Barbara Castle'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).
Castle's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Barbara 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.
Barbara Castle 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 Barbara Castle 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 Barbara - must have either some scientific basis or be palpable to Castle through her own experience.
Castle 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 Barbara Castle to become overly "adult" and to loose touch with her spontaneous, playful, vibrant, and childish side. Barbara can become too organized and controlled, and avoid giving her emotions or creative, playful impulses full expression, thereby creating a certain sense of emptiness. Barbara Castle needs to learn to appreciate a certain degree of "creative chaos"!
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, Barbara Castle must learn how to take initiative and motivate herself.
A lack of warmth (either physical, emotional or both) may be evident in Castle 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 Barbara. Also, spending time with warm, cheerful, positive-minded people and developing a philosophy based on spiritual optimism can stir up Barbara's own zest for life.
On the positive side, Barbara Castle is unlikely to be egocentric and has a capacity for ample patience and peacefulness.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air and Earth are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 0,19,19,11)
Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 0,19,19,11)