challenges and difficulties
Mackenzie Phillips has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Mackenzie is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Mackenzie Phillips often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Phillips' which may inhibit her a great deal. Mackenzie Phillips must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
Mackenzie Phillips takes both her work and her health very seriously, but she may demand so much of her at work that she compromise her health. Mackenzie can become a workaholic, not so much because she has lofty ambitions, but because she never feels like she has done enough. Mackenzie Phillips is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that she may not enjoy it at all.
Phillips can also get overly involved in self-improvement or her health, and she tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mackenzie Phillips instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that she is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for her. The direction Mackenzie Phillips needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively she is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Mackenzie stands alone when she does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Mackenzie Phillips has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that she must be self-reliant and that only she can come up with the answers she needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate her from others, or make Mackenzie Phillips feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Mackenzie Phillips calls social "games" do not come naturally to her. Mackenzie Phillips needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in her way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Mackenzie Phillips is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Phillips' relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, she needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Mackenzie Phillips back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of her desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
The following are specific activities that will support Mackenzie Phillips in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Phillips, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
She needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Mackenzie Phillips has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. She needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Mackenzie Phillips has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating her ability to love and to receive love.
She is somewhat restless and nervous, but enjoys communicating with people and is constantly confronting others with her new ideas. Mackenzie has the ability to develop new relationships quickly and she can also be a stimulating force in group activities.
She is very obliging in her interaction with other people and can easily relate to them. Mackenzie Phillips is likely to have many friends and acquaintances who share the same ideas and viewpoints as she does.
Her nature is a bit restless and unpredictable and because of this, others may see Mackenzie as somewhat unstable. Mackenzie Phillips is inclined to involve herself with unusual enterprises and tends to become overly excited in the presence of other people.
Mackenzie likes beautiful surroundings and knows how to create harmony in her environment. Mackenzie Phillips loves to be around people and has a strong desire to be influential in social circles.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 6th house
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Asc.
N. Node Conjunct Mars/Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Asc.