challenges and difficulties
McCarthy is wary of becoming emotionally dependent on others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Eugene McCarthy may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Gene.
It may be difficult for Eugene McCarthy to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
Gene may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, Eugene McCarthy also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
Gene has an inner conflict between idealism, hope and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression due to limitations and practical realities. Eugene McCarthy needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. McCarthy will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
His emotional life is likely to be somewhat strained and he has a tendency toward pessimism. Eugene McCarthy may not feel as close in his relationships to his loved ones as he would like to, and Gene may find it difficult to give and receive love.
Eugene McCarthy strongly rebels against any restrictions and may have the desire to break away and overthrow any thoughts of responsibility. On the other hand, limitations in his life could suddenly wane, thereby leaving McCarthy free to do his own thing.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Eugene McCarthy 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 Eugene McCarthy needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Eugene McCarthy's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how McCarthy's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of McCarthy's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support McCarthy's ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress he is likely to become overly focused on himself and his own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" McCarthy's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Eugene McCarthy needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how McCarthy's unique gifts can benefit others.
It is deep within himself, as Eugene McCarthy faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Eugene McCarthy keeps hidden from public view where he is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Eugene McCarthy back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The need to be first all of the time and demonstrate an aggressive or bossy attitude, impatience or irritability; an over-eagerness to use force or violence to gain advantage and the tendency to resort to fighting or using confrontation too quickly.
Eugene McCarthy tends to pick his friends and associates very carefully and is always on the lookout for responsible and congenial people. This enables Eugene McCarthy to feel secure with his colleagues and enjoy good relationships with them.
His relationships with others may be rather unstable and unreliable. With a somewhat negative attitude and weak will, Eugene McCarthy avoids opposition and escapes his responsibilities. In his relationships he is likely to choose people who are asocial.
Eugene McCarthy has a very engaging manner in the company of others and his relationships with other people are likely to be harmonious. Some of his connections may prove to be helpful to Gene with his plans.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 5th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Opposition Moon/MC
Saturn Opposition Uranus/MC
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Opposition Mars
N. Node Conjunct Sun/MC
N. Node Opposition Mars/Neptune
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/MC