Edgar Allan Poe
drive and ambition
Edgar Allan Poe 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. Edgar Allan Poe 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 to, 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. Edgar Allan Poe 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. Edgar Allan Poe 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.
Asserting himself and being direct and forceful about what he wants is very often difficult for Edgar Allan. Though he may have a great deal of energy and drive, Edgar Allan Poe lacks confidence or simply the desire to put himself and his interests first. Positively, Poe can be very unselfish, working more on behalf of others rather than for himself.
However, Edgar Allan Poe denies his own desires and needs too much, and he is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage his finest efforts.
While Edgar Allan Poe enjoys challenging himself to extend his abilities or try new activities, he is apt to bite off more than he can chew. Failures or accidents due to overestimating his prowess or capacities and being overly eager and poorly prepared, may result. Fortunately these disappointments or blunders do not dampen Edgar Allan's spirits or his ambitions permanently; he has a lot of resilience and optimism. Most likely Edgar Allan Poe will need to develop his physical coordination and sense of timing in order to do some of the activities he dreams of doing.
His drives and ambitions in life may seem crazy or eccentric to the more conservative people Edgar Allan knows. There may well be no security or safety net (no retirement pension, no insurance benefits) in the work Edgar Allan Poe does. He is suited for freelancing, or professions that involve lots of change, innovation, variety, irregular schedules, and the like. Edgar Allan Poe should expect the unexpected and numerous ups and downs in the course of his life. He may change course often, and try many different things.
Edgar Allan Poe has a spiritual gift or vocation which colors his personal ambitions and drive for achievement. Helping people or serving the Whole is part of his role in life. Music, the arts, entertainment, and/or using imagery, visualization, or imagination can be aspects of Edgar Allan's work in the world.
Often Edgar Allan Poe feels like he is being pulled in two directions - what he needs to do to fulfill his long-range ambitions, and what he actually feels like doing. This may make it difficult for Edgar Allan to be constant and consistent in pursuing goals, career aims, etc.
Relationships with women, trying to satisfy family needs, or other emotional attachments sometimes also conflict. Often Edgar Allan Poe has to decide on one or another at a given time, rather than try to have both.
Sometimes his emotional or romantic interests detract Edgar Allan Poe from his professional progress and the achievement of his long-range goals. Friendship with colleagues and especially superiors may be lacking, or prove to be a detriment to Poe in a roundabout way. It seems that Edgar Allan must choose either business or pleasure - work or love. These two arenas simply do not go together very well for him.
Poe may well have an unusual destiny or pivotal role to play in a drama that involves much more than his own personal ambitions and professional aims. This could involve uncovering secrets, bringing deception, cruelty, or injustice to light, or making fundamental changes in some field. Edgar Allan's work may also include dealing with life and death situations, crises, and emergencies. Somewhere along the way, fate may force Poe's hand - and it may require some self-sacrifice on his part. On the other hand, his real work may be rather subtle - a quiet transformation of a particular area or field. Edgar Allan Poe is meant to do in-depth work.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Libra
Mars in 12th house
Mars Quincunx Jupiter
Uranus Square MC
Neptune Trine MC
Moon Quincunx MC
Venus Quincunx MC
Pluto Quincunx MC