Pope Benedict XV
drive and ambition
He is serious about his ambitions, as well as disciplined, dedicated, and tenacious in pursuing his objectives. His drive and energy are directed toward practical material accomplishments and concrete results. Pope Benedict XV also strives to be in a position of authority and social influence; he enjoys being in command.
Pope Benedict XV is hard-working and capable of foregoing immediate comfort in order to achieve his long-range goals. Giacomo della Chiesa can easily become a workaholic and is very responsible and conscientious about doing a thorough job.
Realistic and pragmatic, he is an excellent strategist. Pope Benedict XV achieves success by formulating a conservative and workable plan and seeing it through. He is not a gambler when it comes to attaining his goals; Giacomo della Chiesa depends on his own efforts and perseverance rather than good fortune. Pope Benedict XV has a natural shrewdness and instinct for business or organizational management.
Asserting himself and being direct and forceful about what he wants is very often difficult for Pope Benedict XV. Though he may have a great deal of energy and drive, Pope Benedict XV lacks confidence or simply the desire to put himself and his interests first. Positively, Giacomo della Chiesa can be very unselfish, working more on behalf of others rather than for himself.
However, Pope Benedict XV denies his own desires and needs too much, and he is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage his finest efforts.
Pope Benedict XV has a strong sense of mission and instinctively knows that in order to achieve anything great, one must eliminate superfluous activities and give oneself wholly to the task at hand. His zeal, enthusiasm and clarity of purpose enable Pope Benedict XV to succeed and to achieve whatever he sets his mind to. Pope Benedict XV has a strong will, but is usually quiet and understated by nature.
Deep, compelling drives which Pope Benedict XV does not entirely understand are apt to be the source of his rather extraordinary ambitions. He may find that a drive for dominance, power, and control arises out of the rather problematic and intense relationships Pope Benedict XV had with one or both of his parents. If Pope Benedict XV is willing to delve deeply into his own fears and inner life, clearing away much of the conditioning of his earliest years, he will indeed discover tremendous inner resources which can be used to fuel his rise in the world.
Pope Benedict XV has grand aspirations and may be inordinately ambitious at times. That is, he is apt to be discontent with small successes and to feel like a failure unless he achieves extraordinary things. Pope Benedict XV should avoid get-rich-quick schemes which promise tremendous returns for little energy expenditure. Even if they do seem to succeed, Giacomo della Chiesa's ideals and values could be compromised.
His profession could involve physical strength and prowess, such as athletics, fire fighting, law enforcement, or the military. Pope Benedict XV would never be happy in a quiet, sit-down job. Vigorous competition and strenuous work are undoubtedly key components of both what Pope Benedict XV does and how he achieves his long-range goals.
He is subject to frequent changes of mood and tends to lose courage quickly. Pope Benedict XV is inclined to vacillate between idealistic and materialistic objectives and could end up feeling confused and lost. Considering himself weak and ineffectual, Pope Benedict XV then may no longer feel like advancing.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Capricorn
Mars in 12th house
Mars Trine Pluto
Pluto Opposition MC
Jupiter Square MC
Mars Sextile MC
MC Opposition Saturn/Neptune