Evangeline Lilly'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).
Lilly's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Evangeline 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.
She is a fiery individual, filled with tremendous passion and zest for life. Evangeline thrives in situations where there is energy, excitement, action, movement, dynamism and drama. Along with her exuberant vitality and enthusiasm, Evangeline Lilly has an acute ability to visualize future possibilities, and an almost childlike faith in "what could be". Unless she has a vision, an aspiration, or a wonderful dream to believe in, Lilly is not completely happy. Evangeline Lilly has a great sense of the majesty, grandeur and adventure of life, but tends to overlook the magic in small things and everyday life.
Evangeline Lilly also has a strong urge to express herself spontaneously and creatively, without conforming to others' ways or conventions. Personal freedom and independence are very important to Evangeline and she resists being "owned" or dictated to. Lilly is secretly apt to feel that she is special or charmed - somehow above or beyond the realm of "ordinary" people and mundane life.
Evangeline Lilly has a dominant ego and can be excessively proud, dominating, or concerned with herself. Evangeline Lilly has a positive, vigorous, active approach to life, and bringing her intentions and desires to the fore feels more natural to her than going with the flow or merely allowing life to unfold. Evangeline Lilly is essentially very "yang" (assertive, competitive, outgoing, direct), and the "yin" qualities of passive acceptance, receptivity, gentleness, and subtlety do not come easily to her. Evangeline inspires others with her generous spirit, idealism, spark, confidence and joie de vivre, but she can also irritate them with her self-centeredness and insistence on expressing herself freely regardless of others' needs or opinions. Moreover, Evangeline Lilly has trouble being content in the present and would benefit by learning how to consciously pacify her restlessness and achieve the capacity for tranquility and peacefulness.
One of her 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 Evangeline Lilly to be more productive and to implement some of her ideas and creative impulses. Evangeline Lilly is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make her dreams a reality.
At times, Evangeline Lilly feels out of place in the world, restless, discontent, unable to find her niche and dissatisfied with mundane reality. This may have the positive effect of sparking Lilly's exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, Evangeline tends to resist growing up and learning how to effectively deal with adult responsibility. She 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, Evangeline Lilly 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.
Evangeline has trouble dealing with emotions - both her own and those of others. Evangeline Lilly often ignores or discounts feelings and the emotional reality of a situation, thus seeming insensitive or uncaring to others. Lilly 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 her youth.
Though she may appear emotionally self-sufficient or above it all, Evangeline's tendency to repress her feelings could have physical ramifications; as such, it would serve Lilly well to learn to acknowledge and express all of her emotions.
Lilly may also find that she craves fluids or the desire to live near bodies of water as a means to acquire balance.
As you will read in the next chapter, Evangeline Lilly is able to sufficiently detach herself from her own self-centered aims and desires to take an active interest in other people. Lilly is actually quite social and frequently moderates her egocentric tendencies in order to accommodate others' viewpoints.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Fire Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 33,2,13,1)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 33,2,13,1)
Water is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 33,2,13,1)
Fire is Strong and Ascendant is in Air sign