Alan Ladd'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).
Ladd's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Alan is lacking or deficient in a certain element (or elements), it simply means that he 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.
One of his basic challenges is to learn to empathize, to experience the inner life of others with sensitivity and compassion. Real, intimate relationships do not come easily to Alan Ladd. He is apt to think, analyze, and respond coolly and rationally even in what other people might consider highly emotional situations, and this coolness or distance is likely to prevent Alan from fostering true closeness to others. Alan Ladd needs to learn that logic and reason are only part of the whole picture, and to respect his own and other people's "irrational", subjective, emotional experience, which is just as important as the "facts" of the matter.
Deep-felt emotion is uncomfortable for Alan Ladd and he will frequently avoid, and yet simultaneously be drawn to, people who express intense feelings and emotional needs. With his gift for verbalizing, Alan Ladd may be able to talk about feelings without actually confronting his own or others' real experience.
Alan needs to be wary of becoming too intellectual and airy, too removed from the personal side of life.
As you will read in the next chapter, Alan Ladd expresses himself in a confident, spirited way which, combined with his verbal abilities and wit, makes Alan Ladd quite an entertaining and convincing interlocutor.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air is Strong, Water is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 9,8,30,2)
Air is Strong and Ascendant is in Fire sign