Behind Philippoussis' seemingly rational, detached, cool and objective demeanor (as described on the previous page), he is really far more passionate and emotionally intense, as described below.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Mark Philippoussis is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. Mark Philippoussis usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Mark Philippoussis also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When Mark Philippoussis commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Mark merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Philippoussis has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Mark will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, Mark does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Philippoussis can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Philippoussis can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Mark Philippoussis emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Mark Philippoussis loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Mark never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Mark Philippoussis tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Philippoussis. Mark Philippoussis has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Mark Philippoussis may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Mark Philippoussis tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Mark Philippoussis has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
His conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by his unconscious beliefs and desires. If Mark Philippoussis overrides his instincts and emotions because they seem to lead him in a direction diametrically opposed to the one he consciously desires, his emotions can become unruly. Poor relationships with women and/or difficulties in close one-on-one relationships are also a reflection of this tendency. However, if Mark Philippoussis attends to his emotional urges and feelings and listens to the voice of his intuition, dreams and gut feelings, he will derive greater satisfaction from a more balanced life.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Mark Philippoussis has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Mark Philippoussis has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
While Mark Philippoussis does have a strong drive, he frequently holds himself back. One of his challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!).
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Mark Philippoussis has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Mark Philippoussis tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Mark Philippoussis that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Philippoussis can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
Innovative, original, unorthodox and unconventional, he identifies with the role of a rebel, reformer or iconoclast. Mark Philippoussis insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt to others' needs and wishes. Mark needs a lifestyle that allows him to be spontaneous. He often feels that he is somehow different from other people and outside of society's mainstream.
His physical energy is strong and Mark Philippoussis is able to make an extra effort and work quite hard at any task he wants to do. Philippoussis can act quickly and he gets a great deal accomplished in a hurry. But Mark Philippoussis also has a tendency to be reckless and accident-prone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mars/Uranus