drive and ambition
Clarke is aspiring, enterprising and forever following a bright and distant star, planning some new venture or investigating new potential. He is definitely "upwardly mobile" in either a material or spiritual sense. Richard Clarke aims high and is not content with a mere quiet, secure existence. Richard likes to stretch his limits, see how far he can go and take risks. He is a positive thinker, expects success for himself, and is philosophical about failures. Clarke is flexible and he bounces back from disappointments rather quickly, usually with another hopeful new idea he wants to try. His enthusiasm and confidence are contagious and enable Richard Clarke to enlist the aid and support he needs for his projects. However, Richard Clarke sometimes promises more than he can actually achieve, because he is overly optimistic or pays insufficient attention to the practicalities involved.
He also tends to get distracted and to have too many things going on at once. Although it is very difficult for him, there are times when Richard Clarke simply must cultivate commitment, perseverance and persistence in order to make his dreams and goals reality. Too often Richard Clarke falls short of what he could attain because he is unwilling to persist through the difficult or less exciting times.
Richard Clarke also enjoys competition and usually does not take it too seriously. Sports and entrepreneurial endeavors are good ways to channel Richard's energy.
Richard Clarke meets numerous challenges and possibly defeats in pursuit of his goals and desires, and his setbacks often occur because Richard has been too rash or intent on working his own will regardless of the impact on others. Richard Clarke is intense and passionate, and simply does not know when to stop sometimes! Recklessness with others can be a problem for Clarke.
Richard Clarke has a rather cocky, confident, we-can-do-it attitude which people in his environment pick up on quite readily. Inspiring, motivating, and encouraging others to go out and do their very best is one of Richard's innate gifts. Richard Clarke has faith in the power of action and boldness, and enjoys imitating new programs and projects.
Although enterprising and proactive, Richard Clarke is also capable of ample much self-discipline, patience and effort. He may swing from confidence and trust in the future to pessimism and doubt, when it comes to achieving his aims in life.
Richard Clarke works hard and patiently to achieve his objectives and perseveres in spite of difficulties and discouragement. When concentrating on a single, clearly defined goal, Richard is able to accomplish a great deal, but he often feels that the path is long and arduous, and that he must struggle on alone and shoulder the burden single-handedly.
He is capable of great self-control and self-denial and can be a hard taskmaster, expecting far too much of himself. He also tends to hold himself back and doubt his own power and ability. Richard Clarke feels that he meets with great resistance whenever he tries to assert himself or take initiative. Anger and frustration can be big problems for Richard Clarke, especially when he tries to work with other people or depend too much on others for support. Richard works best in solitude.
Richard Clarke really wants to leave his mark on the world in some way, to achieve stature and recognition for his contributions, and he is not willing to take a back seat - at least not for very long. In order to achieve his aims, though, Richard Clarke will have to compromise and "give" more than he may be willing to. Thus, conflicts with others, particularly important men in his life, may arise. To accomplish his goals, Richard may have to put aside some of his self-centeredness, and learn from these men! However, Richard Clarke may also be required at some point to make a break in order to stand on his own and fulfill his own destiny.
To achieve his long-range goals and ambitions, the process must be interesting and mentally stimulating, as Clarke gets bored with work that is not challenging intellectually. Richard Clarke 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. Richard needs to watch his words. His tongue or even his sense of humor can get Richard Clarke in trouble with superiors at times.
Richard Clarke 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 Clarke has. He tends to gain his objectives through his personal charm and appeal. Richard Clarke also possesses a fine aesthetic sense which could be a prominent factor in his career.
Clarke's profession may be unusual, very innovative and progressive, or outside the "mainstream", providing alternative services or products. A certain uneven, erratic quality characterizes Richard's career and rise in the professional arena. Sudden changes of fortune, unexpected upsets, and twists of fate are likely.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Sagittarius
Mars in 8th house
Mars Sextile Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Square Saturn
Sun Square MC
Mercury Square MC
Venus Square MC
Uranus Quincunx MC