approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Theodora's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Theodora Richards comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Theodora Richards - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her 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 Theodora Richards" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Theodora a little better. This page describes the disguise Richards wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Theodora Richards appears gentle and soft, and she acts rather reserved with others until she knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Theodora has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: her heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for her. Richards tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Richards.
Richards approaches life emotionally and subjectively and she is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around her. Instinctive and non-rational, Theodora Richards is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for her actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
Her emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Theodora's thoughts and opinions. She views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach herself from her own personal bias and prejudices. She is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects her and those dear and close to her, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, she may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Theodora and her near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for her and her near and dear ones, it is no good.
She is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those she cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Theodora Richards empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Theodora Richards is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
Her moods fluctuate and change frequently and she is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Theodora Richards communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Theodora never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
She may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Theodora Richards seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Theodora tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
She may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Theodora Richards does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Theodora's role to shake things up a bit and she may not be entirely comfortable with this herself.
Theodora Richards has a strong desire to make an extraordinary or unusual impression on her environment. Theodora has the ability to fascinate and sweep others along, but she can also be quite inconsiderate and ruthless.
She is likely to acquire a very powerful position and will gain public recognition for her efforts. Theodora Richards may even achieve a degree of celebrity in her sphere and would make an excellent politician.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Pluto
Asc. Opposition MC/Pluto