drive and ambition
He is a "busy bee" - energetic, restless, and forever on the go. His active mind is always buzzing with ideas and Sean sometimes finds it difficult to relax, slow down or take the time to reflect and regroup. Sean Penn 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 Penn. Sean Penn 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.
Sean Penn has a sharp and eager mind, and he enjoys games and competitions with an intellectual challenge. Sean likes to match wits with others.
Penn 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. Sean Penn uses his wit, intelligence, communication skills, social sophistication and awareness to achieve his goals.
Sean Penn expects to work hard for anything he accomplishes and he has no patience for people who do not pull their own weight. Work is a passion for Sean at times, and he pushes himself too hard. Penn can also be too demanding of the people he works with.
If his energy is not invested in a job or career, Sean Penn can become fanatic about his health, and may exercise or "work out" vigorously and perhaps excessively.
Penn 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 comes from within (in the form of self-doubt, fear, or a heavy sense of responsibility to others), as well as from practical and circumstantial limitations. Especially when initiating a project or acting independently, Sean Penn 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, Sean Penn can accomplish a lot in a patient, steady fashion. However, he is apt to aim too low, and not realize how much he is truly capable of.
Sean Penn should try to recognize that he does not have to justify his existence or prove his worth by his accomplishments.
Sean Penn has a powerful will and when he wants something, he pursues it passionately and relentlessly until he achieves it. He may be so driven by his desire that he loses all objectivity. Sean Penn often becomes compulsive, even obsessed, with doing or achieving something, no matter what the costs or how hard he must work for it. His forcefulness may be veiled or subtle, for often Penn does not reveal his real aims and intentions to others until they cross him. Intense power struggles and relationships with a strong dominance/submissiveness theme are likely to erupt. Sean Penn has enormous energy reserves, and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement if he uses his energies for constructive purposes.
Because of his somewhat negative attitude, Sean could feel listless a great deal of time and is likely to become physically inactive. Sean Penn tends to become easily overwhelmed; his objectives tend to be unclear, and Penn questions his ability to attain them.
He may have to overcome something in his background or personal past in order to achieve his long-range goals and ambitions. Sometimes Sean Penn is apt to feel pulled in two different directions - what others expect of him or what he needs to do to progress, versus what his old conditioning or his emotional predisposition would have him do. Overcoming the pull of the past is the key.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Gemini
Mars in 6th house
Mars Quincunx Saturn
Mars Square Pluto
Mars Opposition Saturn/Neptune
Moon Square MC