drive and ambition
Once Walter Schirra sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Schirra pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Walter labors patiently and steadfastly until he achieves what he wants - or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. He is a reliable, consistent and productive worker, and he often shoulders more of the workload than his co-workers, usually without complaint. He often ends up with the nitty-gritty work. He prefers a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to his success because once he gets started in a certain direction, it is easy for Walter Schirra to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Walter Schirra has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Schirra gets going; but once he gets a momentum going, his energy level is strong and steady.
He is interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievements. Walter Schirra needs to have some tangible product or contribution to show for his efforts, and cannot be content with only intangible rewards (such as having a good time, learning, or spiritual enrichment). Material well-being and security is also a large factor in determining what he does. Walter's stamina and persistence are his greatest assets, but they can also work against him; he can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. Walter Schirra also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
He has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Walter Schirra is willing to dedicate a great deal of his energy and force to an important cause, and he will act decisively on his beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Schirra gets so involved and identified with his ideas that he cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes him philosophically.
When Walter Schirra wants something, he can be amazingly persistent and unrelenting, even a bit obsessed, although quiet about it. In fact Walter may hide his deep purposes and intentions even from friends. Whenever he does a thing, it is done wholeheartedly and thoroughly - and if Walter Schirra does not want to do something that others wish him to do, somehow he will find a way out of it. Schirra is strong, though subtle.
He is hyper-sensitive and his energy could be somewhat low. Walter Schirra seems to shy away from any physical effort and has a tendency to dream of big accomplishments that never materialize. Walter prefers to live in a world of illusion rather than to face reality.
Schirra is able to do his work and take responsibility for overcoming his own problems and challenges in life, while at the same time being open to spiritual comfort, aid and guidance. A good balance between being well-grounded and being receptive to spirit or the inner world is working in Walter's favor. Enjoying simplicity and cultivating peace enable Walter Schirra to evolve and to work through his challenges.
In many ways Walter's rise in the world is an easy one, aided by his personal charm and attractiveness, his ability to please people, and his excellent social instincts. Artistic ambitions are also an aspect of this.
He is happy to share his insights with others and his interchange with people is likely to be expansive, both for Schirra and the people he meets. Walter Schirra is tolerant of the opinions of others, and may even welcome them because they enlarge his perspective.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 9th house
Mars Sextile Pluto
Mars Opposition Moon/Neptune
Saturn Sextile Neptune
Venus Trine MC
MC Opposition Mercury/Asc.