Behind González's guarded and sometimes stern demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter), he has a much softer, sentimental side. While he can seem rather businesslike and impersonal, he is really very personal and family-oriented. He needs relationships that provide caring and emotional support much more than he appears to.
Mark has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to González to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, González tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Mark likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Mark González has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Mark González than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Mark González takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Mark González feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Mark González needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Mark González becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Mark González functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. González often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Mark González also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are González's strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
His energies are directed toward either honing his professional techniques, skills and abilities or "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. Mark González is highly motivated to strive for a state of wholeness or optimal functioning and he is quite a perfectionist!
González can easily become overly identified or involved with the task he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Mark González is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Mark does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to González, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Mark González between his conscious attitudes and aspirations and his deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Mark may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with his subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in his body may well be a signal that Mark González is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Mark González will learn to accept and express these two different sides of himself. Should he fail to do so, González is likely to be drawn into many relationships with people who reflect his denied or repressed qualities and seem to make his life difficult. (Also read chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Although Mark González prefers harmony and accord, he also has a confrontational side.
He is a positive, vital, energetic and active go-getter. He enjoys competition, and his initiative and self-confidence make Mark González a winner.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun aspects Venus and Mars
Sun Trine Mars