Although Sam Walton appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Walton 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 Sam Walton 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. Sam Walton 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 Walton's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Sam Walton 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. Sam likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Sam Walton 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, Sam Walton also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Walton, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Sam Walton believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Sam Walton 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 Walton's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Sam Walton to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Sam Walton would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Sam Walton to do so.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Walton. Sam Walton 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. Sam Walton may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
His life is apt to be blessed with more than his share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening to him at just the right time. Because Sam Walton is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, he continues to generate successes in his life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. Sam should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Walton's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Sam Walton 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.
Realistic and practical, Sam Walton sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Walton possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Sam Walton also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Walton often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Sam Walton also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Sam's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Sam often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Walton is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Sam Walton tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Sam Walton both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Square Pluto