drive and ambition
Once Salvador Dalí sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Dalí pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Salvador 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 Salvador Dalí to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Salvador Dalí has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Dalí 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. Salvador Dalí 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. Salvador'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. Salvador Dalí also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
He is a team player and works well in collaboration with others who share his goals, ideals, and intentions. Salvador Dalí can coordinate group efforts and inspire people to work toward a shared goal.
Team sports are also a lot of fun for Salvador, and he could be a leader, coach, or director of any group endeavor.
Salvador Dalí works hard and patiently to achieve his objectives and perseveres in spite of difficulties and discouragement. When concentrating on a single, clearly defined goal, Salvador 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. Salvador Dalí feels that he meets with great resistance whenever he tries to assert himself or take initiative. Anger and frustration can be big problems for Salvador Dalí, especially when he tries to work with other people or depend too much on others for support. Salvador works best in solitude.
He is inclined to rely on other people and expects too much from them, leaving Salvador Dalí with a feeling of being short changed frequently. Always looking for an easy way out, Dalí tends to sit back hoping for his ship to come in.
Salvador has the patience and the stamina to realize his visions and bring them down to earth, a fine balance between hard work and realism, and a positive, hopeful spirit. Salvador Dalí grows through following systems and plans, and taking one step at a time. Overnight success or instant enlightenment is not what Dalí aims for. His patient, well-balanced approach gives Salvador Dalí credibility with many different types of people, and he is apt to gain an excellent reputation for being able to do big things without overreaching or becoming pretentious.
Dalí 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 Salvador Dalí under the difficult circumstances that he is willing to tolerate. His determination and capacity for self-denial often help Dalí get through the rough spots and achieve the goal he is aiming for.
Salvador Dalí is apt to receive much publicity and popularity through his professional pursuits, for he has a way of winning the hearts and trust of many people. Salvador has an instinct for what the masses of people will respond to emotionally, and this feeling-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.
His drives and ambitions in life may seem crazy or eccentric to the more conservative people Salvador knows. There may well be no security or safety net (no retirement pension, no insurance benefits) in the work Salvador Dalí does. He is suited for freelancing, or professions that involve lots of change, innovation, variety, irregular schedules, and the like. Salvador Dalí should expect the unexpected and numerous ups and downs in the course of his life. He may change course often, and try many different things.
Indecision and confusion over his ambitions or direction in life may hold Salvador back from achieving anything solid, especially in his early life. He is very much a dreamer and his interests and inclinations may not translate very readily into concrete goals. Personal glory or accomplishment can never be Dalí's sole motivation or drive in life. Ministering to others in some way may be his calling, however. Or Salvador Dalí could use his dreamy, imaginative energies in creative ways - the arts, music or entertainment field.
Dalí tends to be guided by inner vision and strong subconscious insight. He seems to have innate psychic talents and others may consider Salvador Dalí a bit strange because of his interest in the occult and spiritual doctrines.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 11th house
Mars Square Saturn
Mars Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune
Jupiter Sextile Saturn
Saturn Trine Pluto
MC Conjunct Moon
Uranus Square MC
Neptune Square MC
MC Opposition Uranus/Neptune