approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Rick's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Rick Rubin comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Rick Rubin - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Rick Rubin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Rick a little better. This page describes the disguise Rubin wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Rick Rubin appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Rick has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Rubin tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Rubin.
Rubin approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Rick Rubin is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Rick's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Rick and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Rick Rubin empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Rick Rubin is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Rick Rubin communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Rick never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Rick has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Rick's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
He is very receptive to the influence of his environment, giving other people a chance to exploit or use him. Rick Rubin has the ability to tune into the events around him, but he also should be careful not to overreact to the intentions of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Neptune