drive and ambition
She is a perfectionist and has high standards for her own work. Kalpana Chawla often feels that if she wants something done right she must do it herself, for others do not do as thorough a job as she does. Doing a task well is very important to her, and she may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. Kalpana Chawla strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and she becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Kalpana Chawla can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that she will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that her efforts will simply not be good enough. She is usually modest and realistic in assessing what she can accomplish and, if anything, Kalpana Chawla underestimates herself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Chawla does apply herself diligently in a given area, she gradually gains self-confidence as she masters skills and develops expertise.
Kalpana Chawla conserves her energy and paces herself so that she does not waste or diffuse her efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit her opportunities. In short, Chawla may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
She is a team player and works well in collaboration with others who share her goals, ideals, and intentions. Kalpana Chawla can coordinate group efforts and inspire people to work toward a shared goal.
Team sports are also a lot of fun for Kalpana, and she could be a leader, coach, or director of any group endeavor.
When Kalpana Chawla wants something, she goes after it with passionate zeal and is sometimes so driven by her desire that she loses all objectivity. Kalpana gets so deeply involved in whatever she is pursuing that she becomes one-sided, even fanatical. Strong-willed and stubborn, Kalpana Chawla insists on having her way no matter the cost. She is fascinated with power. Chawla often tries to overpower anything or anyone she perceives as an obstacle, if not physically, then by the force of her will. Chawla can be ruthless and impersonal when it comes to achieving her ambitions and goals in life. Kalpana Chawla has enormous energy and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement. Chawla can also become a compulsive workaholic.
She is inclined to be a tyrant and wants other people to submit to her wishes. In Kalpana's drive to gain power, she could be ruthless and brutal at times. On the other hand, Kalpana Chawla may have to struggle to resist being placed in someone else's hand and power.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence, and stature in her community can be hers. Kalpana Chawla feels she has a destiny which involves leadership or distinguishing herself in some line of endeavor. Kalpana possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for her talent. Kalpana Chawla should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit her opportunities.
Language, words, communication, networking, clarity of speech or writing, being a messenger or go-between - these are key features in her career, as well as how Kalpana Chawla goes about achieving her goals and ambitions. "Work smarter, not harder" is Chawla's motto.
Her profession could involve physical strength and prowess, such as athletics, fire fighting, law enforcement, or the military. Kalpana Chawla would never be happy in a quiet, sit-down job. Vigorous competition and strenuous work are undoubtedly key components of both what Kalpana Chawla does and how she achieves her long-range goals.
Kalpana has an aptitude for detective or research work, or any field that involves digging beneath the surface for the hidden elements. An interest in psychology, hypnosis, and utilizing subconscious forces or subliminal messages may well be a key factor in her career.
Whatever her choice of profession, Kalpana Chawla is apt to feel a sense of inner mission about it and may pursue it with great zeal and intensity.
Kalpana wants very much to be in a position to be able to positively influence and help many people. However, she may believe that she has to sacrifice her idealism or convictions in order to attain her ambitions. At times her desire for prominence, popularity, or stature may make Kalpana Chawla do things that put her in a dubious situation with her superiors.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 11th house
Mars Conjunct Pluto
Mars Conjunct Pluto/N. Node
MC Conjunct Sun
MC Conjunct Mercury
Mars Sextile MC
Pluto Sextile MC
Jupiter Quincunx MC