Amadeo Modigliani'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).
Modigliani's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Amadeo 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.
Amadeo Modigliani is ruled by his emotions and feelings and easily influenced by his moods and the feelings of those around him. Because he is so sensitive to his environment, Amadeo Modigliani needs to be in an atmosphere that is positive and relatively free of psychic influences. Failing that, Modigliani absorbs the negative vibes and ends up feeling badly himself. Highly sympathetic, Amadeo readily senses what others feel inside (whether they express it or not), and this deep emotional rapport can be both a gift and a curse: he can get extremely close to those he cares for, however Amadeo Modigliani also feels other people's feelings so strongly that he perceives their emotions or problems as his own. Learning to distinguish the boundaries between himself and others is important. Furthermore, Amadeo Modigliani needs to respect these boundaries; other people may need more personal, separate space than he does. His tendency is to want to merge with the ones he loves, which can be interpreted as demanding or smothering by people with less of a need and capacity for emotional closeness. His sensitivity and compassion and imaginative faculties are highly developed, and Amadeo Modigliani may find it difficult to communicate everything he feels in logical, rational terms. Words seem inadequate, and the language of touch or music or visual imagery may come much more naturally to him.
Unless he has astrological energies that indicate otherwise, Amadeo Modigliani is prone to be rather passive, possibly lazy, and also quite sensual. Weight problems are very possible.
He is likely to be overly humble or unsure of himself and to look to others for inspiration, motivation, reinforcement and approval. Tending to be somewhat passive, Amadeo Modigliani must learn how to take initiative and motivate himself.
A lack of warmth (either physical, emotional or both) may be evident in Modigliani 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 his daily life (lighting candles, using a wood stove or fireplace for heat) can help balance Amadeo. Also, spending time with warm, cheerful, positive-minded people and developing a philosophy based on spiritual optimism can stir up Amadeo's own zest for life.
On the positive side, Amadeo Modigliani is unlikely to be egocentric and has a capacity for ample patience and peacefulness.
Amadeo Modigliani tends to lack the ability to analyze himself or his life in a detached, objective way. Amadeo feels and experiences but does not necessarily understand or reflect upon his experience, and thus finds it hard to talk about it. Really taking in what someone else has to say can be hard for Amadeo Modigliani - he does not readily adapt to new ideas or people, and as a result may become inflexible or limit his experience of life. Broadening his education and gaining exposure to different cultures is very beneficial to Amadeo. Otherwise he is apt to be rigid and even prejudiced against those outside his own circle. (This may be manifested in arthritic conditions, poor flexibility, or poor circulation).
He also tends to distrust people who communicate freely or to feel inferior to those who are more articulate and intellectual than he is. Amadeo Modigliani learns much more readily by watching, doing or apprenticing than by reading or being told about something.
As you will read in the next chapter, Amadeo Modigliani has a well-grounded and down-to-earth orientation towards life - a sense of realism that steadies his moody, imaginative disposition.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Water Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,14,3,30)
Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,14,3,30)
Air is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,14,3,30)
Water is Strong and Ascendant is in Earth sign