drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Forbes Masson 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. Forbes Masson strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Forbes Masson 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, Forbes Masson underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Masson does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Forbes Masson 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, Masson may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
He has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Forbes Masson is willing to dedicate a great deal of his energy and strength to an important cause, and he will act decisively on his beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Masson gets so involved, and identifies so much, with his ideas that he cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes him philosophically.
Forbes Masson 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 Masson's goal far more than openly expressing his anger would.
On the positive side, Forbes Masson is capable of immense patience, endurance and tireless effort in order to attain his goals and desires. Forbes Masson seems to have to work very hard, and without much outside help. However, if he can avoid a negative attitude and keep "plugging along", Masson will achieve something substantial. Moreover, he is much more effective when working for someone else.
Although he is patient and steady when pursuing an objective, when Forbes Masson finally loses patience he loses it completely! In addition to having great tenacity and perseverance, Forbes has a daring and rebellious side as well:
Dynamic, self-willed, and fiercely independent, he has extraordinary drive and energy. When Forbes Masson wants something, he wants it this very minute, and he acts quickly, impulsively and decisively. His impatience inclines Forbes Masson to be abrupt with people and reckless. He needs a great deal of personal freedom to do things in his own way and does not happily conform to schedules, rules or regimes imposed by others. He is intolerant of authority and can be very rebellious. He is very frank with others, sometimes brutally so. Forbes Masson may have an explosive temper. High-strung and often nervous and tense, Forbes finds it difficult to slow down, pace himself or relax. Forbes Masson is always on the go. He is restless, daring and experimental.
When Forbes Masson wants something, he goes after it with passionate zeal and is sometimes so driven by his desire that he loses all objectivity. Forbes gets so deeply involved in whatever he is pursuing that he becomes one-sided, even fanatical. Strong-willed and stubborn, Forbes Masson insists on having his way no matter the cost. He is fascinated with power. Masson often tries to overpower anything or anyone he perceives as an obstacle, if not physically, then by the force of his will. Masson can be ruthless and impersonal when it comes to achieving his ambitions and goals in life. Forbes Masson has enormous energy and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement. Masson can also become a compulsive workaholic.
His nature tends to be rather impatient and combative. Often subjected to circumstances beyond his control, Forbes Masson frequently feels frustrated and should avoid violent encounters and dangerous activities that could lead to accidents, if he is not careful.
Forbes Masson has a sense of beauty and a good understanding of art. He enjoys beautiful things and has the ability to put his feelings into words. There is a light-hearted way about Forbes Masson, and he has a tendency to emulate the momentary ideals of beauty.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 9th house
Mars Opposition Saturn
Mars aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mars Conjunct Uranus
Mars Conjunct Pluto
Mars Conjunct Uranus/Pluto
MC Opposition Mercury/Venus