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 Springfield comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Rick Springfield - 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 Springfield" 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 Springfield wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Rick Springfield is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Rick tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Springfield's way of dealing with problems.
Rick Springfield may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Springfield's emotional balance and well-being.
Rick Springfield is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Rick Springfield probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Springfield's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Springfield, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Springfield's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Springfield will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Rick Springfield overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Springfield's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Rick through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Springfield's more rational friends. Rick Springfield certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Rick Springfield has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Rick Springfield to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
He is highly verbal and communicative. Connecting with and talking to other people are key aspects of Rick's personality. Rick Springfield may sometimes come across as a busybody to others. He may also depend too much on other people's advice or feedback before he makes up his own mind, and Springfield may thus appear to be indecisive.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Rick Springfield is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Rick radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Springfield projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Rick Springfield generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and he may appear to be somewhat luckier than other people. This is primarily due to the confidence that Rick Springfield emanates.
In significant ways, Springfield's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Rick Springfield may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside and may even be ashamed of them.
When Rick Springfield is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Rick that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Rick Springfield may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Rick has causes, passions or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Springfield is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
He is able to control his feelings and conduct himself in a very proper manner. Because of his inner shyness, Rick Springfield tends to separate himself from others and gives the impression that he does not want to be talked to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Opposition Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Saturn