drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Martin Balsam often feels that if he wants something done right he must do it himself, for others do not do as thorough a job as he does. Doing a task well is very important to him, and he may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. Martin Balsam strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Martin Balsam can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that he will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that his efforts will simply not be good enough. He is usually modest and realistic in assessing what he can accomplish and, if anything, Martin Balsam underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Balsam does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Martin Balsam conserves his energy and paces himself so that he does not waste or diffuse his efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit his opportunities. In short, Balsam may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
Balsam is attracted to feisty, dynamic, strong-willed people, and he seems to need a healthy dose of fireworks in his personal relationships. Martin Balsam can be very combative, or get involved with people who are. Ideally Martin will join forces with people who are energetic and ambitious, but not too domineering or aggressive.
He is very serious about attaining his goals and feels that keeping his nose to the grindstone is the only way to do it. It is by working hard, keeping up his efforts and focusing on a single objective that Martin Balsam achieves his aims in life. Martin exercises great self-control, even self-denial, in order to accomplish what he desires. He meets obstacles stoically and struggles patiently through difficult circumstances. Martin Balsam feels that he must rely on himself alone and that he must shoulder all of the responsibility. He can be a harsh disciplinarian, expecting far too much of himself and others. Martin often holds himself back, doubting his own power and ability. He may feel that he meets great resistance whenever he tries to assert himself or take initiative, which is very frustrating to Balsam. However, Martin Balsam has the power to endure and a dogged determination to overcome all obstacles.
He makes no effort to hide his feelings and therefore gives others the impression of being moody. Home and family oriented, Martin Balsam has strong relationships with his relatives. Martin wants to be in first place and is not afraid to let his voice be heard.
He is inclined to be a tyrant and wants other people to submit to his wishes. In Martin's drive to gain power, he could be ruthless and brutal at times. On the other hand, Martin Balsam may have to struggle to resist being placed in someone else's hand and power.
He is capable of overcoming tremendous odds, and of enormous self-discipline and focus. When Martin Balsam sets his sights on achieving something or is presented with a thorny challenge, it is his capacity for streamlining, making do with very little and sailing through tough times that enables Martin Balsam to ultimately triumph.
Balsam is intensely competitive and may engage in furious battles of will, numerous conflicts, and possible public controversy on the road toward meeting his objectives. Martin Balsam may be drawn to activities that are dangerous - in the line of fire, so to speak. He puts himself on the line. Anger or recklessness could be his downfall.
Balsam may enjoy a magically easy road to success and public recognition. Doors open for Martin Balsam and opportunities abound. He may have more offers than he can follow up on. This is mostly due to his positive and generous attitude. Martin's ambitions in life may have a spiritual component - based on a concern for social betterment or humanitarian ideals.
Martin Balsam has a spiritual gift or vocation that colors his personal ambitions and drive for achievement. Helping people or serving the Whole is part of his role in life. Music, the arts, entertainment, and/or imagery, visualization or imagination may all be aspects of Martin's endeavor in the world.
Martin Balsam has a very harmonious personality and is likely to be loved by everyone. He seems to radiate love and understanding. Martin has a sense of beauty, appreciates art and likes beautiful surroundings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 7th house
Mars Conjunct Saturn
Mars Opposition Moon/Asc.
Mars Conjunct Pluto/N. Node
Saturn Sextile Pluto
Mars Square MC
Jupiter Trine MC
Neptune Trine MC
MC Conjunct Venus/Asc.