Émile Zola'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).
Zola's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Émile 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 fiery individual, filled with tremendous passion and zest for life. Émile thrives in situations where there is energy, excitement, action, movement, dynamism and drama. Along with his exuberant vitality and enthusiasm, Émile Zola has an acute ability to visualize future possibilities, and an almost childlike faith in "what could be". Unless he has a vision, an aspiration, or a wonderful dream to believe in, Zola is not completely happy. Émile Zola has a great sense of the majesty, grandeur and adventure of life, but tends to overlook the magic in small things and everyday life.
Émile Zola also has a strong urge to express himself spontaneously and creatively, without conforming to others' ways or conventions. Personal freedom and independence are very important to Émile and he resists being "owned" or dictated to. Zola is secretly apt to feel that he is special or charmed - somehow above or beyond the realm of "ordinary" people and mundane life.
Émile Zola has a dominant ego and can be excessively proud, dominating, or concerned with himself. Émile Zola has a positive, vigorous, active approach to life, and bringing his intentions and desires to the fore feels more natural to him than going with the flow or merely allowing life to unfold. Émile Zola is essentially very "yang" (assertive, competitive, outgoing, direct), and the "yin" qualities of passive acceptance, receptivity, gentleness, and subtlety do not come easily to him. Émile inspires others with his generous spirit, idealism, spark, confidence and joie de vivre, but he can also irritate them with his self-centeredness and insistence on expressing himself freely regardless of others' needs or opinions. Moreover, Émile Zola has trouble being content in the present and would benefit by learning how to consciously pacify his restlessness and achieve the capacity for tranquility and peacefulness.
One of his primary challenges lies in developing a sense of security and stability and adopting a steady rhythm in life. Cultivating self-discipline, patience and endurance and learning to accept realistic limitations will enable Émile Zola to be more productive and to implement some of his ideas and creative impulses. Émile Zola is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make his dreams a reality.
At times, Émile Zola feels out of place in the world, restless, discontent, unable to find his niche and dissatisfied with mundane reality. This may have the positive effect of sparking Zola's exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, Émile tends to resist growing up and learning how to effectively deal with adult responsibility. He also tends to be either bound up with the past or projecting into the future, thereby ignoring the present. To become more grounded in the here and now, Émile Zola may find it helpful to get massages on a regular basis, make a practice of gentle, rhythmic exercise like walking or yoga, and eat substantial, heavy foods.
Émile Zola tends to lack the ability to analyze himself or his life in a detached, objective way. Émile 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 Émile Zola - 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 Émile. 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. Émile Zola learns much more readily by watching, doing or apprenticing than by reading or being told about something.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Fire Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 41,0,1,7)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 41,0,1,7)
Air is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 41,0,1,7)