challenges and difficulties
Mastroianni both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting himself be known in a deep way does not come easily to Marcello, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Marcello Mastroianni 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 Mastroianni.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Marcello Mastroianni understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But Marcello Mastroianni is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
He is inclined to be somewhat withdrawn and has a hard time discussing important matters with his family and close relationships. A serious and deep thinker, Marcello Mastroianni would like to explain his views to others, but has a difficult time finding the right words.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Marcello Mastroianni 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 Marcello Mastroianni needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Marcello Mastroianni's path lies in his development as an individual, the discovery of his own strengths and joys, the capacity to express his uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though Mastroianni's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Marcello Mastroianni is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, he may believe that striving to do his personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but Marcello should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Marcello Mastroianni can offer the world at large.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Marcello Mastroianni has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Mastroianni 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.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Marcello Mastroianni back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The need to be first all of the time and demonstrate an aggressive or bossy attitude, impatience or irritability; an over-eagerness to use force or violence to gain advantage and the tendency to resort to fighting or using confrontation too quickly.
The following are specific activities that will support Marcello Mastroianni in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Mastroianni, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Marcello Mastroianni has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Marcello Mastroianni has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
Marcello Mastroianni should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up his psychic channels. Meditation that develops Mastroianni's intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through his own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Marcello's path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to him.
Marcello Mastroianni loves to show off the strength that he possesses and he has a strong desire to dominate others. Marcello seems to have an exuberant craving for recognition and importance and a need to influence and lead large groups of people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Asc.
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Mars
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Neptune
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Pluto