drive and ambition
Robert Mapplethorpe is extremely strong-willed and he pursues his goals and desires with passionate dedication and determination. He is capable of total concentration and tremendous discipline, and he is very difficult to influence or sway once his mind is made up. When Robert Mapplethorpe wants something, Mapplethorpe can be very one-sided and almost obsessed with it. He is very instinctive and does not always consciously know why he feels as strongly and deeply as he does.
He also tends to be secretive and unwilling to reveal his aims and intentions, and the intensity of his will and desire may not initially be apparent to others. However, Mapplethorpe is very forceful in a quiet and subtle way. Robert Mapplethorpe often manipulates or forces his will upon other people, without being overtly aggressive. He is not interested in confrontation but he is a formidable foe if he encounters opposition or aggression. Robert is courageous and has a rather primitive, raw side as well.
He is a doer and an achiever. Energetic, courageous, and often impatient, Robert Mapplethorpe will forge ahead with his plans regardless of others' reservations. In fact, Mapplethorpe often feels other people get in his way and he prefers working on his own. Robert is active, assertive, and rather competitive as well.
Mapplethorpe is able to do his work and take responsibility for overcoming his own problems and challenges in life, while at the same time being open to spiritual comfort, aid and guidance. A good balance between being well-grounded and being receptive to spirit or the inner world is working in Robert's favor. Enjoying simplicity and cultivating peace enable Robert Mapplethorpe to evolve and to work through his challenges.
His role in life is apt to be one of great responsibility and Robert Mapplethorpe takes his tasks very seriously. Certain heaviness weighs on him because of this. He may have been unusually ambitious or mature at a tender age. Robert Mapplethorpe advances and attains his aspirations through dedication and perseverance, rather than fortune.
Robert has an extraordinary drive for power and influence in the world, which can be used for good or ill, for his own personal aggrandizement or for achieving some wider aim.
Robert Mapplethorpe could be a channel for healing, transforming, revivifying energies in society or in individuals. His work will involve stimulating deep, fundamental changes and bringing to light hidden, taboo, repressed, or secret information and knowledge.
Robert Mapplethorpe 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, Robert Mapplethorpe 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, Robert may have to put aside some of his self-centeredness, and learn from these men! However, Robert Mapplethorpe may also be required at some point to make a break in order to stand on his own and fulfill his own destiny.
Robert has grand aspirations and may be inordinately ambitious at times. That is, he is apt to be discontent with small successes and to feel like a failure unless he achieves extraordinary things. Robert Mapplethorpe should avoid get-rich-quick schemes which promise tremendous returns for little energy expenditure. Even if they do seem to succeed, Mapplethorpe's ideals and values could be compromised.
Fluidity of speech and thought, and using intellectual gifts or communicative skills to achieve his ambitions in life are featured. Convincing, selling, persuading, reasoning, bringing ideas into public awareness are also part of Mapplethorpe's professional life.
Robert has two different career paths which appeal to him, and which may at some point be blended. The first has to do with the arts, entertainment, film, or music industry. The other is an involvement in the ministry, social betterment, charity or volunteer work. Robert Mapplethorpe has a high degree of sensitivity and this compassion is apt to be a key factor in his professional decisions and overall goals in life.
Often Robert Mapplethorpe feels like he is being pulled in two directions - what he needs to do to fulfill his long-range ambitions, and what he actually feels like doing. This may make it difficult for Robert to be constant and consistent in pursuing goals, career aims, etc.
Relationships with women, trying to satisfy family needs, or other emotional attachments sometimes also conflict. Often Robert Mapplethorpe has to decide on one or another at a given time, rather than try to have both.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Scorpio
Mars in 1st house
Saturn Sextile Neptune
MC Conjunct Saturn
MC Conjunct Pluto
Sun Square MC
Jupiter Square MC
Mercury Trine MC
Neptune Sextile MC
Moon Quincunx MC