drive and ambition
Piers Anthony avoids direct confrontation as much as possible and is uncomfortable with aggressiveness, competition and personal power. His ego drive is not very dominant and Anthony is not especially ambitious or eager to push his way to the top. He may feel inadequate in situations that call for strong, forceful action. The only instance in which Piers Anthony will really fight is when he senses that his loved ones - or something dear to him- are being jeopardized, in which case he is a fierce defender. Piers Anthony has a very strong protective side. He acts on impulse and instinct and may lash out at anyone he perceives as threatening to Piers' home or family. However, Piers Anthony will rarely initiate a confrontation. His goals also tend to be very personal and centered on family closeness and inner satisfaction rather than worldly achievement.
He is sensitive to stress and does not handle a high-pressured, competitive atmosphere very well. Piers Anthony is very touchy, irritable and difficult to live with when there are many demands or stressful situations at work. His energy level varies and is very dependent on the emotional harmony (or lack thereof) in his home. A supportive partner is very instrumental in helping Anthony to achieve his goals and desires.
Anthony is attracted to feisty, dynamic, strong-willed people, and he seems to need a lot of fireworks in his personal relationships. Piers Anthony can be very combative, or get involved with people who are. Ideally Piers will join with people who are energetic and ambitious, but not too domineering or aggressive.
He is enterprising, ambitious and has a strong desire to succeed in a big way. Forever on the lookout for new opportunities and promising new ventures, Piers Anthony is willing to take risks if he senses a winner. No matter how much Piers accomplishes, he never seems to be completely satisfied. Piers Anthony always feels that he can do more, and sets his sights on another goal. Piers Anthony feels frustrated in limited circumstances, and he will abandon secure and reasonably successful situations if they do not offer challenges and future growth potential. Anthony likes to keep stretching his limits, to see how far he can go. Sometimes Anthony overextends himself or promises more than he can actually achieve, due to an overly optimistic or confident assessment of his own capacities. Piers Anthony relishes healthy competition and feels that it spurs him on to even greater achievements.
His competitive drive and lofty ambitions (commented upon earlier) feed on either intense spiritual idealism or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what Piers Anthony 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.
Unlike some who have hopes and fantasies, Anthony is a person who tries to live out these dreams, no matter how impractical or fantastic they seem. Piers Anthony has a quixotic, idealistic streak. He may be more inspired to work for some higher cause than simply for his own personal achievement.
Piers has the ability to verbalize his feelings and perceptions well. His judgment is keen and sharp, he is diplomatic and can express himself in good language. Piers Anthony initiates conversations with people and is never at a loss for appropriate remarks.
Piers Anthony seems to be in a constant state of deep inner turmoil, is excited easily and subject to changes of mood. Driven by inner compulsion he may do things that invite quarrels or disputes in his relationships and because of his hasty reactions Anthony also is prone to injuries.
Piers has noble aspirations and grand plans for himself. Combining personal goals with humanitarian concerns, philanthropy, and an interest in social betterment, Piers Anthony is apt to be quite successful and influential in his community. He is suited to large, expansive enterprises and dealing with wealth.
Piers Anthony 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 Anthony has. He tends to gain his objectives through his personal charm and appeal. Piers Anthony also possesses a fine aesthetic sense which could be a prominent factor in his career.
Anthony is intensely competitive, and may engage in furious battles of will, numerous conflicts, and possible public controversy, on his way to gaining his objectives. Piers Anthony could 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.
In his professional life Piers Anthony is apt to have a great deal of recognition and success. Early on in his career, important and influential people in his field are apt to notice Piers and help him along. At some point, he himself is apt to be quite an influential person - at least in his chosen line of endeavor. Piers Anthony is headed for a leadership role.
Piers Anthony has a self-assured and self-confident manner and feels the need to projects his personality. Others cannot help noticing him and because Piers Anthony has great integrity, he is likely to attain esteem and respect.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Cancer
Mars in 7th house
Mars Square Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars Sextile Neptune
Mars Conjunct Moon/Mercury
Mars Conjunct Moon/Pluto
MC Conjunct Jupiter
Venus Square MC
Mars Square MC
Sun Sextile MC
MC Conjunct Sun/Asc.