drive and ambition
Once Luther Vandross sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Vandross pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Luther labors patiently and steadfastly until he achieves what he wants - or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. He is a reliable, consistent and productive worker, and he often shoulders more of the workload than his co-workers, usually without complaint. He often ends up with the nitty-gritty work. He prefers a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to his success because once he gets started in a certain direction, it is easy for Luther Vandross to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Luther Vandross has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Vandross gets going; but once he gets a momentum going, his energy level is strong and steady.
He is interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievements. Luther Vandross needs to have some tangible product or contribution to show for his efforts, and cannot be content with only intangible rewards (such as having a good time, learning, or spiritual enrichment). Material well-being and security is also a large factor in determining what he does. Luther's stamina and persistence are his greatest assets, but they can also work against him; he can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. Luther Vandross also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
He is likely to be known for his drive, energy, ambition and competitive spirit. He is likely to espouse a career based on his ability to take initiative, be a leader, or excel in physical strength and prowess. Luther Vandross most definitely wants to be a winner and will work hard to achieve it.
He enjoys risky, exciting activities and cannot tolerate too much routine, tedium or inactivity. Unless other factors in his chart suggest staying power and the ability to follow through, Luther Vandross may be the person who initiates a new venture but cannot happily participate in the ongoing, sustained effort it requires. "Independent" is Vandross' middle name! Luther Vandross needs to be a totally free agent, to run his own show. Luther likes to introduce new concepts to people, and then move on.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence and stature in his community can be his. Luther Vandross feels that his destiny involves leadership or distinguishing himself in some way. Luther possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for his talent. Luther Vandross should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit his opportunities.
Language, words, communication, networking, clarity of speech or writing, being a messenger or go-between - these are key features in his career, as well as how Luther Vandross goes about achieving his goals and ambitions. "Work smarter, not harder" is Vandross' motto.
Luther Vandross has a powerful drive for achievement and a penchant for athletics or some other very vigorous, challenging career. He is apt to push himself very hard, trying to outdo the competition. When possible, Vandross likes to work independently, blazing trails for others to follow. Impatience, recklessness, or an overly ego-centered approach to success could be his downfall. (Knowing Luther Vandross, however, he is likely to get right back on his feet!)
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 10th house
Mars Sextile Uranus
MC Conjunct Sun
MC Conjunct Mercury
MC Conjunct Mars