challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Carpenter. Richard Carpenter tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Richard.
He may have vague but ever-present feelings of guilt and fear that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Richard Carpenter does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Richard Carpenter must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Richard has an inner conflict between idealism, hope and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression due to limitations and practical realities. Richard Carpenter needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Carpenter will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Carpenter is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Richard Carpenter is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate his innermost feelings and thoughts.
Although Richard Carpenter is generally happy, at times he could become somewhat inhibited and because of this, he may occasionally let good opportunities slip by. Although he is interested in people, Carpenter also tends to periodically seek seclusion.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Richard Carpenter 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 Richard Carpenter needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Richard Carpenter needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Richard's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Carpenter's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Richard Carpenter to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Richard Carpenter is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Richard Carpenter needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in his public life and career that Richard Carpenter is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Carpenter's reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how Richard Carpenter achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 12th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/MC
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 10th house