He is very sensitive, cautious, and shy about showing others his feelings. Though he may love and care for someone a great deal, Jonathan Richman rarely expresses his feelings openly and freely. Very often Richman's love for someone is expressed by his wish to help him, do something tangible to benefit him or serve him in some way.
It is also difficult for him to receive warmth, affection or appreciation, for he often feels that he does not really deserve it or that "they do not really mean it". Richman may therefore come across as rather cool and aloof - much more so than he feels.
A deeply ingrained critical attitude often makes Jonathan difficult to live with. Jonathan Richman needs to learn to be gentler and less of a perfectionist with others and with himself.
Richman gets a lot of emotional fulfillment through his involvement in groups, clubs, organizations, community activities, or a network of close friends who support and care for him. Jonathan Richman makes friends his family, and he feels a close kinship with people who share some ideals or beliefs that he holds dear. Jonathan Richman needs close relationships with people outside of his physical family.
He is assertive and confronts difficulties in a direct, no-nonsense sort of way. Jonathan Richman cannot tolerate self-pity or passivity, and he can be rather brusque with others' emotional problems. "Stop crying and do something about it" might be Richman's motto.
Although Richman gets hot under the collar rather easily (as mentioned above), he also has a certain degree of emotional self-control and composure, which enable Jonathan Richman to rein in some of his more aggressive tendencies. This side of his is described below.
Serious and emotionally reserved, Jonathan Richman was probably never an exuberant, playful child, and he rarely expresses himself in a spontaneous, childlike manner. He is cautious about letting others get close to him and sometimes withdraws from people altogether. At times, Jonathan Richman feels lonely or isolated, even when he is with people. Learning to appreciate his own company and find satisfying solitary activities is essential to Jonathan's emotional well-being.
Sensitive and sentimental, Jonathan Richman is deeply attached to his family, old friends, familiar places and the past. He is romantic and tender in love relationships, and it is of utmost importance to Richman to remember birthdays, anniversaries, family rituals and other personally significant days. Jonathan Richman seeks caring, emotional support, and security in his love relationships. Jonathan likes to be needed, as well as to cherish and protect his loved ones, of whom he is somewhat possessive.
Jonathan Richman craves very intense, deep, emotional relationships, and would even prefer stormy, tumultuous relationships to ones that are smooth but lacking vitality and passion. Jonathan loves wholeheartedly and expects all-consuming, total devotion and attention from his partner. Casual, light relationships hold no appeal for Richman.
Jonathan Richman shares whatever he has freely and his friends know they can always count on Jonathan's generosity and support - both emotional and material. His good-hearted acceptance and tolerance of others' foibles goes a long way toward maintaining harmony in his relationships. Jonathan Richman also has a lazy streak and sometimes avoids confronting difficult issues in relationships simply because it seems like too much trouble and too petty. Jonathan likes to socialize and will use any excuse to celebrate with friends. He cannot tolerate being overly restricted by his love partner, and encourages his partner's freedom as well.
He is excitable, spontaneous, and easily aroused emotionally and sexually. Jonathan Richman falls in love very quickly and has little self-restraint or concern for propriety when his feelings have been stirred. However, it may be difficult for Jonathan to sustain relationships after the first rush of excitement wanes, especially if Richman's partner is basically a conservative person who does not like to change or experiment. Nontraditional relationships appeal to Jonathan Richman, and personal freedom is or paramount importance to him.
He is creative and ingenious and will put deep, feeling energy into his creations. But his emotional state is easily upset and Richman can be a fanatic in love relationships. Jonathan Richman tends to be possessive and he has such intense needs that disappointments may be unavoidable.
Others are drawn to Richman because of his affable, social and appealing disposition, and he is likely to have many pleasant and friendly relationships. Jonathan Richman also has strong artistic inclinations and may consider a creative field as a profession or hobby.
Jonathan Richman has a very erotic and sexual nature and may often find himself drawn to another person by a kind of inner compulsion. Richman could become quite obsessed by someone and he has a tendency to control and manipulate his relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Virgo
Moon in 11th house
Moon Trine Mars
Moon aspects Mars and Saturn
Moon Conjunct Saturn
Venus in Cancer
Venus in 8th house
Venus Square Jupiter
Venus Conjunct Uranus
Venus Conjunct Sun/Pluto
Venus Conjunct Sun/MC
Venus Conjunct Mars/Pluto