His initial wariness and caution (as described on the previous page) is balanced by his innate enthusiasm and optimism. Even though he is fiercely and emotionally intense, Richard Leakey can also adopt a broader perspective of himself and his predicaments and laugh at himself in the process.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Richard Leakey, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Richard Leakey probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Leakey can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Richard Leakey has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Leakey always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Richard Leakey has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Richard has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Leakey expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Richard's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Richard Leakey enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Leakey.
Ownership gives Richard Leakey a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Richard also has a natural instinct or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Richard has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Richard Leakey tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Leakey tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Richard Leakey tends to think and act bravely and has a positive and firm demeanor. Richard has what it takes to make his own way in life. He may be a bit excitable, but never shy away from a good argument.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Mars