Although Richard Clarke expresses himself in a lighthearted, friendly and open manner (as mentioned in the previous chapter), at heart he is much more emotionally complex and intense than he appears. Richard harbors deeper feelings and a much "darker" side than is immediately apparent. He may be torn at times between keeping things light and playful versus exploring his own emotional depths and those of others. However, Clarke's light airy side and his deep, mysterious side can balance one another: he can verbalize, reflect upon and consciously understand, explain and elucidate his deepest feelings. Richard Clarke is a natural researcher and he probably loves mystery stories. His sense of humor can be his saving grace when he gets too serious.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Richard Clarke is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. Richard Clarke usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Richard Clarke also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When Richard Clarke commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Richard merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Clarke has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Richard will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, Richard does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Clarke can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Clarke can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Richard Clarke emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Richard Clarke loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Richard never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Richard Clarke tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Richard Clarke's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Clarke can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Richard Clarke tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Richard Clarke has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Richard Clarke is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Richard does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Clarke, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
Richard Clarke 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 Clarke, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Richard Clarke craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Richard Clarke possesses inventive and creative genius.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Trine Uranus