drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. John Carpenter 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. John Carpenter strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, John Carpenter 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, John Carpenter underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Carpenter does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
John Carpenter 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, Carpenter may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
Asserting himself and being direct and forceful about what he wants is very often difficult for John. Though he may have a great deal of energy and drive, John Carpenter lacks confidence or simply the desire to put himself and his interests first. Positively, Carpenter can be very unselfish, working more on behalf of others rather than for himself.
However, John Carpenter denies his own desires and needs too much, and he is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage his finest efforts.
Somewhat self-willed and obstinate, Carpenter tends to withdraw from everything that he deem unnecessary. He may prefer to be alone and is inclined to cut himself off from other people frequently, resulting in loneliness and depression.
John Carpenter has a good balance between idealism, optimism, and vision for the future on one hand and a realistic sense of what can actually be achieved on the other hand. His judgment and business sense are usually quite good. John possesses patience and the ability to accept limitation and frustration on the way to his goals.
Older, more experienced individuals or mentors are likely to play a significant and beneficial role in John's life.
In meeting his challenges and difficulties in life, John Carpenter does have allies: his ability to tolerate tension and ambivalence, his ability to compromise, and a capacity to endure discomfort. Remaining steady in the midst of crisis or sudden change is an aspect of this, as well as knowing when to wait and when to make necessary changes. John's timing is usually good.
His aspirations in life are apt to be quite unusual, extraordinary, or ahead of their time. John Carpenter is a nonconformist, insistent on doing things his own way, and he will follow a zigzag course to the fulfillment of his ambitions.
Rebelling against authority seems to be one aspect of his life's plan. John Carpenter simply cannot force himself into a pre-cast mold of any kind.
Carpenter may not feel like he has to work very hard or strive to achieve, either because he comes from a very comfortable background, or because inner contentment and satisfaction are more important to him than outward accomplishment. John Carpenter could be quite successful in real estate, agriculture, or anything involving land.
John Carpenter achieves his professional goals and long-range ambitions through self-discipline, concentration, and climbing the mountain one step at a time. Unlike the lucky few for whom all doors seem to magically open, John has to formulate a realistic plan and follow it diligently in order to succeed. John Carpenter will have to pay his dues and endure a few setbacks. Patience is his ally.
His father or grandfather probably influenced Carpenter's choice of career, and will back him up - as long as John chooses to follow in their footsteps.
Gaining his professional objectives or advancing in his career often requires considerable sacrifice on John's part. Specifically, John Carpenter often feels that he must deny or at least compromise some very essential aspect of his in order to succeed professionally, protect his reputation, or what have you - and this is something Carpenter may or may not be willing to do. Pure, unrestrained self-expression may well be more important to him than "going places" in a worldly sense. This is not to say John Carpenter will not progress or succeed, only that he will do it on his own terms.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 12th house
Mars Conjunct Saturn/Asc.
Jupiter Trine Saturn
Saturn Sextile Uranus
MC Conjunct Uranus
Jupiter Opposition MC
Saturn Sextile MC
Sun Quincunx MC