drive and ambition
Parks is aspiring, enterprising and forever following a bright and distant star, planning some new venture or investigating new potential. He is definitely "upwardly mobile" in either a material or spiritual sense. Gordon Parks aims high and is not content with a mere quiet, secure existence. Gordon likes to stretch his limits, see how far he can go and take risks. He is a positive thinker, expects success for himself, and is philosophical about failures. Parks is flexible and he bounces back from disappointments rather quickly, usually with another hopeful new idea he wants to try. His enthusiasm and confidence are contagious and enable Gordon Parks to enlist the aid and support he needs for his projects. However, Gordon Parks sometimes promises more than he can actually achieve, because he is overly optimistic or pays insufficient attention to the practicalities involved.
He also tends to get distracted and to have too many things going on at once. Although it is very difficult for him, there are times when Gordon Parks simply must cultivate commitment, perseverance and persistence in order to make his dreams and goals reality. Too often Gordon Parks falls short of what he could attain because he is unwilling to persist through the difficult or less exciting times.
Gordon Parks also enjoys competition and usually does not take it too seriously. Sports and entrepreneurial endeavors are good ways to channel Gordon's energy.
He has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Gordon Parks is willing to dedicate a great deal of his energy and force to an important cause, and he will act decisively on his beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Parks gets so involved and identified with his ideas that he cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes him philosophically.
Gordon Parks 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 Parks' goal far more than openly expressing his anger would.
On the positive side, Gordon Parks is capable of immense patience, endurance and tireless effort in order to attain his goals and desires. Gordon Parks seems to have to work very hard, and without much outside help. However, if he can avoid a negative attitude and keep "plugging along", Parks 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 Gordon Parks finally loses patience he loses it completely! In addition to having great tenacity and perseverance, Gordon has a daring and rebellious side as well:
He enjoys risky, exciting activities and cannot tolerate too much routine, tedium, or inactivity. Unless other factors in his chart suggest staying power and the ability to follow through, Gordon Parks may be the person who initiates a new venture but cannot happily participate in the ongoing, sustained effort it requires. "Independent" is Parks' middle name! Gordon Parks needs to be a totally free agent, to run his own show. Gordon likes to introduce new concepts to people, and then move on.
While Gordon Parks is often charged with energy and inspired about what he wants to do (as mentioned earlier), there is a dreamy, visionary, or passive side to him as well. His energy level may fluctuate from being superabundant to rather lax.
Parks dreams up creative solutions to problems and takes an imaginative, unusual approach to getting a job done. When difficulties arise, Gordon Parks prefers to avoid conflict and confrontation in favor of more peaceful or subtle methods of resolving problems. Parks finds it satisfying to work in order to help others or for a cause that transcends his own narrow, personal interests. Gordon Parks has an artistic flair and appreciates the colorful, unique or strange.
He is intensely willful and can create trouble for himself by rather unconsciously forging ahead, without realizing that he is trampling over people. Sometimes, if Gordon Parks cannot get what he wants directly, he will try to dominate, manipulate, or seek power in a covert, subtle sort of way.
Gordon Parks 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.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence, and stature in his community can be his. Gordon Parks feels he has a destiny which involves leadership or distinguishing himself in some line of endeavor. Gordon possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for his talent. Gordon Parks should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit his opportunities.
Gordon Parks has a powerful drive for achievement, and a career in athletics, or some other very vigorous, challenging, active work that appeals to him. He is apt to push himself very hard, trying to outdo the competition. When possible, Parks likes to work independently, blazing trails for others to follow. Impatience, recklessness, or a too ego-centered approach to success could be his downfall. (Knowing Gordon Parks, however, he is apt to get right back up!)
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Sagittarius
Mars in 9th house
Mars Opposition Saturn
Mars aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mars Sextile Uranus
Mars aspects Uranus and Neptune
Mars Trine Neptune
Mars Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Trine Uranus
MC Conjunct Sun
MC Conjunct Mars