drive and ambition
He is a "busy bee" - energetic, restless, and forever on the go. His active mind is always buzzing with ideas and Lionel sometimes finds it difficult to relax, slow down or take the time to reflect and regroup. Lionel Richie tends to live on nervous energy. He can accomplish a great deal in short bursts, but projects that require long-term commitment, stamina and steady, persistent effort are not easy for Richie. Lionel Richie often scatters his energies into so many directions and activities at once that he cannot finish or follow through on all of them. He needs variety, change and intellectual challenges.
Lionel Richie has a sharp and eager mind, and he enjoys games and competitions with an intellectual challenge. Lionel likes to match wits with others.
Richie often achieves his desires through his verbal skill and his ability to speak out clearly and convincingly for what he wants. His drive and energy are more intellectual than physical. Lionel Richie uses his wit, intelligence, communication skills, social sophistication and awareness to achieve his goals.
He has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Lionel Richie is willing to dedicate a great deal of his energy and strength to an important cause, and he will act decisively on his beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Richie gets so involved, and identifies so much, with his ideas that he cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes him philosophically.
Richie dreams up creative solutions to problems and takes an imaginative, unusual approach to getting a job done. When difficulties arise, Lionel Richie prefers to avoid conflict and confrontation in favor of more peaceful or subtle methods of resolving problems. Richie finds it satisfying to work in order to help others or for a cause that transcends his own narrow, personal interests. Lionel Richie has an artistic flair and appreciates the colorful, unique or strange.
He is inclined to rely on other people and expects too much from them, leaving Lionel Richie with a feeling of being short changed frequently. Always looking for an easy way out, Richie tends to sit back hoping for his ship to come in.
Lionel Richie's capacity to tolerate tension and ambivalence, compromise, and endure discomfort helps him to confront the challenges and difficulties in life. Remaining steadfast in the midst of crisis or sudden change, as well as knowing when to wait and when to make necessary changes are manifestations of these skills. Lionel's timing is usually good.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence and stature in his community can be his. Lionel Richie feels that his destiny involves leadership or distinguishing himself in some way. Lionel possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for his talent. Lionel Richie should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit his opportunities.
His aspirations in life are likely to be quite unusual, extraordinary or ahead of their time. Lionel Richie is a nonconformist who insists on doing things his own way and follows a zigzag path toward his ambitions.
Rebelling against authority seems to be one aspect of his life's plan. Lionel Richie simply cannot force himself into a pre-cast mold of any kind.
Lionel Richie achieves his professional goals and long-range ambitions through self-discipline, concentration, and climbing the mountain one step at a time. Unlike the lucky few for whom all doors seem to magically open, Lionel has to devise a realistic plan and keep to it diligently in order to succeed. Lionel Richie will have to pay his dues and endure a few setbacks. Patience is his ally.
His father or grandfather probably influenced Richie's choice of career, and will back him up - as long as Lionel chooses to follow in their footsteps.
Lionel very much wants to be in a position to be able to positively influence and help many people. However, he may believe that he has to sacrifice his idealism or convictions in order to achieve his ambitions. At times his desire for prominence, popularity or stature may make Lionel Richie do things that put him in a dubious position vis-à-vis his superiors.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Gemini
Mars in 9th house
Mars Trine Neptune
Mars Opposition Jupiter/Neptune
Saturn Sextile Uranus
MC Conjunct Sun
MC Conjunct Uranus
Saturn Sextile MC
Jupiter Quincunx MC