challenges and difficulties
Leakey fears of becoming emotionally dependent upon others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Richard Leakey may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Richard.
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague Richard. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, Richard Leakey is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Leakey wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Richard Leakey strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Richard Leakey 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 Leakey needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Richard Leakey is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Richard Leakey's growth. Richard Leakey needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Richard Leakey has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Leakey will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
Richard has an inspiring, trustworthy and courteous manner, bringing lots of friends and acquaintances with similar interests into his life. His parental home is probably very harmonious and Richard Leakey feels strongly connected with his family.
Richard Leakey has a friendly, open and sociable manner and a strong desire to cultivate relationships with warm and congenial people. He may enjoy participating in artistic events and he likes to associate with art lovers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Square Neptune
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Sun/Moon
N. Node Opposition Sun/Venus