John Astin'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).
Astin's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if John 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. John thrives in situations where there is energy, excitement, action, movement, dynamism and drama. Along with his exuberant vitality and enthusiasm, John Astin 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, Astin is not completely happy. John Astin has a great sense of the majesty, grandeur and adventure of life, but tends to overlook the magic in small things and everyday life.
John Astin 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 John and he resists being "owned" or dictated to. Astin is secretly apt to feel that he is special or charmed - somehow above or beyond the realm of "ordinary" people and mundane life.
John Astin has a dominant ego and can be excessively proud, dominating, or concerned with himself. John Astin 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. John Astin 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. John 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, John Astin 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 John Astin to be more productive and to implement some of his ideas and creative impulses. John Astin is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make his dreams a reality.
At times, John Astin 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 Astin's exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, John 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, John Astin 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.
John Astin tends to lack the ability to analyze himself or his life in a detached, objective way. John 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 John Astin - 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 John. 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. John Astin learns much more readily by watching, doing or apprenticing than by reading or being told about something.
Although he is energetic and confident, as described above, John Astin also expresses himself with a lot of feeling and sensitivity, as described in greater detail in the next chapter. John Astin appears less cocksure and narcissistic than he actually is.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Fire Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 31,3,2,13)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 31,3,2,13)
Air is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 31,3,2,13)
Fire is Strong and Ascendant is in Water sign