Michael Rosenbaum'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).
Rosenbaum's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Michael 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.
Rosenbaum is a positive and lively person who generally has an invigorating, inspiring, and energizing effect on others. Boredom or staying anchored in old habits is not a problem for Michael Rosenbaum since he has numerous interests and the energy to pursue many of them. However, he definitely has the tendency to overextend himself without taking the time to regroup or to move on to new things before he finishes previous tasks. Michael can burn out by being involved in too many activities. Michael Rosenbaum seems impelled to be always in motion, as if he were afraid if missing out on something interesting "out there". Paying attention to his body's need for rest, attending to his own inner world and feelings and giving sufficient attention to his immediate family and their needs is something Michael Rosenbaum needs to learn to do more of. It would benefit Rosenbaum to simply stop from time to time and take a breather.
He is very idealistic and frequently disappointed that he does not live in a perfect world, but it is through the vision and energy of people like Michael Rosenbaum that new ideas are introduced and positive changes made. Rosenbaum's gifts are his ability to entertain and toy with creative ideas and possibilities, seek new solutions to problems, and venture gaily into new territory (literally or figuratively).
Michael Rosenbaum needs to cultivate his capacity for receptivity - the ability to listen and quietly absorb what another person is saying, for example, instead of focusing on what he has to say. It would serve Michael Rosenbaum well to learn to wait and trust, rather than make something happen or try to bend the world to his will.
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 Michael Rosenbaum to be more productive and to implement some of his ideas and creative impulses. Michael Rosenbaum is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make his dreams a reality.
At times, Michael Rosenbaum 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 Rosenbaum's exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, Michael 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, Michael Rosenbaum 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.
At heart, Michael Rosenbaum is quite a sensitive and emotional person (as discussed in chapter 3), and he really needs time to occasionally withdraw from the hustle and bustle that he creates in his life. At times this is very difficult, but it is absolutely necessary for Rosenbaum.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Fire and Air are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 19,3,15,12)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 19,3,15,12)
Fire and Air are Strong and Sun is in Water sign