Although Eugene McCarthy is a team player who puts the group's welfare ahead of his own, he is also very competitive and aggressive. When his colleagues do exude as much energy as he does, Eugene McCarthy quickly becomes discouraged, frustrated and alienated from the group. McCarthy can also make an excellent leader, manager or coach by leading the team, group, or company to excellence.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Eugene McCarthy believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are McCarthy's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Eugene McCarthy craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Gene likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Eugene McCarthy loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Eugene McCarthy also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for McCarthy, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Eugene McCarthy believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Eugene McCarthy hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving McCarthy's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Eugene McCarthy to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Eugene McCarthy would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Eugene McCarthy to do so.
Ownership gives Eugene McCarthy a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Gene also has a natural instinct for or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
He is a positive, vital, energetic and active go-getter. He enjoys competition, and his initiative and self-confidence make Eugene McCarthy a winner.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Eugene McCarthy also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Gene expects the best, and usually gets it.
While Eugene McCarthy does have a strong drive, he frequently holds himself back. One of his challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!).
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps McCarthy's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Eugene McCarthy tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Eugene McCarthy has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Eugene McCarthy tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Eugene McCarthy has a strong will and the desire to be successful no matter what obstacles or resistance he has to overcome. Whatever he does, he knows what he wants to get out of it and drives toward that end with great vigor.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Trine Mars
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Opposition Mars/MC