drive and ambition
He is a "busy bee" - energetic, restless, and forever on the go. His active mind is always buzzing with ideas and Bruce sometimes finds it difficult to relax, slow down or take the time to reflect and regroup. Bruce Dern tends to live on nervous energy. He can accomplish a great deal in short bursts, but projects that require long-term commitment, stamina and steady, persistent effort are not easy for Dern. Bruce Dern often scatters his energies into so many directions and activities at once that he cannot finish or follow through on all of them. He needs variety, change and intellectual challenges.
Bruce Dern has a sharp and eager mind, and he enjoys games and competitions with an intellectual challenge. Bruce likes to match wits with others.
Dern often achieves his desires through his verbal skill and his ability to speak out clearly and convincingly for what he wants. His drive and energy are more intellectual than physical. Bruce Dern uses his wit, intelligence, communication skills, social sophistication and awareness to achieve his goals.
He is a doer and an achiever. Energetic, courageous, and often impatient, Bruce Dern will forge ahead with his plans regardless of others' reservations. In fact, Dern often feels other people get in his way and he prefers working on his own. Bruce is active, assertive, and rather competitive as well.
Ordinary life often seems drab and uninteresting to Bruce and he must have something that stirs his imagination - a vision or ideal or dream to motivate him. Bruce Dern has a strong urge to act out his fantasies or to live his dream, and Bruce Dern will act where others merely talk or dream. Artistic creation, drama or other areas in which Dern can express himself imaginatively are excellent for him.
Work that only serves his own narrow personal interests does not satisfy Bruce Dern. He may lack the competitive edge, the fighting spirit, the "me first" attitude that is often required for material advancement and success. He also tends to either overestimate or underestimate his own power and abilities.
His nature tends to be rather impatient and combative. Often subjected to circumstances beyond his control, Bruce Dern frequently feels frustrated and should avoid violent encounters and dangerous activities that could lead to accidents, if he is not careful.
Dern 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 Bruce Dern under the difficult circumstances that he is willing to tolerate. His determination and capacity for self-denial often help Dern get through the rough spots and achieve the goal he is aiming for.
Deep, compelling drives which Bruce Dern does not entirely understand are apt to be the source of his rather extraordinary ambitions. He may find that a drive for dominance, power, and control arises out of the rather problematic and intense relationships Bruce had with one or both of his parents. If Bruce Dern is willing to delve deeply into his own fears and inner life, clearing away much of the conditioning of his earliest years, he will indeed discover tremendous inner resources which can be used to fuel his rise in the world.
His profession is apt to be related to children, women, consulting, nourishing, or to the use of his nurturing, emotional, childlike qualities in appealing to the public in some way. Bruce Dern does well in any business that involves responding to people's emotional needs and tastes.
Bruce Dern seems to lack the drive needed to deal with situations and depends a lot on his subconscious insights. Dern's energy tends to be a bit low and feelings of hopelessness and inferiority may plague Bruce quite often.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Gemini
Mars in 1st house
Mars Square Neptune
Mars Conjunct Uranus/Pluto
Saturn Trine Pluto
Pluto Opposition MC
Moon Sextile MC
MC Opposition Mars/Neptune