drive and ambition
Phoenix is proud and ambitious and he strives to excel, stand out and be recognized for who and what he is. River Phoenix has a very dominant ego and likes to be Number One. River finds it difficult to take orders from others or to stay in the background, and he hates being wrong; River Phoenix always insists that he is right!
He is forceful, strong, energetic, determined and highly competitive. River Phoenix plays hard, plays to win and does not give up easily. In fact, he sees life as a competitive sport or performance. River loves admiration and applause, and he has a strong sense of personal honor and integrity. River Phoenix tends to be very self-confident, even arrogant. Because of his self-confidence, River is able to accomplish a great deal, but if his confidence is ever undermined, River Phoenix 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. River Phoenix most definitely wants to be a winner and will work hard to achieve it.
River Phoenix works hard and patiently to achieve his objectives and perseveres in spite of difficulties and discouragement. When concentrating on a single, clearly defined goal, River 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. River Phoenix feels that he meets with great resistance whenever he tries to assert himself or take initiative. Anger and frustration can be big problems for River Phoenix, especially when he tries to work with other people or depend too much on others for support. River works best in solitude.
Ordinary life often seems drab and uninteresting to River and he must have something that stirs his imagination - a vision or ideal or dream to motivate him. River Phoenix has a strong urge to act out his fantasies or to live his dream, and River Phoenix will act where others merely talk or dream. Artistic creation, drama or other areas in which Phoenix can express himself imaginatively are excellent for him.
Work that only serves his own narrow personal interests does not satisfy River Phoenix. He may lack the competitive edge, the fighting spirit, the "me first" attitude that is often required for material advancement and success. He also tends to either overestimate or underestimate his own power and abilities.
Phoenix impresses others with his strong individuality and his powerful personality. River Phoenix puts all of his energy into getting ahead and attaining his ambitions and feels no desire to demonstrate his abilities to anyone, but his work is likely to be noticed.
Phoenix dedicates himself wholeheartedly to a cause, makes a great deal of sacrifices and does away with superfluous activities and interests. Others find his approach too severe and are unwilling to go along with River Phoenix under the difficult circumstances that he is willing to tolerate. His determination and capacity for self-denial often help Phoenix get through the rough spots and achieve the goal he is aiming for.
His career is apt to involve beauty, adornment, the arts or entertainment. His personal charm and appeal are significant factors in his profession as well. River Phoenix is very good at selling and promoting - be it himself, his product or his company.
He is kind-hearted, social-minded and very popular. Phoenix knows what he wants and has the necessary confidence to succeed. Future oriented, River Phoenix lives in the joy of expectation. He is satisfied with himself, honest and always ready to lend a helping hand.
River Phoenix tends to be somewhat pessimistic and may frequently feel frustrated and depressed. Others may try to hold River back from achieving his objectives, and success may come to him slowly but steadily.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Leo
Mars in 10th house
Mars Square Saturn
Mars Square Neptune
Mars Conjunct Sun/MC
Saturn Trine Pluto
Venus Sextile MC
MC Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
MC Conjunct Saturn/Asc.