drive and ambition
He is very socially oriented and works well with others. He may be active in community affairs or unite with others of similar ideals and intentions to work toward a common goal. Progressive and democratic, Thomas Merton is not concerned with hoarding personal power or having authority over others. He is a team player.
New, unconventional methods appeal to Merton, especially ideas that involve bringing people together or creating fairer working conditions - such as networking, profit sharing, and job sharing. New technologies also interest him.
His energy level is high but somewhat erratic. Thomas Merton can be impatient, rebellious and inconstant in pursuing his aims.
He is a team player and works well in collaboration with others who share his goals, ideals, and intentions. Thomas Merton can coordinate group efforts and inspire people to work toward a shared goal.
Team sports are also a lot of fun for Thomas, and he could be a leader, coach, or director of any group endeavor.
Unless he has a goal that transcends merely personal gain, Thomas Merton is apt to become deeply discontented, aimless and uncertain of his direction in life. At his best, Thomas Merton will work or fight for a greater cause, and feel fulfilled through serving the greater good. However, should he lack the necessary focus, Merton could be confused and easily persuaded to do things that are either unethical or simply ineffectual.
He is intensely willful and can create trouble for himself by rather unconsciously forging ahead, without realizing that he is trampling over people. Sometimes, if Thomas Merton cannot get what he wants directly, he will try to dominate, manipulate, or seek power in a covert, subtle sort of way.
Thomas Merton has a good balance between idealism, optimism, and vision for the future on one hand and a realistic sense of what can actually be achieved on the other hand. His judgment and business sense are usually quite good. Thomas possesses patience and the ability to accept limitation and frustration on the way to his goals.
Older, more experienced individuals or mentors are likely to play a significant and beneficial role in Thomas' life.
Merton gains his objectives and ambitions in life through his personal charm, attractiveness, ability to please others visually and/or emotionally. A career in the arts or entertainment world is possible for Thomas Merton. Anything involving sales or promotion, particularly of beautiful or luxurious items, is an area he can succeed in. Vanity or indiscretions in relationships could lead Thomas Merton to his downfall.
He may have to overcome some significant handicap from his childhood or background in order to attain his ambitions in life. Thomas Merton may appear un-ambitious, but he is apt to simply be playing his cards close to his chest. A sense of inadequacy based on early disappointments may make Thomas Merton an underachiever. However, he can accomplish a great deal if he understands the influence of the past, and learns to give himself the support and help which was lacking.
Deep, compelling drives which Thomas Merton does not entirely understand are apt to be the source of his rather extraordinary ambitions. He may find that a drive for dominance, power, and control arises out of the rather problematic and intense relationships Thomas had with one or both of his parents. If Thomas Merton is willing to delve deeply into his own fears and inner life, clearing away much of the conditioning of his earliest years, he will indeed discover tremendous inner resources which can be used to fuel his rise in the world.
Thomas' profession is apt to involve communications, language, carrying messages, sales, speaking, or teaching - put simply, getting ideas across. A great deal of social involvement, networking, and personnel skills also play a significant part in his professional role.
The road to success, professional advancement, and fulfillment of his long-range goals is apt to be easier and smoother for Thomas Merton than for many. Partly this is due to getting a great deal of support - financial, emotional, or both. Probably someone early in his life really believed in Thomas and had high expectations for him. Thomas Merton contributes to his own success by having large goals, and by including, helping and enlisting the aid of friends and others in reaching those goals. A lack of selfishness or pettiness is a great boon to him. Whatever Thomas Merton does is apt to be expansive and eventually quite prosperous.
His professional goals and long-range ambitions may be vague and difficult for Thomas Merton to define for quite a long time. This is partly due to the fact that they are not very conventional, concrete, or worldly. Thomas is apt to have more of a spiritual vocation or calling. Healing, counseling, the ministry, music, art - or some combination thereof - may well be part of his role in life. On the other hand, Thomas Merton may simply be confused and seemingly not ambitious at all in the professional realm.
Merton knows how to discipline himself and faces difficulties with great courage. It may take time, energy and dedication for Thomas Merton to achieve his goals; and when he meets defeat, Thomas rises above it and continues on his way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Aquarius
Mars in 11th house
Mars Opposition Neptune
Mars Quincunx Pluto
Jupiter Trine Saturn
MC Conjunct Venus
Saturn Opposition MC
Pluto Opposition MC
Mercury Sextile MC
Jupiter Sextile MC
Neptune Quincunx MC
MC Opposition Saturn/Pluto