Though he may appear to be a leader (as described on the previous page), Richard Carpenter prefers to be an equal partner rather than an autocrat. Even when he is in a position of authority, Carpenter seeks the opinions of others before acting. Inside he may feel more indecisive or concerned with what other people think than his confident, proud bearing would suggest.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. Richard Carpenter instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, Richard does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. His spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and he often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Carpenter since he can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make his own decisions. Carpenter will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Richard Carpenter, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
Richard Carpenter invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Richard Carpenter seeks a partner who is his equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. He makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and he enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Carpenter perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. Richard Carpenter appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If Richard Carpenter fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Richard. He believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
Richard Carpenter also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Carpenter dresses and furnishes his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator, or in an artistic field such as design or photography would be fulfilling to him.
The urge to learn and communicate is essential to Richard Carpenter, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Carpenter is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Richard enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Richard Carpenter feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Carpenter, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Richard Carpenter craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Richard Carpenter possesses inventive and creative genius.
He is creative and talented, but must develop self-discipline to channel his energies productively. Richard Carpenter may feel that everything is going to be all right, that he cannot lose and may take risks by gambling or speculating, which could result in disappointments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune