Guy Ballard'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).
Ballard's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Guy 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.
His life is likely to be full of emotional extremes, turbulence, joy and sorrow stemming from his own passionate nature and unpredictability. Guy Ballard is impulsive and temperamental. For Guy, everything is intensely personal and colored by emotion. He may have difficulty viewing a situation from a detached, impartial or rational perspective, and he has little inclination to structure and order his life. However, fostering self-discipline, organization and focus is essential. Otherwise Guy Ballard will be prone to extreme moodiness, alternating between lofty inspiration and despondency.
At times, Guy Ballard feels a great deal of internal pressure due to two of his dominant impulses which tend to conflict with one another. The desire for independence and freedom, the need for self-expression and ego recognition, and the urge to leave the past behind in order to propel himself into new experiences may clash with other, equally powerful needs - namely attachments to people and to the familiar, a compelling urge for emotional closeness, and a desire for security. Balancing these two drives is a significant challenge for Ballard.
Even though his life may be less balanced and perhaps less stable than that of others, it is unlikely that Guy Ballard would change it because he is very vibrant, sensitive and responsive to the ever-changing, dynamic quality of life.
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 Guy Ballard to be more productive and to implement some of his ideas and creative impulses. Guy Ballard is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make his dreams a reality.
At times, Guy Ballard 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 Ballard's exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, Guy 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, Guy Ballard 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.
Guy Ballard tends to lack the ability to analyze himself or his life in a detached, objective way. Guy 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 Guy Ballard - 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 Guy. 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. Guy Ballard 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 and Water are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 23,2,2,22)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 23,2,2,22)
Air is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 23,2,2,22)