approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Barbara's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Barbara Richardson comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Barbara Richardson - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Barbara Richardson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Barbara a little better. This page describes the disguise Richardson wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Barbara Richardson is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Barbara tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing her will upon them is often Richardson's way of dealing with problems.
Barbara Richardson may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. She needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Richardson's emotional balance and well-being.
Barbara Richardson is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Barbara Richardson probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Richardson's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Richardson, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because she is very giving and forgiving, people sense Richardson's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Richardson will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Barbara Richardson overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Richardson's strong points.
Though she may be as intelligent as anyone else, she does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Barbara through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Richardson's more rational friends. Barbara Richardson certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Barbara Richardson has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. She is not as structured and rigid in her attitudes as many people are, which enables Barbara Richardson to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on her part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
She is mentally active and restless and she likes to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. Barbara Richardson expresses herself well, and is suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching and sales.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Barbara's personality. Richardson can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Barbara Richardson may feel frustrated because she feels that she is not being perceived very clearly, that she does not make a powerful impression, that she is easily overlooked or discounted. If she does not wish to be "invisible", Richardson must make some effort to define and clarify - both for herself and for the rest of the world - who Barbara Richardson is. On the other hand, Barbara Richardson may purposely create illusions about herself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Barbara that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Barbara Richardson may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Barbara has causes, passions, or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused Richardson is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
Her pleasant and friendly disposition enables Barbara Richardson to come in quick personal relationships with other people. She enjoys social functions and has a harmonious relationship to her environment.
Other people may consider her environment a bit strange and Richardson likes to surround herself with a certain air of mystery. Barbara Richardson tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert her power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Conjunct Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Neptune/Pluto