Pope Benedict XVI
drive and ambition
He is a "busy bee" - energetic, restless, and forever on the go. His active mind is always buzzing with ideas and The Pope sometimes finds it difficult to relax, slow down or take the time to reflect and regroup. Pope Benedict XVI tends to live on nervous energy. He can accomplish a great deal in short bursts, but projects that require long-term commitment, stamina and steady, persistent effort are not easy for Joseph Ratzinger. Pope Benedict XVI often scatters his energies into so many directions and activities at once that he cannot finish or follow through on all of them. He needs variety, change and intellectual challenges.
Pope Benedict XVI has a sharp and eager mind, and he enjoys games and competitions with an intellectual challenge. The Pope likes to match wits with others.
Joseph Ratzinger often achieves his desires through his verbal skill and his ability to speak out clearly and convincingly for what he wants. His drive and energy are more intellectual than physical. Pope Benedict XVI uses his wit, intelligence, communication skills, social sophistication and awareness to achieve his goals.
It is not easy for Pope Benedict XVI to show the world at large his angry or competitive side, but his family sees this side of his more often. Temper tantrums, tumultuous family relationships, or a great deal of competition between Joseph Ratzinger and one or more of his relations is likely. Pope Benedict XVI likes to be the one in charge in his home and he puts a lot of energy into making it the way he wants it.
Intensely restless, dynamic and energetic, he is always on the go. When Pope Benedict XVI wants something, he wants it NOW, and he acts decisively and impulsively, albeit sometimes hastily and prematurely. Impatient, high-strung, and often nervous and tense, The Pope finds it difficult to slow down, pace himself or relax. He is fiercely individualistic and independent, self-willed and intolerant of restraints and restrictions imposed by others. Pope Benedict XVI has a reckless disregard for authority and can be extremely rebellious. Cooperating with others is not Joseph Ratzinger's strong point! He is often brutally frank and abrupt with people, and can be quite impersonal when he is pursuing a desired goal. He may demonstrate an explosive temper when his will is blocked. Pope Benedict XVI has a superabundance of energy and he needs a great deal of personal freedom to do things in his own style and at his own pace.
Conflicts in his early childhood are apt to be played out in The Pope's later professional life. Unresolved rivalry with a parent or sibling may result in antagonism toward superiors or competitors. If Pope Benedict XVI can work through some of these past events, he will have even more energy and drive to achieve positive goals.
To achieve his long-range goals and ambitions, the process must be interesting and mentally stimulating, as Joseph Ratzinger gets bored with work that is not challenging intellectually. Pope Benedict XVI needs variety and social stimulation as well. One problem he may have is saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, or to the wrong person. The Pope needs to watch his words. His tongue or even his sense of humor can get Pope Benedict XVI in trouble with superiors at times.
The Pope 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 XVI should avoid get-rich-quick schemes which promise tremendous returns for little energy expenditure. Even if they do seem to succeed, Joseph Ratzinger's ideals and values could be compromised.
Happiness and fulfillment in The Pope's career are likely, because he gives his all to it and will not make the sorts of compromises that others feel compelled to make in order to succeed. Self-expression and being his own person are very important to Joseph Ratzinger.
Enormous aid is apt to come to Pope Benedict XVI through his father or another important man in his life. His relationships with superiors and those in a position to boost his career are usually excellent.
Pope Benedict XVI has a spiritual gift or vocation which colors his personal ambitions and drive for achievement. Helping people or serving the Whole is part of his role in life. Music, the arts, entertainment, and/or using imagery, visualization, or imagination can be aspects of The Pope's work in the world.
He is sensitive to everything around him and soaks up experiences like a sponge. Pope Benedict XVI must avoid becoming depressed when things do not go his way. Joseph Ratzinger also needs to overcome being somewhat timid and to build up his own self-image.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Gemini
Mars in 4th house
Mars Square Uranus
Mars Opposition MC
Mercury Square MC
Jupiter Square MC
Sun Trine MC
Neptune Trine MC
MC Opposition Sun/Neptune