Babette van Veen
Babette van Veen'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).
van Veen's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Babette 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.
Her common sense and her ability to make use of, enjoy and effectively handle the physical world are Babette's greatest strengths. She is down-to-earth and capable of managing practical affairs, working and taking care of the business of day-to-day living very well. Babette van Veen has a strong urge to be useful and productive. For van Veen, the bottom line is practicality: Does it work? Is it functional? What practical purpose does it serve? Theories and speculations mean little to Babette van Veen unless there is some concrete purpose, some way to use them in the real world.
She is methodical and enjoys, even thrives on, a steady routine. Her first response to anything novel or experimental is caution, resistance, or skepticism. Fundamentally conservative, Babette van Veen usually makes the best of the status quo rather than venturing into the unknown or making changes that could jeopardize her security in any way. Material security is particularly important to Babette and her sense of well-being is directly linked with financial assets or knowing that she has a steady, reliable source of income. Babette van Veen may hold herself back or pass over opportunities simply because she cannot control or know the outcome ahead of time. Patience and persistence are her gifts, and van Veen builds her life on a firm foundation through discipline, work and planning.
Babette van Veen also has a deep affinity for the natural world and needs to be close to the earth (gardening, camping or working with her hands using natural materials) in order to be at her best.
She is not solely mundane, however. As you will read on the next page, Babette van Veen's basic earthly common sense is strongly impacted and sometimes overrun by her moods, sympathies and deep instincts which at times may run counter to a purely practical, cut-and-dry approach to a situation.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Earth Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 8,22,10,9)
Earth is Strong and Ascendant is in Water sign