Mackenzie Astin'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).
Astin's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Mackenzie 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.
Mackenzie Astin values order and security in his life and prefers dealing with known quantities and following clearly defined guidelines in order to achieve his aims. He is ruled by reason rather than emotion and Mackenzie Astin thinks in clear, practical, no-nonsense terms. He is uncomfortable with ambiguity, emotional impulsiveness or extremism, and things that cannot be explained in rational terms. Even spiritual or mystical realms - if at all of interest to Mackenzie - must have either some scientific basis or be palpable to Astin through his own experience.
Astin thoroughly thinks a situation through before deciding upon a course of action, assessing and analyzing the matter carefully, and he can be relied upon to reach a fair, reasonable, and sensible solution to whatever he is facing.
He is able to handle practical matters very efficiently, using both deductive reasoning and manual skills. However, it is easy for Mackenzie Astin to become overly "adult" and to loose touch with his spontaneous, playful, vibrant, and childish side. Mackenzie can become too organized and controlled, and avoid giving his emotions or creative, playful impulses full expression, thereby creating a certain sense of emptiness. Mackenzie Astin needs to learn to appreciate a certain degree of "creative chaos"!
As we shall see in the next chapter, Mackenzie Astin expresses himself forcefully, which enables him to put his practical ideas into action.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air and Earth are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 9,16,20,4)
Earth and Air are Strong and Ascendant is in Fire sign