drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. James Brown often feels that if he wants something done right he must do it himself, for others do not do as thorough a job as he does. Doing a task well is very important to him, and he may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. James Brown strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, James Brown can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that he will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that his efforts will simply not be good enough. He is usually modest and realistic in assessing what he can accomplish and, if anything, James Brown underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Brown does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
James Brown conserves his energy and paces himself so that he does not waste or diffuse his efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit his opportunities. In short, Brown may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
He is a doer and an achiever. Energetic, courageous, and often impatient, James Brown will forge ahead with his plans regardless of the reservations of others. In fact, Brown often feels other people get in his way and he prefers to work on his own. James is active, assertive and rather competitive as well.
James Brown has a very active and fertile imagination and Brown's ambitions are never strictly mundane, practical and concrete. James Brown has a strong desire to act out his fantasies, dreams, visions and ideals. Artistic creation, drama, or other areas in which Brown can express himself imaginatively are ideally suited to him. Ordinary life seems drab and uninteresting to Brown, and he needs to have some lofty dream or something grander than his own narrow personal interests to live for. Sometimes Brown may be confused about exactly how and where to direct his energy and he often drifts along rather than making clear decisions about what he wants. James Brown has a passive side and at times lacks the will power, physical energy, strength and fighting spirit to achieve his aims.
He is optimistic, generous and enterprising, and has an enthusiastic outlook. James Brown has a strong desire to make something of him and is likely to be successful. Almost any initiative that Brown takes will probably work out as he wants it to.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence and stature in his community can be his. James Brown feels that his destiny involves leadership or distinguishing himself in some way. James possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for his talent. James Brown should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit his opportunities.
James has an abundance of energy, drive, and spirit to accomplish just about anything he desires. Much can be accomplished thanks to James' single-mindedness and zeal to get things done. Sometimes James Brown pushes himself too hard without even realizing it, whereas at other times, even he needs to relax and take a break. James Brown has the reputation for being a go-getter and a good worker.
James Brown has a spiritual gift or vocation that colors his personal ambitions and drive for achievement. Helping people or serving the Whole is part of his role in life. Music, the arts, entertainment, and/or imagery, visualization or imagination may all be aspects of James' endeavor in the world.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 1st house
Mars Conjunct Neptune
Mars Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
MC Conjunct Sun
Mars Trine MC
Neptune Trine MC