Abigail Van Buren
Abigail Van Buren's fundamental needs, values, and orientation towards life are symbolized by the four astrological elements. Each person has their own unique balance of these four basic energies: fire (warmth, inspiration, enthusiasm), earth (practicality, realism, material interests), air (social and intellectual qualities), and water (emotional needs and feelings).
Van Buren's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Abigail is lacking or deficient in a certain element (or elements), it simply means that she needs to consciously develop that particular aspect in order to appreciate and/or work harder in that dimension of life.
Sometimes we overestimate the element that we are least endowed with, sensing it as a lack within ourselves, but more often we neglect or ignore it. The qualities described below will be reiterated and explained in more detail in the following pages.
She is a nurturer and a protector and is prone to what has sometimes been referred to as the "Atlas Syndrome" - namely, carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders. Abigail Van Buren assumes responsibilities in her relationships very conscientiously and often takes on more than her share of the troubles as well. Though Van Buren appears (and indeed often is) rather passive, she possesses a great deal of quiet inner strength and the ability to flow with and repeatedly endure life's inevitable adversities. She is apt to be surrounded by people who rely on her, and though Abigail Van Buren derives much satisfaction from providing, giving, and being needed, she can also let herself be drained emotionally and/or financially by taking care of other people and not caring sufficiently for herself.
Abigail Van Buren has a very strong need for security and she places safety first. She is unlikely to make sudden changes or to take new directions that involve risk and unpredictability. Any break from the past is very difficult for Abigail and she needs a great deal of support when trying to make even healthy and positive changes in her life or habits. ("Habit" is a key word for Abigail Van Buren as she is apt to be very attached to hers!)
She is very retentive. Abigail Van Buren holds on (and sometimes clings) to the people, places and ways she is familiar with. She also tends to repress feelings, and she may need to learn to express and let go of old feelings and past conditioning.
Physically, Abigail Van Buren is apt to be hearty and substantial, with a tendency to be stout. Unless other astrological factors indicate otherwise, she can also be downright lazy, especially when it comes to exercise. Abigail instinctively chooses comfort over challenge. (This is true in a broader sense as well, not only regarding physical exercise).
Her strengths include depth of feeling, patience, and generosity. The qualities that Abigail Van Buren needs to cultivate include initiative, openness to change and new experience, and a stronger sense of self.
She is likely to be overly humble or unsure of herself and to look to others for inspiration, motivation, reinforcement and approval. Tending to be somewhat passive, Abigail Van Buren must learn how to take initiative and motivate herself.
A lack of warmth (either physical, emotional or both) may be evident in Van Buren and can manifest physically as a low energy level, paleness and lack of color in the skin, or a tendency to be easily chilled. Emotionally, it can be reflected in a marked coolness or aloofness with little spiritedness, joyfulness, or enthusiasm for living. Eating warming, spicy foods, living in a warm, sunny place, and using fire in her daily life (lighting candles, using a wood stove or fireplace for heat) can help balance Abigail. Also, spending time with warm, cheerful, positive-minded people and developing a philosophy based on spiritual optimism can stir up Abigail's own zest for life.
On the positive side, Abigail Van Buren is unlikely to be egocentric and has a capacity for ample patience and peacefulness.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Earth and Water are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 3,18,11,17)
Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 3,18,11,17)