Josef Albers' 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).
Albers' "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Josef 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.
Albers' gift lies in his ability to perceive, understand and communicate about feelings and matters of the heart and soul. He is thus well suited to any field that involves working with people as a counselor or teacher, and even if Josef is not trained to do so, others seek him out as an advisor, for Josef Albers is able to clarify and sensitively discuss their personal concerns and problems. Relationships are of primary importance to Josef Albers, and his ability to handle them is one of his richest and most fulfilling experiences. Josef, even more than most people, requires relationships with friends and intimates with whom he shares his thoughts and life experiences.
Josef Albers also has an active and creative mind and is apt to spend much time reading, thinking or daydreaming, and/or writing (stories, music, lyrics, diaries, letters, etc.). Film or any media combining words with images and emotions also fascinates him.
At times his mind and intellect may seem to be at odds with his instinctive, emotional side, and it is Josef's task to bring them together. Josef Albers may spend a lot of time mulling over his experiences and feelings, trying to understand and make sense of them.
He is quite sensitive (psychologically and physically) and may avoid taking a direct, active part in life.
He is likely to be overly humble or unsure of himself and to look to others for inspiration, motivation, reinforcement and approval. Tending to be somewhat passive, Josef Albers must learn how to take initiative and motivate himself.
A lack of warmth (either physical, emotional or both) may be evident in Albers and can manifest physically as a low energy level, paleness and lack of color in the skin, or a tendency to be easily chilled. Emotionally, it can be reflected in a marked coolness or aloofness with little spiritedness, joyfulness, or enthusiasm for living. Eating warming, spicy foods, living in a warm, sunny place, and using fire in his daily life (lighting candles, using a wood stove or fireplace for heat) can help balance Josef. Also, spending time with warm, cheerful, positive-minded people and developing a philosophy based on spiritual optimism can stir up Josef's own zest for life.
On the positive side, Josef Albers is unlikely to be egocentric and has a capacity for ample patience 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 Josef Albers to be more productive and to implement some of his ideas and creative impulses. Josef Albers is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make his dreams a reality.
At times, Josef Albers 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 Albers' exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, Josef 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, Josef Albers 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air and Water are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,1,28,18)
Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,1,28,18)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,1,28,18)