Beatrice Webb'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).
Webb's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Beatrice 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.
Beatrice Webb possesses a measure of all the elements and is thus less likely than others to overemphasize or completely neglect one dimension of experience in favor of another. She is capable of both thinking and feeling, envisioning possibilities and dealing effectively with the here-and-now. This does not mean that Beatrice does not have definite preferences and attitudes (these will be covered in the following chapters), nor even that she does not go overboard in her own particular way. But Beatrice Webb is a more versatile and complex person, less one-sided than many other people are, and thus able to draw on all of the elemental qualities as required. In addition, Webb is able to relate to most people, recognizing a bit of herself in their values.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Fire-Earth-Air-Water Elements are Balanced (F,E,A,W Scores = 18,12,12,7)