approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Richard's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Richard Clarke comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Richard Clarke - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Richard Clarke" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Richard a little better. This page describes the disguise Clarke wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Richard Clarke is always questioning and learning, and he seems young and alive no matter what his chronological age, for his mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. Richard Clarke has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and he learns easily, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Clarke can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for he tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. He needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, he is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. Richard Clarke enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. He is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly he may be feeling, Richard never comes across as melancholic or somber. He may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. Richard Clarke has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent him from taking himself or life too seriously. In fact, Clarke may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, Richard Clarke responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and he may not empathize with people very much. Richard does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if he cannot fully grasp something with his reason and logic, Clarke will often choose to ignore it, including his own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of Clarke's and his life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to his restlessness. Richard Clarke becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. He is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
His gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. Richard Clarke tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if he does not have work or other activities that utilize his mental, verbal, and social skills.
Richard Clarke has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Richard will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Clarke can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
To others, Richard Clarke appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Richard that inspired people to rely on him. Clarke keeps his cool in most situations.
The way Richard Clarke comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of his. Specifically, what gives Richard pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Clarke's outward demeanor. Richard Clarke seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
He projects himself with vigor and energy and impresses others with the force of his personality. His will-power probably was developed early in life and Richard Clarke takes control of whatever situation he is involved in.
He is intellectually alive, curious and willing to learn. Intellectually competitive, Richard Clarke is fond of debating with others and could have some stormy proceedings. Richard present his position skillfully, defends it ably and finds satisfaction in doing so.
Clarke is charming and very affectionate, and he expresses his feelings vivaciously. Love comes naturally to Richard Clarke; he seems to be tuned into love from head to toe. Richard loves to go out and have a good time and little gestures of adoration are important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Mars
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Mars
Asc. Opposition Venus/Mars