His initial wariness and caution (as described on the previous page) is balanced by his innate enthusiasm and optimism. Even though he is fiercely and emotionally intense, Keith Richards can also adopt a broader perspective of himself and his predicaments and laugh at himself in the process.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Keith Richards, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Keith Richards probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Richards can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Keith Richards has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Richards always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Keith Richards has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Keith has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Richards expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Keith's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Keith Richards enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Richards.
Ownership gives Keith Richards a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Keith also has a natural instinct or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Keith has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Richards many allies and successes in life.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Richards' optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Keith Richards tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
He may have had a demanding and perfectionist or absent father. In any case, a lack of support and approval, a great deal of responsibility at an early age and an underlying feeling that he can never quite measure up may hold Richards back. While he may encounter a great deal of adversity and struggle alone through many of life's trials, this makes Keith Richards tough and determined. However, Richards should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on himself, and too demanding and critical of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Opposition Saturn