Walter Schirra often senses a conflict between his discriminating, analytical, critical side (described in the previous chapter), and his tolerant, forgiving side (described below). Consequently, Schirra tends to seesaw - at times criticizing and correcting others while at others, forgiving them for the most egregious errors and inadequacies. Walter Schirra should strive to find a balance between clarity and justice on the one hand, and mercy and compassion on the other.
Schirra'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 Walter Schirra 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 Schirra may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Walter Schirra usually keeps to himself.
Walter 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. Walter has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Walter Schirra 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, Schirra 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. Walter 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. Schirra will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Schirra tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Walter Schirra 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. Walter Schirra 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 Schirra more than it bothers him.
Walter Schirra invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Walter feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Walter Schirra can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
Walter has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Schirra many allies and successes in life.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Schirra's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Walter Schirra 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.
Walter 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 Walter 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. Walter Schirra needs to learn to follow his own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what his critics or the authorities say.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Walter blends charm and energy. Walter Schirra has a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. He may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to Walter, and his romantic relationships are passionate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 7th house
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars