drive and ambition
Clifford Odets avoids direct confrontation as much as possible and is uncomfortable with aggressiveness, competition and personal power. His ego drive is not very dominant and Odets is not especially ambitious or eager to push his way to the top. He may feel inadequate in situations that call for strong, forceful action. The only instance in which Clifford Odets will really fight is when he senses that his loved ones - or something dear to him- are being jeopardized, in which case he is a fierce defender. Clifford Odets has a very strong protective side. He acts on impulse and instinct and may lash out at anyone he perceives as threatening to Clifford's home or family. However, Clifford Odets will rarely initiate a confrontation. His goals also tend to be very personal and centered on family closeness and inner satisfaction rather than worldly achievement.
He is sensitive to stress and does not handle a high-pressured, competitive atmosphere very well. Clifford Odets is very touchy, irritable and difficult to live with when there are many demands or stressful situations at work. His energy level varies and is very dependent on the emotional harmony (or lack thereof) in his home. A supportive partner is very instrumental in helping Odets to achieve his goals and desires.
He has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Clifford Odets is willing to dedicate a great deal of his energy and strength to an important cause, and he will act decisively on his beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Odets gets so involved, and identifies so much, with his ideas that he cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes him philosophically.
Odets is able to combine his vision with sharp perception and intellect, and therefore his actions are guided by common sense. Clifford has great verbal ability and the gift of inserting his comments at the right time, but he may find it hard to stop talking.
Clifford Odets has a tendency to act without having a clear idea of what he wants to do with his life, leading to the wrong conclusions. Clifford could also be attracted to the mystical and spiritual and may become interested in studying metaphysical subjects.
He is very sensitive to the inner qualities of sincerity, honesty, integrity and good will. Clifford Odets notices these qualities (or the lack thereof) more quickly than others and brings them up frequently. He is philosophical about life and very perceptive, but may have an exaggerated sense of his own wisdom and depth of understanding of religious, metaphysical, artistic, or intuitive subjects.
Odets' profession may be unusual, very innovative and progressive, or outside the "mainstream", providing alternative services or products. Clifford's career and rise in the professional arena are marked by a certain uneven, erratic quality. Sudden changes of fortune, unexpected upsets and twists of fate are likely.
Clifford has confidence in himself and a healthy self-assured attitude. He makes up his own mind and has a clear idea of where he is headed. Clifford Odets does not feel the need for recognition from others, but is likely to receive recognition anyway.
He is mentally alert and can explain his position clearly and unambiguously so that others can understand it. Always ready for action, Clifford Odets has courage and determination and the ability to retaliate in the proper manner.
His disposition could seem a bit strange to others and Odets has a tendency to lose himself in illusions. Clifford Odets has a very dreamy nature and is inclined to have erotic and sexual fantasies.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Cancer
Mars in 9th house
Mars Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter
Mars Conjunct Neptune/MC
Saturn Trine Neptune
Uranus Quincunx MC
MC Conjunct Sun/Mercury
MC Conjunct Mercury/Mars
MC Conjunct Venus/Neptune