Anthony Zerbe'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).
Zerbe's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Anthony 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.
His common sense and his ability to make use of, enjoy and effectively handle the physical world are Anthony's greatest strengths. He is down-to-earth and capable of managing practical affairs, working and taking care of the business of day-to-day living very well. Anthony Zerbe has a strong urge to be useful and productive. For Zerbe, the bottom line is practicality: Does it work? Is it functional? What practical purpose does it serve? Theories and speculations mean little to Anthony Zerbe unless there is some concrete purpose, some way to use them in the real world.
He is methodical and enjoys, even thrives on, a steady routine. His first response to anything novel or experimental is caution, resistance, or skepticism. Fundamentally conservative, Anthony Zerbe usually makes the best of the status quo rather than venturing into the unknown or making changes that could jeopardize his security in any way. Material security is particularly important to Anthony and his sense of well-being is directly linked with financial assets or knowing that he has a steady, reliable source of income. Anthony Zerbe may hold himself back or pass over opportunities simply because he cannot control or know the outcome ahead of time. Patience and persistence are his gifts, and Zerbe builds his life on a firm foundation through discipline, work and planning.
Anthony Zerbe also has a deep affinity for the natural world and needs to be close to the earth (gardening, camping or working with his hands using natural materials) in order to be at his best.
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, Anthony Zerbe must learn how to take initiative and motivate himself.
A lack of warmth (either physical, emotional or both) may be evident in Zerbe 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 Anthony. Also, spending time with warm, cheerful, positive-minded people and developing a philosophy based on spiritual optimism can stir up Anthony's own zest for life.
On the positive side, Anthony Zerbe is unlikely to be egocentric and has a capacity for ample patience and peacefulness.
Anthony has trouble dealing with emotions - both his own and those of others. Anthony Zerbe often ignores or discounts feelings and the emotional reality of a situation, thus seeming insensitive or uncaring to others. Zerbe needs to develop the capacity to experience deep emotional ties, empathy, compassion and sensitivity to the feelings of others; however, this ability will only manifest later in life rather than in his youth.
Though he may appear emotionally self-sufficient or above it all, Anthony's tendency to repress his feelings could have physical ramifications; as such, it would serve Zerbe well to learn to acknowledge and express all of his emotions.
Zerbe may also find that he craves fluids or the desire to live near bodies of water as a means to acquire balance.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Earth Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,36,8,3)
Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,36,8,3)
Water is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,36,8,3)