drive and ambition
Once Erma Bombeck sets her mind on a goal, her dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Bombeck pursues her ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Erma labors patiently and steadfastly until she achieves what she wants - or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. She is a reliable, consistent and productive worker, and she often shoulders more of the workload than her co-workers, usually without complaint. She often ends up with the nitty-gritty work. She prefers a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to her success because once she gets started in a certain direction, it is easy for Erma Bombeck to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Erma Bombeck has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for her to overcome before Bombeck gets going; but once she gets a momentum going, her energy level is strong and steady.
She is interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievements. Erma Bombeck needs to have some tangible product or contribution to show for her efforts, and cannot be content with only intangible rewards (such as having a good time, learning, or spiritual enrichment). Material well-being and security is also a large factor in determining what she does. Erma's stamina and persistence are her greatest assets, but they can also work against her; she can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. Erma Bombeck also tends to play it safe, and to limit herself as a result.
It is not easy for Erma Bombeck to show the world at large her angry or competitive side, but her family sees this side of her more often. Temper tantrums, tumultuous family relationships, or a great deal of competition between Bombeck and one or more of her relations is likely. Erma Bombeck likes to be the one in charge in her home and she puts a lot of energy into making it the way she wants it.
She enjoys risky, exciting activities and cannot tolerate too much routine, tedium, or inactivity. Unless other factors in her chart suggest staying power and the ability to follow through, Erma Bombeck may be the person who initiates a new venture but cannot happily participate in the ongoing, sustained effort it requires. "Independent" is Bombeck's middle name! Erma Bombeck needs to be a totally free agent, to run her own show. Erma likes to introduce new concepts to people, and then move on.
While Erma Bombeck is often charged with energy and inspired about what she wants to do (as mentioned earlier), there is a dreamy, visionary, or passive side to her as well. Her energy level may fluctuate from being superabundant to rather lax.
Ordinary life often seems drab and uninteresting to Erma and she must have something that stirs her imagination - a vision or ideal or dream to motivate her. Erma Bombeck has a strong urge to act out her fantasies or to live her dream, and Erma Bombeck will act where others merely talk or dream. Artistic creation, drama or other areas in which Bombeck can express herself imaginatively are excellent for her.
Work that only serves her own narrow personal interests does not satisfy Erma Bombeck. She may lack the competitive edge, the fighting spirit, the "me first" attitude that is often required for material advancement and success. She also tends to either overestimate or underestimate her own power and abilities.
Her efforts to do something are likely to be half-hearted. Erma Bombeck tends to get discouraged easily and may lack an incentive to work. Her sexual drive also may be somewhat low and Bombeck tends to be averse to physical exertion in general.
Fluidity of speech and thought, and using intellectual gifts or communicative skills to achieve her ambitions in life are featured. Convincing, selling, persuading, reasoning, bringing ideas into public awareness are also part of Bombeck's professional life.
Erma Bombeck possesses great zeal and passion for achieving her aspirations in life, and can be something of a fanatic when she sets her sights on a goal. Erma could do research work, psychological investigation, even detective work - anything that involves delving beneath the surface for hidden elements. A great love of mystery and exploring the unknown fuels many of Erma's personal ambitions.
She is inclined to deem herself irresistible and could give the impression of being a bit snobbish. Erma Bombeck tends to concentrate mostly on herself and expects others to adapt to her wishes. Very creative, Erma also strives to be the best artistically.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 4th house
Mars Sextile Uranus
Mars aspects Uranus and Neptune
Mars Square Neptune
Mars Conjunct Sun/Neptune
Mercury Trine MC
Pluto Trine MC
MC Opposition Venus/Pluto