approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Eli's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Eli Wallach comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Eli Wallach - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Eli Wallach" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Eli a little better. This page describes the disguise Wallach wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Eli Wallach is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Eli tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Wallach's way of dealing with problems.
Eli Wallach may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Wallach's emotional balance and well-being.
Eli Wallach is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Eli Wallach probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Wallach's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Wallach, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Wallach's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Wallach will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Eli Wallach overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Wallach's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Eli through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Wallach's more rational friends. Eli Wallach certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Eli Wallach has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Eli Wallach to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Eli Wallach seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Eli tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
There is a certain intensity, charisma, or compelling attractiveness about Eli Wallach that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Also, Wallach tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
Eli Wallach has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Eli coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Eli Wallach is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Wallach seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.