Mary Maxwell Gates
drive and ambition
She is a perfectionist and has high standards for her own work. Mary Maxwell Gates often feels that if she wants something done right she must do it herself, for others do not do as thorough a job as she does. Doing a task well is very important to her, and she may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. Mary Maxwell Gates strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and she becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Mary Maxwell Gates can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that she will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that her efforts will simply not be good enough. She is usually modest and realistic in assessing what she can accomplish and, if anything, Mary Maxwell Gates underestimates herself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Maxwell does apply herself diligently in a given area, she gradually gains self-confidence as she masters skills and develops expertise.
Mary Maxwell Gates conserves her energy and paces herself so that she does not waste or diffuse her efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit her opportunities. In short, Maxwell may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
She is a team player and works well in collaboration with others who share her goals, ideals, and intentions. Mary Maxwell Gates can coordinate group efforts and inspire people to work toward a shared goal.
Team sports are also a lot of fun for Mary, and she could be a leader, coach, or director of any group endeavor.
She is enterprising, ambitious and has a strong desire to succeed in a big way. Forever on the lookout for new opportunities and promising new ventures, Mary Maxwell Gates is willing to take risks if she senses a winner. No matter how much Mary accomplishes, she never seems to be completely satisfied. Mary Maxwell Gates always feels that she can do more, and sets her sights on another goal. Mary Maxwell Gates feels frustrated in limited circumstances, and she will abandon secure and reasonably successful situations if they do not offer challenges and future growth potential. Maxwell likes to keep stretching her limits, to see how far she can go. Sometimes Maxwell overextends herself or promises more than she can actually achieve, due to an overly optimistic or confident assessment of her own capacities. Mary Maxwell Gates relishes healthy competition and feels that it spurs her on to even greater achievements.
Although enterprising and proactive, Mary Maxwell Gates is also capable of ample much self-discipline, patience and effort. She may swing from confidence and trust in the future to pessimism and doubt, when it comes to achieving her aims in life.
Mary Maxwell Gates has the gift of endurance and perseverance, as well as the willingness to work hard to achieve her objectives. Once she decides she wants something or makes a commitment, Mary Maxwell Gates will do it "even if it takes forever". Self-discipline comes naturally to Mary and she instinctively realizes that any creative achievement is "10% inspiration, 90% perspiration". Maxwell chooses practical, realistic goals and pursues them step-by-step in a well-planned, orderly fashion. Mary Maxwell Gates likes to concentrate on one thing at a time and she does a thorough job. She enjoys working in solitude, and often feels she does her best work when she is alone.
Her competitive drive and lofty ambitions (commented upon earlier) feed on either intense spiritual idealism or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what Mary Maxwell Gates can actually accomplish. Her energy level is apt to fluctuate from being very high, as noted earlier, to rather low, as mentioned in the following paragraphs.
Mary Maxwell Gates has a very active and fertile imagination and Maxwell's ambitions are never strictly mundane, practical and concrete. Mary Maxwell Gates has a strong desire to act out her fantasies, dreams, visions and ideals. Artistic creation, drama, or other areas in which Maxwell can express herself imaginatively are ideally suited to her. Ordinary life seems drab and uninteresting to Maxwell, and she needs to have some lofty dream or something grander than her own narrow personal interests to live for. Sometimes Maxwell may be confused about exactly how and where to direct her energy and she often drifts along rather than making clear decisions about what she wants. Mary Maxwell Gates has a passive side and at times lacks the will power, physical energy, strength and fighting spirit to achieve her aims.
She is very sensitive to the inner qualities of sincerity, honesty, integrity and good will. Mary Maxwell Gates notices these qualities (or the lack thereof) more quickly than others and brings them up frequently. She is philosophical about life and very perceptive, but may have an exaggerated sense of her own wisdom and depth of understanding of religious, metaphysical, artistic, or intuitive subjects.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence, and stature in her community can be hers. Mary Maxwell Gates feels she has a destiny which involves leadership or distinguishing herself in some line of endeavor. Mary possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for her talent. Mary Maxwell Gates should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit her opportunities.
Her drives and ambitions in life may seem crazy or eccentric to the more conservative people Mary knows. There may well be no security or safety net (no retirement pension, no insurance benefits) in the work Mary Maxwell Gates does. She is suited for freelancing, or professions that involve lots of change, innovation, variety, irregular schedules, and the like. Mary Maxwell Gates should expect the unexpected and numerous ups and downs in the course of her life. She may change course often, and try many different things.
Mary has the ability to unite her own individuality with her community and considers other people's feelings as important as hers. Maxwell works with others in successful cooperation and harmony and is a very good partner or colleague.
Mary Maxwell Gates tends to be somewhat restless and may change her objectives in life frequently. Mary likes excitement and constantly searches for new stimulating activities as well as new relationships and associations with other people.
Mary Maxwell Gates strives to be at one with others, but somehow is not able to synchronize her feelings or viewpoints with them. Feeling disappointed, Mary may prefer a life in seclusion and away from other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 11th house
Mars Square Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Trine Saturn
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars Conjunct Neptune
Saturn Trine Neptune
MC Conjunct Sun
Uranus Square MC
MC Conjunct Mars/N. Node
MC Conjunct Uranus/Asc.
MC Conjunct Neptune/N. Node