drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Gene Kelly 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. Gene Kelly strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Gene Kelly 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, Gene Kelly underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Kelly does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Gene Kelly 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, Kelly may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
He is a doer and an achiever. Energetic, courageous, and often impatient, Gene Kelly will forge ahead with his plans regardless of others' reservations. In fact, Kelly often feels other people get in his way and he prefers working on his own. Gene is active, assertive, and rather competitive as well.
Unlike some who have hopes and fantasies, Kelly is a person who tries to live out these dreams, no matter how impractical or fantastic they seem. Gene Kelly has a quixotic, idealistic streak. He may be more inspired to work for some higher cause than simply for his own personal achievement.
Gene Kelly seems to lack determination and has a sense of inferiority. He tends to think negatively about himself and is inclined to downgrade himself. But Gene Kelly has strong self-control, accepts hardship well and has the desire to overcome his difficulties.
Gene Kelly has a talent for putting fresh ideas and inspiration into practice. He is ready and willing to apply new ideas and methods, and he has a knack for gaining acceptance for a new idea and implementing it.
Gene Kelly tends to want to take the easy road to success, and unless other factors in his chart suggest a capacity for effort or a lot of energy, laziness could interfere with achieving whatever ambitions Kelly has. He tends to gain his objectives through his personal charm and appeal. Gene Kelly also possesses a fine aesthetic sense which could be a prominent factor in his career.
Often Gene Kelly 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 Gene 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 Gene Kelly 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 Virgo
Mars in 1st house
Mars Sextile Neptune
Mars Opposition Moon/Saturn
Saturn Trine Uranus
Venus Square MC
Moon Quincunx MC