challenges and difficulties
Mark Davis often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something he cannot name or specify, and he may sense both a great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or over sensitivity is an important task for Davis.
It may be difficult for Mark Davis 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.
Mark 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, Mark Davis also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
Mark Davis seesaws between playing it safe, and doing something unique and original, between self-control and letting loose, between being a responsible adult and a rebellious adolescent, between what Mark has to or should do and what his spontaneous impulses tell him to do. All of this creates enormous inner tension as well as friction with people in his environment. Mark Davis may, for instance, bitterly resent government or authority figures who "crush his individuality", yet ignore his obligations and responsibilities, thus ensuring that they will pursue him. Learning to give each side its due is an ongoing challenge for Davis.
Mark Davis feels that he must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede his chances of fulfilling his life's ambitions. Mark may adopt a very hard, cynical, or nihilistic attitude that will only drag him down further. There are major problems with his father or figures of authority. Mark Davis may fail simply to spite "them", without realizing that he is primarily hurting himself. If he can overcome his feelings of loneliness, bitterness or isolation, and direct his energies toward constructive endeavors, Davis can be immensely effective because of his tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
Mark Davis tends to experience inner conflicts between his responsibilities and his desires. Davis may give preference to duties over desires, which makes it very difficult for him to be truly happy.
At some point in his life Mark Davis may experience a tragic love relationship that affects him deeply. He may remain heavily burdened by certain disturbing experiences, thereby rendering Mark cold or bitter.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mark Davis 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 Mark Davis needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Mark Davis needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Mark's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Davis' understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Mark Davis to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Mark Davis is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Mark Davis needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Mark Davis has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Davis 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 Mark Davis back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Opposition Uranus
Saturn Opposition Pluto
Saturn Opposition Moon/Jupiter
Saturn Opposition Venus/Pluto
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Moon