approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Richard's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Richard Egan comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Richard Egan - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Richard Egan" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Richard a little better. This page describes the disguise Egan wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Richard Egan is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Richard tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Egan's way of dealing with problems.
Richard Egan may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Egan's emotional balance and well-being.
Richard Egan is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Richard Egan probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Egan's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Egan, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Egan's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Egan will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Richard Egan overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Egan's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Richard through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Egan's more rational friends. Richard Egan certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Richard Egan has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Richard Egan to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Richard Egan appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if he had their best interest at heart. Because others view Egan as a tolerant, understanding and even wise person, they may also seek his counsel.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Richard's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, Richard Egan also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Egan needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
There is a certain intensity, charisma or compelling attractiveness about Richard Egan that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Moreover, Egan tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Richard's personality. Egan can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Richard Egan may feel frustrated because he feels that he is not being perceived very clearly, that he does not make a powerful impression, that he is easily overlooked or discounted. If he does not wish to be "invisible", Egan must make some effort to define and clarify - both for himself and for the rest of the world - who Richard Egan is. On the other hand, Richard Egan may purposely create illusions about himself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
Egan would like to embrace the whole world and is everyone's favorite. Richard Egan is very impressionable, has an inner feeling for others and can easily establish relationships with everyone. He is likely to have a busy social life and also enjoys working in group activities.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/N. Node