drive and ambition
Laurie is proud and ambitious and he strives to excel, stand out and be recognized for who and what he is. Hugh Laurie has a very dominant ego and likes to be Number One. Hugh finds it difficult to take orders from others or to stay in the background, and he hates being wrong; Hugh Laurie always insists that he is right!
He is forceful, strong, energetic, determined and highly competitive. Hugh Laurie plays hard, plays to win and does not give up easily. In fact, he sees life as a competitive sport or performance. Hugh loves admiration and applause, and he has a strong sense of personal honor and integrity. Hugh Laurie tends to be very self-confident, even arrogant. Because of his self-confidence, Hugh is able to accomplish a great deal, but if his confidence is ever undermined, Hugh Laurie becomes self-conscious, defensive and rather belligerent.
He is a team player and collaborates well with others who share his goals, ideals and intentions. Hugh Laurie can coordinate group efforts and inspire people to work toward a common goal.
Team sports are also a lot of fun for Hugh, and he could be a leader, coach or director of any group endeavor.
Laurie frequently meets a tremendous amount of resistance whenever he wants to assert himself in a decisive way or do something just for himself. This resistance stems from within (in the form of self-doubt, fear, or a heavy sense of responsibility toward others), as well as from practical and circumstantial limitations. Especially when initiating a project or acting independently, Hugh Laurie may tell himself that he is not really prepared, or that he is not good enough (yet), and he puts a lot of pressure on himself. Despite the obstacles, setbacks or lack of support he encounters, Hugh Laurie can accomplish a great deal with patience and perseverance. However, he is apt to aim too low and not realize how much he is truly capable of.
Hugh Laurie should try to recognize that he does not have to justify his existence or prove his worth through his accomplishments.
Ordinary life often seems drab and uninteresting to Hugh and he must have something that stirs his imagination - a vision or ideal or dream to motivate him. Hugh Laurie has a strong urge to act out his fantasies or to live his dream, and Hugh Laurie will act where others merely talk or dream. Artistic creation, drama or other areas in which Laurie can express himself imaginatively are excellent for him.
Work that only serves his own narrow personal interests does not satisfy Hugh Laurie. 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 communication is likely to be clear and concise and Hugh Laurie expresses himself in a way that is easily understood. Laurie stands up for his rights and tells people how he feels about things, but may find it difficult to compromise.
Hugh Laurie has a good team-spirit and intensely works together with his colleagues. He may join an organization or association that fights for upholding common issues and principles. Laurie is likely to accomplish more as a team.
Laurie dedicates himself wholeheartedly to a cause, makes a great deal of sacrifices and does away with superfluous activities and interests. Others find his approach too severe and are unwilling to go along with Hugh Laurie under the difficult circumstances that he is willing to tolerate. His determination and capacity for self-denial often help Laurie get through the rough spots and achieve the goal he is aiming for.
Laurie is able to do his work and take responsibility for overcoming his own problems and challenges in life, while at the same time being open to spiritual comfort, aid and guidance. A good balance between being well grounded and being receptive to spirit or the inner world works in Hugh's favor. Enjoying simplicity and cultivating peace enables Hugh Laurie to evolve and work through his challenges.
In some ways Hugh Laurie 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. Hugh delves into the hidden side of life - things which may have been purposefully concealed or repressed - and sheds light on them. Hugh Laurie 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.
His career is apt to involve beauty, adornment, the arts or entertainment. His personal charm and appeal are significant factors in his profession as well. Hugh Laurie is very good at selling and promoting - be it himself, his product or his company.
His profession could involve physical strength and prowess, such as athletics, fire fighting, law enforcement or the military. Hugh Laurie would never be happy in a quiet, sit-down job. Vigorous competition and strenuous work are undoubtedly key components of what Hugh Laurie does as well as of how he achieves his long-range goals.
Achieving his ambitions and long-range goals will require much stamina and self-reliance as well as a clearly defined strategy. Numerous setbacks, obstructions or delays can also be expected. A father figure, mentor or authority in Laurie's life may withdraw support at a crucial time. However, this will not stop Hugh Laurie and may ultimately be a blessing in disguise.
His professional goals and long-range ambitions may be vague and difficult for Hugh Laurie to define for quite a long time. This is partly due to the fact that they are not very conventional, concrete, or worldly. Hugh is apt to have more of a spiritual vocation or calling. Healing, counseling, the ministry, music, art - or some combination thereof - may well be part of his role in life. On the other hand, Hugh Laurie may simply be confused and lack professional ambition.
He is subject to frequent mood swings and tends to lose courage quickly. Hugh Laurie is inclined to vacillate between idealistic and materialistic objectives and could end up feeling confused and lost. Because he considers himself weak and ineffectual, Hugh may no longer feel like advancing.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Leo
Mars in 11th house
Mars Quincunx Saturn
Mars Square Neptune
Mars Conjunct Mercury/Asc.
Mars Conjunct N. Node/MC
Saturn Trine Pluto
Saturn Sextile Neptune
Pluto Square MC
Venus Sextile MC
Mars Sextile MC
Saturn Quincunx MC
Neptune Quincunx MC
MC Opposition Saturn/Neptune