He is not easily moved by emotional displays and can be curiously detached from his own emotions and those of others. It is almost as if he could turn his feelings on and off at will; Richard should be careful not to leave the switch "off" too often, for he could easily become too impersonal. Family relationships and attachments are not as important to him as they are to most people and Leakey often considers his friends closer to him than his blood relatives. Certainly, Leakey's sympathy and concern extends much beyond his immediate family. In his personal relationships, Richard Leakey insists upon a certain amount of independence and the freedom to pursue friendships with as many people, of both sexes, as he chooses. Richard does not appreciate a jealous, possessive partner.
Richard Leakey feels comfortable in an atmosphere that is open and experimental, and he has little taste for convention and tradition.
Richard Leakey often makes decisions solely for emotional or personal reasons, because something "feels right" or because he has always done it a certain way and he is uncomfortable changing it. Even when Leakey thinks he is being rational, his prejudices, intuitions, and feelings influence his thoughts a great deal. Richard is comfortable talking about feelings and personal subjects, and sharing confidences, which enables others to express their own inner feelings with him as well. Richard Leakey has good psychological insight into others.
No matter how he appears on the surface, Richard Leakey has a very soft heart and others can always appeal to Richard's sympathetic, affectionate side. He especially cares about the needs of children, mothers and families, and he wants a love partner who values marriage, home and family as much as he does. Leakey is profoundly offended by unkindness or harshness.
Leakey can be hard to get close to. Subconsciously he may feel that too much closeness in his relationships will interfere with doing what he needs to do and being his own person, so Richard Leakey puts up subtle walls and distance himself when someone begins to want more of him than he can comfortably give. However, Leakey may cut off sources of emotional nourishment and support that way, and end up feeling alone and lonely. Richard Leakey might even develop digestive problems. Overcoming his fears of intimacy, while at the same time affirming and acting on his autonomous needs, is the challenge here.
In addition to Richard's rather introverted, serious or self-contained side, he has a wild streak and urge for emotional freedom that breaks through erratically. Richard Leakey craves both stability and excitement, and the conflict between these two impulses can make Leakey rather tense and irritable. However, they can also balance each other out. His freer and unpredictable side will now be described.
He is uninhibited and spontaneous and will often do something unexpected or humorous in order to loosen people up and get them out of their rut. Richard Leakey craves emotional stimulation, excitement, surprises and anything new. Leakey also loves to feel free and unfettered.
The beauty and harmony of his surroundings have a very powerful effect on Leakey's emotions. He is very sensitive and cannot stand to be in an atmosphere where there is discord or dissonance. Gentle, kindhearted, and peace loving, Richard Leakey is prepared to sacrifice a great deal in order to avoid a fight and to "make everyone happy".
His intimate and close personal relationships are often intense, highly-charged and difficult, as they trigger deep emotional responses in Richard Leakey that have more to do with unsatisfied hungers and unmet childhood needs than with the present situation. He may feel like a voracious, bottomless pit when it comes to nurturing and emotional reassurance, and Leakey's neediness often drives others away. When Richard Leakey does let himself feel close to another human being, painful, long-buried feelings bubble to the surface as do - perhaps - grief at the losses he suffered or anger at the neglect or hurt he endured. He may also reenact these situations in his present day relationships, in an unconscious effort to resolve and heal old issues. Leakey will do a lot of cleansing if he can listen to what his feelings are telling him. If not, Richard Leakey will simply have a tumultuous, passionate and stormy emotional life.
He is open and unconventional in his attitude towards love relationships, romance and sex. He enjoys socializing, bringing people together and having many friends of both sexes. Richard Leakey values friendship very highly and in fact, he is more comfortable being a friend than a lover. Richard desires an intellectual rapport or spiritual bond with his love partner, but deep intimacy and emotional bonding do not come easily to him. The traditional "husband" and "wife" roles do not appeal to Leakey, and he abhors jealousy and possessiveness since he feels that no person truly "belongs" to another. Richard Leakey appreciates relationships in which his love partner allows him plenty of freedom and is not very emotionally demanding.
Beautiful, elegant, and harmonious surroundings are very important to Richard Leakey, and he has an innate sense of style, design, and form. Socially, also, good form and politeness are important to Leakey and he instinctively avoids crudeness and dissonance.
He enjoys talking about love, relationships, art and the beautiful side of life. Richard Leakey appreciates artistic people.
Richard Leakey tends to deprive himself of pleasure, friendship, and love, either because he feels he does not deserve it or he thinks it is wrong to enjoy life too much. Leakey may have been indoctrinated with a duty-and-work-before-all-else orientation early on. He may also think of himself as unattractive or unlovable, and thus close his heart to opportunities to share love and companionship, never quite believing that others actually like him. Richard Leakey is apt to prefer solitude to being in uncomfortable relationships or social situations, and his shyness may be intense - especially when young. Learning to truly love and accept himself - including whatever flaws or imperfections Richard believes he has - is so important for him. This process of self-appreciation and self-love will reap rewards, especially in later life.
When it comes to love relationships, Leakey is likely to feel pulled in several directions at once. In addition to his desire for depth and security in his relationships, Richard Leakey has an impulsive side and a need for a lot of variety and excitement, as discussed in the following paragraphs. These urges do not have to conflict, but they certainly can, especially if Richard acts on his spontaneous impulses without much consideration for their long-term effects on his personal life.
He is open and progressive in his attitude towards love relationships and romance, and spontaneous and free in the way he expresses his love. Richard Leakey is always willing to experiment and try anything new that his partner suggests, and he enjoys being surprised. A relationship in which both Richard and his partner have a good deal of freedom and independence will hold Leakey's interest much more than a safe, predictable one.
Sensitive and compassionate, Leakey tends to be the "giver" in any relationship. Richard has high ideals and a refined attitude towards love relationships, seeking to relate in ways that go beyond egotistical and selfish needs. Richard is attracted to people with artistic or mystical inclinations.
Intimate relationships are the arena in which Richard Leakey explores the depths he is capable of. He could fall intensely and fanatically in love and be obsessive, extraordinarily jealous or deeply involved with his partners. Leakey will experience both heaven and hell in his closest relationships. There is undoubtedly a peculiarly karmic, fated quality to these relationships, which - though difficult - will teach Richard Leakey things about himself and about love that he could not learn in any other way. Leakey will often enter relationships which he realizes - rationally - will be very difficult, yet he cannot resist them, nonetheless. Richard Leakey needs not to avoid berating himself for these "bad" choices; instead, he needs to learn what he can from them.
Richard Leakey is extremely sensitive to his surroundings and could feel highly elated one minute and quite down the next. Leakey tends to avoid the truth about himself and his relationships and could have some strange or peculiar experiences in love relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Aquarius
Moon in 3rd house
Moon Conjunct Venus
Moon Quincunx Saturn
Moon aspects Saturn and Uranus
Moon Trine Uranus
Moon Trine Neptune
Moon Opposition Pluto
Venus in Aquarius
Venus in 3rd house
Venus Quincunx Saturn
Venus aspects Saturn and Uranus
Venus Trine Uranus
Venus Trine Neptune
Venus Opposition Pluto
Venus Opposition Uranus/Neptune