Because Richard Pryor seems to be such a gentle, tolerant, accepting person (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he can startle people with some of his very pointed, bluntly honest statements. Even though he is sensitive and empathetic, he can also be quite tactless at times. His good will and good intentions, however, usually prevail. With Pryor's free-flowing imagination (described earlier) and his great restlessness (discussed below), he is apt to be a wanderer, and perhaps somewhat of an escapist.
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 Pryor, 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 Pryor 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. Pryor 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 Pryor has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Pryor always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Richard Pryor 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.
Pryor 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 Pryor 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 Pryor.
Pryor is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world.
Richard Pryor is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
Pryor occasionally gambles, splurges or overextends himself in ways that may be at odds with his usual way of doing things. Exaggerating his accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up his own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Richard Pryor also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable him to recover from the negative consequences of his excesses, and to learn from them.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Pryor's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Richard Pryor tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Richard has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill his personal destiny. However, he has the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from his father or other significant men in his life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Richard and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of his greatest handicaps, and at times he may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of his own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in his life. Richard Pryor needs to learn to follow his own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what his critics or the authorities may say.
Richard has artistic talents and interests and appreciates art in many forms. Richard Pryor could become an actor and he has good judgment of the real value of things. Pryor has an affectionate nature with a cheerful disposition and strong feelings of love.
He is strong-willed, forceful and independent. Pryor knows what he wants, but sometimes may act too impulsively, causing quarrels or disagreement with others. Richard Pryor tends to judge himself and others quite severely, but he is very sincere, honest and trustworthy.
Richard Pryor has a harmonious balance between his body, soul and spirit. He enjoys intellectual challenges from others, but tends to form his own mental attitudes and philosophies of life. He may be interested in studying human nature and matters of health.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 9th house
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun Conjunct Moon/Venus
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mars
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC