drive and ambition
Once Paul Verlaine sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Verlaine pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Paul 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 Paul Verlaine to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Paul Verlaine has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Verlaine 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. Paul Verlaine 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. Paul's 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. Paul Verlaine also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
Verlaine is attracted to feisty, dynamic, strong-willed people, and he seems to need a healthy dose of fireworks in his personal relationships. Paul Verlaine can be very combative, or get involved with people who are. Ideally Paul will join forces with people who are energetic and ambitious, but not too domineering or aggressive.
Paul Verlaine has a rather cocky, confident, we-can-do-it attitude that people in his environment pick up on quite readily. Inspiring, motivating, and encouraging others to go out and do their very best is one of Paul's innate gifts. Paul Verlaine has faith in the power of action and boldness, and enjoys initiating new programs and projects.
His competitive drive and lofty ambitions (commented upon earlier) feed on either intense spiritual idealism or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what Paul Verlaine can actually accomplish. His energy level is apt to fluctuate from being very high, as noted earlier, to rather low, as mentioned in the following paragraphs.
Ordinary life often seems drab and uninteresting to Paul and he must have something that stirs his imagination - a vision or ideal or dream to motivate him. Paul Verlaine has a strong urge to act out his fantasies or to live his dream, and Paul Verlaine will act where others merely talk or dream. Artistic creation, drama or other areas in which Verlaine can express himself imaginatively are excellent for him.
Work that only serves his own narrow personal interests does not satisfy Paul Verlaine. He may lack the competitive edge, the fighting spirit, the "me first" attitude that is often required for material advancement and success. He also tends to either overestimate or underestimate his own power and abilities.
Paul Verlaine's capacity to tolerate tension and ambivalence, compromise, and endure discomfort helps him to confront the challenges and difficulties in life. Remaining steadfast in the midst of crisis or sudden change, as well as knowing when to wait and when to make necessary changes are manifestations of these skills. Paul's timing is usually good.
Paul Verlaine is likely to receive much publicity and popularity through his professional pursuits, for he has a way of winning the hearts and trust of many people. Paul has an instinct for what the masses will respond to emotionally, and this sense of what other people want enables him to succeed in sales, promotion, and so on. His career could also involve protecting and caring for people, and nurturing them in some capacity.
Paul Verlaine needs to have a strong spiritual base to his life in order to achieve anything in concrete, objective terms. In other words, fulfilling any ambitions he has for himself will depend upon whether or not Verlaine feels connected to a higher source. Clarifying his own role or direction in life may take Paul Verlaine some time, so he is likely to be a "late bloomer" when it comes to external manifestations and success in material terms.
Paul Verlaine 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 Verlaine has. He tends to gain his objectives through his personal charm and appeal. Paul Verlaine also possesses a fine aesthetic sense which could be a prominent factor in his career.
Verlaine is intensely competitive and may engage in furious battles of will, numerous conflicts, and possible public controversy on the road toward meeting his objectives. Paul Verlaine may be drawn to activities that are dangerous - in the line of fire, so to speak. He puts himself on the line. Anger or recklessness could be his downfall.
Paul Verlaine possesses great zeal and passion for achieving his aspirations in life, and can be something of a fanatic when he sets his sights on a goal. Paul could do research work, psychological investigation, even detective work - anything that involves delving beneath the surface for hidden elements. A great love of mystery and exploring the unknown fuels many of Paul's personal ambitions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 7th house
Mars Sextile Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars Square Neptune
Saturn Sextile Uranus
MC Conjunct Moon
Neptune Opposition MC
Venus Square MC
Mars Square MC
Pluto Trine MC