drive and ambition
Leonard Bernstein 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 Leonard Bernstein wants something, Bernstein 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, Bernstein is very forceful in a quiet and subtle way. Leonard Bernstein 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. Leonard is courageous and has a rather primitive, raw side as well.
Asserting himself and being direct and forceful about what he wants is often very difficult for Leonard. Though he may have a great deal of energy and drive, Leonard Bernstein lacks confidence or simply the desire to put himself and his interests first. On the positive side, Bernstein can be very unselfish, working more for the benefit of others than for himself.
However, Leonard Bernstein denies his own desires and needs too much, and he is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage his finest efforts.
He abounds with self-confidence and vitality and Leonard Bernstein believes he can do just about anything he wants to. Leonard has an enterprising spirit, a good sense of timing and the ability to sense what will succeed and what will not. Bernstein usually makes fortunate work or business decisions. He enjoys healthy competition and has a rather playful, good-humored attitude toward it. Leonard Bernstein mostly competes with himself to see how far he can go or how much he can accomplish. Leonard likes to keep stretching his limits.
His competitive drive and lofty ambitions (commented upon earlier) feed on either intense spiritual idealism or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what Leonard Bernstein 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.
Ordinary life often seems drab and uninteresting to Leonard and he must have something that stirs his imagination - a vision or ideal or dream to motivate him. Leonard Bernstein has a strong urge to act out his fantasies or to live his dream, and Leonard Bernstein will act where others merely talk or dream. Artistic creation, drama or other areas in which Bernstein can express himself imaginatively are excellent for him.
Work that only serves his own narrow personal interests does not satisfy Leonard Bernstein. He may lack the competitive edge, the fighting spirit, the "me first" attitude that is often required for material advancement and success. He also tends to either overestimate or underestimate his own power and abilities.
Leonard Bernstein has a strong sense of mission and instinctively knows that in order to achieve anything great, one must eliminate superfluous activities and give oneself wholly to the task at hand. His zeal, enthusiasm and clarity of purpose enable Leonard Bernstein to succeed and to achieve whatever he sets his mind to. Leonard Bernstein has a strong will, but is usually quiet and understated by nature.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence and stature in his community can be his. Leonard Bernstein feels that his destiny involves leadership or distinguishing himself in some way. Leonard possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for his talent. Leonard Bernstein should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit his opportunities.
His profession could involve physical strength and prowess, such as athletics, fire fighting, law enforcement or the military. Leonard Bernstein would never be happy in a quiet, sit-down job. Vigorous competition and strenuous work are undoubtedly key components of what Leonard Bernstein does as well as of how he achieves his long-range goals.
The road to success, professional advancement and fulfillment of his long-range goals is likely to be easier and smoother for Leonard Bernstein than for many. This is partly due to his getting a great deal of financial and/or emotional support. Someone early in his life probably really believed in Leonard and had high expectations for him. Leonard Bernstein contributes to his own success by setting high goals and enlisting the aid of friends and others to achieve these goals. A lack of selfishness or pettiness is a great boon to him. Whatever Leonard Bernstein does is likely to be expansive and eventually quite prosperous.
Leonard 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 subconscious forces or subliminal messages may well be a key factor in his career.
Whatever his choice of profession, Leonard Bernstein is apt to feel a sense of inner mission about it and may pursue it with great zeal and intensity.
Self-confident and very ambitious, Leonard Bernstein has unusual abilities for self-advancement. He is very career-oriented and inclined to focus all of his energies on his career. Leonard Bernstein likes to be in control of everything and is likely to achieve recognition.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Scorpio
Mars in 12th house
Mars Trine Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars Square Neptune
Mars Trine Pluto
MC Conjunct Sun
Mars Sextile MC
Jupiter Sextile MC
Pluto Sextile MC
MC Conjunct Mars/Pluto