drive and ambition
She is serious about her ambitions, as well as disciplined, dedicated, and tenacious in pursuing her objectives. Her drive and energy are directed toward practical material accomplishments and concrete results. Patti Smith also strives to be in a position of authority and social influence; she enjoys being in command.
Patti Smith is hard-working and capable of foregoing immediate comfort in order to achieve her long-range goals. Smith can easily become a workaholic and is very responsible and conscientious about doing a thorough job.
Realistic and pragmatic, she is an excellent strategist. Patti Smith achieves success by formulating a conservative and workable plan and seeing it through. She is not a gambler when it comes to attaining her goals; Smith depends on her own efforts and perseverance rather than good fortune. Patti Smith has a natural shrewdness and instinct for business or organizational management.
She is a doer and an achiever. Energetic, courageous, and often impatient, Patti Smith will forge ahead with her plans regardless of others' reservations. In fact, Smith often feels other people get in her way and she prefers working on her own. Patti is active, assertive, and rather competitive as well.
Smith frequently meets a tremendous amount of resistance whenever she wants to assert herself in a decisive way, or do something just for herself. This resistance comes from within (in the form of self-doubt, fear, or a heavy sense of responsibility to others), as well as from practical and circumstantial limitations. Especially when initiating a project or acting independently, Patti Smith may tell herself that she is not really prepared, or that she is not good enough (yet), and she puts a lot of pressure on herself. Despite the obstacles, setbacks, or lack of support she encounters, Patti Smith can accomplish a lot in a patient, steady fashion. However, she is apt to aim too low, and not realize how much she is truly capable of.
Patti Smith should try to recognize that she does not have to justify her existence or prove her worth by her accomplishments.
Ordinary life often seems drab and uninteresting to Patti and she must have something that stirs her imagination - a vision or ideal or dream to motivate her. Patti Smith has a strong urge to act out her fantasies or to live her dream, and Patti Smith will act where others merely talk or dream. Artistic creation, drama or other areas in which Smith can express herself imaginatively are excellent for her.
Work that only serves her own narrow personal interests does not satisfy Patti Smith. She may lack the competitive edge, the fighting spirit, the "me first" attitude that is often required for material advancement and success. She also tends to either overestimate or underestimate her own power and abilities.
She is likely to feel depressed frequently and has a strong desire to overcome it, but may not be able to count on much support from others. Patti Smith tends to separate herself from others and she feels like being expelled from society.
Smith 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 Patti's favor. Enjoying simplicity and cultivating peace enable Patti Smith to evolve and to work through her challenges.
Her attunement to the intangible or unseen world is very strong. Thus, Patti's drive and ambitions in life are apt to be colored by her subtle awareness, her mystical or intuitive sensitivity. Imagination, "make believe", creative fantasy, and the ability to visualize may be aspects of her career, also. Patti Smith has the ability to "channel" healing or inspirational messages.
Patti Smith really wants to leave her mark on the world in some way, to achieve stature and recognition for her contributions, and she is not willing to take a back seat - at least not for very long. In order to achieve her aims, though, Patti Smith will have to compromise and "give" more than she may be willing to. Thus, conflicts with others, particularly important men in her life, may arise. To accomplish her goals, Patti may have to put aside some of her self-centeredness, and learn from these men! However, Patti Smith may also be required at some point to make a break in order to stand on her own and fulfill her own destiny.
Smith is intensely competitive, and may engage in furious battles of will, numerous conflicts, and possible public controversy, on her way to gaining her objectives. Patti Smith could be drawn to activities that are dangerous, in the line of fire, so to speak. She puts herself on the line. Anger or recklessness could be her downfall.
Patti has an aptitude for detective or research work, or any field that involves digging beneath the surface for the hidden elements. An interest in psychology, hypnosis, and utilizing subconscious forces or subliminal messages may well be a key factor in her career.
Whatever her choice of profession, Patti Smith is apt to feel a sense of inner mission about it and may pursue it with great zeal and intensity.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Capricorn
Mars in 1st house
Mars Quincunx Saturn
Mars Square Neptune
Mars Opposition Saturn/N. Node
Saturn Sextile Neptune
MC Conjunct Neptune
Sun Square MC
Mars Square MC
Pluto Sextile MC