drive and ambition
Once Jonathan Richman sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Richman pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Jonathan 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. He often ends up with the nitty-gritty work. 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, it is easy for Jonathan Richman to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Jonathan Richman has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Richman 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 achievements. Jonathan Richman 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. Jonathan's stamina and persistence are his greatest assets, but they can also work against him; he can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. Jonathan Richman also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
Richman is attracted to feisty, dynamic, strong-willed people, and he seems to need a lot of fireworks in his personal relationships. Jonathan Richman can be very combative, or get involved with people who are. Ideally Jonathan will join with people who are energetic and ambitious, but not too domineering or aggressive.
Jonathan Richman has the gift of endurance and perseverance, as well as the willingness to work hard to achieve his objectives. Once he decides he wants something or makes a commitment, Jonathan Richman will do it "even if it takes forever". Self-discipline comes naturally to Jonathan and he instinctively realizes that any creative achievement is "10% inspiration, 90% perspiration". Richman chooses practical, realistic goals and pursues them step-by-step in a well-planned, orderly fashion. Jonathan Richman likes to concentrate on one thing at a time and he does a thorough job. He enjoys working in solitude, and often feels he does his best work when he is alone.
Jonathan has an extraordinary drive for power and influence in the world, which can be used for good or ill, for his own personal aggrandizement or for achieving some wider aim.
Jonathan Richman could be a channel for healing, transforming, revivifying energies in society or in individuals. His work will involve stimulating deep, fundamental changes and bringing to light hidden, taboo, repressed, or secret information and knowledge.
Jonathan Richman really wants to leave his mark on the world in some way, to achieve stature and recognition for his contributions, and he is not willing to take a back seat - at least not for very long. In order to achieve his aims, though, Jonathan Richman will have to compromise and "give" more than he may be willing to. Thus, conflicts with others, particularly important men in his life, may arise. To accomplish his goals, Jonathan may have to put aside some of his self-centeredness, and learn from these men! However, Jonathan Richman may also be required at some point to make a break in order to stand on his own and fulfill his own destiny.
Jonathan has two different career paths which appeal to him, and which may at some point be blended. The first has to do with the arts, entertainment, film, or music industry. The other is an involvement in the ministry, social betterment, charity or volunteer work. Jonathan Richman has a high degree of sensitivity and this compassion is apt to be a key factor in his professional decisions and overall goals in life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 7th house
Mars Trine Saturn
MC Conjunct Pluto
Sun Square MC
Neptune Sextile MC