Even though he is emotionally intense and can be somewhat of a pressure cooker at times (as described on the previous page), Jonathan Richman is very grounded and stable at heart, as described in more detail below. His essentially sensible, practical nature enables Jonathan Richman to direct some of his powerful feelings and drives into productive channels.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Richman's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Jonathan Richman has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Jonathan Richman will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Richman can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Jonathan Richman also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Jonathan Richman has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Richman for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Jonathan Richman usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Jonathan Richman also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Jonathan has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Richman's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Jonathan Richman lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Jonathan Richman invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Jonathan feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Jonathan Richman can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
Jonathan Richman feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Jonathan Richman has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Jonathan Richman has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
While Jonathan Richman does have a strong drive, he frequently holds himself back. One of his challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!).
Realistic and practical, Jonathan Richman sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Richman possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Jonathan Richman also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Richman often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 7th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Trine Saturn