Brian De Palma
drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Brian De Palma often feels that if he wants something done right he must do it himself, for others do not do as thorough a job as he does. Doing a task well is very important to him, and he may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. Brian De Palma strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Brian De Palma can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that he will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that his efforts will simply not be good enough. He is usually modest and realistic in assessing what he can accomplish and, if anything, Brian De Palma underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if De Palma does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Brian De Palma conserves his energy and paces himself so that he does not waste or diffuse his efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit his opportunities. In short, De Palma may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
De Palma is attracted to feisty, dynamic, strong-willed people, and he seems to need a lot of fireworks in his personal relationships. Brian De Palma can be very combative, or get involved with people who are. Ideally Brian will join with people who are energetic and ambitious, but not too domineering or aggressive.
He abounds with self-confidence and vitality and Brian De Palma believes he can do just about anything he wants to. Brian has an enterprising spirit, a good sense of timing and the ability to sense what will succeed and what will not. De Palma usually makes fortunate work or business decisions. He enjoys healthy competition and has a rather playful, good-humored attitude toward it. Brian De Palma mostly competes with himself to see how far he can go or how much he can accomplish. Brian likes to keep stretching his limits.
Although enterprising and proactive, Brian De Palma 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.
Brian De Palma 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, Brian De Palma will do it "even if it takes forever". Self-discipline comes naturally to Brian and he instinctively realizes that any creative achievement is "10% inspiration, 90% perspiration". De Palma chooses practical, realistic goals and pursues them step-by-step in a well-planned, orderly fashion. Brian De Palma 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.
Brian De Palma really wants to leave his mark on the world in some way, to achieve stature and recognition for his contributions, and he is not willing to take a back seat - at least not for very long. In order to achieve his aims, though, Brian De Palma will have to compromise and "give" more than he may be willing to. Thus, conflicts with others, particularly important men in his life, may arise. To accomplish his goals, Brian may have to put aside some of his self-centeredness, and learn from these men! However, Brian De Palma may also be required at some point to make a break in order to stand on his own and fulfill his own destiny.
To achieve his long-range goals and ambitions, the process must be interesting and mentally stimulating, as De Palma gets bored with work that is not challenging intellectually. Brian De Palma 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. Brian needs to watch his words. His tongue or even his sense of humor can get Brian De Palma in trouble with superiors at times.
Indecision and confusion over his ambitions or direction in life may hold Brian back from achieving anything solid, especially in his early life. He is very much a dreamer and his interests and inclinations may not translate very readily into concrete goals. Personal glory or accomplishment can never be De Palma's sole motivation or drive in life. Ministering to others in some way may be his calling, however. Or Brian De Palma could use his dreamy, imaginative energies in creative ways - the arts, music or entertainment field.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 7th house
Mars Trine Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Trine Saturn
Sun Square MC
Mercury Square MC
Neptune Square MC