Alfred Adler'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).
Adler's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Alfred 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.
At times Alfred Adler functions like a bureaucratic committee that discusses and studies an issue endlessly before doing anything about it; Adler lacks the drive, passion or confidence to put his best ideas into action. He may be reluctant to act forthrightly without the reinforcement and agreement of others, seeking feedback and advice when Alfred actually needs to simply act on what he already knows.
Alfred Adler needs to develop a stronger sense of self, to enhance his self-confidence and to learn to be more self-motivated. Finding a source of inspiration in his life, something that warms him from within and gives life a sense of meaning is also important to Adler.
As you will read in the next chapter, Alfred Adler actually comes across to others as intuitive and empathic, but (as indicated here) he is quite capable of being cool and impartial - more so than he might seem.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air is Strong, Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 3,13,20,13)
Air is Strong and Ascendant is in Water sign