drive and ambition
Karl Marx avoids direct confrontation as much as possible and is uncomfortable with aggressiveness, competition, and personal power. His ego drive is not very strong and Marx is not especially ambitious or eager to push his way to the top. He may feel inadequate in situations that call for strong, forceful action. The only instance in which Karl Marx will really fight is when he feels his loved ones, or something dear to him, is being harmed, for then he is a fierce defender. Karl Marx has a very strong protective side. He acts on impulse and instinct and may lash out at anyone he perceives as threatening to Karl's home or family. However, Karl Marx will rarely initiate a confrontation. His goals also tend to be very personal and centered on family closeness and inner satisfaction rather than worldly achievement.
He is sensitive to stress and does not handle a high-pressured, competitive atmosphere very well. Karl Marx is very touchy, irritable, and difficult to live with when there are many demands or tensions at work. His energy level is inconstant and is very much dependent upon the emotional harmony (or lack of it) in his home. A supportive partner is of great benefit to Marx in helping him to achieve his goals and desires.
Marx plays vigorously and enjoys competitive games and physical rough-and-tumble activities. Athletics and/or physical activities have great appeal for him. Karl Marx takes the initiative in sports and also in romantic relationships: he is ardent in pursuing anything he desires.
Karl Marx possesses the gifts of endurance and perseverance, the willingness to work hard and seriously to achieve his objectives. Once he decides he wants something or makes a commitment, Karl Marx will do it "even if it takes forever". Self-discipline is natural to Karl and he instinctively realizes that any creative achievement is "10% inspiration, 90% perspiration". Marx chooses practical, realistic goals and pursues them step-by-step in a well-planned, orderly way. Karl Marx likes to concentrate on one thing at a time and he does a thorough job. He enjoys working in solitude, and often feels his best work is done when he is alone.
Although he is patient and steady when pursuing an objective, when Karl Marx finally loses patience he loses it completely! In addition to having great tenacity and perseverance, Karl has a daring and rebellious side as well:
Fits of temper and impatience, and a sudden, erratic sort of recklessness can all work very much against Karl Marx, especially when he needs to be working cooperatively as part of a team or in a partnership. When he is upset or fired up about something, Karl often does things that are risky and outrageous. When out of balance, Marx tends to be accident prone.
He is rebellious and confident that he can do his own thing and still be accepted by the world around him. Because he is a freedom-lover, Karl Marx may find it difficult to relate to others and most of his relationships are likely to be very challenging.
Karl has the patience and the stamina to realize his visions and bring them down to earth, a fine balance between hard work and realism, and a positive, hopeful spirit. Karl Marx grows through following systems and plans, and taking one step at a time. Overnight success or instant enlightenment is not what Marx aims for. His patient, well-balanced approach gives Karl Marx credibility with many different types of people, and he is apt to gain an excellent reputation for being able to do big things without overreaching or becoming pretentious.
His aspirations in life are apt to be quite unusual, extraordinary, or ahead of their time. Karl Marx is a nonconformist, insistent on doing things his own way, and he will follow a zigzag course to the fulfillment of his ambitions.
Rebelling against authority seems to be one aspect of his life's plan. Karl Marx simply cannot force himself into a pre-cast mold of any kind.
Karl Marx perseveres through numerous obstacles, frustrations, delays, and setbacks in order to attain his ambitions in life. Sometimes it may feel as if he is pushing a boulder uphill. Karl Marx should try to avoid bitterness or comparing his lot to others', as these could weaken his resolve.
Gaining his professional objectives or advancing in his career often requires considerable sacrifice on Karl's part. Specifically, Karl Marx 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 Marx 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 Karl Marx will not progress or succeed, only that he will do it on his own terms.
Often Karl Marx feels like he is being pulled in two directions - what he needs to do to fulfill his long-range ambitions, and what he actually feels like doing. This may make it difficult for Karl to be constant and consistent in pursuing goals, career aims, etc.
Relationships with women, trying to satisfy family needs, or other emotional attachments sometimes also conflict. Often Karl Marx has to decide on one or another at a given time, rather than try to have both.
Karl has the ability to unite his own individuality with his community and considers other people's feelings as important as his. Marx works with others in successful cooperation and harmony and is a very good partner or colleague.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Cancer
Mars in 5th house
Mars Trine Saturn
Mars aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mars Quincunx Uranus
Mars Opposition Uranus/Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Saturn
MC Conjunct Uranus
Saturn Square MC
Sun Quincunx MC
Moon Quincunx MC
MC Opposition Mars/N. Node