drive and ambition
Casablancas is aspiring, enterprising and forever following a bright and distant star, planning some new venture or investigating new potential. He is definitely "upwardly mobile" in either a material or spiritual sense. John Casablancas aims high and is not content with a mere quiet, secure existence. John likes to stretch his limits, see how far he can go and take risks. He is a positive thinker, expects success for himself, and is philosophical about failures. Casablancas is flexible and he bounces back from disappointments rather quickly, usually with another hopeful new idea he wants to try. His enthusiasm and confidence are contagious and enable John Casablancas to enlist the aid and support he needs for his projects. However, John Casablancas 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 on at once. Although it is very difficult for him, there are times when John Casablancas simply must cultivate commitment, perseverance and persistence in order to make his dreams and goals reality. Too often John Casablancas falls short of what he could attain because he is unwilling to persist through the difficult or less exciting times.
John Casablancas also enjoys competition and usually does not take it too seriously. Sports and entrepreneurial endeavors are good ways to channel John's energy.
Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, John Casablancas enjoys arguing, debating, and contesting other people's opinions. He is quite forthright and sometimes tactless. Casablancas can be very convincing about his point of view, but he is prone to a "hard-sell" approach that sometimes backfires. Challenging mental work is an apt venue for John's aggressive intellect.
John Casablancas struggles with feelings of discouragement, self-doubt, and the sense that life is a constant uphill battle. He is also prone to suppressing his feelings - especially aggressive or angry ones. This could lead to chronic resentment and bitterness, which actually undermines Casablancas' goal far more than openly expressing his anger would.
On the positive side, John Casablancas is capable of immense patience, endurance and tireless effort in order to attain his goals and desires. John Casablancas seems to have to work very hard, and without much outside help. However, if he can avoid a negative attitude and keep "plugging along", Casablancas will achieve something substantial. Moreover, he is much more effective when working for someone else.
Although he is patient and steady when pursuing an objective, when John Casablancas finally loses patience he loses it completely! In addition to having great tenacity and perseverance, John has a daring and rebellious side as well:
John Casablancas seeks out risky and even dangerous activities, primarily for the excitement they provide. Impulsive, daring, impatient and unconventional, John Casablancas cannot sit still for very long and he has no capacity for "doing things as they have always been done". He is a defiant and independent person who can go it alone if need be. Casablancas can be extremely bossy and pushy and is prone to sudden, erratic outbursts, especially when he has to wait for what he wants. Courage and a taste for the unorthodox or outrageous are Casablancas' strengths.
While John Casablancas is often charged with energy and inspired about what he wants to do (as mentioned earlier), there is a dreamy, visionary, or passive side to him as well. His energy level may fluctuate from being superabundant to rather lax.
Unlike some who have hopes and fantasies, Casablancas is a person who tries to live out these dreams, no matter how impractical or fantastic they may seem. John Casablancas has a quixotic, idealistic streak. He may be more inspired to work for a higher cause than simply for his own personal achievement.
John Casablancas has a strong sense of mission and instinctively knows that in order to achieve anything great, one must eliminate superfluous activities and give oneself wholly to the task at hand. His zeal, enthusiasm and clarity of purpose enable John Casablancas to succeed and to achieve whatever he sets his mind to. John Casablancas has a strong will, but is usually quiet and understated by nature.
He may be able to sustain a great deal of tension over a long period of time, but then John Casablancas suddenly releases it by taking unexpected and very radical actions. Casablancas is not above challenging others for a decisive fight!
He is capable of overcoming tremendous odds, and of enormous self-discipline and focus. When John Casablancas sets his sights on achieving something or is presented with a thorny challenge, it is his capacity for streamlining, making do with very little and sailing through tough times that enables John Casablancas to ultimately triumph.
John Casablancas has a tendency to say things that may unintentionally put off those in a position to advance his career and professional ambitions. Perhaps it is not what John says, but the manner in which he says it or the timing. At times John Casablancas is apt to feel that he must stifle certain thoughts and opinions in order to succeed in reaching his goals. Mostly, however, Casablancas will need to be shrewd, tactical and conscious of how his words will affect his listeners.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Sagittarius
Mars in 3rd house
Mars Opposition Saturn
Mars aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mars Opposition Uranus
Mars aspects Uranus and Neptune
Mars Sextile Neptune
Mars Trine Pluto
Mars Opposition Saturn/Uranus
Saturn Sextile Pluto
Mercury Quincunx MC