Brenda Harvey-Ritchie'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).
Harvey's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Brenda 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.
Brenda Harvey-Ritchie values order and security in her life and prefers dealing with known quantities and following clearly defined guidelines in order to achieve her aims. She is ruled by reason rather than emotion and Brenda Harvey-Ritchie thinks in clear, practical, no-nonsense terms. She is uncomfortable with ambiguity, emotional impulsiveness or extremism, and things that cannot be explained in rational terms. Even spiritual or mystical realms - if at all of interest to Brenda - must have either some scientific basis or be palpable to Harvey through her own experience.
Harvey thoroughly thinks a situation through before deciding upon a course of action, assessing and analyzing the matter carefully, and she can be relied upon to reach a fair, reasonable, and sensible solution to whatever she is facing.
She is able to handle practical matters very efficiently, using both deductive reasoning and manual skills. However, it is easy for Brenda Harvey-Ritchie to become overly "adult" and to loose touch with her spontaneous, playful, vibrant, and childish side. Brenda can become too organized and controlled, and avoid giving her emotions or creative, playful impulses full expression, thereby creating a certain sense of emptiness. Brenda Harvey-Ritchie needs to learn to appreciate a certain degree of "creative chaos"!
Brenda has trouble dealing with emotions - both her own and those of others. Brenda Harvey-Ritchie often ignores or discounts feelings and the emotional reality of a situation, thus seeming insensitive or uncaring to others. Harvey needs to develop the capacity to experience deep emotional ties, empathy, compassion and sensitivity to the feelings of others; however, this ability will only manifest later in life rather than in her youth.
Though she may appear emotionally self-sufficient or above it all, Brenda's tendency to repress her feelings could have physical ramifications; as such, it would serve Harvey well to learn to acknowledge and express all of her emotions.
Harvey may also find that she craves fluids or the desire to live near bodies of water as a means to acquire balance.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air and Earth are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 9,18,21,1)
Water is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 9,18,21,1)