drive and ambition
Richard Carpenter is extremely strong-willed and he pursues his goals and desires with passionate dedication and determination. He is capable of total concentration and tremendous discipline, and he is very difficult to influence or sway once his mind is made up. When Richard Carpenter wants something, Carpenter can be very one-sided and almost obsessed with it. He is very instinctive and does not always consciously know why he feels as strongly and deeply as he does.
He also tends to be secretive and unwilling to reveal his aims and intentions, and the intensity of his will and desire may not initially be apparent to others. However, Carpenter is very forceful in a quiet and subtle way. Richard Carpenter often manipulates or forces his will upon other people, without being overtly aggressive. He is not interested in confrontation but he is a formidable foe if he encounters opposition or aggression. Richard is courageous and has a rather primitive, raw side as well.
It is not easy for Richard Carpenter to show the world at large his angry or competitive side, but his family sees this side of him more often. Temper tantrums, tumultuous family relationships, or a great deal of competition between Carpenter and one or more of his relations, are likely. Richard Carpenter likes to be the one in charge in his home and he puts a lot of energy into making things go his way.
Richard Carpenter has a powerful will and when he wants something, he pursues it passionately and relentlessly until he achieves it. He may be so driven by his desire that he loses all objectivity. Richard Carpenter often becomes compulsive, even obsessed, with doing or achieving something, no matter what the costs or how hard he must work for it. His forcefulness may be veiled or subtle, for often Carpenter does not reveal his real aims and intentions to others until they cross him. Intense power struggles and relationships with a strong dominance/submissiveness theme are likely to erupt. Richard Carpenter has enormous energy reserves, and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement if he uses his energies for constructive purposes.
Carpenter is able to do his work and take responsibility for overcoming his own problems and challenges in life, while at the same time being open to spiritual comfort, aid and guidance. A good balance between being well grounded and being receptive to spirit or the inner world works in Richard's favor. Enjoying simplicity and cultivating peace enables Richard Carpenter to evolve and work through his challenges.
His ambition and/or role in life involve communication, conveying messages, writing or speaking, languages, or being an intermediary. Sometimes Richard Carpenter may feel that he has to work harder than others to get the word out or receive public recognition. "Work smarter, not harder" should be his motto.
Conflicts in his early childhood are apt to be played out in Richard's later professional life. Unresolved rivalry with a parent or sibling may result in antagonism toward superiors or competitors. If Richard Carpenter can work through some of these past events, he will have even more energy and drive to achieve positive goals.
Richard Carpenter perseveres through numerous obstacles, frustrations, delays, and setbacks in order to achieve his ambitions in life. Sometimes he may feel as if he were pushing a boulder uphill. Richard Carpenter should try to avoid bitterness or comparing his lot to that of others, as this could weaken his resolve.
In some ways Richard Carpenter may feel that he has little choice about his role in society. He is compelled either by unusual external circumstances or by an inner drive, to bring potentially dark, difficult, or taboo issues into public awareness. Richard delves into the hidden side of life - things which may have been purposefully concealed or repressed - and sheds light on them. Richard Carpenter could come into direct conflict with the authorities or powers-that-be as a result. He is apt to have extraordinary ambitions, and could also become overly zealous and fanatical.
His professional goals and long-range ambitions may be vague and difficult for Richard Carpenter to define for quite a long time. This is partly due to the fact that they are not very conventional, concrete, or worldly. Richard is apt to have more of a spiritual vocation or calling. Healing, counseling, the ministry, music, art - or some combination thereof - may well be part of his role in life. On the other hand, Richard Carpenter may simply be confused and lack professional ambition.
Richard Carpenter has a beautiful soul, is aesthetically inclined and has a love of fine arts. He may want to be involved in a career where art, acting or beauty is paramount. His parents are supportive and Richard is likely to have a harmonious home and business life.
He is mentally alert and can explain his position clearly and unambiguously so that others can understand it. Always ready for action, Richard Carpenter has courage and determination and the ability to retaliate in the proper manner.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Scorpio
Mars in 4th house
Mars Square Pluto
Saturn Sextile Neptune
Mercury Opposition MC
Mars Opposition MC
Saturn Square MC
Pluto Square MC
Neptune Quincunx MC
MC Opposition Sun/Venus
MC Opposition Mercury/Mars