Michael Balzary (Flea)
drive and ambition
Michael Balzary is proud and ambitious and he strives to excel, stand out and be recognized for who and what he is. Flea has a very dominant ego and likes to be Number One. Flea finds it difficult to take orders from others or to stay in the background, and he hates being wrong; Flea always insists that he is right!
He is forceful, strong, energetic, determined and highly competitive. Flea plays hard, plays to win and does not give up easily. In fact, he sees life as a competitive sport or performance. Flea loves admiration and applause, and he has a strong sense of personal honor and integrity. Flea tends to be very self-confident, even arrogant. Because of his self-confidence, Flea is able to accomplish a great deal, but if his confidence is ever undermined, Flea becomes self-conscious, defensive and rather belligerent.
Flea expects to work hard for anything he accomplishes and he has no patience for people who do not pull their own weight. Work is a passion for Flea at times, and he pushes himself too hard. Michael Balzary can also be too demanding of the people he works with.
If his energy is not invested in a job or career, Flea can become fanatic about his health, and may exercise or "work out" vigorously and perhaps excessively.
While Flea 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 Flea's spirits or his ambitions permanently; he has a lot of resilience and optimism. Most likely Flea will need to develop his physical coordination and sense of timing in order to do some of the activities he dreams of doing.
Although enterprising and proactive, Flea 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.
Flea 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 Michael Balzary's goal far more than openly expressing his anger would.
On the positive side, Flea is capable of immense patience, endurance and tireless effort in order to attain his goals and desires. Flea seems to have to work very hard, and without much outside help. However, if he can avoid a negative attitude and keep "plugging along", Michael Balzary will achieve something substantial. Moreover, he is much more effective when working for someone else.
Flea has the ability to verbalize his feelings and perceptions well. His judgment is keen and sharp, he is diplomatic and can express himself in good language. Flea initiates conversations with people and is never at a loss for appropriate remarks.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence, and stature in his community can be his. Flea feels he has a destiny which involves leadership or distinguishing himself in some line of endeavor. Flea possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for his talent. Flea should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit his opportunities.
Michael Balzary is intensely competitive, and may engage in furious battles of will, numerous conflicts, and possible public controversy, on his way to gaining his objectives. Flea could 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.
Often Flea 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 Flea 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 Flea has to decide on one or another at a given time, rather than try to have both.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Leo
Mars in 6th house
Mars Quincunx Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Opposition Saturn
Mars Conjunct Moon/Mercury
MC Conjunct Sun
Mars Square MC
Moon Quincunx MC