Richard Francis Burton
Although Richard Francis Burton has very strong feelings and often reacts to situations passionately (as described on the previous page), he is basically very tender and softhearted. There are at least two sides to Burton: a rather jealous and guarded side, and a much more lenient, generous and forgiving side (discussed below).
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Richard Francis Burton as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Burton may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Richard Francis Burton usually keeps to himself.
Richard shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Richard has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Richard Francis Burton sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Burton tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Richard has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Burton will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Burton tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Richard Francis Burton does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Richard Francis Burton has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Burton more than it bothers him.
Richard Francis Burton has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and he loves to perform. Richard enjoys being the center of attention and he seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. He is very involved in his own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using his special talents, whether these are artistic, athletic, or intellectual. Richard Francis Burton has a strong sense of pride.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Richard Francis Burton also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Richard expects the best, and usually gets it.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Richard Francis Burton is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Burton has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
Richard is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Richard Francis Burton is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Burton may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
Inwardly he is zealous and fanatical, though he may hide his personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of his feelings. He is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Richard is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Richard Francis Burton tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. Richard has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Richard Francis Burton has a great need for security which he may seek in a partner who could be older than him and perhaps married before. Richard Francis Burton probably feels restrained in expressing affection, giving the impression of being cool and indifferent toward those he loves.
Burton alternates between aggression and apathy and sometimes feels that he is unable to meet all the demands made on him. Once Richard Francis Burton becomes aware of what he needs to do, however, he is capable of working long and hard, not giving up until his work is done.
He is inclined to feel uncomfortable or restrained in some way in the presence of others and prefer to be alone. Richard Francis Burton is modest and shy in his approach to others and tends to accept more responsibility than he really needs to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 5th house
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Mars/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn/N. Node