Consciousness and The Ideal of Self:
Matt Slays is a meticulous and dogged worker, gifted for tasks which require great precision and discipline. Matt Slays might struggle with pessimism about his own self-worth and try to compensate for this feeling by constantly keeping busy and devoting himself almost entirely to those close to him.
Matt Slays is fairly strong-willed, and he is mindful of going about his purposes with maximum efficiency. When he relates to other people, he sometimes has trouble expressing his emotions, but he does have a lively sensitivity and are capable of lasting passion. As he grows older, he is quite likely to come into his own and acquire great intellectual and spiritual wisdom. His honesty, integrity, and sense of duty will win him recognition and appreciation. Passing time will be a very important factor in his destiny, and his greatest accomplishments will guarantee him stability and prosperity. Although he is not especially enterprising, he will move into a high career position as soon as he feel sure of his abilities.
Matt Slays enjoys sharing and has a constant need for contact with other people. Matt Slays tends to be free and uninhibited in his relations with other people, rarely allowing himself to be influenced by convention or prevailing opinion; Matt Slays associates with whomever he pleases. This attitude makes Matt Slays’ life refreshing and exciting, and Matt Slays is never bored. In career terms, Matt Slays is quite gifted for any field related to communication, where Matt Slays’ intellectual singularity and lively wit would make Matt Slays an amazing hit. Matt Slays would also be likely to succeed in any activity where the work required a multidisciplinary approach: teaching, advertising, politics, etc.
Matt Slays has an inalienable awareness of the void and the vanity of existence. Matt Slays is sometimes disoriented and deconstructed by an unknowable, unconscious force and tend to ignore or disparage the superficial pleasures and pains of daily life, preferring to dive into the depths of human experience as deeply as his intellectual, emotional, and spiritual capacities permit. Grappling with his “fundamental nature,” with the deepest and most primitive part of himself, Matt Slays is sometimes aghast at the discovery of the sheer power of the life instinct and feels an imperious need to cope with it.
This special consciousness Matt Slays has been endowed with is somewhat beyond the bounds of conventional schools of human understanding and thought and may be a source of identity problems for Matt Slays at the outset. It is not easy for Matt Slays to recognize himself in any social or narcissistic models or identify with any existing roles or attitudes, so Matt Slays sometimes finds himself forced to construct and assert his own identity on a basis which may impress others with its intensity, if not its eccentricity.
Adaptation and Sensitivity:
Extremely sociable, Matt Slays is instinctively in tune with others. A need to be accepted and respected makes Matt tactful and diplomatic; in fact, Matt will sometimes swallow his personal pride in the interests of the smooth running of the group. Matt is also fond of harmony and order in artistic terms; Matt is sensitive and discerning, and will avoid anything crude and vulgar. As a result, Matt is sometimes offended by the harsh demands of existence. Relationships (the couple, or a partnership) take a central role in Matt’s life.
Matt Slays has a sensitive personality. He may jump to conclusions, which could disrupt relationships, as well as career plans. He is subject to cyclical energy flows and go from periods of feverish activity to periods of withdrawal and introspection. The aggressive element in his behavior may be explained by emotional problems he may have experienced in infancy: his mother, or a mother figure, may have had an energetic and volatile personality.
Love and Sensuality:
Matt Slays enjoys captivating people with the elegance and ease of his expression. He is a witty and engaging flirt, an avid player of the game of love. As a result, the history of his affections is liable to be episodic, a long series of chapters about conquests or fleeting love affairs. He may carry on some love relationships by writing letters.
Matt Slays’ birth chart indicates an emotional function which is expressed in a direct and fairly impulsive way. He enjoys reaching out to other people and making discoveries. An eternal teenager with his gaze riveted on the future, he is imbued with an eminently subjective and personal idealism.
As a result of this conflict between the conscious, active, masculine principle of Matt Slays’s psyche and the unconscious, passive, feminine principle, Matt Slays is continually subject to nervous tension, which wears Matt Slays out and exhausts Matt Slays. Matt Slays’s mind and body are always feverishly active. Matt Slays always tends to do too much, to become obsessed with insignificant details, or to panic when faced with the unexpected. Matt Slays is likely to marry a partner younger than Matt Slays are, either chronologically or in terms of their sense of duty. But perhaps Matt Slays’s second marriage will be more reasonable and satisfying.
Matt Slays is very flirtatious and radiates charm and grace. He is attracted to considerate people who are sophisticated and attentive, as well as being drawn to artistic and fashionable circles. He uses his tact and easy-going nature to smooth things over and put everyone at ease. After many brief romances in his youth, he may settle down with someone special. If it’s going to last, romance must not be allowed to disappear from this relationship.
Matt Slays is hypersensitive and tends to relive the anxieties, apprehensions, and romantic absolutes of his first love relationships, which occurred around the ages of 13-14 years or 20-21 years. Matt is exquisitely sensitive, but almost completely barricaded behind a layer of aloofness. Matt will not settle for anything less than eternal commitment, total harmony, and absolute loyalty. Matt is sometimes presumed to be cold, even by those close to him. Matt usually hides his emotional reactions or does not even allow them to reach the level of his consciousness, in an effort to protect his sensitivity, which he sees as his weak point. Matt is fairly vulnerable, even in the intimacy of a stable and established relationship. Usually, Matt will disguise his strong feelings as a kind of possessiveness or even jealousy. Certain misfortunes may arouse a negative emotional state inside Matt, and Matt feels unworthy of the love which is lavished on him. This psychological prohibition which rules over all of Matt’s desires and affects should loosen with the passage of time; likewise, Matt’s fear of approaching the other will diminish. As a result, the second part of Matt’s romantic life will be more rewarding. In any case, if Matt wants to experience a harmonious love relationship and gratify himself emotionally, the defense mechanisms Matt has elaborated to make himself inaccessible to others will have to be dismantled. Any profound relationship will also require that Matt learn how to forget himself occasionally in the other.
