Babette van Veen
drive and ambition
Once Babette van Veen sets her mind on a goal, her dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. van Veen pursues her ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Babette labors patiently and steadfastly until she achieves what she wants - or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. She is a reliable, consistent and productive worker, and she often shoulders more of the workload than her co-workers, usually without complaint. She often ends up with the nitty-gritty work. She prefers a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to her success because once she gets started in a certain direction, it is easy for Babette van Veen to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Babette van Veen has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for her to overcome before van Veen gets going; but once she gets a momentum going, her energy level is strong and steady.
She is interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievements. Babette van Veen needs to have some tangible product or contribution to show for her 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 she does. Babette's stamina and persistence are her greatest assets, but they can also work against her; she can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. Babette van Veen also tends to play it safe, and to limit herself as a result.
van Veen is attracted to feisty, dynamic, strong-willed people, and she seems to need a healthy dose of fireworks in her personal relationships. Babette van Veen can be very combative, or get involved with people who are. Ideally Babette will join forces with people who are energetic and ambitious, but not too domineering or aggressive.
She 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, Babette van Veen is willing to take risks if she senses a winner. No matter how much Babette accomplishes, she never seems to be completely satisfied. Babette van Veen always feels that she can do more, and sets her sights on another goal. Babette van Veen feels frustrated in limited circumstances, and she will abandon secure and reasonably successful situations if they do not offer challenges and future growth potential. van Veen likes to keep stretching her limits, to see how far she can go. Sometimes van Veen overextends herself or promises more than she can actually achieve, due to an overly optimistic or confident assessment of her own capacities. Babette van Veen relishes healthy competition and feels that it spurs her on to even greater achievements.
She is dynamic, decisive and somewhat impulsive. Babette van Veen responds quickly and spontaneously to challenges, and enjoys vigorous physical activities that require fast reflexes and a good sense of rhythm and timing. Babette has an abundance of energy and vitality, and a restless desire to see progress and change - she hates stagnation. She is individualistic and makes a good leader, spearheading new projects and inspiring others to act.
Her competitive drive and lofty ambitions (commented upon earlier) feed on either intense spiritual idealism or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what Babette van Veen can actually accomplish. Her energy level is apt to fluctuate from being very high, as noted earlier, to rather low, as mentioned in the following paragraphs.
While Babette van Veen is often charged with energy and inspired about what she wants to do (as mentioned earlier), there is a dreamy, visionary, or passive side to her as well. Her energy level may fluctuate from being superabundant to rather lax.
Unless she has a goal that transcends merely personal gain, Babette van Veen is apt to become deeply discontented, aimless and uncertain of her direction in life. At her best, Babette van Veen will work or fight for a greater cause, and feel fulfilled through serving the greater good. However, should she lack the necessary focus, van Veen could be confused and easily persuaded to do things that are either unethical or simply ineffectual.
Babette van Veen has a strong sense of mission and instinctively knows that in order to achieve anything great, one must eliminate superfluous activities and give oneself wholly to the task at hand. Her zeal, enthusiasm and clarity of purpose enable Babette van Veen to succeed and to achieve whatever she sets her mind to. Babette van Veen has a strong will, but is usually quiet and understated by nature.
Babette has noble aspirations and grand plans for herself. Combining personal goals with humanitarian concerns, philanthropy and an interest in social betterment, Babette van Veen is likely to be quite successful and influential in her community. She is suited to expansive, lucrative enterprises.
van Veen is intensely competitive and may engage in furious battles of will, numerous conflicts, and possible public controversy on the road toward meeting her objectives. Babette van Veen may be drawn to activities that are dangerous - in the line of fire, so to speak. She puts herself on the line. Anger or recklessness could be her downfall.
Indecision and confusion over her ambitions or direction in life may hold Babette back from achieving anything solid, especially in her early life. She is very much a dreamer and her interests and inclinations may not translate very readily into concrete goals. Personal glory or accomplishment can never be van Veen's sole motivation or drive in life. Ministering to others in some way may be her calling, however. Alternatively, Babette van Veen could use her dreamy, imaginative energies in creative ways - in the arts, music or entertainment.
In many ways Babette's rise in the world is an easy one, aided by her personal charm and attractiveness, her ability to please people and her excellent social instincts. Artistic ambitions are another manifestation of such.
van Veen relates to others with great feeling and empathy and is able to sense people's moods so that she can appeal to their deepest emotional concerns. Babette van Veen is likely to build her personal relationships on a spiritual basis.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 7th house
Mars Square Jupiter
Mars Trine Uranus
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars aspects Uranus and Neptune
Mars Opposition Neptune
Mars Trine Pluto
MC Conjunct Jupiter
Mars Square MC
Neptune Square MC
Venus Trine MC
MC Conjunct Moon/Asc.