challenges and difficulties
Clark fears of becoming emotionally dependent upon 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, Gene Clark 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.
Gene Clark takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Clark 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 Gene Clark and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Clark will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Gene Clark strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
A bit stubborn and self-willed, Gene Clark persists no matter what obstacles he has to overcome. He has great endurance and strength and he forces himself to work very hard. Gene Clark could be somewhat one-sided in the pursuit of his objectives.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Gene Clark 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 Gene Clark needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Gene Clark is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Gene Clark's growth. Gene Clark needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Gene Clark to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Gene Clark has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Uranus/Pluto
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 7th house