Bette Davis' 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).
Davis' "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Bette 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.
Davis is a positive and lively person who generally has an invigorating, inspiring, and energizing effect on others. Boredom or staying anchored in old habits is not a problem for Bette Davis since she has numerous interests and the energy to pursue many of them. However, she definitely has the tendency to overextend herself without taking the time to regroup or to move on to new things before she finishes previous tasks. Bette can burn out by being involved in too many activities. Bette Davis seems impelled to be always in motion, as if she were afraid if missing out on something interesting "out there". Paying attention to her body's need for rest, attending to her own inner world and feelings and giving sufficient attention to her immediate family and their needs is something Bette Davis needs to learn to do more of. It would benefit Davis to simply stop from time to time and take a breather.
She is very idealistic and frequently disappointed that she does not live in a perfect world, but it is through the vision and energy of people like Bette Davis that new ideas are introduced and positive changes made. Davis' gifts are her ability to entertain and toy with creative ideas and possibilities, seek new solutions to problems, and venture gaily into new territory (literally or figuratively).
Bette Davis needs to cultivate her capacity for receptivity - the ability to listen and quietly absorb what another person is saying, for example, instead of focusing on what she has to say. It would serve Bette Davis well to learn to wait and trust, rather than make something happen or try to bend the world to her will.
As you will read in the next chapter, Bette Davis has strong feelings for other people and the capacity to aptly communicate her creative ideas.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Fire and Air are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 16,5,15,13)
Fire and Air are Strong and Ascendant is in Water sign