challenges and difficulties
Marc has difficulty asserting his will and desires directly and openly. He may also suppress his anger and aggressiveness. Developing self-confidence, courage, and faith in himself are important tasks for Anthony.
It may be difficult for Marc Anthony 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.
Marc 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, Marc Anthony also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
At times Marc Anthony struggles with nebulous worries and insecurities, fears which may be difficult to name. Mostly, he may be afraid of getting acquainted with the inner workings of his mind and soul, feeling uneasy with anything irrational or intangible. Marc Anthony 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 Marc occasionally.
Marc Anthony 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 Marc's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Marc Anthony develops his power and inner strength. However, Marc Anthony 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.
His physical vitality and mental energy tend to be somewhat low. For this reason Marc Anthony should try to avoid any unnecessary emotional and physical stress and follow good health habits in order to maintain overall resistance to illness.
Anthony works quietly to get ahead, but may have to work harder than others to gain recognition for his efforts. Reserved and shy, Marc Anthony tends to build a wall between himself and others and he seems to be more receptive to older and mature people.
Marc Anthony tends to have a pessimistic outlook and he seems to be plagued by deep inner conflicts, which could severely undermine his strength. Self-critical and uncertain about his goals, Marc feels that he cannot live up to his ideals and end up disappointed.
Marc Anthony may often be coerced into doing things that he does not want to do, leaving him frustrated, irritable and touchy. Marc could turn hard and unforgiving toward others and may break up some important relationships.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Marc Anthony 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 Marc Anthony needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Marc Anthony - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Anthony tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Marc Anthony is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Anthony's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Marc Anthony needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Anthony's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Marc Anthony needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
Anthony co-operate well with others and has the ability to give and receive stimulating suggestions. Marc Anthony is always receptive to new ideas and ready for spontaneous group efforts. He seems to have an instant recall of things and is likely to act just as quickly.
His feelings are heightened when he is with others and Marc Anthony has the ability to open up to them and show his feeling without reservation. Lead by his instincts, Marc is likely to have many spontaneous relationships with other people.
His relationships with others could be rather unstable and unreliable. With a somewhat negative attitude and weak will, Marc Anthony avoids opposition and escapes his responsibilities. In his relationships he is likely to choose people who are asocial.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Opposition Sun/Neptune
Saturn Opposition Sun/Asc.
Saturn Opposition Neptune/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Pluto/Asc.
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Uranus
N. Node Opposition Venus/Uranus
N. Node Opposition Mars/Neptune