drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Clark Gable 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. Clark Gable strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Clark Gable 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, Clark Gable underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Gable does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Clark Gable 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, Gable may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
Clark Gable meets numerous challenges and possibly defeats in pursuit of his goals and desires, and his setbacks often occur because Clark has been too rash or intent on working his own will regardless of the impact on others. Clark Gable is intense and passionate, and simply does not know when to stop sometimes! Recklessness with others can be a problem for Gable.
Clark Gable 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, Clark Gable will do it "even if it takes forever". Self-discipline comes naturally to Clark and he instinctively realizes that any creative achievement is "10% inspiration, 90% perspiration". Gable chooses practical, realistic goals and pursues them step-by-step in a well-planned, orderly fashion. Clark Gable 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.
Clark Gable 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, Clark Gable 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, Clark may have to put aside some of his self-centeredness, and learn from these men! However, Clark Gable 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 Gable gets bored with work that is not challenging intellectually. Clark Gable 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. Clark needs to watch his words. His tongue or even his sense of humor can get Clark Gable in trouble with superiors at times.
His career is apt to involve protecting, caring, and nurturing in some aspect. Home, family relationships, cherishing the past, continuing a tradition are also featured. Clark Gable is apt to be quite popular through his profession or business.
Clark Gable achieves his professional goals and long-range ambitions through self-discipline, concentration, and climbing the mountain one step at a time. Unlike the lucky few for whom all doors seem to magically open, Clark has to formulate a realistic plan and follow it diligently in order to succeed. Clark Gable will have to pay his dues and endure a few setbacks. Patience is his ally.
His father or grandfather probably influenced Gable's choice of career, and will back him up - as long as Clark chooses to follow in their footsteps.
Gable may well have an unusual destiny or pivotal role to play in a drama that involves much more than his own personal ambitions and professional aims. This could involve uncovering secrets, bringing deception, cruelty, or injustice to light, or making fundamental changes in some field. Clark's work may also include dealing with life and death situations, crises, and emergencies. Somewhere along the way, fate may force Gable's hand - and it may require some self-sacrifice on his part. On the other hand, his real work may be rather subtle - a quiet transformation of a particular area or field. Clark Gable is meant to do in-depth work.
He is likely to be quite sensual and has a strong desire to become one in soul and body with the object of his affection. Clark Gable may have a strong feeling that by himself he is not quite complete and that he needs someone else to make him whole.
Although Clark Gable vigorously pursues his own interests, he can work together with others just as energetically. He is a fighter, a good colleague and a comrade in arms. Very active in the career world, Clark stands up for work and is willing to fight for it.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 8th house
Mars Trine Saturn
Sun Square MC
Mercury Square MC
Moon Trine MC
Saturn Sextile MC
Pluto Quincunx MC
MC Conjunct Venus/Mars
MC Conjunct Mars/Asc.