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The Zodiac and Ambition

Disclaimer: with astrology, it is possible to decipher our behaviour or to get a glimpse of the future. This is a theory which cannot be systematically tested. On the other hand, one may wish to follow an easier path, which puts into practice the principles listed in astrology textbooks. In a way, this is precisely the type of practical exercises that we suggest in this Lifestyle column.

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We recommend that you follow our advice with both a light and observing mind. Beyond entertainment, the aim is to understand how each of us behaves in various fields; thus, we can better define and fathom, by deduction, how we have developed our natal predispositions. In addition, why wouldn't we be able to guess the talent(s) which we could harness in the future, according to our astrological profile.

The following information is given for signs in their purest form. Depending on the case, it is advisable that you check your planetary dominant or the sign of your Ascendant, the position, quality and aspects of the significators of the area involved, and if applicable, the position of the planets associated with it. For instance, for family affairs, examine the 4th House and its ruler, as well the Moon; for romance, examine the 5th House and its ruler, as well as Venus, etc.

The large number of books we have read, and more particularly, the experience we have drawn from the study of thousands of charts, urge us to be cautious. However, we thought that it may be interesting to provide a few concrete indications, which will turn out to be accurate, quite often.

You can also read dozens additional lifestyle articles on different topics.

Aries and Ambition

 Ambition for Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

While some people wonder whether it is good or bad to be ambitious, the answer is clear for you. It is good. You think that there is nothing worse than to remain idle waiting for godsends to fall into your lap.

Therefore, you are willing to roll up sleeves and to take action with no complex whatsoever. Moreover, you often consider that the world is a sport competition. You cannot help it, what matters is not to participate but to be the number one, or at least among the first ones.

Advice for Aries

Do not mistake ambition for haste. Take some time to prepare a good strategy or to surround yourself with persons who help you in this area.

Some Aries Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aries, Aries rising, or Mars dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 1st House.

These texts about the sign of Aries and Mars might interest you.

Taurus and Ambition

 Ambition for Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

Given your working capacity, some may think that you nourish big projects. This may be the case, but not always, because anyway, you commit yourself whatever the goal may be. In your opinion, getting foreseeable and tangible results justifies having high ambitions.

In other words, your staunch realism enables you to make the difference between what is feasible and what is utopian. Once the analysis is carried out, you give your all until the end.

Advice for Taurus

Every now and then, let a dash of fantasy or of risk express itself, even though it is hard for you. Opening yourself to ideas that you could take ownership of may beneficial.

Some Taurus Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Taurus, Taurus rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 2nd House.

These texts about the sign of Taurus and Venus might interest you.

Gemini and Ambition

 Ambition for Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

When people see you, eternal girl or adolescent playing the fool, they cannot imagine that you might be ambitious. This mistake must be rapidly corrected with a reminder, although this will displease may people. For instance, Donald Trump has the Sun in Gemini. Here is a person who had unlimited ambitions, no ?

In your own way, you manage to play your cards very shrewdly to work your way up the rungs of power or of recognition. In addition, you do not hesitate to rely on the skills of your numerous friends.

Advice for Gemini

Never be an upstart, lest you should become a modern Rastignac.

Some Gemini Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Gemini, Gemini rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 3rd House.

These texts about the sign of Gemini and Mercury might interest you.

Cancer and Ambition

 Ambition for Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

You tend to believe that the word "ambition" is a bad word. To acknowledge that you may wish to reach some sort of success would almost intimidate you, you who prefer the security of your home to the benevolence of your friends and relatives.

Your habit is to exercise self-censorship, to restrain yourself, because on the one hand, you are prone to fears, and on the other hand, you feel more comfortable in your shelter, protected from challenges.

Advice for Cancer

Learn to seize opportunities and to believe in your capacities, including if it implies taking chances progressively. This is the only way you can achieve your goals and turn your dreams into reality.

Some Cancer Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Cancer, Cancer rising, or the Moon dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 4th House.

These texts about the sign of Cancer and the Moon might interest you.

Leo and Ambition

 Ambition for Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

Louis the 14th or Madonna were born with the Sun in Leo and personify two sorts of accepted ambitions, the zero-complex style. Like them, you think that nothing is too nice, too big, or too expensive for you.

In the whole zodiac, Leo has this most typical character trait, sometimes in a glamorous version. If there are secretive ambitions, yours aim above all at recognition, and if possible, at glory. Thirsting for fame, to succeed, whatever your position may be, you resort to all modern medias, including social networks.

Advice for Leo

Do not readily accept to sacrifice everything to your image; keep things in perspective, and more importantly, remain simple.

Some Leo Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Leo, Leo rising, or the Sun dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 5th House.

