drive and ambition
Once Melissa Gilbert sets her mind on a goal, her dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Gilbert pursues her ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Melissa labors patiently and steadfastly until she achieves what she wants - or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. She is a reliable, consistent and productive worker, and she often shoulders more of the workload than her co-workers, usually without complaint. She often ends up with the nitty-gritty work. She prefers a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to her success because once she gets started in a certain direction, it is easy for Melissa Gilbert to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Melissa Gilbert has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for her to overcome before Gilbert gets going; but once she gets a momentum going, her energy level is strong and steady.
She is interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievements. Melissa Gilbert needs to have some tangible product or contribution to show for her 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 she does. Melissa's stamina and persistence are her greatest assets, but they can also work against her; she can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. Melissa Gilbert also tends to play it safe, and to limit herself as a result.
She has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Melissa Gilbert is willing to dedicate a great deal of her energy and force to an important cause, and she will act decisively on her beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Gilbert gets so involved and identified with her ideas that she cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes her philosophically.
Melissa Gilbert has a positive, "can-do" attitude and she tackles life's challenges with relish. She is self-confident and has a strong will to succeed, to see how much she can do and how far she can go. No matter what Gilbert accomplishes, she does not rest on her laurels. Melissa wants to keep on going, to do even bigger things. She is proactive, enterprising and enthusiastic about new projects. She is not happy in situations that do not offer her challenges and the potential for future growth - no matter how secure or satisfactory they may seem in other respects. She enjoys competition, but Melissa Gilbert competes mostly with herself, to see how much of her vision and potential she can really achieve. She makes a good leader, inspiring courage and confidence in others. Melissa Gilbert usually enjoys good health and a high level of vitality.
Although enterprising and proactive, Melissa Gilbert 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.
Conscientious, responsible, and serious about her work, Melissa Gilbert accomplishes a great deal through her dedication. She is the person in the office or company who follows through, quietly sustains the effort, and keeps on going in spite of tedium, setbacks, or dry spells. This is often the key to Melissa's success. However, Melissa Gilbert is humble about her accomplishments and contributions, and may thus not receive the recognition or recompense that she deserves.
Melissa Gilbert tends to be on the defensive and fears rejection in love relationships. There could be a violent streak in Gilbert and she is inclined to be rather jealous. Because of her strong sense of duty Melissa may also sacrifice her own happiness for others.
Melissa has the patience and the stamina to realize her visions and bring them down to earth, a fine balance between hard work and realism, and a positive, hopeful spirit. Melissa Gilbert grows through following systems and plans, and taking one step at a time. Overnight success or instant enlightenment is not what Gilbert aims for. Her patient, well-balanced approach gives Melissa Gilbert credibility with many different types of people, and she is apt to gain an excellent reputation for being able to do big things without overreaching or becoming pretentious.
Language, words, communication, networking, clarity of speech or writing, being a messenger or go-between - these are key features in her career, as well as how Melissa Gilbert goes about achieving her goals and ambitions. "Work smarter, not harder" is Gilbert's motto.
Melissa Gilbert has a powerful drive for achievement, and a career in athletics, or some other very vigorous, challenging, active work that appeals to her. She is apt to push herself very hard, trying to outdo the competition. When possible, Gilbert likes to work independently, blazing trails for others to follow. Impatience, recklessness, or a too ego-centered approach to success could be her downfall. (Knowing Melissa Gilbert, however, she is apt to get right back up!)
Melissa has noble aspirations and grand plans for herself. Combining personal goals with humanitarian concerns, philanthropy, and an interest in social betterment, Melissa Gilbert is apt to be quite successful and influential in her community. She is suited to large, expansive enterprises and dealing with wealth.
Innovation, discovery, originality, experimentation, and opening up new channels of understanding are important aspects of her life's work. Gilbert's ambitions in life, as well as the way she achieves those goals, are unique or "alternative". Concerned with future trends and the new, Melissa Gilbert is apt to be ahead of her time in many respects.
Melissa Gilbert achieves her professional goals and long-range ambitions through self-discipline, concentration, and climbing the mountain one step at a time. Unlike the lucky few for whom all doors seem to magically open, Melissa has to formulate a realistic plan and follow it diligently in order to succeed. Melissa Gilbert will have to pay her dues and endure a few setbacks. Patience is her ally.
Her father or grandfather probably influenced Gilbert's choice of career, and will back her up - as long as Melissa chooses to follow in their footsteps.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 9th house
Mars Conjunct Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Sextile Saturn
Mars Conjunct Venus/Saturn
Jupiter Sextile Saturn
MC Conjunct Mercury
MC Conjunct Mars
MC Conjunct Jupiter
Uranus Trine MC
Saturn Sextile MC