Richard Matheson often senses a conflict between his discriminating, analytical, critical side (described in the previous chapter), and his tolerant, forgiving side (described below). Consequently, Matheson tends to seesaw - at times criticizing and correcting others while at others, forgiving them for the most egregious errors and inadequacies. Richard Matheson should strive to find a balance between clarity and justice on the one hand, and mercy and compassion on the other.
Matheson's urge to serve, help and improve the life of others is strong, and he is quite willing to make personal sacrifices to do so.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Richard Matheson as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Matheson may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Richard Matheson usually keeps to himself.
Richard shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Richard has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Richard Matheson sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Matheson tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Richard has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Matheson will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Matheson tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Richard Matheson does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Richard Matheson has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Matheson more than it bothers him.
His energies are directed toward either honing his professional techniques, skills and abilities or "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. Richard Matheson is highly motivated to strive for a state of wholeness or optimal functioning and he is quite a perfectionist!
Matheson can easily become overly identified or involved with the task he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Richard Matheson 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. Richard Matheson has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is somewhat excitable and quickly aroused. Richard Matheson could be a little self-centered, but at the same time also magnetic. Richard likes to flirt and tends to fall in love at first sight, but he then transfers his affections to someone else for no apparent reason.
His comprehension is exceptional and Richard Matheson reacts to everything very quickly. Matheson shows deep respect for knowledge and feels that he must learn everything there is to know. Studying probably was encouraged early on and Richard Matheson was raised to be successful.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Venus/Uranus
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus