drive and ambition
Dick Cavett seesaws between being too pushy, confrontational and insistent on doing things his way, and being too eager to please, without a clear, definite goal of his own. Dick Cavett strives for a balance between acting independently and assertively - and working cooperatively and interdependently with others. He may feel frustrated at times that he cannot simply do what HE wants and that he must always accommodate the needs and desires of others. Or he may feel hesitant to act in a positive, assertive manner if he does not have the support and approval of other people. Either way, he is not a loner. Dick Cavett achieves his goals by collaborating and joining forces with others, by being a team player. He is very concerned with the concept of fairness and becomes quite indignant and vocal if he senses someone is being taken advantage of. Dick Cavett avoids extremism and favors a balanced, moderate approach to living. He is unlikely to push himself too hard or to become fanatically driven to reach his goals.
He has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Dick Cavett is willing to dedicate a great deal of his energy and force to an important cause, and he will act decisively on his beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Cavett gets so involved and identified with his ideas that he cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes him philosophically.
He may have to overcome something in his background or personal past in order to achieve his long-range goals and ambitions. Sometimes Dick Cavett is apt to feel pulled in two different directions - what others expect of him or what he needs to do to progress, versus what his old conditioning or his emotional predisposition would have him do. Overcoming the pull of the past is the key.
In some ways Dick Cavett may feels that he has little choice about his role in society. He is compelled either by unusual outer circumstances or by an inner drive, to bring things which may be dark, difficult, or taboo, into public awareness. Dick delves into the hidden side of life, things which may have been purposefully concealed or repressed, and brings these things to light. Dick Cavett 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.
The road to success, professional advancement, and fulfillment of his long-range goals is apt to be easier and smoother for Dick Cavett than for many. Partly this is due to getting a great deal of support - financial, emotional, or both. Probably someone early in his life really believed in Dick and had high expectations for him. Dick Cavett contributes to his own success by having large goals, and by including, helping and enlisting the aid of friends and others in reaching those goals. A lack of selfishness or pettiness is a great boon to him. Whatever Dick Cavett does is apt to be expansive and eventually quite prosperous.
He is sensitive to everything around him and soaks up experiences like a sponge. Dick Cavett must avoid becoming depressed when things do not go his way. Cavett also needs to overcome being somewhat timid and to build up his own self-image.
His inner life tends to be full of imagination and Dick Cavett is likely to have far-reaching ideas and plans. Peace-loving and generous, he is very sharing in his relationships. But Dick Cavett could become the victim of unintentional slights.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Libra
Mars in 9th house
Moon Square MC
Pluto Square MC
Jupiter Sextile MC
MC Conjunct Sun/Neptune
MC Conjunct Mercury/Neptune