challenges and difficulties
Richard Clarke has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Clarke knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Richard Clarke may be something of a hypochondriac also. Richard must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
It may be difficult for Richard Clarke to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
Richard may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, Richard Clarke also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
His faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by much caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions Richard Clarke has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but Richard also fears it and hang back. Richard Clarke may blame practical limitations or some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
His ambition and desire for power could be somewhat out of proportion and Clarke can be quite ruthless in dealing with obstacles and difficulties he may be faced with. Richard Clarke must learn to control his temper and be willing to compromise.
Richard Clarke has a tendency to be too critical of himself. He may be plagued by feelings of guilt about some past events, leading to further self-doubt. Richard must learn to handle his frustration, depression and discontentment and try to overcome his lack of self-confidence.
He is a bit skeptical, somewhat irritable, and others may think of Richard Clarke as quarrelsome or nagging. His nervousness seems to stem from his tendency to over-work himself, and Clarke should try not to make more demands on others than they are able to handle.
At some time in his life Richard Clarke could have a possible tragedy in love relationships that affects him deeply. Some disturbing experiences may rest heavily on his shoulders and as a result, Richard may turn cold or bitter.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Richard Clarke 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 Clarke needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Clarke's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, he is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and he can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Richard Clarke has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. He should let his feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use his imagination and let his dreams emerge!
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Richard Clarke is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Richard Clarke back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Richard Clarke's rigid self-control overly restricts his ability to freely express himself or explore possibilities. He is excessively concerned with work, duty and security. He tends to be fearful, judgmental towards himself or others, and can feel alone and cut off from sources of nourishment outside himself. Richard Clarke should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Clarke's responsibility.
Richard Clarke loves to show off the strength that he possesses and he has a strong desire to dominate others. Richard seems to have an exuberant craving for recognition and importance and a need to influence and lead large groups of people.
Clarke cooperates with others in a vigorous and energetic way. His motto seems to be "one for all and all for one", and he feels strongly connected with others. In fact, Richard Clarke looks upon other people as necessary for a worthwhile life.
Clarke considers the ability to think and speak convincingly as the most powerful instrument one can possess. He always strives for intellectual control in his environment and tends to dominate his relationships. Richard Clarke has a strong desire to be the spokesman in his community.
Clarke makes a big impression on everyone he meets and has the ability to attract many people. Others find Richard Clarke very fascinating and he is likely to see himself as their model or example in groups or associations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 5th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Mars
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Pluto
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Opposition Saturn
N. Node Opposition Sun/Pluto
N. Node Opposition Moon/Mars
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Pluto
N. Node Opposition Venus/Pluto