drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Willem Mengelberg 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. Willem Mengelberg strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Willem Mengelberg 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, Willem Mengelberg underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Mengelberg does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Willem Mengelberg 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, Mengelberg may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
Willem Mengelberg encounters numerous challenges and possibly defeats in the pursuit of his goals and desires, and his setbacks often occur because Willem has been too rash or intent on satisfying his own will regardless of the impact on others. Willem Mengelberg is intense and passionate, and simply does not know when to stop sometimes! Recklessness with others can be a problem for Mengelberg.
He enjoys risky, exciting activities and cannot tolerate too much routine, tedium or inactivity. Unless other factors in his chart suggest staying power and the ability to follow through, Willem Mengelberg may be the person who initiates a new venture but cannot happily participate in the ongoing, sustained effort it requires. "Independent" is Mengelberg's middle name! Willem Mengelberg needs to be a totally free agent, to run his own show. Willem likes to introduce new concepts to people, and then move on.
Deep, compelling drives that Willem Mengelberg does not entirely understand are likely to be the source of his rather extraordinary ambitions. He may find that a drive for dominance, power and control stem from the rather problematic and intense relationship Willem had with one or both of his parents. If Willem Mengelberg is willing to delve deeply into his own fears and inner life and clear 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.
Willem Mengelberg feels that he knows who he is and therefore is confident that he can achieve his objectives. He may consider marriage as his sole aim in life and could become completely bound up in his marriage and family life.
His mind and emotions work together harmoniously and his ability to convince and lead others stems from his deepest inner self. Willem Mengelberg is an independent thinker who forms his own judgments and opinions. In relationships, Mengelberg seeks out people with whom he can feel a soul-link.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 8th house
Mars Sextile Uranus
Pluto Opposition MC
MC Opposition Sun/Moon
MC Opposition Moon/Mercury