The specificity of Matthew Merril’s personality can be summed up by his nostalgic yearning for his roots – a “paradise lost” which is also a source of energy and vitality. His power is linked to memory. He inhabits a present which draws sustenance from the past, from continuity and timelessness. The power of memory can either be dynamic or static. The consciousness of an inaccessible past can either immobilize him in melancholy and nostalgia, or shine as an ideal which motivates him to recreate a new harmony. His attitude and approach to the past are of key importance. If he thinks of it as a refuge, his obsession with it may be such that his progress is impeded. If, on the contrary, he thinks of it as a starting point or launching pad for his comprehension of the human condition, he will integrate it into his self-realization process. He possesses a potential for great maturation and wisdom.
Matthew Merril is relatively slow-moving and may feel protected from the outer world by an armor of education, family surroundings (his most cherished environment), and social status. For this reason, he tends to limit the scope of his activities to a single well-defined sphere, and, within the boundaries he has established, release the entire spectrum of his rich and varied emotional expression. Sometimes he may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of situations which will introduce him to unfamiliar factors and elements; he sees them as intrusions. Before he judges an event, a person, or a thing, he attempts to absorb it into his private universe. Of a fairly subjective and introverted turn of mind, he defines everything in terms of the sensation it arouses in him as his consciousness embraces it. This predominance of sensation gives his extreme sensory finesse. His perceptions are intense, keen, penetrating right to the heart of people and things. His imagination, which is a function of his perceptions, is also lively, colorful, and prolific.
Because he is sometimes self-centered, attentive to and protective of his inner self, he may tend to withdraw into his shell when he encounters aggression from the outer world. As a result, he may sometimes become distant and secretive. His tendency to be rather short-tempered and easily offended, a classic flaw, is also the consequence of his need for protection and security. Despite his sensitivity, and his ability to be genuinely virtuous, he is not always gentle. His outbreaks of hostility are all the more wounding because of their rarity. However, more than aggressiveness, his stubbornness, slow insistence, and undying determination are the extremes which may complicate his life.
Once again, the family setting is vitally important to him. His attachment to his family in general and his mother or a mother figure, in particular, is deep. The way he resolves (or has resolved) the transition to adulthood and independence will be crucial to his well-being, both in terms of his inner harmony (the sensation and sensitivity which comprise his identity) and in terms of his romantic relationships.
Matthew Merril finds his work extremely rewarding. Daily life and routine activities are excellent sources of self-fulfillment for Matthew Merril.
Matthew Merril tends to live in an imaginary world; the distant and abstract sometimes interests him more than what is right at hand and realistic.
At the time of celebrity Matthew Merril’s birth, his rising sign was located in Sagittarius (the Archer), while the sun was passing through the sign of Cancer (the Crab). A summary of the various clues mentioned above provide his personality profile. The following key words capture the essence of his character and indicate certain contradictions which may be sources of tension:
Impetuosity – Sensitivity – Enthusiasm – Imagination – Group spirit – Eccentricity – Impressionability – Savings and thrift – Analytical mind – Worldly concerns – Obstinacy – Projection – Premonition.
Torn between his desire for independence and freedom and an undeniable need for security, he could have trouble finding an inner balance in the early part of his life. He is attracted by novelty and change and tempted by travel and exploration but also loyal to a small circle of interests and friends.
He is sometimes daring, sometimes cautious.
As an adult, he will probably achieve security and self-confidence when he creates his own home. At that point, all of his considerable resources will blossom: his mind will be open to intuitive intelligence emanating from his unconscious, and his fertile imagination will become a source of joy and creativity.
Born three and a half to seven days after the rising of the new moon, Matthew Merril is said to be a “crescent moon” lunar type. This “soli-lunar” configuration indicates that Matthew may need to make an effort to free himself from the past. Something related to his childhood, parents, or ancestors is holding him back, impairing his effectiveness and could stand to be overcome.
Due to his past, Matthew refuses tried-and-true models, is always fighting to justify his innovative viewpoints, and tends to break away from tradition. He is hardly ever aware that he is making career and lifestyle choices which are based on an urge to modify his relationship to society, and the rigid standards and models from the past.