drive and ambition
He is serious about his ambitions, as well as disciplined, dedicated, and tenacious in pursuing his objectives. His drive and energy are directed toward practical material accomplishments and concrete results. David Petraeus also strives to be in a position of authority and social influence; he enjoys being in command.
David Petraeus is hard-working and capable of foregoing immediate comfort in order to achieve his long-range goals. General Petraeus can easily become a workaholic and is very responsible and conscientious about doing a thorough job.
Realistic and pragmatic, he is an excellent strategist. David Petraeus achieves success by formulating a conservative and workable plan and seeing it through. He is not a gambler when it comes to attaining his goals; General Petraeus depends on his own efforts and perseverance rather than good fortune. David Petraeus has a natural shrewdness and instinct for business or organizational management.
Asserting himself and being direct and forceful about what he wants is often very difficult for David. Though he may have a great deal of energy and drive, David Petraeus lacks confidence or simply the desire to put himself and his interests first. On the positive side, General Petraeus can be very unselfish, working more for the benefit of others than for himself.
However, David Petraeus denies his own desires and needs too much, and he is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage his finest efforts.
He abounds with self-confidence and vitality and David Petraeus believes he can do just about anything he wants to. David has an enterprising spirit, a good sense of timing and the ability to sense what will succeed and what will not. General Petraeus usually makes fortunate work or business decisions. He enjoys healthy competition and has a rather playful, good-humored attitude toward it. David Petraeus mostly competes with himself to see how far he can go or how much he can accomplish. David likes to keep stretching his limits.
Although enterprising and proactive, David Petraeus 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.
David Petraeus works hard and patiently to achieve his objectives and perseveres in spite of difficulties and discouragement. When concentrating on a single, clearly defined goal, David is able to accomplish a great deal, but he often feels that the path is long and arduous, and that he must struggle on alone and shoulder the burden single-handedly.
He is capable of great self-control and self-denial and can be a hard taskmaster, expecting far too much of himself. He also tends to hold himself back and doubt his own power and ability. David Petraeus feels that he meets with great resistance whenever he tries to assert himself or take initiative. Anger and frustration can be big problems for David Petraeus, especially when he tries to work with other people or depend too much on others for support. David works best in solitude.
Although he is patient and steady when pursuing an objective, when David Petraeus finally loses patience he loses it completely! In addition to having great tenacity and perseverance, David has a daring and rebellious side as well:
David Petraeus seeks out risky and even dangerous activities, primarily for the excitement they provide. Impulsive, daring, impatient and unconventional, David Petraeus cannot sit still for very long and he has no capacity for "doing things as they have always been done". He is a defiant and independent person who can go it alone if need be. General Petraeus can be extremely bossy and pushy and is prone to sudden, erratic outbursts, especially when he has to wait for what he wants. Courage and a taste for the unorthodox or outrageous are General Petraeus' strengths.
His competitive drive and lofty ambitions (commented upon earlier) feed on either intense spiritual idealism or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what David Petraeus can actually accomplish. His energy level is apt to fluctuate from being very high, as noted earlier, to rather low, as mentioned in the following paragraphs.
While David Petraeus is often charged with energy and inspired about what he wants to do (as mentioned earlier), there is a dreamy, visionary, or passive side to him as well. His energy level may fluctuate from being superabundant to rather lax.
Ordinary life often seems drab and uninteresting to David and he must have something that stirs his imagination - a vision or ideal or dream to motivate him. David Petraeus has a strong urge to act out his fantasies or to live his dream, and David Petraeus will act where others merely talk or dream. Artistic creation, drama or other areas in which General Petraeus can express himself imaginatively are excellent for him.
Work that only serves his own narrow personal interests does not satisfy David Petraeus. 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.
He is quite passionate, loves children, and is inclined to wish for a large family. In fact, David Petraeus is likely to become completely bound up in his marriage and family life.
He is capable of overcoming tremendous odds, and of enormous self-discipline and focus. When David Petraeus sets his sights on achieving something or is presented with a thorny challenge, it is his capacity for streamlining, making do with very little and sailing through tough times that enables David Petraeus to ultimately triumph.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence and stature in his community can be his. David Petraeus feels that his destiny involves leadership or distinguishing himself in some way. David possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for his talent. David Petraeus should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit his opportunities.
General Petraeus may not feel like he has to work very hard or strive to achieve, either because he comes from a very comfortable background, or because inner contentment and satisfaction are more important to him than outward accomplishment. David Petraeus could be quite successful in real estate, agriculture, or anything involving land.
In some ways David Petraeus may feel that he has little choice about his role in society. He is compelled either by unusual external circumstances or by an inner drive, to bring potentially dark, difficult, or taboo issues into public awareness. David delves into the hidden side of life - things which may have been purposefully concealed or repressed - and sheds light on them. David Petraeus could come into direct conflict with the authorities or powers-that-be as a result. He is apt to have extraordinary ambitions, and could also become overly zealous and fanatical.
His career is likely to involve some aspect of protecting, caring for and nurturing others. Equally important to him are home, family relationships, cherishing the past and carrying on tradition. David Petraeus is likely to be quite popular through his profession or business.
Innovation, discovery, originality, experimentation and new channels of understanding are important aspects of his life's work. General Petraeus' ambitions in life, as well as the way he achieves those goals, are unique or "alternative". Concerned with future trends and innovation, David Petraeus is likely to be ahead of his time in many respects.
His profession could involve physical strength and prowess, such as athletics, fire fighting, law enforcement or the military. David Petraeus would never be happy in a quiet, sit-down job. Vigorous competition and strenuous work are undoubtedly key components of what David Petraeus does as well as of how he achieves his long-range goals.
He is very reserved and may try to avoid contact with others as much as possible. David Petraeus tends to suppress or hide his feelings and could see himself as unappreciated or worthless. He is likely to go his own way and appreciate solitude.
His disposition could seem a bit strange to others and General Petraeus has a tendency to lose himself in illusions. David Petraeus has a very dreamy nature and is inclined to have erotic and sexual fantasies.
His direction in life seems to depend a great deal on other people and his relationships with others may often influence General Petraeus' decisions regarding his goals. This could be to David's advantage at times, but could also lead to occasional setbacks.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Capricorn
Mars in 12th house
Mars Trine Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Square Saturn
Mars aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mars Opposition Uranus
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars aspects Uranus and Neptune
Mars Square Neptune
Mars Conjunct Venus/N. Node
Saturn Sextile Pluto
MC Conjunct Sun
Jupiter Opposition MC
Pluto Square MC
Moon Trine MC
Uranus Trine MC
Mars Sextile MC
MC Conjunct Venus/Saturn
MC Conjunct Venus/Neptune
MC Conjunct Pluto/N. Node