This does not presume to be a complete astrological profile of Keith Richards, but merely an indication of some of his principal characteristics - for those who believe in astrology (I am only an amateur) - according to his Sun Sign and Moon Sign. Though other planets and factors in a chart are important, many astrologists consider these two planets to be the most determinant in one's make-up. The following information is quoted from an excellent, and highly convincing (and that I have found most often incredibly accurate) book on the subject, called Sun Sign, Moon Sign, by world-renowned astrologists Charles and Suzi Harvey (Aquarian, 1994).

Sun Sign = SAGITTARIUS        (fire = energy/drive)
Moon Sign = VIRGO        (earth = sensation)

Fire/Earth types, according to the Harveys, showcase a... strong, compelling personality... This individual can deal with molten metal like the blacksmith or the engineer shaping raw material into serviceable tools. Here is the practical enthusiast, the doer who can also enthuse others to action. This combination has been called the bull-dozer, for he has tremendous weight and drive to push ahead in exactly the direction he wants... Earth-Fire types may possess a raucous sense of humour, a pronounced sensuality and a real penchant for the good life...

The following traits are specific to Sagittarius(Sun)/ Virgo (Moon) types:

Main Characteristics: Cavalier yet careful; socially concerned; intellectually discriminating; enthusiastically precise; ability to categorize knowledge; a practical idealist; boldly dogmatic; diffident yet outspoken; loyal and helpful friend; morally sound; philosophical; charming; humourously tactful.

Greatest strengths: Intellectual vigour and precision; enthusiastic dedication to ideals and hard work; quiet charm and warmly helpful attitude to others; ability to convey ideas objectively and to persuade others with your clear arguments as well as your calm integrity.

Greatest weaknesses: Proneness to mental obsessions and nervous anxieties which deplete your creative energies; tendency to be moralistic, overcritical and judgemental of others' imperfections; discomfort with emotional needs; desire for certitude, which can make you pedantic and narrow-minded.

Other famous individuals sharing this combination include:  Spinoza, Thomas Carlyle, August von Mackensen (German field marshall of WWI).

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