drive and ambition
He is a "busy bee" - energetic, restless, and forever on the go. His active mind is always buzzing with ideas and Sam sometimes finds it difficult to relax, slow down or take the time to reflect and regroup. Sam Shepard tends to live on nervous energy. He can accomplish a great deal in short bursts, but projects that require long-term commitment, stamina and steady, persistent effort are not easy for Shepard. Sam Shepard often scatters his energies into so many directions and activities at once that he cannot finish or follow through on all of them. He needs variety, change and intellectual challenges.
Sam Shepard has a sharp and eager mind, and he enjoys games and competitions with an intellectual challenge. Sam likes to match wits with others.
Shepard often achieves his desires through his verbal skill and his ability to speak out clearly and convincingly for what he wants. His drive and energy are more intellectual than physical. Sam Shepard uses his wit, intelligence, communication skills, social sophistication and awareness to achieve his goals.
Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, Sam Shepard enjoys arguing, debating, and contesting other people's opinions. He is quite forthright and sometimes tactless. Shepard 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.
Sam Shepard has a rather cocky, confident, we-can-do-it attitude that people in his environment pick up on quite readily. Inspiring, motivating, and encouraging others to go out and do their very best is one of Sam's innate gifts. Sam Shepard has faith in the power of action and boldness, and enjoys initiating new programs and projects.
Although enterprising and proactive, Sam Shepard is also capable of ample much self-discipline, patience and effort. He may swing from confidence and trust in the future to pessimism and doubt, when it comes to achieving his aims in life.
He is very serious about attaining his goals and feels that keeping his nose to the grindstone is the only way to do it. It is by working hard, keeping up his efforts and focusing on a single objective that Sam Shepard achieves his aims in life. Sam exercises great self-control, even self-denial, in order to accomplish what he desires. He meets obstacles stoically and struggles patiently through difficult circumstances. Sam Shepard feels that he must rely on himself alone and that he must shoulder all of the responsibility. He can be a harsh disciplinarian, expecting far too much of himself and others. Sam often holds himself back, doubting his own power and ability. He may feel that he meets great resistance whenever he tries to assert himself or take initiative, which is very frustrating to Shepard. However, Sam Shepard has the power to endure and a dogged determination to overcome all obstacles.
Sam 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. Sam Shepard grows by adhering to systems and plans, and taking one step at a time. Overnight success or instant enlightenment is not what Shepard aims for. His patient, well-balanced approach gives Sam Shepard credibility with many different types of people, and he is likely to acquire an excellent reputation for being able to do big things without overreaching or becoming pretentious.
Sam Shepard may have to overcome some significant handicaps from his childhood or background in order to attain his ambitions in life. Sam may appear to lack ambition, but he may simply be keeping his cards close to his chest. A sense of inadequacy stemming from early disappointments may make Sam Shepard an underachiever. However, he can accomplish a great deal if he understands the influence of the past, and learns to seek the support and help he requires.
Sam Shepard tends to want to take the easy road to success, and unless other factors in his chart suggest a capacity for effort or a lot of energy, laziness could interfere with achieving whatever ambitions Shepard has. He tends to gain his objectives through his personal charm and appeal. Sam Shepard also possesses a fine aesthetic sense which could be a prominent factor in his career.
Shepard may enjoy a magically easy road to success and public recognition. Doors open for Sam Shepard and opportunities abound. He may have more offers than he can follow up on. This is mostly due to his positive and generous attitude. Sam's ambitions in life may have a spiritual component - based on a concern for social betterment or humanitarian ideals.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Gemini
Mars in 3rd house
Mars Sextile Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Conjunct Saturn
Jupiter Sextile Saturn
Saturn Opposition MC
Venus Square MC
Jupiter Trine MC