Consciousness and The Ideal of Self:
Riker Lynch is an individualistic person. Although he sometimes mingles with groups for their competitive atmosphere, he will rarely join in them wholeheartedly, preferring to work on his own projects independently. A lack of confidence in himself may sometimes create challenges in relationships. His lack of self-esteem may also sometimes inhibit the full expression of his generosity and love.
Riker Lynch may be subject to mood swings, going from phases of frenzy combined with a feeling of omnipotence and exaltation to phases of apathy and inertia. During Riker’s “highs,” his behavior is vigorous and dynamic, but it is also likely to be somewhat excessive. These periods tend to be interspersed with “lows,” phases of sluggishness and inhibition, which compensate for Riker’s immense need to assert himself as an individual. How can Riker find a way out of this vicious cycle which uses up so much of his energy? Riker would have to understand that the source of his attitudes and behavior is an unconscious desire for power. We suggest that Riker meditate upon power, skills, mastery, challenge, desire, and need, his brothers (or brother substitutes, such as friends, cousins, or classmates) – who are key figures – and his adversaries. This should enlighten Riker. Of course, once Riker has a clear awareness of his career ambitions and profound desires, Riker is sure to have plenty of energy to accomplish them.
Riker Lynch has a profound and fertile inner life and a prolific imagination, but their energy resources are not always sufficient to follow through on and accomplish their multitude of dreams. They tend to live in osmosis with their environment, and effort and action take a heavy toll on them. Usually, they understand phenomena and events intuitively, without really making any effort; so they are not in the habit of disciplining or shaping their thought processes. Like their thoughts, their personality is rather amorphous and disorganized. As a result of this lack of structure, they may have some trouble asserting their individuality and making some personal contribution to society through their career. Their tendency to shut out reality and dream impossible dreams, like their refusal of responsibility and duty, may be a source of some difficulty for them.
Riker Lynch’s complex and sometimes rather extremist personality is rooted in an instinctual drive which dwarfs mere rationalism. Riker Lynch finds the dark side of existence alluring and is attracted to mystery and the occult. Riker Lynch delightedly immerses himself in the depths of human experience, stretching his intellectual, emotional, and spiritual resources to their maximum.
Adaptation and Sensitivity:
Physical and mental freedom are vital to Riker Lynch. His youth and home may have been of the rootless, wandering type, which could have given him a taste for movement and independence. He needs to be aware that his life has a purpose and hunt for it in various belief systems, both traditional and new age. In fact, he has an unmistakable gift for philosophy. The faraway appeals to him, and travel is likely to be an important aspect of his life.
Riker Lynch is an expansive, affable, and communicative associate. Indeed, some people find him generous almost to a fault! He gives of himself and his resources unstintingly. Paradoxically, there are times when he is self-focused. He reacts instinctively, without taking the trouble to analyze a given situation, and are prone to misjudge. As a result, his everyday life may be riddled with a whole variety of practical problems. Indeed, he senses a conflict between his social life and his family and will sometimes find it hard to fulfill himself in both spheres at the same time. His attitude toward his private life may inhibit his ambitions for social or career expansion; at worst, society (the law) may impinge on his private life. He should be careful not to project his personal problems onto his partner. If, instead, he analyzes the problem together, he could find opportunities to resolve it together.
Riker Lynch resents having to impose limitations on himself, and he may sometimes try to dodge obligations and commitments. The obstacles and hindrances reality places on his path to personal and social development tend to depress him. He sometimes broods bitterly about the frustrations to his self-fulfillment and might have a fairly pessimistic vision of society and its possibilities.
Love and Sensuality:
In affairs of the heart, Riker Lynch is fairly shy, reserved, and discreet. Even in intimacy, Lynch remains modest and does not always readily express his feelings. Lynch is sensitive and giving, wishing to be of service to those he loves. Lynch would do well to trust that he deserves to be made as happy as he makes his partner.
Riker Lynch’s birth chart indicates an emotional function which is expressed in a direct and fairly impulsive way. Riker Lynch enjoys reaching out to other people and making discoveries. An eternal teenager with Riker Lynch’s gaze riveted on the future, Riker Lynch is imbued with an eminently subjective and personal idealism.
Cordial and rebellious, warm and exaggerated, Riker Lynch has a complex psychological nature. In love, Riker will not immediately be willing to sacrifice his freedom and will abandon it only to a powerful passionate love. Nevertheless, Riker’s partner may turn out to be quite different from what Riker had imagined.
Alternating between fascination and repulsion, Riker Lynch has an ambivalent attitude to sex. This conflict makes his love life rather complex and leads to extremes which he finds difficult to handle. A negative experience or a subconscious feeling of guilt may cause him to channel his emotions into a religious or spiritual life. Maturity may alleviate these extremes, otherwise he will have to make allowances and reconcile the fulfillment of his desires with the reality of a partner as they really are.
Cautious and reserved, Riker Lynch is sometimes unwilling to open himself to others if he is not sure of being accepted. He will always hang back somewhat from his emotional urges, parceling out his expressions of affection, because he has learned – sometimes at his expense – that even the most harmonious relationships require some compromise. For Riker, “good fences make good neighbors,” and well-marked boundaries can prevent future suffering. Thus, even when Riker is in love, he remains fairly circumspect. When Riker finds himself attracted to a partner, he privately engages in a careful analysis of their personality and life story, endeavoring to know them profoundly, to see whether he is likely to be able to share his life and future with them. As a result of Riker’s sensitivity, he has a profound affinity for all of the arts. Music, literature, painting, and graphic arts are likely to enrich Riker’s existence and make it pleasant. Riker could progress in any career in which balance, order, and practicality predominate.
Mental and Intellect:
More theoretical than logical and more intuitive than rational, Riker Lynch’s thought patterns come to the fore when they are applied to a vast subject. Riker Lynch is attracted to wide open spaces and distant horizons; as a scholar, Riker Lynch feels an affinity for higher studies such as philosophy or law. However, foreign languages or contacts abroad might also interest Riker Lynch.
Riker Lynch tries to shun subjectivity and be as objective as possible. Riker’s thoughts are usually structured, and Riker’s reasoning, based on objective facts or experience, usually relates to practical goals.