Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve'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).
Sainte-Beuve's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Charles 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.
He is a nurturer and a protector and is prone to what has sometimes been referred to as the "Atlas Syndrome" - namely, carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve assumes responsibilities in his relationships very conscientiously and often takes on more than his share of the troubles as well. Though Sainte-Beuve appears (and indeed often is) rather passive, he possesses a great deal of quiet inner strength and the ability to flow with and repeatedly endure life's inevitable adversities. He is apt to be surrounded by people who rely on him, and though Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve derives much satisfaction from providing, giving, and being needed, he can also let himself be drained emotionally and/or financially by taking care of other people and not caring sufficiently for himself.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve has a very strong need for security and he places safety first. He is unlikely to make sudden changes or to take new directions that involve risk and unpredictability. Any break from the past is very difficult for Charles and he needs a great deal of support when trying to make even healthy and positive changes in his life or habits. ("Habit" is a key word for Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve as he is apt to be very attached to his!)
He is very retentive. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve holds on (and sometimes clings) to the people, places and ways he is familiar with. He also tends to repress feelings, and he may need to learn to express and let go of old feelings and past conditioning.
Physically, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve is apt to be hearty and substantial, with a tendency to be stout. Unless other astrological factors indicate otherwise, he can also be downright lazy, especially when it comes to exercise. Charles instinctively chooses comfort over challenge. (This is true in a broader sense as well, not only regarding physical exercise).
His strengths include depth of feeling, patience, and generosity. The qualities that Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve needs to cultivate include initiative, openness to change and new experience, and a stronger sense of self.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve tends to lack the ability to analyze himself or his life in a detached, objective way. Charles feels and experiences but does not necessarily understand or reflect upon his experience, and thus finds it hard to talk about it. Really taking in what someone else has to say can be hard for Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve - he does not readily adapt to new ideas or people, and as a result may become inflexible or limit his experience of life. Broadening his education and gaining exposure to different cultures is very beneficial to Charles. Otherwise he is apt to be rigid and even prejudiced against those outside his own circle. (This may be manifested in arthritic conditions, poor flexibility, or poor circulation).
He also tends to distrust people who communicate freely or to feel inferior to those who are more articulate and intellectual than he is. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve learns much more readily by watching, doing or apprenticing than by reading or being told about something.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Earth and Water are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 4,26,3,16)
Air is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 4,26,3,16)