drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Derek Jacobi 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. Derek Jacobi strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Derek Jacobi 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, Derek Jacobi underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Jacobi does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Derek Jacobi 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, Jacobi may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
Asserting himself and being direct and forceful about what he wants is often very difficult for Derek. Though he may have a great deal of energy and drive, Derek Jacobi lacks confidence or simply the desire to put himself and his interests first. On the positive side, Jacobi can be very unselfish, working more for the benefit of others than for himself.
However, Derek Jacobi denies his own desires and needs too much, and he is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage his finest efforts.
Derek Jacobi has a very active and fertile imagination and Jacobi's ambitions are never strictly mundane, practical and concrete. Derek Jacobi has a strong desire to act out his fantasies, dreams, visions and ideals. Artistic creation, drama, or other areas in which Jacobi can express himself imaginatively are ideally suited to him. Ordinary life seems drab and uninteresting to Jacobi, and he needs to have some lofty dream or something grander than his own narrow personal interests to live for. Sometimes Jacobi 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. Derek Jacobi has a passive side and at times lacks the will power, physical energy, strength and fighting spirit to achieve his aims.
When Derek Jacobi wants something, he can be amazingly persistent and unrelenting - even a bit obsessed - although quiet about it. In fact Derek may even hide his underlying intentions from friends. Whenever he does anything, he does so wholeheartedly and thoroughly - and if Derek Jacobi does not want to do something that others wish him to do, he will somehow find a way out of it. Jacobi is strong, though subtle.
Jacobi is intensely competitive and may engage in furious battles of will, numerous conflicts, and possible public controversy on the road toward meeting his objectives. Derek Jacobi may be drawn to activities that are dangerous - in the line of fire, so to speak. He puts himself on the line. Anger or recklessness could be his downfall.
Happiness and fulfillment in Derek's career are likely because he gives his all to it and will not make the sorts of compromises that others feel compelled to make in order to succeed. Self-expression and being his own person are very important to Jacobi.
Derek Jacobi's father or another important man in his life is likely to be of tremendous help to him. His relationships with superiors and those in a position to boost his career are usually excellent.
He is optimistic, has a lot of ideas, and is very fond of talking. Always ready to expand his mind, Derek Jacobi has a zeal for learning new subjects. He may be interested in scientific fields and is likely to be very successful in his vocation.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 12th house
Mars Conjunct Neptune
Mars Sextile Pluto
Mars Square MC
Sun Trine MC
MC Opposition Mercury/Jupiter