Matt Slays has a romantic imagination, soaring with idealism, dreams, and poetry. Matt is emotive and hypersensitive, making Matt especially vulnerable emotionally, since Matt is sometimes overwhelmed by Matt’s feelings and affects. Although Matt seeks an ideal soulmate, a partner with whom Matt could maintain blissful, smooth relations, Matt is sometimes met with disillusionment. Because Matt’s rather excessive sensitivity and Matt’s need to merge with the other are deep and powerful enough, they can submerge Matt’s judgment and discernment, so Matt sometimes forms extremely intense bonds too quickly with individuals who are not appropriate partners in many ways. When Matt meets someone, Matt falls under the enchantment of Matt’s dream of ideal love and cannot keep Matt from delighting in a reverie of future romance, placing the other on a pedestal. Early on in the relationship, Matt yields to another of Matt’s characteristic urges and loses Matt in the individual who is so dear to Matt, melding with them, only to awaken one morning and find Matt as if in the arms of a stranger, greatly astounded and disappointed. Actually, Matt’s psyche is constructed in such a way as to make Matt’s sensitivity a function of the environment, in many cases; it follows the flow of momentary emotions and impressions. Before Matt takes on any major commitments, Matt should make a conscious effort to evaluate the relationship realistically, and see whether the person really reciprocates Matt’s intense love, for Matt may merely be in love with the mirage of an ideal partner. Matt’s tendency to believe in Matt’s illusions may mark Matt as an easy prey for people with bad intentions. It would be a good idea for Matt to find a different object for Matt’s affections, or a form of sublimation, because Matt tends to be so disappointed by Matt’s great emotional investments. The delicacy and subtlety of Matt’s imagination procure artistic refinement for Matt, and Matt loves the arts, music, and literature, which could all be good sources of emotional involvement and fulfillment. Because Matt’s sensitivity also makes it easy for Matt to empathize with the psychological or social difficulties Matt’s peers are struggling with, Matt might also find it rewarding to commit Matt to social work.
From the outside, Matt Slays seems to be detached and aloof, but on the inside they are an extremely complex individual, full of contradictions. Because they sometimes feel vulnerable emotionally, they try to control not only their own feelings and urges, but may also strive to manipulate those of their partners. They aspire to a profound and enduring spiritual unity, but at the same time, the idea of abandoning themselves and yielding to the other terrifies them. This anguish may be a source of rather extreme behavior patterns and a somewhat self-focused attitude which could damage the relationship. Because they are guarded and somewhat secretive, they tend to be suspicious and are especially uneasy about spontaneous intimacy, although they are fascinated by sexuality. Within the privacy of the couple, they will not express their feelings unless they are subject to some tension. Life may be peppered with frequent crises and feuds, arguments and spats which usually act as erotic provocation. This derivation of eroticism from anxiety tends to be one of the fundamental characteristics of their emotional and sexual functioning. As a result, they are likely to be attracted by stormy and complicated relationships.
Mental and Intellect:
Matt Slays’ intellect, which is simultaneously subjective and sensitive, acute and intuitive, always practical and deeply rooted in human experience, predisposes him to a people-oriented activity. With his memory and imagination combined with his shrewdness, he would be a gifted project manager, businesswoman, or scholar of history or literature.
Matt Slays expresses his thoughts and ideas carefully, but with a relative lack of spontaneity. He is rather introverted and looks inside himself for the solutions to the problems he encounters in life. Because he tends to mistrust customary thought patterns, his opinion is usually highly personal.
Matt Slays’ intellectual faculties and wit are sometimes slowed down because they are turned inward. Because Matt Slays tends to be oriented toward himself, Matt Slays rarely tries to communicate with others for the simple pleasure of doing so. Indeed, Matt Slays sometimes feels misunderstood. Moreover, it seems difficult to Matt Slays to express the complexity of his inner perceptions.
Matt Slays has a definite taste for expression and communication. Matt Slays cannot survive without giving voice to his thoughts and speaking to other people. Matt Slays delights in his own power to persuade, captivate, and sway an audience with his words.
Especially attracted to anything new and original, Matt Slays immediately grasps the utility and value of the latest technology or philosophy, no matter how complicated it may be, and has a knack for explaining it to the uninitiated and popularizing it. Because Matt Slays is fairly high strung, Matt Slays may have trouble concentrating on a single subject for very long, unless it is a source of intellectual fascination or discovery. Matt Slays may have to make some effort to overcome this inconsistency.
Matt Slays’ open-mindedness offers Matt Slays creativity, which is a valuable commodity in many occupations: teaching, communications, advertising, etc. Regardless of the career Matt Slays chooses, Matt Slays’ personal development will involve intellectual activity and progress.