Isabelle Eberhardt'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).
Eberhardt's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Isabelle 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.
Eberhardt is a positive and lively person who generally has an invigorating, inspiring, and energizing effect on others. Boredom or staying anchored in old habits is not a problem for Isabelle Eberhardt since she has numerous interests and the energy to pursue many of them. However, she definitely has the tendency to overextend herself without taking the time to regroup or to move on to new things before she finishes previous tasks. Isabelle can burn out by being involved in too many activities. Isabelle Eberhardt seems impelled to be always in motion, as if she were afraid if missing out on something interesting "out there". Paying attention to her body's need for rest, attending to her own inner world and feelings and giving sufficient attention to her immediate family and their needs is something Isabelle Eberhardt needs to learn to do more of. It would benefit Eberhardt to simply stop from time to time and take a breather.
She is very idealistic and frequently disappointed that she does not live in a perfect world, but it is through the vision and energy of people like Isabelle Eberhardt that new ideas are introduced and positive changes made. Eberhardt's gifts are her ability to entertain and toy with creative ideas and possibilities, seek new solutions to problems, and venture gaily into new territory (literally or figuratively).
Isabelle Eberhardt needs to cultivate her capacity for receptivity - the ability to listen and quietly absorb what another person is saying, for example, instead of focusing on what she has to say. It would serve Isabelle Eberhardt well to learn to wait and trust, rather than make something happen or try to bend the world to her will.
Isabelle has trouble dealing with emotions - both her own and those of others. Isabelle Eberhardt often ignores or discounts feelings and the emotional reality of a situation, thus seeming insensitive or uncaring to others. Eberhardt 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, Isabelle's tendency to repress her feelings could have physical ramifications; as such, it would serve Eberhardt well to learn to acknowledge and express all of her emotions.
Eberhardt 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 on the next page, Isabelle Eberhardt has a practical touch and a certain pragmatic, down-to-earth way of approaching things, which - combined with her enthusiasm and ideas - can make Eberhardt very effective. Isabelle Eberhardt is able to ground her ideals and give form to her creative impulses.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Fire and Air are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 17,10,20,2)
Water is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 17,10,20,2)
Fire and Air are Strong and Ascendant is in Earth sign