Ralph Waldo Emerson
drive and ambition
Emerson is proud and ambitious and he strives to excel, stand out and be recognized for who and what he is. Ralph Waldo Emerson has a very dominant ego and likes to be Number One. Waldo finds it difficult to take orders from others or to stay in the background, and he hates being wrong; Ralph Waldo Emerson always insists that he is right!
He is forceful, strong, energetic, determined and highly competitive. Ralph Waldo Emerson plays hard, plays to win and does not give up easily. In fact, he sees life as a competitive sport or performance. Waldo loves admiration and applause, and he has a strong sense of personal honor and integrity. Ralph Waldo Emerson tends to be very self-confident, even arrogant. Because of his self-confidence, Waldo is able to accomplish a great deal, but if his confidence is ever undermined, Ralph Waldo Emerson becomes self-conscious, defensive and rather belligerent.
He is likely to be known for his drive, energy, ambition and competitive spirit. He is likely to espouse a career based on his ability to take initiative, be a leader, or excel in physical strength and prowess. Ralph Waldo Emerson most definitely wants to be a winner and will work hard to achieve it.
He enjoys risky, exciting activities and cannot tolerate too much routine, tedium or inactivity. Unless other factors in his chart suggest staying power and the ability to follow through, Ralph Waldo Emerson may be the person who initiates a new venture but cannot happily participate in the ongoing, sustained effort it requires. "Independent" is Emerson's middle name! Ralph Waldo Emerson needs to be a totally free agent, to run his own show. Waldo likes to introduce new concepts to people, and then move on.
He is intensely willful and can create trouble for himself by rather unconsciously forging ahead, without realizing that he is trampling over people. Sometimes, if Ralph Waldo Emerson cannot get what he wants directly, he will try to dominate, manipulate or seek power in a covert, subtle sort of way.
Ralph Waldo Emerson has a spiritual gift or vocation that 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 imagery, visualization or imagination may all be aspects of Waldo's endeavor in the world.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Leo
Mars in 10th house
Mars Sextile Uranus
Mars Quincunx Pluto
Neptune Trine MC