drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Vincent Cassel often feels that if he wants something done right he must do it himself, for others do not do as thorough a job as he does. Doing a task well is very important to him, and he may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. Vincent Cassel strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Vincent Cassel can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that he will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that his efforts will simply not be good enough. He is usually modest and realistic in assessing what he can accomplish and, if anything, Vincent Cassel underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Cassel does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Vincent Cassel conserves his energy and paces himself so that he does not waste or diffuse his efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit his opportunities. In short, Cassel may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
Vincent Cassel often buys things on impulse and he can be reckless with his material resources and money. Vincent has certain possessions that he is extremely attached to and possessive of.
Vincent Cassel struggles with feelings of discouragement, self-doubt, and the sense that life is a constant uphill battle. He is also prone to suppressing his feelings - especially aggressive or angry ones. This could lead to chronic resentment and bitterness, which actually undermines Cassel's goal far more than openly expressing his anger would.
On the positive side, Vincent Cassel is capable of immense patience, endurance and tireless effort in order to attain his goals and desires. Vincent Cassel seems to have to work very hard, and without much outside help. However, if he can avoid a negative attitude and keep "plugging along", Cassel will achieve something substantial. Moreover, he is much more effective when working for someone else.
Although he is patient and steady when pursuing an objective, when Vincent Cassel finally loses patience he loses it completely! In addition to having great tenacity and perseverance, Vincent has a daring and rebellious side as well:
Dynamic, self-willed, and fiercely independent, he has extraordinary drive and energy. When Vincent Cassel wants something, he wants it this very minute, and he acts quickly, impulsively and decisively. His impatience inclines Vincent Cassel to be abrupt with people and reckless. He needs a great deal of personal freedom to do things in his own way and does not happily conform to schedules, rules or regimes imposed by others. He is intolerant of authority and can be very rebellious. He is very frank with others, sometimes brutally so. Vincent Cassel may have an explosive temper. High-strung and often nervous and tense, Vincent finds it difficult to slow down, pace himself or relax. Vincent Cassel is always on the go. He is restless, daring and experimental.
While Vincent Cassel is often charged with energy and inspired about what he wants to do (as mentioned earlier), there is a dreamy, visionary, or passive side to him as well. His energy level may fluctuate from being superabundant to rather lax.
Unlike some who have hopes and fantasies, Cassel is a person who tries to live out these dreams, no matter how impractical or fantastic they may seem. Vincent Cassel has a quixotic, idealistic streak. He may be more inspired to work for a higher cause than simply for his own personal achievement.
When Vincent Cassel wants something, he goes after it with passionate zeal and is sometimes so driven by his desire that he loses all objectivity. Vincent gets so deeply involved in whatever he is pursuing that he becomes one-sided, even fanatical. Strong-willed and stubborn, Vincent Cassel insists on having his way no matter the cost. He is fascinated with power. Cassel often tries to overpower anything or anyone he perceives as an obstacle, if not physically, then by the force of his will. Cassel can be ruthless and impersonal when it comes to achieving his ambitions and goals in life. Vincent Cassel has enormous energy and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement. Cassel can also become a compulsive workaholic.
He is very sensitive to the inner qualities of sincerity, honesty, integrity and good will. Vincent Cassel 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.
Achieving his professional objectives or advancing in his career often requires considerable sacrifice on Vincent's part. Specifically, Vincent Cassel often feels that he must deny or at least compromise some very essential aspect of his in order to succeed professionally, protect his reputation, or what have you - and this is something Cassel may or may not be willing to do. Pure, unrestrained self-expression may well be more important to him than "going places" in a worldly sense. This is not to say Vincent Cassel will not progress or succeed, only that he will do it on his own terms.
Vincent Cassel has a clear view of his aim in life and plans a course of action very thoroughly and decisively. He pursues his objectives with great assurance, gladly accepts responsibility, and loves to work because Cassel likes what he does.
He is strongly attached to his home and family, and harmony in his surroundings and relationships is important to him. Vincent Cassel has a good sense of team work and a strong desire to feel complete oneness with people around him.
He is likely to be quite sensual and has a strong desire to become one in soul and body with the object of his affection. Vincent Cassel may have a strong feeling that by himself he is not quite complete and that he needs someone else to make him whole.
He enjoys life, is original and likes to be admired. Vincent Cassel loves to go out and is always looking for new social contacts and relationships. It does not take Cassel long to like someone and he is likely to have many adventurous love affairs.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 2nd house
Mars Opposition Saturn
Mars aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mars Conjunct Uranus
Mars aspects Uranus and Neptune
Mars Sextile Neptune
Mars Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Trine Neptune
Sun Quincunx MC
MC Opposition Sun/Mars
MC Conjunct Moon/N. Node
MC Opposition Venus/Mars
MC Opposition Venus/Uranus