Aparna Sen'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).
Sen's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Aparna 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.
Sen's gift lies in her ability to perceive, understand and communicate about feelings and matters of the heart and soul. She is thus well suited to any field that involves working with people as a counselor or teacher, and even if Aparna is not trained to do so, others seek her out as an advisor, for Aparna Sen is able to clarify and sensitively discuss their personal concerns and problems. Relationships are of primary importance to Aparna Sen, and her ability to handle them is one of her richest and most fulfilling experiences. Aparna, even more than most people, requires relationships with friends and intimates with whom she shares her thoughts and life experiences.
Aparna Sen also has an active and creative mind and is apt to spend much time reading, thinking or daydreaming, and/or writing (stories, music, lyrics, diaries, letters, etc.). Film or any media combining words with images and emotions also fascinates her.
At times her mind and intellect may seem to be at odds with her instinctive, emotional side, and it is Aparna's task to bring them together. Aparna Sen may spend a lot of time mulling over her experiences and feelings, trying to understand and make sense of them.
She is quite sensitive (psychologically and physically) and may avoid taking a direct, active part in life.
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, Aparna Sen must learn how to take initiative and motivate herself.
A lack of warmth (either physical, emotional or both) may be evident in Sen 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 Aparna. Also, spending time with warm, cheerful, positive-minded people and developing a philosophy based on spiritual optimism can stir up Aparna's own zest for life.
On the positive side, Aparna Sen is unlikely to be egocentric and has a capacity for ample patience and peacefulness.
However, as you will read in the next chapter, Aparna Sen is also blessed with common sense and a practical touch which can help her to avoid becoming totally immersed in her own inner world.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air and Water are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 1,8,18,22)
Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 1,8,18,22)
Air and Water are Strong and Ascendant is in Earth sign