approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ringo Starr's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Ringo Starr comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ringo Starr - 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 Ringo Starr" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ringo Starr a little better. This page describes the disguise Richard Starkey 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Ringo Starr is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Ringo Starr 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 Richard Starkey's way of dealing with problems.
Ringo Starr 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 Richard Starkey's emotional balance and well-being.
Ringo Starr is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Ringo Starr probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Richard Starkey's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Richard Starkey, 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 Richard Starkey's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Richard Starkey will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Ringo Starr overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Richard Starkey'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 Ringo Starr through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Richard Starkey's more rational friends. Ringo Starr certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Ringo Starr 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 Ringo Starr 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 may seem to others to be very gentle, malleable, and easily taken in. As a result, people can take advantage of Ringo Starr, especially through his pity or sympathy. If Ringo Starr seems to be continually disappointed by or deceived by others, he should try to see how his own naiveté may be contributing to these situations.
Ringo Starr appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Ringo Starr may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Ringo Starr appears to be unusual, highly independent, and a free spirit. There is a touch of brilliance, of the creative genius, in his manner. He is also restless and easily distracted, tending to fly from one thing to another, which may give the impression that Richard Starkey is unreliable.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Opposition Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.