drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Carl Sagan 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. Carl Sagan strives for accuracy, efficiency, and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Carl Sagan 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, Carl Sagan underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Sagan does apply himself diligently in some area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he master skills and develop expertise.
Carl Sagan 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, Sagan may not aim high enough and settle for too little in life.
Sagan plays vigorously and enjoys competitive games and physical rough-and-tumble activities. Athletics and/or physical activities have great appeal for him. Carl Sagan takes the initiative in sports and also in romantic relationships: he is ardent in pursuing anything he desires.
Carl Sagan has a very active and fertile imagination and his ambitions are never strictly mundane, practical, and concrete. Carl Sagan has a strong desire to act out his fantasies, dreams, visions, and ideals. Artistic creation, drama, or other areas in which Sagan can express himself imaginatively are excellent for him. Ordinary life seems drab and uninteresting to Carl, and he needs to have some big dream or something larger than his own narrow personal interests to live for. Sometimes he may be confused about exactly how and where to direct his energy and he often drifts along rather than making clear decisions about what he wants. Carl Sagan has a passive side and at times lacks the will power, physical energy, strength, and the fighting spirit to achieve his aims.
To achieve his long-range goals and ambitions, the process must be interesting and mentally stimulating, as Sagan gets bored with work that is not challenging intellectually. Carl Sagan 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. Carl needs to watch his words. His tongue or even his sense of humor can get Carl Sagan in trouble with superiors at times.
Carl has grand aspirations and may be inordinately ambitious at times. That is, he is apt to be discontent with small successes and to feel like a failure unless he achieves extraordinary things. Carl Sagan should avoid get-rich-quick schemes which promise tremendous returns for little energy expenditure. Even if they do seem to succeed, Sagan's ideals and values could be compromised.
His drives and ambitions in life may seem crazy or eccentric to the more conservative people Carl knows. There may well be no security or safety net (no retirement pension, no insurance benefits) in the work Carl Sagan does. He is suited for freelancing, or professions that involve lots of change, innovation, variety, irregular schedules, and the like. Carl Sagan should expect the unexpected and numerous ups and downs in the course of his life. He may change course often, and try many different things.
Optimistic and adaptable, Carl Sagan knows how to take advantage of opportunities and may find and apply unconventional methods to the solution of problems. Carl likes variety and change and has a very good understanding of things.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 5th house
Mars Conjunct Neptune
Mercury Square MC
Jupiter Square MC
Uranus Square MC
MC Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus