drive and ambition
Penélope Cruz avoids direct confrontation as much as possible and is uncomfortable with aggressiveness, competition and personal power. Her ego drive is not very dominant and Cruz is not especially ambitious or eager to push her way to the top. She may feel inadequate in situations that call for strong, forceful action. The only instance in which Penélope Cruz will really fight is when she senses that her loved ones - or something dear to him- are being jeopardized, in which case she is a fierce defender. Penélope Cruz has a very strong protective side. She acts on impulse and instinct and may lash out at anyone she perceives as threatening to Penélope's home or family. However, Penélope Cruz will rarely initiate a confrontation. Her goals also tend to be very personal and centered on family closeness and inner satisfaction rather than worldly achievement.
She is sensitive to stress and does not handle a high-pressured, competitive atmosphere very well. Penélope Cruz is very touchy, irritable and difficult to live with when there are many demands or stressful situations at work. Her energy level varies and is very dependent on the emotional harmony (or lack thereof) in her home. A supportive partner is very instrumental in helping Cruz to achieve her goals and desires.
Asserting herself and being direct and forceful about what she wants is very often difficult for Penélope. Though she may have a great deal of energy and drive, Penélope Cruz lacks confidence or simply the desire to put herself and her interests first. Positively, Cruz can be very unselfish, working more on behalf of others rather than for herself.
However, Penélope Cruz denies her own desires and needs too much, and she is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage her finest efforts.
She is very serious about attaining her goals and feels that keeping her nose to the grindstone is the only way to do it. It is by working hard, keeping up her efforts and focusing on a single objective that Penélope Cruz achieves her aims in life. Penélope exercises great self-control, even self-denial, in order to accomplish what she desires. She meets obstacles stoically and struggles patiently through difficult circumstances. Penélope Cruz feels that she must rely on herself alone and that she must shoulder all of the responsibility. She can be a harsh disciplinarian, expecting far too much of herself and others. Penélope often holds herself back, doubting her own power and ability. She may feel that she meets great resistance whenever she tries to assert herself or take initiative, which is very frustrating to Cruz. However, Penélope Cruz has the power to endure and a dogged determination to overcome all obstacles.
Penélope Cruz has a powerful will and when she wants something, she pursues it passionately and relentlessly until she achieves it. She may be so driven by her desire that she loses all objectivity. Penélope Cruz often becomes compulsive, even obsessed, with doing or achieving something, no matter what the costs or how hard she must work for it. Her forcefulness may be veiled or subtle, for often Cruz does not reveal her real aims and intentions to others until they cross her. Intense power struggles and relationships with a strong dominance/submissiveness theme are likely to erupt. Penélope Cruz has enormous energy reserves, and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement if she uses her energies for constructive purposes.
Penélope Cruz has a strong need to gain power and she tends to dominate or manipulate other people. But in her push for success, power struggles could also thwart Cruz's efforts and she could become the victim of someone else having control over her.
Deep, compelling drives which Penélope Cruz does not entirely understand are apt to be the source of her rather extraordinary ambitions. She may find that a drive for dominance, power, and control arises out of the rather problematic and intense relationships Penélope had with one or both of her parents. If Penélope Cruz is willing to delve deeply into her own fears and inner life, clearing away much of the conditioning of her earliest years, she will indeed discover tremendous inner resources which can be used to fuel her rise in the world.
Cruz is intensely competitive, and may engage in furious battles of will, numerous conflicts, and possible public controversy, on her way to gaining her objectives. Penélope Cruz 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.
Penélope Cruz perseveres through numerous obstacles, frustrations, delays, and setbacks in order to attain her ambitions in life. Sometimes it may feel as if she is pushing a boulder uphill. Penélope Cruz should try to avoid bitterness or comparing her lot to others', as these could weaken her resolve.
She is refined and sensitive and likely to have subconscious insights or hunches. Very intuitive, the feelings Cruz gets about things probably will be accurate. She is also creative and inspirational and could do well in some artistic field.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Cancer
Mars in 12th house
Mars Conjunct Saturn
Mars Square Pluto
Mars Opposition Pluto/MC
Pluto Opposition MC
Mars Square MC
Saturn Square MC
MC Opposition Moon/Neptune