Bobby Short'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).
Short's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Bobby is lacking or deficient in a certain element (or elements), it simply means that he 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.
Bobby Short has two strong impulses that are somewhat at odds with one another but when blended, can be highly creative and productive. On the one hand, there is the dreamer, the gambler, the idealist and the optimist who is full of hopeful confidence, spark, and creative energy. This is the side that believes in magic and endless possibilities. Equally strong, however, is the conservative, practical, adult side that seeks security and stability and needs to be productive in a concrete way.
Having both of these urges can lead Bobby Short to some internal predicaments, such as: Should I take the safe, well-traveled path that offers me security or one that is unpredictable but offers more freedom and adventure? Is there a way for me to live my dreams rather than simply wish and hope and fantasize about them? Can I bring my dreams to fruition without compromising too much of my individuality? Can I be an idealist, yet effective in the everyday, mundane world? How can I express myself freely as an individual, while also being responsible and taking care of practical obligations and necessities? Should I be generous, or careful and conservative? Should I play and be more of a child or work?
If Bobby Short gives up one side of the equation (for instance, opting for security at the expense of his creativity or his ideals, or choosing to spend most of his time playing and enjoying his own creative pursuits without making any tangible contribution to the world), Short will feel unbalanced and unhappy.
His challenge is to learn to somehow achieve the best of both worlds, i.e. to have an inspiration or ideal to aim for and to do something tangible with it - in other words, to introduce play and creativity and passion into his work. His initiative, confidence and faith, combined with his practicality, could make Bobby Short quite successful in business, especially his own.
His outward appearance and behavior (which is discussed in the next chapter) leave the impression that Bobby Short is rather open-minded and fair, but when he has decided to strive for something, Bobby is quite a bulldozer! His ease with words and ability to communicate well (as described in the next chapter) are assets that Bobby puts to good use in achieving his goals.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Fire and Earth are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 17,16,12,4)
Earth and Fire are Strong and Ascendant is in Air sign