His gift for gab (discussed below), combined with his agreeable and accommodating nature (described in the previous chapter), make Lionel Richie a real "people person", with an almost constant need for dialogue and personal interchange. Lionel could succeed as a public relations consultant, an interviewer or a host.
Lionel Richie is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Richie grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Lionel Richie craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Lionel Richie to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Lionel toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Richie.
Lionel Richie lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Lionel had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Lionel Richie has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Lionel Richie also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Lionel Richie to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Lionel has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
Richie is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world.
Lionel Richie is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
Richie occasionally gambles, splurges or overextends himself in ways that may be at odds with his usual way of doing things. Exaggerating his accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up his own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Lionel Richie also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable him to recover from the negative consequences of his excesses, and to learn from them.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Richie's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Lionel Richie 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.
Lionel Richie has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Richie also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Lionel Richie that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Richie can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
Innovative, original, unorthodox and unconventional, he identifies with the role of a rebel, reformer or iconoclast. Lionel Richie insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt to others' needs and wishes. Lionel needs a lifestyle that allows him to be spontaneous. He often feels that he is somehow different from other people and outside of society's mainstream.
Richie always seems to find the right words to verbalize his feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Lionel Richie also has a keen sense of beauty and he probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 9th house
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus