Robert Downey Jr.
drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Robert Downey Jr. often feels that if he wants something done right he must do it himself, for others do not do as thorough a job as he does. Doing a task well is very important to him, and he may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. Robert Downey Jr. strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Robert Downey Jr. can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that he will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that his efforts will simply not be good enough. He is usually modest and realistic in assessing what he can accomplish and, if anything, Robert Downey Jr. underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Downey does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Robert Downey Jr. conserves his energy and paces himself so that he does not waste or diffuse his efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit his opportunities. In short, Downey may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
Robert Downey Jr. often buys things on impulse and he can be reckless with his material resources and money. Robert has certain possessions that he is extremely attached to and possessive of.
Robert Downey Jr. struggles with feelings of discouragement, self-doubt, and the sense that life is a constant uphill battle. He is also prone to suppressing his feelings - especially aggressive or angry ones. This could lead to chronic resentment and bitterness, which actually undermines Downey's goal far more than openly expressing his anger would.
On the positive side, Robert Downey Jr. is capable of immense patience, endurance and tireless effort in order to attain his goals and desires. Robert Downey Jr. seems to have to work very hard, and without much outside help. However, if he can avoid a negative attitude and keep "plugging along", Downey will achieve something substantial. Moreover, he is much more effective when working for someone else.
Although he is patient and steady when pursuing an objective, when Robert Downey Jr. finally loses patience he loses it completely! In addition to having great tenacity and perseverance, Robert has a daring and rebellious side as well:
Dynamic, self-willed, and fiercely independent, he has extraordinary drive and energy. When Robert Downey Jr. wants something, he wants it this very minute, and he acts quickly, impulsively and decisively. His impatience inclines Robert Downey Jr. to be abrupt with people and reckless. He needs a great deal of personal freedom to do things in his own way and does not happily conform to schedules, rules or regimes imposed by others. He is intolerant of authority and can be very rebellious. He is very frank with others, sometimes brutally so. Robert Downey Jr. may have an explosive temper. High-strung and often nervous and tense, Robert finds it difficult to slow down, pace himself or relax. Robert Downey Jr. is always on the go. He is restless, daring and experimental.
When Robert Downey Jr. wants something, he goes after it with passionate zeal and is sometimes so driven by his desire that he loses all objectivity. Robert gets so deeply involved in whatever he is pursuing that he becomes one-sided, even fanatical. Strong-willed and stubborn, Robert Downey Jr. insists on having his way no matter the cost. He is fascinated with power. Downey often tries to overpower anything or anyone he perceives as an obstacle, if not physically, then by the force of his will. Downey can be ruthless and impersonal when it comes to achieving his ambitions and goals in life. Robert Downey Jr. has enormous energy and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement. Downey can also become a compulsive workaholic.
He is very generous and his style of life is likely to be grandiose. A very gracious host, Robert Downey Jr. displays a warm heart and gladness when he meets other people. Robert has the ability to radiate his inner happiness and show his affection for others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 2nd house
Mars Opposition Saturn
Mars aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mars Conjunct Uranus
Mars Conjunct Pluto
MC Conjunct Venus/Jupiter