John Barry'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).
Barry'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.
His common sense and his ability to make use of, enjoy and effectively handle the physical world are John's greatest strengths. He is down-to-earth and capable of managing practical affairs, working and taking care of the business of day-to-day living very well. John Barry has a strong urge to be useful and productive. For Barry, the bottom line is practicality: Does it work? Is it functional? What practical purpose does it serve? Theories and speculations mean little to John Barry unless there is some concrete purpose, some way to use them in the real world.
He is methodical and enjoys, even thrives on, a steady routine. His first response to anything novel or experimental is caution, resistance, or skepticism. Fundamentally conservative, John Barry usually makes the best of the status quo rather than venturing into the unknown or making changes that could jeopardize his security in any way. Material security is particularly important to John and his sense of well-being is directly linked with financial assets or knowing that he has a steady, reliable source of income. John Barry may hold himself back or pass over opportunities simply because he cannot control or know the outcome ahead of time. Patience and persistence are his gifts, and Barry builds his life on a firm foundation through discipline, work and planning.
John Barry also has a deep affinity for the natural world and needs to be close to the earth (gardening, camping or working with his hands using natural materials) in order to be at his best.
As discussed in Chapter 3, John Barry is also quite emotional and intuitive at heart. In addition to his need for material security, order and stability in his life, John Barry also has powerful emotional attachments, so that making spontaneous or radical changes in life is particularly hard for Barry.
Also, though well-grounded, John Barry does have a dreamy, imaginative side to his character.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Earth Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 13,19,4,13)
Earth is Strong and Sun is in Water sign