Behind Sambora's strong, proud appearance (described in the previous chapter), there is a very tender, sensitive, sentimental, feeling person. He is probably much shyer and more private than initially presumed.
Richie 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 Sambora to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Sambora 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. Richie likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Richie Sambora 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 Richie Sambora 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. Richie Sambora takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Richie Sambora feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Richie Sambora needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Richie Sambora becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Richie Sambora functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Sambora often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Richie Sambora 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 Sambora's 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.
Richie Sambora tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Sambora.
Richie has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Sambora many allies and successes in life.
Maintaining relationships with friends and associates is very important to Richie Sambora and he keeps in touch with them through his shared interests. His friends are likely to be very supportive to Sambora in everything he does.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 12th house
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun Conjunct N. Node/MC