Betty Ford'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).
Ford's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Betty 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.
Betty Ford is very ambitious and willing to work hard to get to the top. Betty's combination of drive and practicality has the potential to catapult her to success. Her personal relationships and family are equally important to Betty; as such, her challenge lies in trying to balance her personal life with her personal goals. However, as a practical person, Ford is highly capable of juggling things.
Betty Ford does have a weak point: she becomes so engrossed in her life that she does not take the time to understand or reflect upon her experience, and thus finds it hard to talk about it. Really appreciating what someone else has to say can be difficult for Betty Ford - she does not readily adapt to new ideas or people, and as a result may become inflexible or limit her experience of life. Broadening her education and gaining exposure to different cultures is very beneficial to Betty. Otherwise Betty is apt to be rigid and even prejudiced against those outside her own circle. (This may be manifested in arthritic conditions, poor flexibility or poor circulation).
She also tends to distrust people who communicate freely or to feel inferior to those who are more articulate and intellectual than she is. Betty Ford learns much more readily by watching, doing or apprenticing than by reading or being told about something.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Fire, Earth, and Water are Strong. Air is Weak (F,E,A,W = 15,16,3,15)