drive and ambition
Shannon O'Brien avoids direct confrontation as much as possible and is uncomfortable with aggressiveness, competition and personal power. Her ego drive is not very dominant and O'Brien is not especially ambitious or eager to push her way to the top. She may feel inadequate in situations that call for strong, forceful action. The only instance in which Shannon O'Brien will really fight is when she senses that her loved ones - or something dear to him- are being jeopardized, in which case she is a fierce defender. Shannon O'Brien has a very strong protective side. She acts on impulse and instinct and may lash out at anyone she perceives as threatening to Shannon's home or family. However, Shannon O'Brien will rarely initiate a confrontation. Her goals also tend to be very personal and centered on family closeness and inner satisfaction rather than worldly achievement.
She is sensitive to stress and does not handle a high-pressured, competitive atmosphere very well. Shannon O'Brien is very touchy, irritable and difficult to live with when there are many demands or stressful situations at work. Her energy level varies and is very dependent on the emotional harmony (or lack thereof) in her home. A supportive partner is very instrumental in helping O'Brien to achieve her goals and desires.
Shannon O'Brien often buys things on impulse and she can be reckless with her material resources and money. Shannon has certain possessions that she is extremely attached to and possessive of.
Shannon O'Brien struggles with feelings of discouragement, self-doubt, and the sense that life is a constant uphill battle. She is also prone to suppressing her feelings - especially aggressive or angry ones. This could lead to chronic resentment and bitterness, which actually undermines O'Brien's goal far more than openly expressing her anger would.
On the positive side, Shannon O'Brien is capable of immense patience, endurance and tireless effort in order to attain her goals and desires. Shannon O'Brien seems to have to work very hard, and without much outside help. However, if she can avoid a negative attitude and keep "plugging along", O'Brien will achieve something substantial. Moreover, she is much more effective when working for someone else.
An intense team-worker, Shannon O'Brien is likely to realize plans that she makes in common with others. She may prefer to work with partners rather than alone and could form relationships with others for the purpose of working together.
O'Brien is able to do her work and take responsibility for overcoming her own problems and challenges in life, while at the same time being open to spiritual comfort, aid and guidance. A good balance between being well grounded and being receptive to spirit or the inner world works in Shannon's favor. Enjoying simplicity and cultivating peace enables Shannon O'Brien to evolve and work through her challenges.
Shannon O'Brien is likely to receive much publicity and popularity through her professional pursuits, for she has a way of winning the hearts and trust of many people. Shannon has an instinct for what the masses will respond to emotionally, and this sense of what other people want enables her to succeed in sales, promotion, and so on. Her career could also involve protecting and caring for people, and nurturing them in some capacity.
In order to achieve her ambitions in life Shannon O'Brien may well feel that she must make a significant break from her personal past, especially the influences of her childhood environment, her family relationships, or familial traditions. O'Brien is liable to be the black sheep, or the one who left home and never really returned.
What Shannon O'Brien wants to do in life may seem "off the wall" or "way out in left field" to some people.
Shannon O'Brien really wants to leave her mark on the world in some way, to achieve stature and recognition for her contributions, and she is not willing to take a back seat - at least not for very long. In order to achieve her aims, though, Shannon O'Brien will have to compromise and "give" more than she may be willing to. Thus, conflicts with others, particularly important men in her life, may arise. To accomplish her goals, Shannon may have to set aside some of her self-centeredness, and learn from these men! However, Shannon O'Brien may also be required at some point to make a break in order to hold her own and fulfill her own destiny.
Shannon's profession is apt to involve communications, language, conveying messages, sales, speaking or teaching - simply put: getting ideas across. A great deal of social involvement, networking and personnel skills also play a significant role in her profession.
O'Brien can be rather antagonistic toward those in authority. Even without realizing it, she may convey this attitude and be threatening to those in power. Thus, however well meaning Shannon O'Brien is, she may find that her initiatives or projects are met with little favor. Working independently might be Shannon's best option.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Cancer
Mars in 2nd house
Mars Opposition Saturn
Mars Opposition Mercury/N. Node
Saturn Sextile Neptune
MC Conjunct Moon
Uranus Opposition MC
Sun Square MC
Mercury Sextile MC
Mars Quincunx MC