drive and ambition
He is a "busy bee" - energetic, restless, and forever on the go. His active mind is always buzzing with ideas and John sometimes finds it difficult to relax, slow down or take the time to reflect and regroup. John McEnroe tends to live on nervous energy. He can accomplish a great deal in short bursts, but projects that require long-term commitment, stamina and steady, persistent effort are not easy for McEnroe. John McEnroe often scatters his energies into so many directions and activities at once that he cannot finish or follow through on all of them. He needs variety, change and intellectual challenges.
John McEnroe has a sharp and eager mind, and he enjoys games and competitions with an intellectual challenge. John likes to match wits with others.
McEnroe often achieves his desires through his verbal skill and his ability to speak out clearly and convincingly for what he wants. His drive and energy are more intellectual than physical. John McEnroe uses his wit, intelligence, communication skills, social sophistication and awareness to achieve his goals.
John McEnroe meets numerous challenges and possibly defeats in pursuit of his goals and desires, and his setbacks often occur because John has been too rash or intent on working his own will regardless of the impact on others. John McEnroe is intense and passionate, and simply does not know when to stop sometimes! Recklessness with others can be a problem for McEnroe.
John McEnroe has an adventurous, entrepreneurial spirit and the instincts to achieve major success. Competition and rivalry spur John McEnroe on to do his best and push past his limits. He enjoys taking initiative and has positive expectations that generate positive results. At times, however, John McEnroe is overconfident, cocky and vainglorious. Sports and business are both suitable arenas for McEnroe.
Although enterprising and proactive, John McEnroe is also capable of ample 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.
McEnroe frequently meets a tremendous amount of resistance whenever he wants to assert himself in a decisive way, or do something just for himself. This resistance comes from within (in the form of self-doubt, fear, or a heavy sense of responsibility to others), as well as from practical and circumstantial limitations. Especially when initiating a project or acting independently, John McEnroe may tell himself that he is not really prepared, or that he is not good enough (yet), and he puts a lot of pressure on himself. Despite the obstacles, setbacks, or lack of support he encounters, John McEnroe can accomplish a lot in a patient, steady fashion. However, he is apt to aim too low, and not realize how much he is truly capable of.
John McEnroe should try to recognize that he does not have to justify his existence or prove his worth by his accomplishments.
John McEnroe has a powerful will and when he wants something, he pursues it passionately and relentlessly until he achieves it. He may be so driven by his desire that he loses all objectivity. John McEnroe often becomes compulsive, even obsessed, with doing or achieving something, no matter what the costs or how hard he must work for it. His forcefulness may be veiled or subtle, for often McEnroe does not reveal his real aims and intentions to others until they cross him. Intense power struggles and relationships with a strong dominance/submissiveness theme are likely to erupt. John McEnroe has enormous energy reserves, and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement if he uses his energies for constructive purposes.
John McEnroe seems to be driven to succeed and he works indefatigably toward the realization of his goals. John has the ability and strength to master the greatest tasks, but tends to over-tax his nerves and physical strength to the point of a break down.
John McEnroe has a strong tendency to flirt and he seeks excitement and stimulation through his love relationships. John has the ability to make himself interesting to people he meets and some of his relationships may have an unusual quality or may begin under unusual conditions.
McEnroe dedicates himself wholeheartedly to a cause, makes a great deal of sacrifices and does away with superfluous activities and interests. Others find his approach too severe and are unwilling to go along with John McEnroe under the difficult circumstances that he is willing to tolerate. His determination and capacity for self-denial often help McEnroe get through the rough spots and achieve the goal he is aiming for.
McEnroe is able to do his work and take responsibility for overcoming his own problems and challenges in life, while at the same time being open to spiritual comfort, aid and guidance. A good balance between being well-grounded and being receptive to spirit or the inner world is working in John's favor. Enjoying simplicity and cultivating peace enable John McEnroe to evolve and to work through his challenges.
In many ways John's rise in the world is an easy one, aided by his personal charm and attractiveness, his ability to please people, and his excellent social instincts. Artistic ambitions are also an aspect of this.
Gaining his professional objectives or advancing in his career often requires considerable sacrifice on John's part. Specifically, John McEnroe 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 McEnroe 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 McEnroe will not progress or succeed, only that he will do it on his own terms.
He is very generous and his style of life is likely to be grandiose. A very gracious host, John McEnroe displays a warm heart and gladness when he meets other people. John has the ability to radiate his inner happiness and show his affection for others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Gemini
Mars in 8th house
Mars Opposition Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Quincunx Saturn
Mars Square Pluto
Mars Opposition Mercury/Pluto
Mars Conjunct Venus/Uranus
Saturn Trine Pluto
Saturn Sextile Neptune
Venus Trine MC
Sun Quincunx MC
MC Opposition Venus/Jupiter