Walter H. Brattain
challenges and difficulties
Walter Brattain has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Walter is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Walter Brattain often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Brattain's which may inhibit him a great deal. Walter Brattain must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Walter Brattain may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Walter may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Walter Brattain may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Walter Brattain instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Walter Brattain needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Walter Brattain becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Walter Brattain needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Brattain also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Walter Brattain tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in his work and his relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Brattain's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 9th house
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 6th house