Chris Bearde'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).
Bearde's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Chris 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.
Chris Bearde has a great capacity to relate to, appreciate and understand different people and points of view, and he tends to be quite liberal in his attitudes. He is primarily a thinking person who requires much intellectual and social stimulation, conversation and interaction. Chris Bearde comprehends abstract reasoning and concepts very quickly and he likes ideas, language and culture. Bearde cannot imagine being happy in a world without books, films or interesting relationships.
There is an androgynous quality to Chris, and he relates equally well to men and women, having both male and female characteristics in nearly equal measure within himself. Chris Bearde tends to see someone as a person first, rather than as a woman or a man.
Friendship is very important to his sense of well-being. Chris Bearde thrives on camaraderie, teamwork, social endeavor and sharing. However, he is also quite objective about them and there is often an impersonal touch to his relationships with others.
His mind is Bearde's real gift: thinking clearly, logically and creatively, planning and organizing efficiently, and communicating intelligently. However, Chris Bearde tends to "live in his head" - reading about, talking about, and observing life without becoming completely immersed in it. Chris should avoid becoming a dabbler. He also needs to foster constancy, stability, and depth.
He is likely to be overly humble or unsure of himself and to look to others for inspiration, motivation, reinforcement and approval. Tending to be somewhat passive, Chris Bearde must learn how to take initiative and motivate himself.
A lack of warmth (either physical, emotional or both) may be evident in Bearde and can manifest physically as a low energy level, paleness and lack of color in the skin, or a tendency to be easily chilled. Emotionally, it can be reflected in a marked coolness or aloofness with little spiritedness, joyfulness, or enthusiasm for living. Eating warming, spicy foods, living in a warm, sunny place, and using fire in his daily life (lighting candles, using a wood stove or fireplace for heat) can help balance Chris. Also, spending time with warm, cheerful, positive-minded people and developing a philosophy based on spiritual optimism can stir up Chris' own zest for life.
On the positive side, Chris Bearde is unlikely to be egocentric and has a capacity for ample patience and peacefulness.
Chris has trouble dealing with emotions - both his own and those of others. Chris Bearde often ignores or discounts feelings and the emotional reality of a situation, thus seeming insensitive or uncaring to others. Bearde 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 his youth.
Though he may appear emotionally self-sufficient or above it all, Chris' tendency to repress his feelings could have physical ramifications; as such, it would serve Bearde well to learn to acknowledge and express all of his emotions.
Bearde may also find that he craves fluids or the desire to live near bodies of water as a means to acquire balance.
Fortunately, as you will read in the next chapter, Chris Bearde has a down-to-earth attitude towards life that prevents him from becoming lost in his lofty ideas, concepts or ideals. Chris Bearde has a healthy dose of practicality.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,10,34,3)
Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,10,34,3)
Water is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,10,34,3)
Air is Strong and Ascendant is in Earth sign