drive and ambition
Once Bertrand Russell sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Russell pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Bertrand 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 Bertrand Russell to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Bertrand Russell has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Russell 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. Bertrand Russell 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. Bertrand'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. Bertrand Russell also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
Russell is attracted to feisty, dynamic, strong-willed people, and he seems to need a lot of fireworks in his personal relationships. Bertrand Russell can be very combative, or get involved with people who are. Ideally Bertrand will join with people who are energetic and ambitious, but not too domineering or aggressive.
Bertrand Russell has a rather cocky, confident, we-can-do-it attitude which people in his environment pick up on quite readily. Inspiring, motivating, and encouraging others to go out and do their very best is one of Bertrand's innate gifts. Bertrand Russell has faith in the power of action and boldness, and enjoys imitating new programs and projects.
He enjoys risky, exciting activities and cannot tolerate too much routine, tedium, or inactivity. Unless other factors in his chart suggest staying power and the ability to follow through, Bertrand Russell may be the person who initiates a new venture but cannot happily participate in the ongoing, sustained effort it requires. "Independent" is Russell's middle name! Bertrand Russell needs to be a totally free agent, to run his own show. Bertrand likes to introduce new concepts to people, and then move on.
Bertrand Russell seems to lack determination and has a sense of inferiority. He tends to think negatively about himself and is inclined to downgrade himself. But Bertrand Russell has strong self-control, accepts hardship well and has the desire to overcome his difficulties.
He is quite passionate, loves children, and is inclined to wish for a large family. In fact, Bertrand Russell is likely to become completely bound up in his marriage and family life.
Russell dedicates himself wholeheartedly to a cause, makes a great deal of sacrifices and does away with superfluous activities and interests. Others find his approach too severe and are unwilling to go along with Bertrand Russell under the difficult circumstances that he is willing to tolerate. His determination and capacity for self-denial often help Russell get through the rough spots and achieve the goal he is aiming for.
In some ways Bertrand Russell may feels that he has little choice about his role in society. He is compelled either by unusual outer circumstances or by an inner drive, to bring things which may be dark, difficult, or taboo, into public awareness. Bertrand delves into the hidden side of life, things which may have been purposefully concealed or repressed, and brings these things to light. Bertrand Russell could come into direct conflict with the authorities or powers-that-be as a result. He is apt to have extraordinary ambitions, and could also become overly zealous and fanatical.
Bertrand Russell has a very harmonious personality and is likely to be loved by everyone. He seems to radiate love and understanding. Bertrand has a sense of beauty, appreciates art, and likes beautiful surroundings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 7th house
Mars Sextile Jupiter
Mars Sextile Uranus
Mars Opposition Moon/Saturn
Mars Conjunct Venus/N. Node
Saturn Trine Pluto
Pluto Square MC
MC Opposition Venus/Asc.