Although Sam Mendes appears quite pleasant, agreeable and prepared to compromise for the sake of harmony (as described on the previous page), he also has a strong need to shine and express his own opinions. Sam has the potential to be a great leader, manager, coach or teacher.
Proud and intensely individual, Sam Mendes really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Sam Mendes must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Sam Mendes needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Sam has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Sam Mendes also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Sam Mendes, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Sam wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Mendes appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Sam Mendes also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Sam Mendes loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Sam Mendes likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Sam needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Mendes' strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Mendes. Sam Mendes has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Sam Mendes may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Sam Mendes feels spiritually bonded with his friends, partners or associates. He is likely to have a good rapport and harmony in his relationships with the opposite sex and enjoys spending time with his partner.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Moon/N. Node