challenges and difficulties
Mark 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 McGrath.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Mark McGrath 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 Mark McGrath 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.
Because he lacks self-confidence, Mark McGrath has the feeling that his luck has abandoned him. He is inclined to sit and wait for the right opportunities to come along, place too much emphasis on wishful thinking, and then get disappointed when nothing happens.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mark McGrath 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 McGrath 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 Mark McGrath - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, McGrath 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.
Mark McGrath 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 McGrath's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Mark McGrath 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 his public life and career that Mark McGrath is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact McGrath's reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how Mark McGrath achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
The following are specific activities that will support Mark McGrath in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to McGrath, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Mark McGrath should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems he faces. It is in McGrath's best interest to act on his own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for him. Mark McGrath needs to assert himself openly and courageously and not to be afraid to make mistakes or stumble; there are bound to be a few trial runs to any new initiative. Mark needs to foster a healthy fighting spirit, pick himself up, and go! He also should learn to appreciate conflict and confrontation as a means to grow.
Mark McGrath should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. He may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit McGrath's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. He is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether Mark really wants such jobs or not, usually because he has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in his path - more adversity than others seem to face - and McGrath's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Opposition Jupiter/Neptune
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Conjunct Mars
N. Node Conjunct Saturn