Helen Keller'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).
Keller's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Helen 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.
Helen Keller is ruled by her emotions and feelings and easily influenced by her moods and the feelings of those around her. Because she is so sensitive to her environment, Helen Keller needs to be in an atmosphere that is positive and relatively free of psychic influences. Failing that, Keller absorbs the negative vibes and ends up feeling badly herself. Highly sympathetic, Helen readily senses what others feel inside (whether they express it or not), and this deep emotional rapport can be both a gift and a curse: she can get extremely close to those she cares for, however Helen Keller also feels other people's feelings so strongly that she perceives their emotions or problems as her own. Learning to distinguish the boundaries between herself and others is important. Furthermore, Helen Keller needs to respect these boundaries; other people may need more personal, separate space than she does. Her tendency is to want to merge with the ones she loves, which can be interpreted as demanding or smothering by people with less of a need and capacity for emotional closeness. Her sensitivity and compassion and imaginative faculties are highly developed, and Helen Keller may find it difficult to communicate everything she feels in logical, rational terms. Words seem inadequate, and the language of touch or music or visual imagery may come much more naturally to her.
Unless she has astrological energies that indicate otherwise, Helen Keller is prone to be rather passive, possibly lazy, and also quite sensual. Weight problems are very possible.
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 Helen Keller to be more productive and to implement some of her ideas and creative impulses. Helen Keller is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make her dreams a reality.
At times, Helen Keller 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 Keller's exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, Helen 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, Helen Keller 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.
Helen Keller tends to lack the ability to analyze herself or her life in a detached, objective way. Helen feels and experiences but does not necessarily understand or reflect upon her experience, and thus finds it hard to talk about it. Really taking in what someone else has to say can be hard for Helen Keller - she does not readily adapt to new ideas or people, and as a result may become inflexible or limit her experience of life. Broadening her education and gaining exposure to different cultures is very beneficial to Helen. Otherwise she is apt to be rigid and even prejudiced against those outside her own circle. (This may be manifested in arthritic conditions, poor flexibility, or poor circulation).
She also tends to distrust people who communicate freely or to feel inferior to those who are more articulate and intellectual than she is. Helen Keller learns much more readily by watching, doing or apprenticing than by reading or being told about something.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Water Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 12,3,0,34)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 12,3,0,34)
Air is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 12,3,0,34)