Although Matthew Broderick appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Broderick sometimes feels torn between these two facets of his character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Matthew Broderick often think that he is a "softy", but later find out that he is strong willed and pursues his goals aggressively.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Matthew Broderick believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Broderick's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Matthew Broderick craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Matthew likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Matthew Broderick loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Matthew Broderick also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Broderick, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Matthew Broderick believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Matthew Broderick hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Broderick's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Matthew Broderick to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Matthew Broderick would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Matthew Broderick to do so.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Broderick. Matthew Broderick 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. Matthew Broderick may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
His conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by his unconscious beliefs and desires. If Matthew Broderick 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 Matthew Broderick 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 may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and he tends to look for more timid partners. Matthew Broderick could also have difficulty expressing his ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Opposition Neptune/N. Node