drive and ambition
Nesmith is aspiring, enterprising and forever following a bright and distant star, planning some new venture or investigating new potential. He is definitely "upwardly mobile" in either a material or spiritual sense. Michael Nesmith aims high and is not content with a mere quiet, secure existence. Michael likes to stretch his limits, see how far he can go and take risks. He is a positive thinker, expects success for himself, and is philosophical about failures. Nesmith is flexible and he bounces back from disappointments rather quickly, usually with another hopeful new idea he wants to try. His enthusiasm and confidence are contagious and enable Michael Nesmith to enlist the aid and support he needs for his projects. However, Michael Nesmith sometimes promises more than he can actually achieve, because he is overly optimistic or pays insufficient attention to the practicalities involved.
He also tends to get distracted and to have too many things going on at once. Although it is very difficult for him, there are times when Michael Nesmith simply must cultivate commitment, perseverance and persistence in order to make his dreams and goals reality. Too often Michael Nesmith falls short of what he could attain because he is unwilling to persist through the difficult or less exciting times.
Michael Nesmith also enjoys competition and usually does not take it too seriously. Sports and entrepreneurial endeavors are good ways to channel Michael's energy.
He has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Michael Nesmith is willing to dedicate a great deal of his energy and strength to an important cause, and he will act decisively on his beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Nesmith gets so involved, and identifies so much, with his ideas that he cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes him philosophically.
Michael Nesmith struggles with feelings of discouragement, self-doubt, and the sense that life is a constant uphill battle. He is also prone to suppressing his feelings - especially aggressive or angry ones. This could lead to chronic resentment and bitterness, which actually undermines Nesmith's goal far more than openly expressing his anger would.
On the positive side, Michael Nesmith is capable of immense patience, endurance and tireless effort in order to attain his goals and desires. Michael Nesmith seems to have to work very hard, and without much outside help. However, if he can avoid a negative attitude and keep "plugging along", Nesmith will achieve something substantial. Moreover, he is much more effective when working for someone else.
Michael Nesmith has a strong sense of mission and instinctively knows that in order to achieve anything great, one must eliminate superfluous activities and give oneself wholly to the task at hand. His zeal, enthusiasm and clarity of purpose enable Michael Nesmith to succeed and to achieve whatever he sets his mind to. Michael Nesmith has a strong will, but is usually quiet and understated by nature.
He is very sensitive to the inner qualities of sincerity, honesty, integrity and good will. Michael Nesmith notices these qualities (or the lack thereof) more quickly than others and brings them up frequently. He is philosophical about life and very perceptive, but may have an exaggerated sense of his own wisdom and depth of understanding of religious, metaphysical, artistic, or intuitive subjects.
He is capable of overcoming tremendous odds, and of enormous self-discipline and focus. When Michael Nesmith 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 Michael Nesmith to ultimately triumph.
Michael very much wants to be in a position to be able to positively influence and help many people. However, he may believe that he has to sacrifice his idealism or convictions in order to achieve his ambitions. At times his desire for prominence, popularity or stature may make Michael Nesmith do things that put him in a dubious position vis-à-vis his superiors.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Sagittarius
Mars in 9th house
Mars Opposition Saturn
Mars Trine Pluto
Saturn Trine Neptune
Saturn Sextile Pluto
Jupiter Quincunx MC