She is not easily moved by emotional displays and can be curiously detached from her own emotions and those of others. It is almost as if she could turn her feelings on and off at will; Theodora should be careful not to leave the switch "off" too often, for she could easily become too impersonal. Family relationships and attachments are not as important to her as they are to most people and Richards often considers her friends closer to her than her blood relatives. Certainly, Richards' sympathy and concern extends much beyond her immediate family. In her personal relationships, Theodora Richards insists upon a certain amount of independence and the freedom to pursue friendships with as many people, of both sexes, as she chooses. Theodora does not appreciate a jealous, possessive partner.
Theodora Richards feels comfortable in an atmosphere that is open and experimental, and she has little taste for convention and tradition.
Though she yearns for close relationships, Theodora Richards often closes herself off and does not really trust others who may wish to get to know her. Richards is very wholehearted in her feelings and responses to people, and she wants all or nothing from the people she cares for.
Theodora Richards often feels that she must do something or be something other than what she is in order to receive approval and acceptance from others. She is very sensitive to criticism and easily feels left out or neglected, and though she may appear cool or distant, Richards actually cares very much about being included. Because she is so sensitive, it may seem easier for Theodora Richards to withdraw into a shell rather than risk the emotional bumps and bruises she may endure once she lets others really know her in an intimate, personal way. Her reserve and caution make establishing close emotional relationships with others difficult, and Theodora Richards becomes very attached to the few people she considers "real friends". Richards can gain inner security and strength through periods of solitude if she views them as times to nourish herself and develop her own interests, rather than as times of loneliness.
Theodora Richards has a dreamy nature and an inclination to be influenced or led easily by other people. Theodora looks for the perfect mate and dream of fulfillment. Theodora Richards must learn to deal with her extreme idealism and to face life a little more realistically.
Her love feelings and desires are easily aroused but she may find it difficult to sustain her romantic interest in relationships after the initial, exciting "chase and conquest". Theodora Richards enjoys a dynamic partner with a strong independent streak, and she does not like things to become too peaceful or predictable in the love arena. Theodora wants to see sparks fly once in awhile, even if it means instigating a fight.
Promoting beauty, the arts or entertainment can make Theodora Richards very happy. Theodora wants to contribute something positive and loving to the world at large and she wants to be recognized for her beauty, artistic gifts or loving generosity. Theodora Richards may be "married to" her work - namely she may be more involved in her career than in her private life. Richards is a natural host or diplomat.
She is open and progressive in her attitude towards love relationships and romance, and spontaneous and free in the way she expresses her love. Theodora Richards is always willing to experiment and try anything new that her partner suggests, and she enjoys being surprised. A relationship in which both Theodora and her partner have a good deal of freedom and independence will hold Richards' interest much more than a safe, predictable one.
Theodora tries to understand others completely and has the ability to feel their joy with them and also to suffer with them. When Theodora Richards loves someone, she loves with her whole heart and is inclined to reveal her most inner and private feelings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Aquarius
Moon in 8th house
Moon Square Saturn
Moon Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Venus in Aries
Venus in 10th house
Venus Trine Uranus
Venus Conjunct N. Node/MC