Hubert de Givenchy
drive and ambition
Once Hubert de Givenchy sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. de Givenchy pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Hubert 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 Hubert de Givenchy to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Hubert de Givenchy has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before de Givenchy 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. Hubert de Givenchy 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. Hubert'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. Hubert de Givenchy also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
Asserting himself and being direct and forceful about what he wants is often very difficult for Hubert. Though he may have a great deal of energy and drive, Hubert de Givenchy lacks confidence or simply the desire to put himself and his interests first. On the positive side, de Givenchy can be very unselfish, working more for the benefit of others than for himself.
However, Hubert de Givenchy denies his own desires and needs too much, and he is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage his finest efforts.
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, Hubert de Givenchy may be the person who initiates a new venture but cannot happily participate in the ongoing, sustained effort it requires. "Independent" is de Givenchy's middle name! Hubert de Givenchy needs to be a totally free agent, to run his own show. Hubert likes to introduce new concepts to people, and then move on.
While Hubert de Givenchy 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.
Ordinary life often seems drab and uninteresting to Hubert and he must have something that stirs his imagination - a vision or ideal or dream to motivate him. Hubert de Givenchy has a strong urge to act out his fantasies or to live his dream, and Hubert de Givenchy will act where others merely talk or dream. Artistic creation, drama or other areas in which de Givenchy can express himself imaginatively are excellent for him.
Work that only serves his own narrow personal interests does not satisfy Hubert de Givenchy. He may lack the competitive edge, the fighting spirit, the "me first" attitude that is often required for material advancement and success. He also tends to either overestimate or underestimate his own power and abilities.
His efforts to do something are likely to be half-hearted. Hubert de Givenchy tends to get discouraged easily and may lack an incentive to work. His sexual drive also may be somewhat low and de Givenchy tends to be averse to physical exertion in general.
Hubert de Givenchy needs to have a strong spiritual base to his life in order to achieve anything in concrete, objective terms. In other words, fulfilling any ambitions he has for himself will depend upon whether or not de Givenchy feels connected to a higher source. Clarifying his own role or direction in life may take Hubert de Givenchy some time, so he is likely to be a "late bloomer" when it comes to external manifestations and success in material terms.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 12th house
Mars Sextile Uranus
Mars aspects Uranus and Neptune
Mars Square Neptune
Mars Conjunct Sun/Neptune
Neptune Opposition MC