Lord Alfred Douglas
Lord Alfred Douglas' 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).
Lord Douglas' "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Alfred 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.
Lord Alfred Douglas has a great capacity to relate to, appreciate and understand different people and points of view, and he tends to be quite liberal in his attitudes. He is primarily a thinking person who requires much intellectual and social stimulation, conversation and interaction. Lord Alfred Douglas comprehends abstract reasoning and concepts very quickly and he likes ideas, language and culture. Lord Douglas cannot imagine being happy in a world without books, films or interesting relationships.
There is an androgynous quality to Alfred, and he relates equally well to men and women, having both male and female characteristics in nearly equal measure within himself. Lord Alfred Douglas tends to see someone as a person first, rather than as a woman or a man.
Friendship is very important to his sense of well-being. Lord Alfred Douglas thrives on camaraderie, teamwork, social endeavor and sharing. However, he is also quite objective about them and there is often an impersonal touch to his relationships with others.
His mind is Lord Douglas' real gift: thinking clearly, logically and creatively, planning and organizing efficiently, and communicating intelligently. However, Lord Alfred Douglas tends to "live in his head" - reading about, talking about, and observing life without becoming completely immersed in it. Alfred should avoid becoming a dabbler. He also needs to foster constancy, stability, and depth.
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 Lord Alfred Douglas to be more productive and to implement some of his ideas and creative impulses. Lord Alfred Douglas is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make his dreams a reality.
At times, Lord Alfred Douglas 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 Lord Douglas' exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, Alfred 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, Lord Alfred Douglas 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.
Alfred has trouble dealing with emotions - both his own and those of others. Lord Alfred Douglas often ignores or discounts feelings and the emotional reality of a situation, thus seeming insensitive or uncaring to others. Lord Douglas 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 his youth.
Though he may appear emotionally self-sufficient or above it all, Alfred's tendency to repress his feelings could have physical ramifications; as such, it would serve Lord Douglas well to learn to acknowledge and express all of his emotions.
Lord Douglas may also find that he craves fluids or the desire to live near bodies of water as a means to acquire balance.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 7,1,40,1)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 7,1,40,1)
Water is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 7,1,40,1)