drive and ambition
Once Rob Thomas sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Thomas pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Rob labors patiently and steadfastly until he achieves what he wants - or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. He is a reliable, consistent and productive worker, and he often shoulders more of the workload than his co-workers, usually without complaint. He often ends up with the nitty-gritty work. He prefers a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to his success because once he gets started in a certain direction, it is easy for Rob Thomas to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Rob Thomas has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Thomas gets going; but once he gets a momentum going, his energy level is strong and steady.
He is interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievements. Rob Thomas needs to have some tangible product or contribution to show for his efforts, and cannot be content with only intangible rewards (such as having a good time, learning, or spiritual enrichment). Material well-being and security is also a large factor in determining what he does. Rob's stamina and persistence are his greatest assets, but they can also work against him; he can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. Rob Thomas also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
Asserting himself and being direct and forceful about what he wants is often very difficult for Rob. Though he may have a great deal of energy and drive, Rob Thomas lacks confidence or simply the desire to put himself and his interests first. On the positive side, Thomas can be very unselfish, working more for the benefit of others than for himself.
However, Rob Thomas denies his own desires and needs too much, and he is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage his finest efforts.
He abounds with self-confidence and vitality and Rob Thomas believes he can do just about anything he wants to. Rob has an enterprising spirit, a good sense of timing and the ability to sense what will succeed and what will not. Thomas usually makes fortunate work or business decisions. He enjoys healthy competition and has a rather playful, good-humored attitude toward it. Rob Thomas mostly competes with himself to see how far he can go or how much he can accomplish. Rob likes to keep stretching his limits.
His competitive drive and lofty ambitions (commented upon earlier) feed on either intense spiritual idealism or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what Rob Thomas can actually accomplish. His energy level is apt to fluctuate from being very high, as noted earlier, to rather low, as mentioned in the following paragraphs.
Rob Thomas has a streak of the pacifist or defeatist in him. Learning to assert himself in a strong, clear, forthright manner and developing stamina in the face of obstacles are necessary to counter such tendencies. To accomplish all he is capable of, it would also be very beneficial for Rob Thomas to work on building up his physical energy. Rob needs to get regular exercise, eat healthfully, get plenty of rest (something he may require more than an average amount of), and especially avoid activities and people who dissipate and waste his time.
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 Rob Thomas cannot get what he wants directly, he will try to dominate, manipulate or seek power in a covert, subtle sort of way.
Rob Thomas tends to be on the defensive and fears rejection in love relationships. There could be a violent streak in Thomas and he is inclined to be rather jealous. Because of his strong sense of duty Rob may also sacrifice his own happiness for others.
His energy may be a bit low and Thomas does not seem to have enough stamina to resist external powers. Rob Thomas could easily be used as a medium, or someone else may set him up as a tool to further their interests without Rob knowing what is really going on.
Thomas 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 Rob Thomas under the difficult circumstances that he is willing to tolerate. His determination and capacity for self-denial often help Thomas get through the rough spots and achieve the goal he is aiming for.
Rob Thomas is likely to receive much publicity and popularity through his professional pursuits, for he has a way of winning the hearts and trust of many people. Rob has an instinct for what the masses will respond to emotionally, and this sense of what other people want enables him to succeed in sales, promotion, and so on. His career could also involve protecting and caring for people, and nurturing them in some capacity.
Innovation, discovery, originality, experimentation and new channels of understanding are important aspects of his life's work. Thomas' ambitions in life, as well as the way he achieves those goals, are unique or "alternative". Concerned with future trends and innovation, Rob Thomas is likely to be ahead of his time in many respects.
Rob Thomas has a natural ability to integrate with groups and could very well form his own associations or groups. There is likely to be a special soul-link between Rob and the friends he chooses. Rob Thomas also has a tendency to fight other people's battles.
Rob Thomas has a desire to teach other people what he knows and may be interested in a career that serves the public through some educational programs. He is a very stimulating companion, but wants to be the central figure in discussions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 12th house
Mars Trine Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars Quincunx Neptune
Mars Quincunx Pluto
Mars Conjunct Venus/Saturn
Mars Opposition Neptune/Pluto
Saturn Trine Pluto
MC Conjunct Moon
Uranus Trine MC
MC Conjunct Sun/N. Node
MC Conjunct Mercury/N. Node