Dr. Phil McGraw
challenges and difficulties
Dr. Phil McGraw has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way McGraw knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Dr. Phil McGraw may be something of a hypochondriac also. Dr. Phil must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
Dr. Phil McGraw takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes McGraw a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Dr. Phil McGraw and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, McGraw will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Dr. Phil McGraw has a serious outlook on life and a tendency to dwell on his own flaws as well as those of everyone else. McGraw could be rather reserved with people and may find it difficult to express himself, giving a more negative impression than he intended.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Dr. Phil McGraw instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Dr. Phil McGraw needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance McGraw's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, he is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and he can easily become problem-oriented and loose sight of the big picture.
Dr. Phil McGraw has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. He should let his feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use his imagination and let his dreams emerge!
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Dr. Phil McGraw between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Dr. Phil McGraw seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is McGraw's task.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Dr. Phil McGraw back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Excessive thinking, rationalizing, talking, and overuse or misuse of McGraw's intellectual abilities, as well as dissipating McGraw's energy in trivial activities.
Dr. Phil McGraw tends to feel inferior and his attitude in the presence of others could be a bit negative or weak. He is inclined to shy away from groups and would be a rather quiet and passive member of an organization or association.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Mercury
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Mercury
N. Node Opposition Sun/Neptune