Lucille Ball'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).
Ball's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Lucille is lacking or deficient in a certain element (or elements), it simply means that she 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.
Her common sense and her ability to make use of, enjoy and effectively handle the physical world are Lucille's greatest strengths. She is down-to-earth and capable of managing practical affairs, working and taking care of the business of day-to-day living very well. Lucille Ball has a strong urge to be useful and productive. For Ball, the bottom line is practicality: Does it work? Is it functional? What practical purpose does it serve? Theories and speculations mean little to Lucille Ball unless there is some concrete purpose, some way to use them in the real world.
She is methodical and enjoys, even thrives on, a steady routine. Her first response to anything novel or experimental is caution, resistance, or skepticism. Fundamentally conservative, Lucille Ball usually makes the best of the status quo rather than venturing into the unknown or making changes that could jeopardize her security in any way. Material security is particularly important to Lucille and her sense of well-being is directly linked with financial assets or knowing that she has a steady, reliable source of income. Lucille Ball may hold herself back or pass over opportunities simply because she cannot control or know the outcome ahead of time. Patience and persistence are her gifts, and Ball builds her life on a firm foundation through discipline, work and planning.
Lucille Ball also has a deep affinity for the natural world and needs to be close to the earth (gardening, camping or working with her hands using natural materials) in order to be at her best.
Lucille Ball tends to lack the ability to analyze herself or her life in a detached, objective way. Lucille feels and experiences but does not necessarily understand or reflect upon her experience, and thus finds it hard to talk about it. Really taking in what someone else has to say can be hard for Lucille Ball - she does not readily adapt to new ideas or people, and as a result may become inflexible or limit her experience of life. Broadening her education and gaining exposure to different cultures is very beneficial to Lucille. Otherwise she is apt to be rigid and even prejudiced against those outside her own circle. (This may be manifested in arthritic conditions, poor flexibility, or poor circulation).
She also tends to distrust people who communicate freely or to feel inferior to those who are more articulate and intellectual than she is. Lucille Ball learns much more readily by watching, doing or apprenticing than by reading or being told about something.
Lucille has trouble dealing with emotions - both her own and those of others. Lucille Ball often ignores or discounts feelings and the emotional reality of a situation, thus seeming insensitive or uncaring to others. Ball 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 her youth.
Though she may appear emotionally self-sufficient or above it all, Lucille's tendency to repress her feelings could have physical ramifications; as such, it would serve Ball well to learn to acknowledge and express all of her emotions.
Ball may also find that she craves fluids or the desire to live near bodies of water as a means to acquire balance.
As we shall see in Chapter 3, Lucille Ball also has a fiery, energetic side, which provides balance and the opportunity for Lucille to apply her practical nature in creative, interesting ways. Sometimes, however, her very sensible, realistic, practical ways prevent Lucille Ball from expressing the energy and wild dreams burning inside.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Earth Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 12,33,1,3)
Air is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 12,33,1,3)
Water is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 12,33,1,3)
Earth is Strong and Sun is in Fire sign