Mercedes de Acosta
drive and ambition
Once Mercedes de Acosta sets her mind on a goal, her dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. de Acosta pursues her ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Mercedes 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 Mercedes de Acosta to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Mercedes de Acosta has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for her to overcome before de Acosta 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. Mercedes de Acosta 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. Mercedes' 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. Mercedes de Acosta also tends to play it safe, and to limit herself as a result.
She is a team player and collaborates well with others who share her goals, ideals and intentions. Mercedes de Acosta can coordinate group efforts and inspire people to work toward a common goal.
Team sports are also a lot of fun for Mercedes, and she could be a leader, coach or director of any group endeavor.
de Acosta frequently meets a tremendous amount of resistance whenever she wants to assert herself in a decisive way or do something just for herself. This resistance stems from within (in the form of self-doubt, fear, or a heavy sense of responsibility toward others), as well as from practical and circumstantial limitations. Especially when initiating a project or acting independently, Mercedes de Acosta may tell herself that she is not really prepared, or that she is not good enough (yet), and she puts a lot of pressure on herself. Despite the obstacles, setbacks or lack of support she encounters, Mercedes de Acosta can accomplish a great deal with patience and perseverance. However, she is apt to aim too low and not realize how much she is truly capable of.
Mercedes de Acosta should try to recognize that she does not have to justify her existence or prove her worth through her accomplishments.
Although she is patient and steady when pursuing an objective, when Mercedes de Acosta finally loses patience she loses it completely! In addition to having great tenacity and perseverance, Mercedes has a daring and rebellious side as well:
Mercedes de Acosta seeks out risky and even dangerous activities, primarily for the excitement they provide. Impulsive, daring, impatient and unconventional, Mercedes de Acosta cannot sit still for very long and she has no capacity for "doing things as they have always been done". She is a defiant and independent person who can go it alone if need be. de Acosta can be extremely bossy and pushy and is prone to sudden, erratic outbursts, especially when she has to wait for what she wants. Courage and a taste for the unorthodox or outrageous are de Acosta's strengths.
Her communication is likely to be clear and concise and Mercedes de Acosta expresses herself in a way that is easily understood. de Acosta stands up for her rights and tells people how she feels about things, but may find it difficult to compromise.
She is very sensitive to the inner qualities of sincerity, honesty, integrity and good will. Mercedes de Acosta 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.
de Acosta dedicates herself wholeheartedly to a cause, makes a great deal of sacrifices and does away with superfluous activities and interests. Others find her approach too severe and are unwilling to go along with Mercedes de Acosta under the difficult circumstances that she is willing to tolerate. Her determination and capacity for self-denial often help de Acosta get through the rough spots and achieve the goal she is aiming for.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence and stature in her community can be hers. Mercedes de Acosta feels that her destiny involves leadership or distinguishing herself in some way. Mercedes possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for her talent. Mercedes de Acosta should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit her opportunities.
Indecision and confusion over her ambitions or direction in life may hold Mercedes back from achieving anything solid, especially in her early life. She is very much a dreamer and her interests and inclinations may not translate very readily into concrete goals. Personal glory or accomplishment can never be de Acosta's sole motivation or drive in life. Ministering to others in some way may be her calling, however. Alternatively, Mercedes de Acosta could use her dreamy, imaginative energies in creative ways - in the arts, music or entertainment.
In some ways Mercedes de Acosta may feel that she has little choice about her role in society. She is compelled either by unusual external circumstances or by an inner drive, to bring potentially dark, difficult, or taboo issues into public awareness. Mercedes delves into the hidden side of life - things which may have been purposefully concealed or repressed - and sheds light on them. Mercedes de Acosta could come into direct conflict with the authorities or powers-that-be as a result. She is apt to have extraordinary ambitions, and could also become overly zealous and fanatical.
Innovation, discovery, originality, experimentation and new channels of understanding are important aspects of her life's work. de Acosta's ambitions in life, as well as the way she achieves those goals, are unique or "alternative". Concerned with future trends and innovation, Mercedes de Acosta is likely to be ahead of her time in many respects.
Her profession could involve physical strength and prowess, such as athletics, fire fighting, law enforcement or the military. Mercedes de Acosta would never be happy in a quiet, sit-down job. Vigorous competition and strenuous work are undoubtedly key components of what Mercedes de Acosta does as well as of how she achieves her long-range goals.
Achieving her ambitions and long-range goals will require much stamina and self-reliance as well as a clearly defined strategy. Numerous setbacks, obstructions or delays can also be expected. A father figure, mentor or authority in de Acosta's life may withdraw support at a crucial time. However, this will not stop Mercedes de Acosta and may ultimately be a blessing in disguise.
Mercedes de Acosta has a sense of beauty and a good understanding of art. She enjoys beautiful things and has the ability to put her feelings into words. There is a light-hearted way about Mercedes de Acosta, and she has a tendency to emulate the momentary ideals of beauty.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 11th house
Mars Quincunx Saturn
Mars aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mars Opposition Uranus
Mars Conjunct Mercury/Asc.
Saturn Trine Neptune
Saturn Trine Pluto
MC Conjunct Sun
Neptune Square MC
Pluto Square MC
Uranus Trine MC
Mars Sextile MC
Saturn Quincunx MC
MC Conjunct Mercury/Venus