approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Riki's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Riki Rachtman comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Riki Rachtman - 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 Riki Rachtman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Riki a little better. This page describes the disguise Rachtman wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Riki Rachtman always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Rachtman will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Riki Rachtman has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Riki Rachtman also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Rachtman's environment is very important to Rachtman.
Rachtman steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Riki Rachtman tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Riki rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Riki Rachtman as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Rachtman has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Riki may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Although he has a realistic and conservative outlook in many ways, Riki Rachtman nevertheless identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. He enjoys being original and a free thinker. Rachtman can be a very effective reformer, working within the system to make it better. Riki Rachtman often feels frustrated by inefficiency and poor moral conduct in institutions and organizations. Rachtman's contributions are probably more significant and the ensuing improvements more important than Riki Rachtman gives himself credit for.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Riki Rachtman tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Riki does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
Riki Rachtman seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know him or form close friendships with him. To others, Riki may appear standoffish, as if he were judging them from afar.
Riki Rachtman has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Riki will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Rachtman can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Riki Rachtman appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition to assess people, others sense that Rachtman understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Riki Rachtman really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
Riki Rachtman has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Riki coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Riki Rachtman is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Rachtman seems to need others' approval first.
Riki Rachtman seems to enjoy projecting a different image of himself to others, giving them a false impression of himself. He is inclined to associate with odd and peculiar people and is likely to have very strange romantic relationships.
He is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Riki Rachtman needs his freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Riki has a strong desire to exceed his limits, even if it means having to use force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Ascendant in Virgo
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/Pluto