Ayn Rand'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).
Rand's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Ayn 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.
Ayn Rand values order and security in her life and prefers dealing with known quantities and following clearly defined guidelines in order to achieve her aims. She is ruled by reason rather than emotion and Ayn Rand thinks in clear, practical, no-nonsense terms. She is uncomfortable with ambiguity, emotional impulsiveness or extremism, and things that cannot be explained in rational terms. Even spiritual or mystical realms - if at all of interest to Ayn - must have either some scientific basis or be palpable to Rand through her own experience.
Rand thoroughly thinks a situation through before deciding upon a course of action, assessing and analyzing the matter carefully, and she can be relied upon to reach a fair, reasonable, and sensible solution to whatever she is facing.
She is able to handle practical matters very efficiently, using both deductive reasoning and manual skills. However, it is easy for Ayn Rand to become overly "adult" and to loose touch with her spontaneous, playful, vibrant, and childish side. Ayn can become too organized and controlled, and avoid giving her emotions or creative, playful impulses full expression, thereby creating a certain sense of emptiness. Ayn Rand needs to learn to appreciate a certain degree of "creative chaos"!
As we shall see in the next chapter, Ayn Rand expresses herself forcefully, which enables her to put her practical ideas into action.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air and Earth are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 10,15,15,9)
Earth and Air are Strong and Ascendant is in Fire sign