John Boswell'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).
Boswell'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 very gentle person, inclined to immerse himself in his own private, subjective world, and to keep much of what he is experiencing to himself. The pressures of the outer world can seem too much to cope with at times and John needs to develop his "warrior" side that will enable him to face the world more directly and confidently. The aforementioned passivity can also be a real problem for John Boswell, as he is prone to be receptive and to go with the flow rather than take decisive action on his own initiative.
Boswell also tends to be involved in relationships where others depend upon him to an unhealthy degree, or where he depends on the other person too much - so much so that his sense of self as a distinct individual becomes blurred. John Boswell sometimes nurtures others at the expense of his own needs.
As you will read in the next chapter, John Boswell has a well-grounded and down-to-earth orientation towards life - a sense of realism that steadies his moody, imaginative disposition.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Water is Strong, Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 3,8,6,32)
Water is Strong and Ascendant is in Earth sign