Mary McGrory'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).
McGrory's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Mary 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 life is likely to be full of emotional extremes, turbulence, joy and sorrow stemming from her own passionate nature and unpredictability. Mary McGrory is impulsive and temperamental. For Mary, everything is intensely personal and colored by emotion. She may have difficulty viewing a situation from a detached, impartial or rational perspective, and she has little inclination to structure and order her life. However, fostering self-discipline, organization and focus is essential. Otherwise Mary McGrory will be prone to extreme moodiness, alternating between lofty inspiration and despondency.
At times, Mary McGrory feels a great deal of internal pressure due to two of her dominant impulses which tend to conflict with one another. The desire for independence and freedom, the need for self-expression and ego recognition, and the urge to leave the past behind in order to propel herself into new experiences may clash with other, equally powerful needs - namely attachments to people and to the familiar, a compelling urge for emotional closeness, and a desire for security. Balancing these two drives is a significant challenge for McGrory.
Even though her life may be less balanced and perhaps less stable than that of others, it is unlikely that Mary McGrory would change it because she is very vibrant, sensitive and responsive to the ever-changing, dynamic quality of life.
Mary McGrory tends to lack the ability to analyze herself or her life in a detached, objective way. Mary 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 Mary McGrory - 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 Mary. 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. Mary McGrory learns much more readily by watching, doing or apprenticing than by reading or being told about something.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Fire and Water are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 19,4,1,25)
Air is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 19,4,1,25)