drive and ambition
Rama IV is proud and ambitious and he strives to excel, stand out and be recognized for who and what he is. King Mongkut has a very dominant ego and likes to be Number One. Mongkut finds it difficult to take orders from others or to stay in the background, and he hates being wrong; King Mongkut always insists that he is right!
He is forceful, strong, energetic, determined and highly competitive. King Mongkut plays hard, plays to win and does not give up easily. In fact, he sees life as a competitive sport or performance. Mongkut loves admiration and applause, and he has a strong sense of personal honor and integrity. King Mongkut tends to be very self-confident, even arrogant. Because of his self-confidence, Mongkut is able to accomplish a great deal, but if his confidence is ever undermined, King Mongkut becomes self-conscious, defensive and rather belligerent.
He is a team player and works well in collaboration with others who share his goals, ideals, and intentions. King Mongkut can coordinate group efforts and inspire people to work toward a shared goal.
Team sports are also a lot of fun for Mongkut, and he could be a leader, coach, or director of any group endeavor.
He is optimistic, generous and enterprising, and has an enthusiastic outlook. King Mongkut has a strong desire to make something of him and is likely to be successful. Almost any initiative that Rama IV takes will probably work out as he wants it to.
King Mongkut 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 Rama IV has. He tends to gain his objectives through his personal charm and appeal. King Mongkut also possesses a fine aesthetic sense which could be a prominent factor in his career.
Discipline, concentration, a realistic sense of what is attainable, and steady dedication to achieving his ambitions are the keys to Mongkut's progress. King Mongkut is apt to move slowly but constantly in the direction of his goals, and solid achievement is the outcome of this conservative approach.
Innovation, discovery, originality, experimentation, and opening up new channels of understanding are important aspects of his life's work. Rama IV's ambitions in life, as well as the way he achieves those goals, are unique or "alternative". Concerned with future trends and the new, King Mongkut is apt to be ahead of his time in many respects.
Mongkut wants very much to be in a position to be able to positively influence and help many people. However, he may believe that he has to sacrifice his idealism or convictions in order to attain his ambitions. At times his desire for prominence, popularity, or stature may make King Mongkut do things that put him in a dubious situation with his superiors.
King Mongkut has a natural ability to integrate with groups and could very well form his own associations or groups. There is likely to be a special soul-link between Mongkut and the friends he chooses. King Mongkut also has a tendency to fight other people's battles.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Leo
Mars in 11th house
Mars Opposition Moon/Jupiter
Venus Square MC
Saturn Trine MC
Uranus Trine MC
Jupiter Quincunx MC
MC Opposition Sun/N. Node