These texts about the sign of Leo and the Sun might interest you.

Virgo and Ambition

 Ambition for Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

This may surprise more than a few people, but Virgo is able to nurture some ambition in life. It is called perfectionism. Thus, you may feel intoxicated as you pursue your quest, becoming the most pitiless and determined erudite or strategist.

Since you enjoy getting information, and you are not interested in easy victories, you read a host of essays such as Fifty rules of successful women, or Rules and tips for winners. The list is huge. For you, preparedness is crucial.

Advice for Virgo

By striving too much to be a perfect eminence grise, you may lose quite a lot of time. Dare to take the plunge with less precautions and slightly more spontaneity; this could work better.

Some Virgo Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Virgo, Virgo rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 6th House.

These texts about the sign of Virgo and Mercury might interest you.

Libra and Ambition

 Ambition for Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

Deep down, you believe that ambition is a bad thing, because it entails the will to outdo everyone, or at least, to declare your objectives clearly, which does not really match your nature.

There is the danger to be caught in the trap of ambition by proxy, which clears yourself of responsibility and allows you to keep a good image of yourself, but which is also a half-measure. For once, stop paying attention to people’s judgment, and dare to stir disapproval around you.

Advice for Libra

In a perfect world, everyone would have one’s place. This is not a reason for you to let people cheat you. Assert yourself.

Some Libra Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Libra, Libra rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 7th House.

These texts about the sign of Libra and Venus might interest you.

Scorpio and Ambition

 Ambition for Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

If people knew what is going on in your head, they would be scared at times. Indeed, since your sign is ruled by Pluto, a planet symbolizing underground power, it gives you ambition. Your temperament is to be at the same time tenacious and secretive, and you never give up, regardless of the efforts or sacrifices requires.

In general, you enjoy weaving your web behind the scenes, so as to cover your tracks and to be able to do as you please more efficiently and more freely.

Advice for Scorpio

Bear in mind that it is unnecessary to suffer, to hurt people, or to hide to reach your aims.

Some Scorpio Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Scorpio, Scorpio rising, or Pluto dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 8th House.

These texts about the sign of Scorpio and Pluto might interest you.

Sagittarius and Ambition

 Ambition for Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

Yes, ambition can be fully accepted and merry. If there is ever one person who can pass this message, it is you. Because you have no desire to content yourself with staying where you are. Of course, you want to change, and preferably, for the better, and without going back and forth.

Since you are astute and sociable, you know very well how to lead people, who work for your personal projects, wholly unaware.

Advice for Sagittarius

Do not exaggeratedly play the dandy or the socialite, because you may upset more than one person.

Some Sagittarius Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, or Jupiter dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 9th House.

These texts about the sign of Sagittarius and Jupiter might interest you.

Capricorn and Ambition

 Ambition for Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

What if, finally, your sign embodied the strongest ambition? To your credit, you are driven by personal standards which prompt you to climb the highest peaks with pugnacity and perseverance. You proceed step by step, without proclaiming from the rooftops that you are willing to obtain a given prominent position, or perhaps, to end up running the company.

Your dream is to transcend your situation. After you have reached your target, you find a new one, and nothing can stop you.

Advice for Capricorn

Be cautious not to leave too many people on the side of the road, and accept a bit more of lightness.

Some Capricorn Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Capricorn, Capricorn rising, or Saturn dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 10th House.

These texts about the sign of Capricorn and Saturn might interest you.

Aquarius and Ambition

 Ambition for Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

Ambition? What does this concept coming from the old regime mean? If you are asked, you would answer that you do not understand ambitious people who think of themselves only. Actually, you are ambitious yourself, and more motivated than others. You have within you the will to change the world, no less.

In your mind, what you can imagine is limitless. Put differently, you prefer to aim at utopias instead of having ordinary ambitions.

Advice for Aquarius

Do not be contemptuous with those who do not have your visionary gifts.

Some Aquarius Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aquarius, Aquarius rising, or Uranus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 11th House.

These texts about the sign of Aquarius and Uranus might interest you.

Pisces and Ambition

 Ambition for Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

You are totally unable to give a definition of ambition. Languages, the Word, rational communication, none of this is your cup of tea, since you would rather let yourself be carried by the stream and your intuitions.

It happens that your extreme flexibility brings about unintentional success. For instance, you may become a guru surrounded by persons functioning on the same wavelength as you. You are able to convince them to follow your ambition of spiritual elevation.

Advice for Pisces

Be less sloppy or confused when it comes to make your dream come true; take the time to define it before you get started.

Some Pisces Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Pisces, Pisces rising, or Neptune dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 12th House.

These texts about the sign of Pisces and Neptune might interest you.

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