drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Peter Carruthers often feels that if he wants something done right he must do it himself, for others do not do as thorough a job as he does. Doing a task well is very important to him, and he may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. Peter Carruthers strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Peter Carruthers can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that he will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that his efforts will simply not be good enough. He is usually modest and realistic in assessing what he can accomplish and, if anything, Peter Carruthers underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Carruthers does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Peter Carruthers conserves his energy and paces himself so that he does not waste or diffuse his efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit his opportunities. In short, Carruthers may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
Asserting himself and being direct and forceful about what he wants is often very difficult for Peter. Though he may have a great deal of energy and drive, Peter Carruthers lacks confidence or simply the desire to put himself and his interests first. On the positive side, Carruthers can be very unselfish, working more for the benefit of others than for himself.
However, Peter Carruthers denies his own desires and needs too much, and he is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage his finest efforts.
Peter Carruthers has the gift of endurance and perseverance, as well as the willingness to work hard to achieve his objectives. Once he decides he wants something or makes a commitment, Peter Carruthers will do it "even if it takes forever". Self-discipline comes naturally to Peter and he instinctively realizes that any creative achievement is "10% inspiration, 90% perspiration". Carruthers chooses practical, realistic goals and pursues them step-by-step in a well-planned, orderly fashion. Peter Carruthers likes to concentrate on one thing at a time and he does a thorough job. He enjoys working in solitude, and often feels he does his best work when he is alone.
Unlike some who have hopes and fantasies, Carruthers is a person who tries to live out these dreams, no matter how impractical or fantastic they may seem. Peter Carruthers has a quixotic, idealistic streak. He may be more inspired to work for a higher cause than simply for his own personal achievement.
When Peter Carruthers wants something, he goes after it with passionate zeal and is sometimes so driven by his desire that he loses all objectivity. Peter gets so deeply involved in whatever he is pursuing that he becomes one-sided, even fanatical. Strong-willed and stubborn, Peter Carruthers insists on having his way no matter the cost. He is fascinated with power. Carruthers often tries to overpower anything or anyone he perceives as an obstacle, if not physically, then by the force of his will. Carruthers can be ruthless and impersonal when it comes to achieving his ambitions and goals in life. Peter Carruthers has enormous energy and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement. Carruthers can also become a compulsive workaholic.
Peter Carruthers has a strong desire for public attention and the need to be important. Peter wants to be recognized for his efforts and wants to be in a leading role. He is willing to cooperate and enjoys team work as the leader of a group.
Carruthers 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 Peter Carruthers under the difficult circumstances that he is willing to tolerate. His determination and capacity for self-denial often help Carruthers get through the rough spots and achieve the goal he is aiming for.
Carruthers is able to do his work and take responsibility for overcoming his 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 works in Peter's favor. Enjoying simplicity and cultivating peace enables Peter Carruthers to evolve and work through his challenges.
Peter very much wants to be in a position to be able to positively influence and help many people. However, he may believe that he has to sacrifice his idealism or convictions in order to achieve his ambitions. At times his desire for prominence, popularity or stature may make Peter Carruthers do things that put him in a dubious position vis-à-vis his superiors.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 12th house
Mars Trine Saturn
Mars Sextile Neptune
Mars Conjunct Pluto
Mars Conjunct Sun/N. Node
Saturn Trine Pluto
Saturn Sextile Neptune
Jupiter Quincunx MC