Dorothy Brett'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).
Lady Brett's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Dorothy 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.
It is very difficult for Dorothy Brett to be objective and detached, or to view a situation from anyone else's point of view - her own feelings and personal experiences color Dorothy's judgment too much. Though she may sympathize or feel for others, Dorothy may in fact not really understand where they are coming from. Dorothy Brett needs to develop the ability to stand back, reflect on life and analyze a situation logically. It is also essential that Lady Brett learn to communicate. Because Dorothy senses and feels so much, she may expect others to know what she is experiencing without filling them in. As mentioned earlier, words do not come easily to Dorothy Brett but she would benefit greatly by learning to articulate and express herself verbally - otherwise she can stew in her own feelings too much, or find herself at the mercy of her own poorly-understood emotional patterns.
As you will read in the next chapter, Dorothy Brett has a well-grounded and down-to-earth orientation towards life - a sense of realism that steadies her moody, imaginative disposition.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Water is Strong, Air is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 10,10,3,26)
Water is Strong and Ascendant is in Earth sign