challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Philippoussis. Mark Philippoussis tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Mark.
Mark Philippoussis takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Philippoussis a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Mark Philippoussis and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Philippoussis will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Mark may find it difficult to express himself, thereby feeling inhibited and lonely at times. He tends to isolate himself from others and his relationships come across as strained. Conditions in Mark Philippoussis' parental home may be oppressive and strained.
He may feel inhibited in his relationships with others and give the impression of being unapproachable and wanting to keep his distance. Mark Philippoussis thinks about his feelings for a long time before he expresses them to anyone and he tends to hide his inner self.
Mark Philippoussis has a tendency to be overly critical of himself. He may be plagued by feelings of guilt about certain past events, leading to further self-doubt. Mark must learn to handle his frustration, depression and discontent and try to overcome his lack of self-confidence.
Mark Philippoussis has a desire to break away from tradition and to free himself from restrictive conditions. Somewhat inflexible and rigid, he may suddenly become inhibited before he sets out on his goals, which could be to Philippoussis' detriment.
Because he is somewhat inhibited when initiating relationships with others, Mark Philippoussis may prefer to be by himself. Mark may feel that he does not fit in very well with others and as a result, may have difficulties with team-work.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mark Philippoussis 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 Philippoussis needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Mark Philippoussis becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Mark Philippoussis needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Philippoussis also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Mark Philippoussis tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in his public life and career that Mark Philippoussis is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Philippoussis' reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how Mark Philippoussis achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
The following are specific activities that will support Mark Philippoussis in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Philippoussis, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Mark Philippoussis should be willing to become more of a free thinker, to experiment and change, to loosen his ties to tradition and the known and to allow for new developments. He needs to practice getting involved in an area involving new techniques, rapid changes and innovation. Mark can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. Mark Philippoussis has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
Mark likes to be constantly on the go and tends to have a hectic family life. He knows how to eliminate competition, but should guard against rising to the top in his position at the expense of other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Moon
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Mercury
Saturn Opposition Moon/Mars
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Conjunct Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Uranus/MC