drive and ambition
Yves Saint-Laurent avoids direct confrontation as much as possible and is uncomfortable with aggressiveness, competition and personal power. His ego drive is not very dominant and Saint-Laurent is not especially ambitious or eager to push his way to the top. He may feel inadequate in situations that call for strong, forceful action. The only instance in which Yves Saint-Laurent will really fight is when he senses that his loved ones - or something dear to him- are being jeopardized, in which case he is a fierce defender. Yves Saint-Laurent has a very strong protective side. He acts on impulse and instinct and may lash out at anyone he perceives as threatening to Yves' home or family. However, Yves Saint-Laurent will rarely initiate a confrontation. His goals also tend to be very personal and centered on family closeness and inner satisfaction rather than worldly achievement.
He is sensitive to stress and does not handle a high-pressured, competitive atmosphere very well. Yves Saint-Laurent is very touchy, irritable and difficult to live with when there are many demands or stressful situations at work. His energy level varies and is very dependent on the emotional harmony (or lack thereof) in his home. A supportive partner is very instrumental in helping Saint-Laurent to achieve his goals and desires.
Yves Saint-Laurent 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 Yves at times, and he pushes himself too hard. Saint-Laurent can also be too demanding of the people he works with.
If his energy is not invested in a job or career, Yves Saint-Laurent can become fanatical about his health, and may exercise or "work out" vigorously and perhaps excessively.
Yves Saint-Laurent has the gift of endurance and perseverance, as well as the willingness to work hard to achieve his objectives. Once he decides he wants something or makes a commitment, Yves Saint-Laurent will do it "even if it takes forever". Self-discipline comes naturally to Yves and he instinctively realizes that any creative achievement is "10% inspiration, 90% perspiration". Saint-Laurent chooses practical, realistic goals and pursues them step-by-step in a well-planned, orderly fashion. Yves Saint-Laurent likes to concentrate on one thing at a time and he does a thorough job. He enjoys working in solitude, and often feels he does his best work when he is alone.
When Yves Saint-Laurent wants something, he goes after it with passionate zeal and is sometimes so driven by his desire that he loses all objectivity. Yves gets so deeply involved in whatever he is pursuing that he becomes one-sided, even fanatical. Strong-willed and stubborn, Yves Saint-Laurent insists on having his way no matter the cost. He is fascinated with power. Saint-Laurent often tries to overpower anything or anyone he perceives as an obstacle, if not physically, then by the force of his will. Saint-Laurent can be ruthless and impersonal when it comes to achieving his ambitions and goals in life. Yves Saint-Laurent has enormous energy and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement. Saint-Laurent can also become a compulsive workaholic.
Happiness and fulfillment in Yves' career are likely because he gives his all to it and will not make the sorts of compromises that others feel compelled to make in order to succeed. Self-expression and being his own person are very important to Saint-Laurent.
Yves Saint-Laurent's father or another important man in his life is likely to be of tremendous help to him. His relationships with superiors and those in a position to boost his career are usually excellent.
Saint-Laurent's profession may be unusual, very innovative and progressive, or outside the "mainstream", providing alternative services or products. Yves' career and rise in the professional arena are marked by a certain uneven, erratic quality. Sudden changes of fortune, unexpected upsets and twists of fate are likely.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Cancer
Mars in 6th house
Mars Trine Saturn
Mars Conjunct Pluto
Sun Trine MC
Uranus Quincunx MC