Christina Rossetti'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).
Rossetti's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Christina 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.
Rossetti prizes personal independence and autonomy so much that she is apt to downplay her need for closeness and caring. While Christina Rossetti expresses indignation, anger, excitement or enthusiasm rather freely, she hides her feelings of sadness or inadequacy. She may dismiss her own feelings and those of others as insignificant. It is hard for Rossetti to let others know when she is hurting and needs their support, because she feels that they will not respect her if she reveals this sort of vulnerability.
Striving to be (and often believing herself to be) emotionally self-sufficient limits Christina's ability to be truly intimate with others and to get the nurturing she needs. Christina Rossetti is also often rather insensitive to how her behavior affects others.
As you will read in the next chapter, Christina Rossetti is able to sufficiently detach herself from her own self-centered aims and desires to take an active interest in other people. Rossetti is actually quite social and frequently moderates her egocentric tendencies in order to accommodate others' viewpoints.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Fire is Strong, Water is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 35,5,9,0)
Fire is Strong and Ascendant is in Air sign