drive and ambition
She is a perfectionist and has high standards for her own work. Joan Rivers often feels that if she wants something done right she must do it herself, for others do not do as thorough a job as she does. Doing a task well is very important to her, and she may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. Joan Rivers strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and she becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Joan Rivers can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that she will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that her efforts will simply not be good enough. She is usually modest and realistic in assessing what she can accomplish and, if anything, Joan Rivers underestimates herself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Rivers does apply herself diligently in a given area, she gradually gains self-confidence as she masters skills and develops expertise.
Joan Rivers conserves her energy and paces herself so that she does not waste or diffuse her efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit her opportunities. In short, Rivers may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
Joan Rivers expects to work hard for anything she accomplishes and she has no patience for people who do not pull their own weight. Work is a passion for Joan at times, and she pushes herself too hard. Rivers can also be too demanding of the people she works with.
If her energy is not invested in a job or career, Joan Rivers can become fanatical about her health, and may exercise or "work out" vigorously and perhaps excessively.
Joan Rivers has a positive, "can-do" attitude and she tackles life's challenges with relish. She is self-confident and has a strong will to succeed, to see how much she can do and how far she can go. No matter what Rivers accomplishes, she does not rest on her laurels. Joan wants to keep on going, to do even bigger things. She is proactive, enterprising and enthusiastic about new projects. She is not happy in situations that do not offer her challenges and the potential for future growth - no matter how secure or satisfactory they may seem in other respects. She enjoys competition, but Joan Rivers competes mostly with herself, to see how much of her vision and potential she can really achieve. She makes a good leader, inspiring courage and confidence in others. Joan Rivers usually enjoys good health and a high level of vitality.
Although enterprising and proactive, Joan Rivers is also capable of ample much self-discipline, patience and effort. She may swing from confidence and trust in the future to pessimism and doubt, when it comes to achieving her aims in life.
Rivers frequently meets a tremendous amount of resistance whenever she wants to assert herself in a decisive way or do something just for herself. 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, Joan Rivers may tell herself that she is not really prepared, or that she is not good enough (yet), and she puts a lot of pressure on herself. Despite the obstacles, setbacks or lack of support she encounters, Joan Rivers can accomplish a great deal with patience and perseverance. However, she is apt to aim too low and not realize how much she is truly capable of.
Joan Rivers should try to recognize that she does not have to justify her existence or prove her worth through her accomplishments.
Joan Rivers has a great deal of energy and a strong need to accomplish what she sets out to do. Her demeanor tends to be somewhat nervous and excitable and Joan is inclined to be the dominant one in her partnerships, marriage, and other relationships.
Her ambition and/or role in life involve communication, conveying messages, writing or speaking, languages, or being an intermediary. Sometimes Joan Rivers may feel that she has to work harder than others to get the word out or receive public recognition. "Work smarter, not harder" should be her motto.
Her desire for a beautiful home, a comfortable, pleasing lifestyle, and time to relax and enjoy herself may well be the motivation for going out into the world and trying to achieve outward success. Joan Rivers may seesaw at times between her professional drives and desire for status, and the appeal of a rich personal life and home comforts.
Rivers tends to be guided by inner vision and strong subconscious insight. She seems to have innate psychic talents and others may consider Joan Rivers a bit strange because of her interest in the occult and spiritual doctrines.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 6th house
Mars Conjunct Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Quincunx Saturn
Mars Opposition Sun/Moon
Mercury Opposition MC
Venus Opposition MC
MC Opposition Uranus/Neptune