drive and ambition
Vanessa Carlton seesaws between being too pushy, confrontational and insistent on doing things her way, and being too eager to please, without a clear, definite goal of her own. Vanessa Carlton strives for a balance between acting independently and assertively - and working cooperatively and interdependently with others. She may feel frustrated at times that she cannot simply do what HE wants and that she must always accommodate the needs and desires of others. Or she may feel hesitant to act in a positive, assertive manner if she does not have the support and approval of other people. Either way, she is not a loner. Vanessa Carlton achieves her goals by collaborating and joining forces with others, by being a team player. She is very concerned with the concept of fairness and becomes quite indignant and vocal if she senses someone is being taken advantage of. Vanessa Carlton avoids extremism and favors a balanced, moderate approach to living. She is unlikely to push herself too hard or to become fanatically driven to reach her goals.
Asserting herself and being direct and forceful about what she wants is very often difficult for Vanessa. Though she may have a great deal of energy and drive, Vanessa Carlton lacks confidence or simply the desire to put herself and her interests first. Positively, Carlton can be very unselfish, working more on behalf of others rather than for herself.
However, Vanessa Carlton denies her own desires and needs too much, and she is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage her finest efforts.
Unlike some who have hopes and fantasies, Carlton is a person who tries to live out these dreams, no matter how impractical or fantastic they seem. Vanessa Carlton has a quixotic, idealistic streak. She may be more inspired to work for some higher cause than simply for her own personal achievement.
When Vanessa Carlton wants something, she goes after it with passionate zeal and is sometimes so driven by her desire that she loses all objectivity. Vanessa gets so deeply involved in whatever she is pursuing that she becomes one-sided, even fanatical. Strong-willed and stubborn, Vanessa Carlton insists on having her way no matter the cost. She is fascinated with power. Carlton often tries to overpower anything or anyone she perceives as an obstacle, if not physically, then by the force of her will. Carlton can be ruthless and impersonal when it comes to achieving her ambitions and goals in life. Vanessa Carlton has enormous energy and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement. Carlton can also become a compulsive workaholic.
Her efforts to do something are likely to be half-hearted. Vanessa Carlton tends to get discouraged easily and may lack an incentive to work. Her sexual drive also may be somewhat low and Carlton tends to be averse to physical exertion in general.
Language, words, communication, networking, clarity of speech or writing, being a messenger or go-between - these are key features in her career, as well as how Vanessa Carlton goes about achieving her goals and ambitions. "Work smarter, not harder" is Carlton's motto.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Libra
Mars in 12th house
Mars Sextile Neptune
Mars Conjunct Pluto
Mars Conjunct Sun/Neptune
MC Conjunct Mercury