Even-tempered and peace loving, he is not easily ruffled and is rarely given to emotional displays. Mark Philippoussis has a calming effect on more high-strung or volatile people, and an emotional steadiness that others find soothing. Though gentle and not easily provoked, Philippoussis is tremendously stubborn and resists any change that requires an emotional adjustment, such as changes in his home life or marriage.
Mark Philippoussis seeks security and loyalty in love relationships, is extremely devoted to his loved ones and provides a warm, nurturing atmosphere for them. However, Philippoussis tends to cling to others and prevent them from changing.
A great deal of physical affection, closeness and touching is crucial to Mark's well-being, and he has a tendency to overindulge in sensual comforts and pleasures. At times Mark Philippoussis substitutes food for emotional comfort and love.
Mark has strong attachments to his past, the place where he grew up, his heritage and family traditions. In fact, Mark Philippoussis may be unable to step out of the habits and roles that he learned as a child. Philippoussis' ties to his mother are very strong and Mark also seeks nurturing and protection from his spouse and other family members.
Mark Philippoussis takes offense rather quickly and his instincts are to fight, defend or act first, and ask questions later. He has a tendency for impatience, irritability and outbursts of temper, especially in response to minor frustrations. When he is not actively involved, he is not comfortable. Mark Philippoussis actually prefers a rather rambunctious, feisty, competitive atmosphere to a peaceful one.
Although Philippoussis gets hot under the collar rather easily (as mentioned above), he also has a certain degree of emotional self-control and composure, which enable Mark Philippoussis to rein in some of his more aggressive tendencies. This side of his is described below.
Mark Philippoussis often feels that he must do something or be something other than what he is in order to receive approval and acceptance from others. He is very sensitive to criticism and easily feels left out or neglected, and though he may appear cool or distant, Philippoussis actually cares very much about being included. Because he is so sensitive, it may seem easier for Mark Philippoussis to withdraw into a shell rather than risk the emotional bumps and bruises he may endure once he lets others really know him in an intimate, personal way. His reserve and caution make establishing close emotional relationships with others difficult, and Mark Philippoussis becomes very attached to the few people he considers "real friends". Philippoussis can gain inner security and strength through periods of solitude if he views them as times to nourish himself and develop his own interests, rather than as times of loneliness.
Although Mark Philippoussis was portrayed above as being assertive and combative, he also has a diametrically opposed tendency - namely the urge to escape all contention and ugliness. This may mellow Mark's fiery reactions somewhat, or he may seesaw between the two. His softer side is described in the following paragraphs.
Highly sensitive and rather easily taken in, Mark Philippoussis needs to beware of deceiving himself and allowing others to take advantage of his impressionability or gentleness. Daydreaming, fantasizing or other forms of imaginative, escapist behavior (such as watching television excessively or living his life through romance novels) could be something of an addiction for Philippoussis. Mark Philippoussis tends to confuse images with reality and needs to learn to be more circumspect and discriminating. Disenchantment with women and close relationships could ensue as a result.
Powerful and complex emotions stir Mark Philippoussis, and his emotional life and closest personal relationships are liable to be tumultuous until Mark does some deep soul searching. Buried feelings and memories that he does not want to deal with may surface at unexpected times. Holding in fears, secrets or "taboo" thoughts and feelings can only intensify them, and Mark Philippoussis needs to share them with someone who is sympathetic, trustworthy and fairly objective. Ridding himself of emotional compulsions and deeply embedded patterns that do not serve him can be tremendously liberating if Mark Philippoussis is willing to do the necessary inner house cleaning.
He is warm and affectionate in his relationships with others and has the ability to see the others' point of view, which is greatly appreciated by those around him. Mark Philippoussis is emotionally well balanced and also has a well developed intellectual grasp.
Mark's emotional life seems to be overly intense and his sexuality is very strong. Mark Philippoussis is likely to make many demands of his partner and he has to guard against possessiveness, jealousy and a tendency to force someone to love him.
In love relationships, Mark Philippoussis seeks companionship and friendship with someone who is fun loving, playful and open to adventure and new experiences. He enjoys traveling together, meeting new people and making new friends. Honeymooning in a distant location appeals to Mark, and he is also attracted to foreigners or people with diametrically different backgrounds than his own. Mark Philippoussis supports his partner in taking risks and making positive changes, rather than preserving the status quo. He also very much wants a partner who will encourage his own aspirations and dreams. It is very important to Mark that he have a spiritual or intellectual rapport with his love partner, perhaps more important than the emotional/physical aspect. Mark Philippoussis is not especially sentimental and his love partner may feel that he is too casual and not serious or romantic enough.
Philippoussis is a very sociable, congenial person and he wilts very quickly without relationships with good friends and people to share good times with. Mark Philippoussis thoroughly enjoys working with others on group projects or community activities. He is quite happy when he is a part of a club, support group or team of some sort.
Loyalty, fidelity and security are very important to Mark Philippoussis in love relationships. He is cautious about giving his heart away but true to the one who does win his love. His tastes are simple, even austere, and he does not appreciate frivolity. Philippoussis is interested in a person's character and inner qualities far more than in his or her appearance. Casual or superficial relationships do not interest Mark Philippoussis at all, for love seems to get deeper and richer and more satisfying for him with time.
Mark Philippoussis treats others in an agreeable, affectionate and tactful way and freely shows his affection for them. His circle of friends is likely to be large and Philippoussis strives for the development of a strong community spirit.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Taurus
Moon in 4th house
Moon Opposition Mars
Moon aspects Mars and Saturn
Moon Square Saturn
Moon aspects Mars and Neptune
Moon Quincunx Neptune
Moon Quincunx Pluto
Moon Opposition Sun/Mercury
Moon Opposition Venus/Pluto
Venus in Sagittarius
Venus in 11th house
Venus Trine Saturn
Venus Conjunct N. Node/Asc.