drive and ambition
Once John Coltrane sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment to it are extraordinary. Coltrane pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, John labors patiently and steadfastly until he achieves what he wants - or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. He is a reliable, consistent, and productive worker, and he often shoulders more of the workload than his co-workers, usually without complaint. The nitty-gritty work often falls to him. He prefers a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to his success because once he gets started in a certain direction, is easy for John Coltrane to follow it through to its completion. Getting started is more difficult. John Coltrane has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Coltrane gets going; but once he gets a momentum going, his energy level is strong and steady.
He is interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievement. John Coltrane needs to have some tangible product or contribution to show for his efforts, and cannot be content with only intangible rewards (such as having a good time, learning, or spiritual enrichment). Material well-being and security is also a large factor in determining what he does. His stamina and persistence is John's great strength but it can also work against him; he can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. John Coltrane also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself in that way.
Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, John Coltrane enjoys arguing, debating, and contesting other people's opinions. He is quite forthright and sometimes tactless. Coltrane can be very convincing about his point of view, but he is prone to a "hard-sell" approach which sometimes backfires. Challenging mental work is a good avenue for John's aggressive intellect.
He is enterprising, ambitious, and has a strong desire to succeed in a big way. Ever on the lookout for new opportunities and promising new ventures, John Coltrane is willing to take risks if he senses that something is going to be a winner. No matter how much John accomplishes, he never seems to be completely satisfied. He always feels he can do more, and sets his sights on another goal. John Coltrane feels frustrated in limited circumstances, and he will leave secure and reasonably successful situations if they do not offer challenges and potential for growth and expansion in the future. John likes to keep stretching his limits, to see how far he can go. Sometimes Coltrane overextends himself or promises more than he can actually achieve, due to an overly optimistic or overly confident assessment of his own capacities. John Coltrane relishes healthy competition and he feels that it spurs him on to even greater achievements.
Although enterprising and forward-looking, John Coltrane is also capable of much self-discipline, patience, and effort. He may swing from confidence and trust in the future to pessimism and doubt, when it comes to achieving his aims in life.
John Coltrane struggles with feelings of discouragement, self-doubt, and the sense that life is an uphill battle all the time. He is also prone to squelch himself, especially any aggressive or angry feelings. This can lead to chronic resentment and bitterness which actually undermines his goal far more than openly expressing his anger would.
Positively, John Coltrane is capable of immense patience, endurance, and quiet steady efforts to attain his goals and desires. John Coltrane seems to have to work very hard, and without much outside help. But if he can avoid a negative attitude about this, and "keep on keeping on", Coltrane will achieve something substantial. He is much more effective working for someone else also.
When John Coltrane wants something, he can be amazingly persistent and unrelenting, even a bit obsessed, although quiet about it. In fact John may hide his deep purposes and intentions even from friends. Whenever he does a thing, it is done wholeheartedly and thoroughly - and if John Coltrane does not want to do something that others wish him to do, somehow he will find a way out of it. Coltrane is strong, though subtle.
Exercising self-control could be quite difficult for John Coltrane and he may often become involved in quarrels. Some of these disputes could end in violent behavior, if he is not careful. Being with others seems to put John in a constant state of excitement.
John Coltrane tends to want to take the easy road to success, and unless other factors in his chart suggest a capacity for effort or a lot of energy, laziness could interfere with achieving whatever ambitions Coltrane has. He tends to gain his objectives through his personal charm and appeal. John Coltrane also possesses a fine aesthetic sense which could be a prominent factor in his career.
Coltrane may well have an unusual destiny or pivotal role to play in a drama that involves much more than his own personal ambitions and professional aims. This could involve uncovering secrets, bringing deception, cruelty, or injustice to light, or making fundamental changes in some field. John's work may also include dealing with life and death situations, crises, and emergencies. Somewhere along the way, fate may force Coltrane's hand - and it may require some self-sacrifice on his part. On the other hand, his real work may be rather subtle - a quiet transformation of a particular area or field. John Coltrane is meant to do in-depth work.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 3rd house
Mars Square Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Opposition Saturn
Mars Sextile Pluto
Mars Conjunct Uranus/N. Node
Venus Square MC
Pluto Quincunx MC