There is one big difference between the way Rodgers expresses himself, as described in the previous chapter, and the way he is at heart, as discussed below: He is a very emotional, nurturing person with a light, flippant manner so that acquaintances do not realize right away how compassionate and easily hurt he is. Behind Rodgers' clever wit lies a very sensitive soul!
Richard has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Rodgers to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Rodgers tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Richard likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Richard Rodgers has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Richard Rodgers than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Richard Rodgers takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Richard Rodgers feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Richard Rodgers needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Richard Rodgers becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Richard Rodgers functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Rodgers often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Richard Rodgers also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Rodgers' strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
Ownership gives Richard Rodgers 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 Rodgers tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Richard Rodgers has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Sensitive and imaginative, he is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits and to mysticism. Richard Rodgers is impressionable and receptive, and often has experiences that are unusual and unexplainable by the rational mind. Richard has an abundance of dreams, visions and longings, but does not always have the concentrated will and stamina to make them materialize. Gentle, idealistic and peace loving, Richard often seeks to avoid the harsh realities of life. Richard has an ethereal quality about him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Neptune