drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Zhang Yimou 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. Zhang Yimou strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Zhang Yimou 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, Zhang Yimou underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Yimou Zhang does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Zhang Yimou 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, Yimou Zhang may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
Yimou Zhang is attracted to feisty, dynamic, strong-willed people, and he seems to need a healthy dose of fireworks in his personal relationships. Zhang Yimou can be very combative, or get involved with people who are. Ideally Yimou will join forces with people who are energetic and ambitious, but not too domineering or aggressive.
A strong home base may be the most important factor in Yimou's choice of career and his success or lack thereof. Family support is crucial to Zhang Yimou, and he would not sacrifice his family for the sake of any advantage or achievement in the outside world. If Zhang Yimou has a solid foundation and a healthy relationship with his parents, he is likely to fulfill any of his aspirations for success.
Yimou has confidence in himself and a healthy self-assured attitude. He makes up his own mind and has a clear idea of where he is headed. Zhang Yimou does not feel the need for recognition from others, but is likely to receive recognition anyway.
His direction in life seems to depend a great deal on other people and his relationships with others may often influence Yimou Zhang's decisions regarding his goals. This could be to Yimou's advantage at times, but could also lead to occasional setbacks.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 7th house
Moon Opposition MC
MC Conjunct Sun/Mercury
MC Opposition Pluto/N. Node