approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jonathan's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jonathan Richman comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jonathan Richman - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his 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 Jonathan Richman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jonathan a little better. This page describes the disguise Richman wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Richman's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Jonathan Richman wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Jonathan Richman wants, Jonathan Richman usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Jonathan wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Jonathan Richman functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Jonathan Richman usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Richman approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Jonathan Richman also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Richman. When Jonathan Richman commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Jonathan Richman is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Jonathan Richman as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Jonathan Richman also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Jonathan has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with his winning ways, is apt to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. Jonathan Richman is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, Richman must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
Jonathan Richman appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Richman infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Jonathan Richman does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Jonathan Richman has a kind and loving nature and he radiates friendliness and warmth wherever he goes. Because of his obliging and cordial manner, Richman is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Richman strongly resents daily routine and is always ready and willing to challenge life. Responding quickly to people around him, Jonathan Richman spontaneously connect with them and tends to become stimulated through them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Trine Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Uranus/N. Node