drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Xanana Gusmão 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. Xanana Gusmão strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Xanana Gusmão 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, Xanana Gusmão underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Gusmão does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Xanana Gusmão 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, Gusmão may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
Xanana Gusmão 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 Xanana at times, and he pushes himself too hard. Gusmão can also be too demanding of the people he works with.
If his energy is not invested in a job or career, Xanana Gusmão can become fanatic about his health, and may exercise or "work out" vigorously and perhaps excessively.
Because of his somewhat negative attitude, Xanana could feel listless a great deal of time and is likely to become physically inactive. Xanana Gusmão tends to become easily overwhelmed; his objectives tend to be unclear, and Gusmão questions his ability to attain them.
In order to achieve his ambitions in life Xanana Gusmão may well feels that he must make a significant break from his personal past, especially the influences of his childhood environment, his family relationships, or familial traditions. Gusmão is apt to be the black sheep, or the one who left home and never really returned.
What Xanana Gusmão wants to do in life may seem "off the wall" or "way out in left field" to some people.
Xanana Gusmão has a tendency to say things which unintentionally put off those in a position to advance his career and professional ambitions. Perhaps it is not what Xanana says, but the manner in which he does so, or the timing. At times Xanana Gusmão is apt to feels that he must stifle certain thoughts and opinions in order to succeed in reaching his goals. Mostly, though, Gusmão will need to be shrewd, tactical, and conscious of how his words will affect his listeners.
To achieve his ambitions and long-range goals will require much stamina and self-reliance as well as a clearly defined strategy. Numerous setbacks, obstructions or delays can also be expected. A father figure, mentor, or authority in Gusmão's life may withdraw support at a crucial time. However, this will not stop Xanana Gusmão and may ultimately be a blessing in disguise.
He is a bit restless and always seems to be in motion. Xanana Gusmão probably had the desire to go his own way early in life, wanting to learn from his own mistakes and experiences. His plans for the future are far-reaching and Xanana Gusmão may choose an unusual career.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 6th house
Mars Conjunct Saturn/Neptune
Uranus Opposition MC
Mercury Quincunx MC
Saturn Quincunx MC
MC Opposition Sun/Uranus