretentious.
His desire for a beautiful home, a comfortable, pleasing lifestyle, and time to relax and enjoy himself may well be the motivation for going out into the world and trying to achieve outward success. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. may seesaw at times between his professional drives and desire for status, and the appeal of a rich personal life and home comforts.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Leo
Mars in 12th house
Mars Conjunct Saturn
Mars aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mars Opposition Uranus
Mars Conjunct Neptune/Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Saturn
Venus Opposition MC