drive and ambition
Michelle Branch avoids direct confrontation as much as possible and is uncomfortable with aggressiveness, competition and personal power. Her ego drive is not very dominant and Branch is not especially ambitious or eager to push her way to the top. She may feel inadequate in situations that call for strong, forceful action. The only instance in which Michelle Branch will really fight is when she senses that her loved ones - or something dear to him- are being jeopardized, in which case she is a fierce defender. Michelle Branch has a very strong protective side. She acts on impulse and instinct and may lash out at anyone she perceives as threatening to Michelle's home or family. However, Michelle Branch will rarely initiate a confrontation. Her goals also tend to be very personal and centered on family closeness and inner satisfaction rather than worldly achievement.
She is sensitive to stress and does not handle a high-pressured, competitive atmosphere very well. Michelle Branch is very touchy, irritable and difficult to live with when there are many demands or stressful situations at work. Her energy level varies and is very dependent on the emotional harmony (or lack thereof) in her home. A supportive partner is very instrumental in helping Branch to achieve her goals and desires.
She has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Michelle Branch 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 Branch gets so involved and identified with her ideas that she cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes her philosophically.
While Michelle Branch enjoys challenging herself to extend her abilities or try new activities, she is apt to bite off more than she can chew. Failures or accidents due to overestimating her prowess or capacities and being overly eager and poorly prepared, may result. Fortunately these disappointments or blunders do not dampen Michelle's spirits or her ambitions permanently; she has a lot of resilience and optimism. Most likely Michelle Branch will need to develop her physical coordination and sense of timing in order to do some of the activities she dreams of doing.
Although enterprising and proactive, Michelle Branch 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.
Michelle Branch 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, Michelle Branch will do it "even if it takes forever". Self-discipline comes naturally to Michelle and she instinctively realizes that any creative achievement is "10% inspiration, 90% perspiration". Branch chooses practical, realistic goals and pursues them step-by-step in a well-planned, orderly fashion. Michelle Branch 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 Michelle Branch 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.
Unless she has a goal that transcends merely personal gain, Michelle Branch is apt to become deeply discontented, aimless and uncertain of her direction in life. At her best, Michelle Branch will work or fight for a greater cause, and feel fulfilled through serving the greater good. However, should she lack the necessary focus, Branch could be confused and easily persuaded to do things that are either unethical or simply ineffectual.
Michelle Branch has a strong desire for public attention and the need to be important. Michelle wants to be recognized for her efforts and wants to be in a leading role. She is willing to cooperate and enjoys team work as the leader of a group.
She makes no effort to hide her feelings and therefore gives others the impression of being moody. Home and family oriented, Michelle Branch has strong relationships with her relatives. Michelle wants to be in first place and is not afraid to let her voice be heard.
Branch knows what she wants in life and has the ability to define her goals clearly. Being open-minded and frank, she has a good understanding of everything. Michelle Branch may have been encouraged to learn to talk at an early age and now finds it easy to communicate.
Branch is able to do her work and take responsibility for overcoming her own problems and challenges in life, while at the same time being open to spiritual comfort, aid and guidance. A good balance between being well-grounded and being receptive to spirit or the inner world is working in Michelle's favor. Enjoying simplicity and cultivating peace enable Michelle Branch to evolve and to work through her challenges.
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 Michelle Branch goes about achieving her goals and ambitions. "Work smarter, not harder" is Branch's motto.
Michelle Branch 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, Branch 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 Michelle Branch, however, she is apt to get right back up!)
She may have to overcome something in her background or personal past in order to achieve her long-range goals and ambitions. Sometimes Michelle Branch is apt to feel pulled in two different directions - what others expect of her or what she needs to do to progress, versus what her old conditioning or her emotional predisposition would have her do. Overcoming the pull of the past is the key.
Michelle wants very much to be in a position to be able to positively influence and help many people. However, she may believe that she has to sacrifice her idealism or convictions in order to attain her ambitions. At times her desire for prominence, popularity, or stature may make Michelle Branch do things that put her in a dubious situation with her superiors.
Branch's profession may be unusual, very innovative and progressive, or outside the "mainstream", providing alternative services or products. A certain uneven, erratic quality characterizes Michelle's career and rise in the professional arena. Sudden changes of fortune, unexpected upsets, and twists of fate are likely.
Michelle Branch has a natural ability to integrate with groups and could very well form her own associations or groups. There is likely to be a special soul-link between Michelle and the friends she chooses. Michelle Branch also has a tendency to fight other people's battles.
Branch relates to others with great feeling and empathy and is able to feel out the mood of people so that she can appeal to their deepest emotional concerns. Michelle Branch is likely to build her personal relationships on a spiritual basis.
She is mentally alert and can explain her position clearly and unambiguously so that others can understand it. Always ready for action, Michelle Branch has courage and determination and the ability to retaliate in the proper manner.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Cancer
Mars in 9th house
Mars Quincunx Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Trine Saturn
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars Opposition Neptune
Mars Conjunct Sun/N. Node
Mars Opposition Moon/Asc.
Mars Conjunct Mercury/MC
Saturn Sextile Neptune
MC Conjunct Mercury
MC Conjunct Mars
Moon Square MC
Jupiter Quincunx MC
Uranus Quincunx MC
MC Conjunct Sun/N. Node
MC Opposition Moon/Asc.
MC Conjunct Mercury/Mars