Though Richard Starkey appears very tolerant, forgiving, and universal in his sympathies, as described in the previous chapter - he can also be very self-protective and clannish at times, as discussed below.
Ringo Starr 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 Richard Starkey to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Richard Starkey 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. Ringo Starr likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Ringo Starr 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 Ringo Starr 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. Ringo Starr takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Ringo Starr feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Ringo Starr needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Ringo Starr becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Ringo Starr functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Richard Starkey often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Ringo Starr 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 Richard Starkey'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.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Ringo Starr prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Richard Starkey invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and his inner life.
Ringo Starr has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Richard Starkey also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Ringo Starr blends charm and energy. Ringo Starr has a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. He may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to Ringo Starr, and his romantic relationships are passionate.
Richard Starkey has an intrinsic creative and artistic ability and an unusual sense of form. Ringo Starr also has a deep need for relationships that offer affection and can be quite intense when by inner compulsion he feels drawn to someone. His relationships tend to be peculiar in some way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 4th house
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars
Sun Conjunct Venus/Pluto