Behind Burton's forthright and candid manner described in the previous chapter, there is a very private, even secretive, person. He is more complex and keeps more inside than his direct, straightforward appearance would suggest.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Richard Burton is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. Richard Burton usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Richard Burton also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When Richard Burton commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Richard merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Burton has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Richard will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, Richard does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Burton can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Burton can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Richard Burton emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Richard Burton loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Richard never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Richard Burton tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
Richard Burton invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Richard feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Richard Burton can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
His life is apt to be blessed with more than his share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening to him at just the right time. Because Richard Burton is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, he continues to generate successes in his life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. Richard should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Burton's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Richard Burton 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.
Richard Burton has a mature and often somber demeanor. He is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. He progresses rather slowly in life, through his own efforts and persistence. He is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with himself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for him to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Richard likes to be in control of himself.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Richard Burton that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Burton can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Burton, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Richard Burton craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Richard Burton possesses inventive and creative genius.
Richard Burton deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Richard has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Richard likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Richard Burton tends to think and act bravely and has a positive and firm demeanor. Richard has what it takes to make his own way in life. He may be a bit excitable, but never shy away from a good argument.
Richard Burton has a great desire for freedom and independence and is subject to strong emotional tensions. He is very creative and forges ahead tirelessly. But Burton tends to make the highest demands on his physical energy and is prone to over-stimulate his nerves.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 7th house
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Mars
Sun Opposition Uranus/Pluto