approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mark's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Mark McGrath comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mark McGrath - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Mark McGrath" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mark a little better. This page describes the disguise McGrath wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Mark McGrath appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Mark has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. McGrath tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to McGrath.
McGrath approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Mark McGrath is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Mark's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Mark and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Mark McGrath empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Mark McGrath is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Mark McGrath communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Mark never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and overly forceful approach get Mark into trouble. Mark McGrath tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Mark McGrath needs to moderate his temper in order to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
Mark McGrath comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, McGrath may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Mark is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Mark McGrath's confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Square Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.