Because Eli Wallach seems to be such a gentle, tolerant, accepting person (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he can startle people with some of his very pointed, bluntly honest statements. Even though he is sensitive and empathetic, he can also be quite tactless at times. His good will and good intentions, however, usually prevail. With Wallach's free-flowing imagination (described earlier) and his great restlessness (discussed below), he is apt to be a wanderer, and perhaps somewhat of an escapist.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Eli Wallach, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Eli Wallach probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Wallach can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Eli Wallach has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Wallach always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Eli Wallach has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Eli has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Wallach expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Eli's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Eli Wallach enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Wallach.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world are very attractive to Wallach.
Eli Wallach has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
Eli Wallach 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. Eli Wallach has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Eli has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Eli Wallach tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Wallach tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Wallach's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Eli Wallach 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.
Eli has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill his personal destiny. However, he does have the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from his father or other significant men in his life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Eli and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of his greatest handicaps, and at times he may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of his own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in his life. Eli Wallach needs to learn to follow his own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what his critics or the authorities say.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Eli Wallach that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Wallach can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
He is an original! Eli Wallach radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Eli does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
Eli Wallach has a harmonious balance between his body, soul and spirit. He enjoys intellectual challenges from others, but tends to form his own mental attitudes and philosophies of life. He may be interested in studying human nature and matters of health.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC