challenges and difficulties
Lionel Richie has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Richie knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyzes or picks things apart mentally. Lionel Richie may also be somewhat of a hypochondriac. Lionel must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
Richie is generally not a "joiner" and he does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Lionel Richie does participate in a group, he may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or he may simply feel that he does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Lionel Richie better than being with groups of his own peers.
His faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by a great deal of caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions Lionel Richie has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but Lionel also fears it and holds back. Lionel Richie may blame practical limitations, some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Lionel Richie instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Lionel Richie needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Lionel Richie - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Richie tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Lionel Richie is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Richie's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Lionel Richie needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Lionel Richie to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Lionel Richie has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
The following are specific activities that will support Lionel Richie in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Richie, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Lionel Richie should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. He needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with his family or a community that can support him and give him a sense of safety and belonging.
Lionel Richie should develop his listening skills and deepen his understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Lionel Richie has to learn to trust his own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. He needs to care for himself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in Lionel Richie's best interest to take all that is good and helpful from his past and use it in a new way. (If he is so inclined, Lionel may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts he has already developed).
Lionel Richie is not in the least bit selfish and he has the ability to share the joy he feels with other people. Lionel seems to have a gift for getting more reserved people to open up, teaching them how to give and receive love and affection.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 11th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Conjunct Moon
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Jupiter