drive and ambition
Sam Mendes seesaws between being too pushy, confrontational and insistent on doing things his way, and being too eager to please, without a clear, definite goal of his own. Sam Mendes strives for a balance between acting independently and assertively - and working cooperatively and interdependently with others. He may feel frustrated at times that he cannot simply do what HE wants and that he must always accommodate the needs and desires of others. Or he may feel hesitant to act in a positive, assertive manner if he does not have the support and approval of other people. Either way, he is not a loner. Sam Mendes achieves his goals by collaborating and joining forces with others, by being a team player. He is very concerned with the concept of fairness and becomes quite indignant and vocal if he senses someone is being taken advantage of. Sam Mendes avoids extremism and favors a balanced, moderate approach to living. He is unlikely to push himself too hard or to become fanatically driven to reach his goals.
He is a doer and an achiever. Energetic, courageous, and often impatient, Sam Mendes will forge ahead with his plans regardless of the reservations of others. In fact, Mendes often feels other people get in his way and he prefers to work on his own. Sam is active, assertive and rather competitive as well.
He abounds with self-confidence and vitality and Sam Mendes believes he can do just about anything he wants to. Sam has an enterprising spirit, a good sense of timing and the ability to sense what will succeed and what will not. Mendes usually makes fortunate work or business decisions. He enjoys healthy competition and has a rather playful, good-humored attitude toward it. Sam Mendes mostly competes with himself to see how far he can go or how much he can accomplish. Sam likes to keep stretching his limits.
Although enterprising and proactive, Sam Mendes 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.
Mendes frequently meets a tremendous amount of resistance whenever he wants to assert himself in a decisive way or do something just for himself. This resistance stems from within (in the form of self-doubt, fear, or a heavy sense of responsibility toward others), as well as from practical and circumstantial limitations. Especially when initiating a project or acting independently, Sam Mendes may tell himself that he is not really prepared, or that he is not good enough (yet), and he puts a lot of pressure on himself. Despite the obstacles, setbacks or lack of support he encounters, Sam Mendes can accomplish a great deal with patience and perseverance. However, he is apt to aim too low and not realize how much he is truly capable of.
Sam Mendes should try to recognize that he does not have to justify his existence or prove his worth through his accomplishments.
He is very sensitive to the inner qualities of sincerity, honesty, integrity and good will. Sam Mendes notices these qualities (or the lack thereof) more quickly than others and brings them up frequently. He is philosophical about life and very perceptive, but may have an exaggerated sense of his own wisdom and depth of understanding of religious, metaphysical, artistic, or intuitive subjects.
Mendes is intensely competitive and may engage in furious battles of will, numerous conflicts, and possible public controversy on the road toward meeting his objectives. Sam Mendes may be drawn to activities that are dangerous - in the line of fire, so to speak. He puts himself on the line. Anger or recklessness could be his downfall.
Sam Mendes has a spiritual gift or vocation that colors his personal ambitions and drive for achievement. Helping people or serving the Whole is part of his role in life. Music, the arts, entertainment, and/or imagery, visualization or imagination may all be aspects of Sam's endeavor in the world.
Sam Mendes has a desire to teach other people what he knows and may be interested in a career that serves the public through some educational programs. He is a very stimulating companion, but wants to be the central figure in discussions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Libra
Mars in 1st house
Mars Trine Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mars Quincunx Saturn
Saturn Trine Neptune
Mars Square MC
Neptune Trine MC
MC Conjunct Mercury/N. Node