drive and ambition
Buckingham is proud and ambitious and he strives to excel, stand out and be recognized for who and what he is. Lindsey Buckingham has a very dominant ego and likes to be Number One. Lindsey finds it difficult to take orders from others or to stay in the background, and he hates being wrong; Lindsey Buckingham always insists that he is right!
He is forceful, strong, energetic, determined and highly competitive. Lindsey Buckingham plays hard, plays to win and does not give up easily. In fact, he sees life as a competitive sport or performance. Lindsey loves admiration and applause, and he has a strong sense of personal honor and integrity. Lindsey Buckingham tends to be very self-confident, even arrogant. Because of his self-confidence, Lindsey is able to accomplish a great deal, but if his confidence is ever undermined, Lindsey Buckingham becomes self-conscious, defensive and rather belligerent.
Asserting himself and being direct and forceful about what he wants is very often difficult for Lindsey. Though he may have a great deal of energy and drive, Lindsey Buckingham lacks confidence or simply the desire to put himself and his interests first. Positively, Buckingham can be very unselfish, working more on behalf of others rather than for himself.
However, Lindsey Buckingham denies his own desires and needs too much, and he is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage his finest efforts.
Unlike some who have hopes and fantasies, Buckingham is a person who tries to live out these dreams, no matter how impractical or fantastic they seem. Lindsey Buckingham has a quixotic, idealistic streak. He may be more inspired to work for some higher cause than simply for his own personal achievement.
When Lindsey Buckingham wants something, he goes after it with passionate zeal and is sometimes so driven by his desire that he loses all objectivity. Lindsey gets so deeply involved in whatever he is pursuing that he becomes one-sided, even fanatical. Strong-willed and stubborn, Lindsey Buckingham insists on having his way no matter the cost. He is fascinated with power. Buckingham often tries to overpower anything or anyone he perceives as an obstacle, if not physically, then by the force of his will. Buckingham can be ruthless and impersonal when it comes to achieving his ambitions and goals in life. Lindsey Buckingham has enormous energy and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement. Buckingham can also become a compulsive workaholic.
His desires are very strong and at times Lindsey Buckingham could be quite forceful and impulsive in his sexual expression. Lindsey wants to be with those who are closest and most important to him and he has a great need to express his affection in his relationships.
Discipline, concentration, a realistic sense of what is attainable, and steady dedication to achieving his ambitions are the keys to Lindsey's progress. Lindsey Buckingham is apt to move slowly but constantly in the direction of his goals, and solid achievement is the outcome of this conservative approach.
Gaining his professional objectives or advancing in his career often requires considerable sacrifice on Lindsey's part. Specifically, Lindsey Buckingham 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 Buckingham 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 Lindsey Buckingham will not progress or succeed, only that he will do it on his own terms.
Lindsey Buckingham has a tendency to say things which unintentionally put off those in a position to advance his career and professional ambitions. Perhaps it is not what Lindsey says, but the manner in which he does so, or the timing. At times Lindsey Buckingham is apt to feels that he must stifle certain thoughts and opinions in order to succeed in reaching his goals. Mostly, though, Buckingham will need to be shrewd, tactical, and conscious of how his words will affect his listeners.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Leo
Mars in 12th house
Mars Sextile Neptune
Mars Conjunct Pluto
Mars Opposition Venus/MC
Saturn Trine MC
Sun Quincunx MC
Mercury Quincunx MC