drive and ambition
He is aspiring, enterprising, and forever following some bright and distant star, planning some new venture or investigating new potentials. He is definitely "upwardly mobile" in either a material or spiritual sense. Jack Nicholson aims high and is not content simply with a quiet, secure existence. Jack likes to stretch his limits, to see how far he can go, and to take risks. He is a positive thinker, expects success for himself, and is philosophical about failures. Nicholson is flexible and he bounces back from disappointment rather quickly, usually with another hopeful new idea he wants to try. His enthusiasm and confidence are contagious and enable Jack Nicholson to enlist the aid and support he needs for his projects. However, Jack Nicholson 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 at once. Although it is very difficult for him, there are times when Jack Nicholson simply must develop commitment, perseverance, and persistence in order to make his dreams and goals a concrete reality. Too often Jack Nicholson falls short of what he could attain because he is unwilling to persist through the difficult or less exciting times.
He also enjoys competition and usually does not take it too seriously. Sports and entrepreneurial endeavors are good ways to channel Jack's energy.
Nicholson plays vigorously and enjoys competitive games and physical rough-and-tumble activities. Athletics and/or physical activities have great appeal for him. Jack Nicholson takes the initiative in sports and also in romantic relationships: he is ardent in pursuing anything he desires.
Jack has the patience and the stamina to realize his visions and bring them down to earth, a fine balance between hard work and realism, and a positive, hopeful spirit. Jack Nicholson grows through following systems and plans, and taking one step at a time. Overnight success or instant enlightenment is not what Nicholson aims for. His patient, well-balanced approach gives Jack Nicholson credibility with many different types of people, and he is apt to gain an excellent reputation for being able to do big things without overreaching or becoming pretentious.
Nicholson 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 Jack Nicholson under the difficult circumstances that he is willing to tolerate. His determination and capacity for self-denial often help Nicholson get through the rough spots and achieve the goal he is aiming for.
His professional goals and long-range ambitions may be vague and difficult for Jack Nicholson to define for quite a long time. This is partly due to the fact that they are not very conventional, concrete, or worldly. Jack 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, Jack Nicholson may simply be confused and seemingly not ambitious at all in the professional realm.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Sagittarius
Mars in 5th house
Jupiter Sextile Saturn
Saturn Trine Pluto
Neptune Quincunx MC