drive and ambition
Paramahansa Yogananda has a warrior's attitude - decisive, courageous, and bold. Paramahansa tends to always want action, even when waiting for an appropriate time or not doing something (simply letting things alone to resolve themselves) would actually be more efficient and effective. He absolutely cannot tolerate being passive or even patient about getting what he wants. Paramahansa Yogananda feels that it is up to him to take the initiative and he goes after his goal or desire very aggressively.
He is also self-reliant, does not depend on others to do things for him or help him along, and Paramahansa Yogananda is often irritated when other people offer advice or direction. Cooperation rarely comes easily to him. He is willful and can be quite oblivious to others' desires or feelings when he is pursuing something he wants. He is highly competitive, enjoys a challenge or a good fight, and may be downright pugnacious at times. Abounding in energy and enthusiasm at the start of a new venture, Paramahansa Yogananda needs a very positive response and encouragement to sustain his interest in it. If a project is not successful rather quickly, he is apt to drop it and move on to something else, rather than rework or refine it. The desire to blaze a trail, to do things in a new way - the Yogananda way - is very strong in him. Yogananda can discover, invent, and initiate new things, but is impatient and may lack the stamina and perseverance needed to complete a long-term project.
Paramahansa Yogananda meets numerous challenges and possibly defeats in pursuit of his goals and desires, and his setbacks often occur because Paramahansa has been too rash or intent on working his own will regardless of the impact on others. Paramahansa Yogananda is intense and passionate, and simply does not know when to stop sometimes! Recklessness with others can be a problem for Yogananda.
Unlike some who have hopes and fantasies, Yogananda is a person who tries to live out these dreams, no matter how impractical or fantastic they seem. Paramahansa Yogananda has a quixotic, idealistic streak. He may be more inspired to work for some higher cause than simply for his own personal achievement.
When Paramahansa Yogananda wants something, he can be amazingly persistent and unrelenting, even a bit obsessed, although quiet about it. In fact Paramahansa may hide his deep purposes and intentions even from friends. Whenever he does a thing, it is done wholeheartedly and thoroughly - and if Paramahansa Yogananda does not want to do something that others wish him to do, somehow he will find a way out of it. Yogananda is strong, though subtle.
He is rebellious and confident that he can do his own thing and still be accepted by the world around him. Because he is a freedom-lover, Paramahansa Yogananda may find it difficult to relate to others and most of his relationships are likely to be very challenging.
He is very sensitive to the inner qualities of sincerity, honesty, integrity and good will. Paramahansa Yogananda 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.
Yogananda dedicates himself wholeheartedly to a cause, makes a great deal of sacrifices and does away with superfluous activities and interests. Others find his approach too severe and are unwilling to go along with Paramahansa Yogananda under the difficult circumstances that he is willing to tolerate. His determination and capacity for self-denial often help Yogananda get through the rough spots and achieve the goal he is aiming for.
He may have to overcome something in his background or personal past in order to achieve his long-range goals and ambitions. Sometimes Paramahansa Yogananda is apt to feel pulled in two different directions - what others expect of him or what he needs to do to progress, versus what his old conditioning or his emotional predisposition would have him do. Overcoming the pull of the past is the key.
Paramahansa Yogananda seems to lack confidence in himself and worries about being compromised or exposed. He may feel that he is unable to defend himself and tends to withdraw from close relationships. It is more important to Paramahansa to do the right thing than to be popular.
A fast thinker, Paramahansa is able to grasp everything immediately and can come to quick conclusions. Paramahansa Yogananda thinks about a particular matter acutely and keenly and then acts swiftly. He may lean toward becoming an inventor, a mathematician or physicist.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Aries
Mars in 8th house
Mars Sextile Neptune
Mars Sextile Pluto
Mars Opposition Uranus/Asc.
Saturn Trine Neptune
Saturn Trine Pluto
Moon Square MC
MC Opposition Sun/Saturn
MC Opposition Mercury/Uranus