Inside, he is quite different from what his freewheeling, confident, playful demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter) would suggest. Although Murray likes to theorize and speculate and dream big dreams, he is basically clearheaded and practical. However, Bill Murray also worries and frets a great deal, although others may not know this from his jovial demeanor.
At heart Bill Murray is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Bill Murray has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Murray can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in his work and he takes pride in a job well done. What he may lack in self-confidence Bill Murray often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. He is adept at using his hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are his forte. Some would say he is a little too meticulous, for Murray can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as he thinks it should be, and he worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Bill Murray likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Murray. He probably wishes that he were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Murray can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in his environment or within himself, Murray tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. He is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in his self-assessment and often does not give himself enough praise or credit.
He is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about his diet, hygiene, and health habits. Bill has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. His tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. He is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Murray can sometimes be difficult to live with because of his fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Bill Murray seems rather cool and self-contained, he is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. He is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. He is quietly devoted to the ones he cares for.
He is cautious, realistic and practical in his approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Bill Murray analyzes before he acts. He is sometimes too serious. If Murray allowed himself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to his health!
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Murray. Bill Murray has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Bill Murray may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Murray can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Bill Murray enjoys fine health as well.
Murray occasionally gamble, splurge, or overextend himself in ways that may be quite at odds with his usual way of doing things. Exaggerating his accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up his own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Bill Murray also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable him to recover from the negative consequences of his excesses, and to learn from them.
While Bill Murray 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!).
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Murray's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Bill Murray tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Bill Murray has a mature and often somber demeanor. He is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. He progresses rather slowly in life, through his own efforts and persistence. He is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with himself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for him to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Bill likes to be in control of himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 10th house
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn