challenges and difficulties
Walter Matthau has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Matthau knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Walter Matthau may be something of a hypochondriac also. Walter must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Walter Matthau 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 Matthau may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
Walter Matthau has a tendency to think on the dark side, is somewhat gloomy and touchy and easily disappointed. He may find it hard to keeps his attention on the real world and could become obsessed with strange ideas and fanciful beliefs.
Although Walter Matthau generally is happy, at times he could become a bit inhibited and because of this, he may let good opportunities slip by occasionally. Although he is interested in people, Matthau also tends to seek seclusion periodically.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Walter Matthau 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 Matthau 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 Matthau 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 Matthau 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. Matthau also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Walter Matthau tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Walter Matthau is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
The following are specific activities that will support Walter Matthau in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Matthau, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Walter Matthau has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Walter Matthau has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
Walter Matthau has a very obliging manner and is always in search for new relationships. He is able to identify with people quite easily and probably will make many friends who can be of help to him.
Walter Matthau has a strong desire to acquire a leading position in his community. Although he is very capable of assuming leadership, Walter also has a tendency to impose his will upon others. But in spite of that, he is likely to be successful.
Matthau constantly seems to be under tremendous pressure and he wants to achieve record performances. Having a strong desire to accomplish immense tasks in team-work with others, Walter Matthau has a tendency to demand too much of other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/MC
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Asc.
N. Node Conjunct Mars/MC
N. Node Opposition Uranus/Pluto