drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. David Nelson 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. David Nelson strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, David Nelson 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, David Nelson underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Nelson does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
David Nelson 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, Nelson may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
David Nelson encounters numerous challenges and possibly defeats in the pursuit of his goals and desires, and his setbacks often occur because David has been too rash or intent on satisfying his own will regardless of the impact on others. David Nelson is intense and passionate, and simply does not know when to stop sometimes! Recklessness with others can be a problem for Nelson.
He is enterprising, ambitious and has a strong desire to succeed in a big way. Forever on the lookout for new opportunities and promising new ventures, David Nelson is willing to take risks if he senses a winner. No matter how much David accomplishes, he never seems to be completely satisfied. David Nelson always feels that he can do more, and sets his sights on another goal. David Nelson feels frustrated in limited circumstances, and he will abandon secure and reasonably successful situations if they do not offer challenges and future growth potential. Nelson likes to keep stretching his limits, to see how far he can go. Sometimes Nelson overextends himself or promises more than he can actually achieve, due to an overly optimistic or confident assessment of his own capacities. David Nelson relishes healthy competition and feels that it spurs him on to even greater achievements.
Although enterprising and proactive, David Nelson 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 Nelson struggles with feelings of discouragement, self-doubt, and the sense that life is a constant uphill battle. He is also prone to suppressing his feelings - especially aggressive or angry ones. This could lead to chronic resentment and bitterness, which actually undermines Nelson's goal far more than openly expressing his anger would.
On the positive side, David Nelson is capable of immense patience, endurance and tireless effort in order to attain his goals and desires. David Nelson seems to have to work very hard, and without much outside help. However, if he can avoid a negative attitude and keep "plugging along", Nelson will achieve something substantial. Moreover, he is much more effective when working for someone else.
His competitive drive and lofty ambitions (commented upon earlier) feed on either intense spiritual idealism or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what David Nelson 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.
David Nelson has a very active and fertile imagination and Nelson's ambitions are never strictly mundane, practical and concrete. David Nelson has a strong desire to act out his fantasies, dreams, visions and ideals. Artistic creation, drama, or other areas in which Nelson can express himself imaginatively are ideally suited to him. Ordinary life seems drab and uninteresting to Nelson, and he needs to have some lofty dream or something grander than his own narrow personal interests to live for. Sometimes Nelson 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. David Nelson has a passive side and at times lacks the will power, physical energy, strength and fighting spirit to achieve his aims.
David Nelson has a strong need to gain power and he tends to dominate or manipulate other people. But in his push for success, power struggles could also thwart Nelson's efforts and he could become the victim of someone else having control over him.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence and stature in his community can be his. David Nelson 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 Nelson should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit his opportunities.
In order to achieve his ambitions in life David Nelson may well feel that he must make a significant break from his personal past, especially the influences of his childhood environment, his family relationships, or familial traditions. Nelson is liable to be the black sheep, or the one who left home and never really returned.
What David Nelson wants to do in life may seem "off the wall" or "way out in left field" to some people.
His emotional life is likely to be strained and David has a tendency to be a loner. His outlook could be a bit one-sided and David Nelson may find it hard to compromise. It is difficult for him to maintain good give-and-take relationships.
David has the ability to unite his own individuality with his community and considers other people's feelings as important as his. Nelson works with others in successful cooperation and harmony and is a very good partner or colleague.
David Nelson is a big dreamer, loves comfort and is likely to promote human welfare. But Nelson may be somewhat of a fortune-hunter, likes to speculate, and has a tendency to squander his money. David Nelson is always hopeful and does not take life too seriously.
David Nelson strives to be at one with others, but somehow is not able to synchronize his feelings or viewpoints with theirs. Feeling disappointed, David may prefer a life of seclusion, away from other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 8th house
Mars Square Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Opposition Saturn
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars Conjunct Neptune
Mars Conjunct Pluto/MC
MC Conjunct Sun
Uranus Opposition MC
MC Opposition Moon/Pluto
MC Conjunct Mars/N. Node
MC Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune
MC Conjunct Neptune/N. Node