Herbert von Karajan
drive and ambition
Once Herbert von Karajan sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. von Karajan pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Herbert labors patiently and steadfastly until he achieves what he wants - or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. He is a reliable, consistent and productive worker, and he often shoulders more of the workload than his co-workers, usually without complaint. He often ends up with the nitty-gritty work. He prefers a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to his success because once he gets started in a certain direction, it is easy for Herbert von Karajan to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Herbert von Karajan has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before von Karajan gets going; but once he gets a momentum going, his energy level is strong and steady.
He is interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievements. Herbert von Karajan needs to have some tangible product or contribution to show for his 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 he does. Herbert's stamina and persistence are his greatest assets, but they can also work against him; he can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. Herbert von Karajan also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
von Karajan is attracted to feisty, dynamic, strong-willed people, and he seems to need a healthy dose of fireworks in his personal relationships. Herbert von Karajan can be very combative, or get involved with people who are. Ideally Herbert will join forces with people who are energetic and ambitious, but not too domineering or aggressive.
Conscientious, responsible, and serious about his work, Herbert von Karajan accomplishes a great deal through his dedication. He is the person in the office or company who follows through, quietly sustains the effort, and keeps on going in spite of tedium, setbacks or dry spells. This is often the key to Herbert's success. However, Herbert von Karajan is humble about his accomplishments and contributions, and may thus fail to receive the recognition or recompense that he deserves.
His efforts to do something are likely to be half-hearted. Herbert von Karajan tends to get discouraged easily and may lack an incentive to work. His sexual drive also may be somewhat low and von Karajan tends to be averse to physical exertion in general.
Herbert von Karajan has a healthy balance of idealism, optimism and vision for the future on the one hand, and a realistic sense of what can actually be achieved on the other hand. His judgment and business sense are usually quite sound. Herbert possesses patience and the ability to accept limitations and frustrations on the path toward achieving his goals.
Older, more experienced individuals or mentors are likely to play a significant and beneficial role in Herbert's life.
His ambition and/or role in life involve communication, conveying messages, writing or speaking, languages, or being an intermediary. Sometimes Herbert von Karajan may feel that he has to work harder than others to get the word out or receive public recognition. "Work smarter, not harder" should be his motto.
He may have to overcome something in his background or personal past in order to achieve his long-range goals and ambitions. Sometimes Herbert von Karajan may feel pulled in two different directions - what others expect of him or what he needs to do in order to progress versus what his old conditioning or his emotional predisposition would have him do. Overcoming the pull of the past is the key.
In some ways Herbert von Karajan may feel that he has little choice about his role in society. He is compelled either by unusual external circumstances or by an inner drive, to bring potentially dark, difficult, or taboo issues into public awareness. Herbert delves into the hidden side of life - things which may have been purposefully concealed or repressed - and sheds light on them. Herbert von Karajan could come into direct conflict with the authorities or powers-that-be as a result. He is apt to have extraordinary ambitions, and could also become overly zealous and fanatical.
Innovation, discovery, originality, experimentation and new channels of understanding are important aspects of his life's work. von Karajan's ambitions in life, as well as the way he achieves those goals, are unique or "alternative". Concerned with future trends and innovation, Herbert von Karajan is likely to be ahead of his time in many respects.
Achieving his professional objectives or advancing in his career often requires considerable sacrifice on Herbert's part. Specifically, Herbert von Karajan often feels that he must deny or at least compromise some very essential aspect of his in order to succeed professionally, protect his reputation, or what have you - and this is something von Karajan may or may not be willing to do. Pure, unrestrained self-expression may well be more important to him than "going places" in a worldly sense. This is not to say Herbert von Karajan will not progress or succeed, only that he will do it on his own terms.
Very community spirited, Herbert von Karajan has a strong sense of belonging when he is with other people. Herbert likes to establish deep relationships with others and always strives for close cooperation with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 7th house
Mars Sextile Saturn
Mars Conjunct Sun/Neptune
Jupiter Trine Saturn
Mercury Opposition MC
Moon Square MC
Pluto Square MC
Uranus Trine MC
Sun Quincunx MC
MC Conjunct N. Node/Asc.