drive and ambition
Once Russell Banks sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Banks pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Russell 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 Russell Banks to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Russell Banks has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Banks 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. Russell Banks 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. Russell'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. Russell Banks also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
Russell Banks often buys things on impulse and he can be reckless with his material resources and money. Russell has certain possessions that he is extremely attached to and possessive of.
Banks dreams up creative solutions to problems and takes an imaginative, unusual approach to getting a job done. When difficulties arise, Russell Banks prefers to avoid conflict and confrontation in favor of more peaceful or subtle methods of resolving problems. Banks finds it satisfying to work in order to help others or for a cause that transcends his own narrow, personal interests. Russell Banks has an artistic flair and appreciates the colorful, unique or strange.
When Russell Banks wants something, he can be amazingly persistent and unrelenting - even a bit obsessed - although quiet about it. In fact Russell may even hide his underlying intentions from friends. Whenever he does anything, he does so wholeheartedly and thoroughly - and if Russell Banks does not want to do something that others wish him to do, he will somehow find a way out of it. Banks is strong, though subtle.
Russell Banks has a good team-spirit and intensely works together with his colleagues. He may join an organization or association that fights for upholding common issues and principles. Banks is likely to accomplish more as a team.
Russell Banks 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, Russell Banks 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, Russell may have to set aside some of his self-centeredness, and learn from these men! However, Russell Banks may also be required at some point to make a break in order to hold his own and fulfill his own destiny.
Discipline, concentration, a realistic sense of what is attainable and steady dedication to achieving his ambitions are the keys to Russell's progress. Russell Banks is apt to move slowly but surely in the direction of his goals, and solid achievement is the outcome of this conservative approach.
Russell Banks is a big dreamer, loves comfort and is likely to promote human welfare. But Banks may be somewhat of a fortune-hunter, likes to speculate, and has a tendency to squander his money. Russell Banks is always hopeful and does not take life too seriously.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 2nd house
Mars Trine Neptune
Mars Sextile Pluto
Mars Opposition N. Node/MC
Sun Square MC
Saturn Trine MC
MC Opposition Jupiter/Neptune