drive and ambition
Once Nicholas Ray sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Ray pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Nicholas labors patiently and steadfastly until he achieves what he wants - or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. He is a reliable, consistent and productive worker, and he often shoulders more of the workload than his co-workers, usually without complaint. He often ends up with the nitty-gritty work. He prefers a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to his success because once he gets started in a certain direction, it is easy for Nicholas Ray to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Nicholas Ray has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Ray gets going; but once he gets a momentum going, his energy level is strong and steady.
He is interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievements. Nicholas Ray needs to have some tangible product or contribution to show for his 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 he does. Nicholas' stamina and persistence are his greatest assets, but they can also work against him; he can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. Nicholas Ray also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
Nicholas Ray often buys things on impulse and he can be reckless with his material resources and money. Nicholas has certain possessions that he is extremely attached to and possessive of.
He is very serious about attaining his goals and feels that keeping his nose to the grindstone is the only way to do it. It is by working hard, keeping up his efforts and focusing on a single objective that Nicholas Ray achieves his aims in life. Nicholas exercises great self-control, even self-denial, in order to accomplish what he desires. He meets obstacles stoically and struggles patiently through difficult circumstances. Nicholas Ray feels that he must rely on himself alone and that he must shoulder all of the responsibility. He can be a harsh disciplinarian, expecting far too much of himself and others. Nicholas often holds himself back, doubting his own power and ability. He may feel that he meets great resistance whenever he tries to assert himself or take initiative, which is very frustrating to Ray. However, Nicholas Ray has the power to endure and a dogged determination to overcome all obstacles.
Nicholas has great courage and relentless energy to do whatever he sets his mind to. But he is inclined to want his own way and has a tendency to manipulate others. Because of his foolhardy actions at times, Nicholas Ray is also prone to accidents.
Ray is able to do his work and take responsibility for overcoming his 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 Nicholas' favor. Enjoying simplicity and cultivating peace enable Nicholas Ray to evolve and to work through his challenges.
Deep, compelling drives which Nicholas Ray does not entirely understand are apt to be the source of his rather extraordinary ambitions. He may find that a drive for dominance, power, and control arises out of the rather problematic and intense relationships Nicholas had with one or both of his parents. If Nicholas Ray is willing to delve deeply into his own fears and inner life, clearing away much of the conditioning of his earliest years, he will indeed discover tremendous inner resources which can be used to fuel his rise in the world.
Nicholas Ray tends to want to take the easy road to success, and unless other factors in his chart suggest a capacity for effort or a lot of energy, laziness could interfere with achieving whatever ambitions Ray has. He tends to gain his objectives through his personal charm and appeal. Nicholas Ray also possesses a fine aesthetic sense which could be a prominent factor in his career.
Nicholas Ray has a clear view of his aim in life and plans a course of action very thoroughly and decisively. He pursues his objectives with great assurance, gladly accepts responsibility, and he loves to work because Ray likes what he does.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 2nd house
Mars Conjunct Saturn
Mars Conjunct Pluto/Asc.
Saturn Sextile Neptune
Pluto Opposition MC
Venus Square MC
MC Opposition Sun/Mars