drive and ambition
He is serious about his ambitions, as well as disciplined, dedicated, and tenacious in pursuing his objectives. His drive and energy are directed toward practical material accomplishments and concrete results. Leo Tolstoy also strives to be in a position of authority and social influence; he enjoys being in command.
Leo Tolstoy is hard-working and capable of foregoing immediate comfort in order to achieve his long-range goals. Tolstoy can easily become a workaholic and is very responsible and conscientious about doing a thorough job.
Realistic and pragmatic, he is an excellent strategist. Leo Tolstoy achieves success by formulating a conservative and workable plan and seeing it through. He is not a gambler when it comes to attaining his goals; Tolstoy depends on his own efforts and perseverance rather than good fortune. Leo Tolstoy has a natural shrewdness and instinct for business or organizational management.
Tolstoy is attracted to feisty, dynamic, strong-willed people, and he seems to need a healthy dose of fireworks in his personal relationships. Leo Tolstoy can be very combative, or get involved with people who are. Ideally Leo will join forces with people who are energetic and ambitious, but not too domineering or aggressive.
Leo Tolstoy has a rather cocky, confident, we-can-do-it attitude that people in his environment pick up on quite readily. Inspiring, motivating, and encouraging others to go out and do their very best is one of Leo's innate gifts. Leo Tolstoy has faith in the power of action and boldness, and enjoys initiating new programs and projects.
His competitive drive and lofty ambitions (commented upon earlier) feed on either intense spiritual idealism or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what Leo Tolstoy can actually accomplish. His energy level is apt to fluctuate from being very high, as noted earlier, to rather low, as mentioned in the following paragraphs.
Leo Tolstoy has a very active and fertile imagination and Tolstoy's ambitions are never strictly mundane, practical and concrete. Leo Tolstoy has a strong desire to act out his fantasies, dreams, visions and ideals. Artistic creation, drama, or other areas in which Tolstoy can express himself imaginatively are ideally suited to him. Ordinary life seems drab and uninteresting to Tolstoy, and he needs to have some lofty dream or something grander than his own narrow personal interests to live for. Sometimes Tolstoy may be confused about exactly how and where to direct his energy and he often drifts along rather than making clear decisions about what he wants. Leo Tolstoy has a passive side and at times lacks the will power, physical energy, strength and fighting spirit to achieve his aims.
Leo Tolstoy has a powerful will and when he wants something, he pursues it passionately and relentlessly until he achieves it. He may be so driven by his desire that he loses all objectivity. Leo Tolstoy often becomes compulsive, even obsessed, with doing or achieving something, no matter what the costs or how hard he must work for it. His forcefulness may be veiled or subtle, for often Tolstoy does not reveal his real aims and intentions to others until they cross him. Intense power struggles and relationships with a strong dominance/submissiveness theme are likely to erupt. Leo Tolstoy has enormous energy reserves, and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement if he uses his energies for constructive purposes.
He is inclined to be a tyrant and wants other people to submit to his wishes. In Leo's drive to gain power, he could be ruthless and brutal at times. On the other hand, Leo Tolstoy may have to struggle to resist being placed in someone else's hand and power.
Achieving his ambitions and long-range goals will require much stamina and self-reliance as well as a clearly defined strategy. Numerous setbacks, obstructions or delays can also be expected. A father figure, mentor or authority in Tolstoy's life may withdraw support at a crucial time. However, this will not stop Leo Tolstoy and may ultimately be a blessing in disguise.
His heart is filled with love and Leo Tolstoy feels emotionally fulfilled. Professionally, he may choose a career that enables him to portray a parental figure. Leo likes to be the center of attraction and wants to be somebody. He likes people and gets along well with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Capricorn
Mars in 7th house
Mars Sextile Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars Conjunct Neptune
Mars Square Pluto
Mars Conjunct Pluto/N. Node
Saturn Quincunx MC
MC Opposition Moon/Venus