Barbara Hershey'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).
Hershey'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.
She is a fiery individual, filled with tremendous passion and zest for life. Barbara thrives in situations where there is energy, excitement, action, movement, dynamism and drama. Along with her exuberant vitality and enthusiasm, Barbara Hershey has an acute ability to visualize future possibilities, and an almost childlike faith in "what could be". Unless she has a vision, an aspiration, or a wonderful dream to believe in, Hershey is not completely happy. Barbara Hershey has a great sense of the majesty, grandeur and adventure of life, but tends to overlook the magic in small things and everyday life.
Barbara Hershey also has a strong urge to express herself spontaneously and creatively, without conforming to others' ways or conventions. Personal freedom and independence are very important to Barbara and she resists being "owned" or dictated to. Hershey is secretly apt to feel that she is special or charmed - somehow above or beyond the realm of "ordinary" people and mundane life.
Barbara Hershey has a dominant ego and can be excessively proud, dominating, or concerned with herself. Barbara Hershey has a positive, vigorous, active approach to life, and bringing her intentions and desires to the fore feels more natural to her than going with the flow or merely allowing life to unfold. Barbara Hershey is essentially very "yang" (assertive, competitive, outgoing, direct), and the "yin" qualities of passive acceptance, receptivity, gentleness, and subtlety do not come easily to her. Barbara inspires others with her generous spirit, idealism, spark, confidence and joie de vivre, but she can also irritate them with her self-centeredness and insistence on expressing herself freely regardless of others' needs or opinions. Moreover, Barbara Hershey has trouble being content in the present and would benefit by learning how to consciously pacify her restlessness and achieve the capacity for tranquility and peacefulness.
As discussed in more detail in Chapter 3, Barbara's need to participate socially and to relate to other people is really quite strong; thus she needs to be willing to somewhat subdue the aforementioned insensitivity and competitiveness in order to do so successfully.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Fire Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 23,4,14,8)
Fire is Strong and Sun is in Air sign