drive and ambition
She is a perfectionist and has high standards for her own work. Nico often feels that if she wants something done right she must do it herself, for others do not do as thorough a job as she does. Doing a task well is very important to her, and she may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. Nico strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and she becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Nico can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that she will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that her efforts will simply not be good enough. She is usually modest and realistic in assessing what she can accomplish and, if anything, Nico underestimates herself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Nico does apply herself diligently in a given area, she gradually gains self-confidence as she masters skills and develops expertise.
Nico conserves her energy and paces herself so that she does not waste or diffuse her efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit her opportunities. In short, Nico may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
She has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Nico is willing to dedicate a great deal of her energy and strength to an important cause, and she will act decisively on her beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Nico gets so involved, and identifies so much, with her ideas that she cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes her philosophically.
While Nico 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 her overestimating her prowess or capacities and being overly eager and poorly prepared may result. Fortunately these disappointments or blunders do not dampen Nico's spirits or her ambitions permanently; she has a lot of resilience and optimism. Most likely Nico will need to develop her physical coordination and sense of timing in order to practice some of the activities she dreams of.
Her competitive drive and lofty ambitions (commented upon earlier) feed on either intense spiritual idealism or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what Nico 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.
Nico has a very active and fertile imagination and Nico's ambitions are never strictly mundane, practical and concrete. Nico has a strong desire to act out her fantasies, dreams, visions and ideals. Artistic creation, drama, or other areas in which Nico can express herself imaginatively are ideally suited to her. Ordinary life seems drab and uninteresting to Nico, and she needs to have some lofty dream or something grander than her own narrow personal interests to live for. Sometimes Nico may be confused about exactly how and where to direct her energy and she often drifts along rather than making clear decisions about what she wants. Nico has a passive side and at times lacks the will power, physical energy, strength and fighting spirit to achieve her aims.
She is inclined to be a tyrant and wants other people to submit to her wishes. In Nico's drive to gain power, she could be ruthless and brutal at times. On the other hand, Nico may have to struggle to resist being placed in someone else's hand and power.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence and stature in her community can be hers. Nico feels that her destiny involves leadership or distinguishing herself in some way. Nico possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for her talent. Nico should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit her opportunities.
Nico may have to overcome some significant handicaps from her childhood or background in order to attain her ambitions in life. Nico may appear to lack ambition, but she may simply be keeping her cards close to her chest. A sense of inadequacy stemming from early disappointments may make Nico an underachiever. However, she can accomplish a great deal if she understands the influence of the past, and learns to seek the support and help she requires.
Nico may enjoy a magically easy road to success and public recognition. Doors open for Nico and opportunities abound. She may have more offers than she can follow up on. This is mostly due to her positive and generous attitude. Nico's ambitions in life may have a spiritual component - based on a concern for social betterment or humanitarian ideals.
Nico's profession may be unusual, very innovative and progressive, or outside the "mainstream", providing alternative services or products. Nico's career and rise in the professional arena are marked by a certain uneven, erratic quality. Sudden changes of fortune, unexpected upsets and twists of fate are likely.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 9th house
Mars Quincunx Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars Conjunct Neptune
Mars Conjunct Pluto/N. Node
MC Conjunct Sun
Saturn Opposition MC
Jupiter Trine MC
Uranus Quincunx MC