Richard Carpenter's fundamental needs, values, and orientation towards life are symbolized by the four astrological elements. Each person has their own unique balance of these four basic energies: fire (warmth, inspiration, enthusiasm), earth (practicality, realism, material interests), air (social and intellectual qualities), and water (emotional needs and feelings).
Carpenter's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Richard is lacking or deficient in a certain element (or elements), it simply means that he needs to consciously develop that particular aspect in order to appreciate and/or work harder in that dimension of life.
Sometimes we overestimate the element that we are least endowed with, sensing it as a lack within ourselves, but more often we neglect or ignore it. The qualities described below will be reiterated and explained in more detail in the following pages.
At times Richard Carpenter can become ungrounded, living in his thoughts, ideals, and world of abstract ideas far removed from the real, physical world. This is not necessarily a bad thing providing that Richard can take his ideas and implement them in a consistent, productive and practical way. One of his basic challenges is to come down to earth. However, tangible commitments and meeting the demands of living in the material world do not come easily to him.
Richard Carpenter identifies more with his spirit or intellect than with his physical self, and he may have poor relationships with his body. Doing regular, rhythmic exercise, working with plants, spending time to prepare satisfying, nutritious meals, getting massaged often, or whatever else Richard Carpenter finds helpful in feeling connected to his body and to the earth, is very beneficial for Carpenter.
As you will read in the next chapter, Richard Carpenter expresses himself in a confident, spirited way which, combined with his verbal abilities and wit, makes Richard Carpenter quite an entertaining and convincing interlocutor.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air is Strong, Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 11,0,24,14)
Air is Strong and Ascendant is in Fire sign