drive and ambition
Léo Baekeland is extremely strong-willed and he pursues his goals and desires with passionate dedication and determination. He is capable of total concentration and tremendous discipline, and he is very difficult to influence or sway once his mind is made up. When Léo Baekeland wants something, Baekeland can be very one-sided and almost obsessed with it. He is very instinctive and does not always consciously know why he feels as strongly and deeply as he does.
He also tends to be secretive and unwilling to reveal his aims and intentions, and the intensity of his will and desire may not initially be apparent to others. However, Baekeland is very forceful in a quiet and subtle way. Léo Baekeland often manipulates or forces his will upon other people, without being overtly aggressive. He is not interested in confrontation but he is a formidable foe if he encounters opposition or aggression. Léo is courageous and has a rather primitive, raw side as well.
He has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Léo Baekeland is willing to dedicate a great deal of his energy and force to an important cause, and he will act decisively on his beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Baekeland gets so involved and identified with his ideas that he cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes him philosophically.
Léo Baekeland has a positive, "can-do" attitude and he tackles life's challenges with relish. He is self-confident and has a strong will to succeed, to see how much he can do and how far he can go. No matter what Baekeland accomplishes, he does not rest on his laurels. Léo wants to keep on going, to do even bigger things. He is proactive, enterprising and enthusiastic about new projects. He is not happy in situations that do not offer him challenges and the potential for future growth - no matter how secure or satisfactory they may seem in other respects. He enjoys competition, but Léo Baekeland competes mostly with himself, to see how much of his vision and potential he can really achieve. He makes a good leader, inspiring courage and confidence in others. Léo Baekeland usually enjoys good health and a high level of vitality.
He is highly ambitious and will drive himself (and others) mercilessly when he wants to achieve something. Competition can become deadly serious and rather ugly where Baekeland is concerned, as if his very life depended on winning or conquering. His relationships with men may be especially fraught with conflict and power struggles. He is capable of tremendous effort but Léo Baekeland must beware of burnout.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence, and stature in his community can be his. Léo Baekeland feels he has a destiny which involves leadership or distinguishing himself in some line of endeavor. Léo possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for his talent. Léo Baekeland should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit his opportunities.
Baekeland's profession may be unusual, very innovative and progressive, or outside the "mainstream", providing alternative services or products. A certain uneven, erratic quality characterizes Léo's career and rise in the professional arena. Sudden changes of fortune, unexpected upsets, and twists of fate are likely.
Léo Baekeland 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 Léo and the friends he chooses. Léo Baekeland also has a tendency to fight other people's battles.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Scorpio
Mars in 9th house
Mars Conjunct Jupiter
Mars Opposition Pluto
MC Conjunct Sun
Uranus Quincunx MC
MC Conjunct Sun/N. Node