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 Harris comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Richard Harris - 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 Harris" 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 Harris wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Harris' quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Richard Harris wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Richard Harris wants, Richard Harris usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Richard wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Richard Harris functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Richard Harris usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Harris approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Richard Harris also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Harris. When Richard Harris commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Richard Harris is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Richard Harris as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Richard Harris also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Richard Harris is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Richard radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Richard Harris seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if he has traveled widely. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Harris is apt to have a significant impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Richard Harris does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Richard's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
Richard Harris has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. Very sensitive, his emotional state depends a lot on the influence of his immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason others may see Richard as a somewhat unstable person.
His attitude towards life is governed by his feelings and Richard Harris tends to seek cordial understanding with others. Richard has the ability to perceive other peoples' spiritual needs, and trusting his judgment, they are likely to come to Harris for advice.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Trine Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Moon/MC