challenges and difficulties
Markey both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable to others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting them get to know him intimately does not come easily to Gene, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Gene Markey is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Markey.
His childhood or his relationship with his parents was restrictive, unloving or unhappy in ways that may prevent Gene from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Gene Markey feels that he was deprived in one form or another, regardless of whether he actually was or not. His early life - at least as Markey remembers it - may have been marked by emotional separation or repression of his needs and feelings. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, Gene Markey needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Gene accomplish this task.
At times Gene Markey struggles with nebulous worries, insecurities and fears that may be difficult to pinpoint. Mostly, he may be afraid of getting acquainted with the inner workings of his mind and soul, feeling uneasy with anything irrational or intangible. Gene Markey has to work hard to overcome being overly serious regarding the spiritual side of life, especially if his religious upbringing emphasized guilt and retribution. Reorienting himself in the direction of spiritual optimism will do much to lift the cloud of worry that settles over Gene occasionally.
Gene Markey tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Gene's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Gene Markey develops his power and inner strength. However, Gene Markey should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
Gene Markey tends to be somewhat insecure and uncertain about his direction in life. Frequently plagued by doubt and fear, he is inclined to worry a lot. Because Markey lacks the confidence to fight back, he may allow himself to become the victim of others.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Gene Markey 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 Markey 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 Markey'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 lose sight of the big picture.
Gene Markey 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 relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Gene Markey has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Markey will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
His relationships with others may be rather unstable and unreliable. With a somewhat negative attitude and weak will, Gene Markey avoids opposition and escapes his responsibilities. In his relationships he is likely to choose people who are asocial.
Gene Markey has a strong desire to break records and set an example for others through his own achievements. Gene tends to spur others on to improve results and his relationships with others serve to better conditions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Opposition Neptune/MC
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Mars/Neptune
N. Node Opposition Mars/Pluto