drive and ambition
Cooke is proud and ambitious and he strives to excel, stand out and be recognized for who and what he is. Sam Cooke has a very dominant ego and likes to be Number One. Sam finds it difficult to take orders from others or to stay in the background, and he hates being wrong; Sam Cooke always insists that he is right!
He is forceful, strong, energetic, determined and highly competitive. Sam Cooke plays hard, plays to win and does not give up easily. In fact, he sees life as a competitive sport or performance. Sam loves admiration and applause, and he has a strong sense of personal honor and integrity. Sam Cooke tends to be very self-confident, even arrogant. Because of his self-confidence, Sam is able to accomplish a great deal, but if his confidence is ever undermined, Sam Cooke becomes self-conscious, defensive and rather belligerent.
Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, Sam Cooke enjoys arguing, debating, and contesting other people's opinions. He is quite forthright and sometimes tactless. Cooke can be very convincing about his point of view, but he is prone to a "hard-sell" approach that sometimes backfires. Challenging mental work is an apt venue for Sam's aggressive intellect.
He is dynamic, decisive and somewhat impulsive. Sam Cooke responds quickly and spontaneously to challenges, and enjoys vigorous physical activities that require fast reflexes and a good sense of rhythm and timing. Sam has an abundance of energy and vitality, and a restless desire to see progress and change - he hates stagnation. He is individualistic and makes a good leader, spearheading new projects and inspiring others to act.
He is inclined to rely on other people and expects too much from them, leaving Sam Cooke with a feeling of being short changed frequently. Always looking for an easy way out, Cooke tends to sit back hoping for his ship to come in.
Sam Cooke tends to feel lonely and cut off from people. Feeling defenseless and lacking initiative, he has a tendency to give up too easily. Because of his inner conflicts, Cooke may have to deal with depression a lot and may acquire a certain fear of the future.
Sam Cooke needs to have a strong spiritual base to his life in order to achieve anything in concrete, objective terms. In other words, fulfilling any ambitions he has for himself will depend upon whether or not Cooke feels connected to a higher source. Clarifying his own role or direction in life may take Sam Cooke some time, so he is likely to be a "late bloomer" when it comes to external manifestations and success in material terms.
He is inclined to be a bit eccentric, and difficulties in his relationships with his family members or friends may cause Cooke to feel depressed and frequently alone. Sam may be more drawn to older people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Leo
Mars in 3rd house
Mars Trine Uranus
Mars Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune
Mars Opposition Saturn/MC
Neptune Opposition MC
MC Conjunct Saturn/N. Node