Nora Roberts' 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).
Roberts' "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Nora 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.
Nora Roberts has a great capacity to relate to, appreciate and understand different people and points of view, and she tends to be quite liberal in her attitudes. She is primarily a thinking person who requires much intellectual and social stimulation, conversation and interaction. Nora Roberts comprehends abstract reasoning and concepts very quickly and she likes ideas, language and culture. Roberts cannot imagine being happy in a world without books, films or interesting relationships.
There is an androgynous quality to Nora, and she relates equally well to men and women, having both male and female characteristics in nearly equal measure within herself. Nora Roberts tends to see someone as a person first, rather than as a woman or a man.
Friendship is very important to her sense of well-being. Nora Roberts thrives on camaraderie, teamwork, social endeavor and sharing. However, she is also quite objective about them and there is often an impersonal touch to her relationships with others.
Her mind is Roberts' real gift: thinking clearly, logically and creatively, planning and organizing efficiently, and communicating intelligently. However, Nora Roberts tends to "live in her head" - reading about, talking about, and observing life without becoming completely immersed in it. Nora should avoid becoming a dabbler. She also needs to foster constancy, stability, and depth.
One of her 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 Nora Roberts to be more productive and to implement some of her ideas and creative impulses. Nora Roberts is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make her dreams a reality.
At times, Nora Roberts feels out of place in the world, restless, discontent, unable to find her niche and dissatisfied with mundane reality. This may have the positive effect of sparking Roberts' exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, Nora tends to resist growing up and learning how to effectively deal with adult responsibility. She 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, Nora Roberts 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.
Nora has trouble dealing with emotions - both her own and those of others. Nora Roberts often ignores or discounts feelings and the emotional reality of a situation, thus seeming insensitive or uncaring to others. Roberts 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, Nora's tendency to repress her feelings could have physical ramifications; as such, it would serve Roberts well to learn to acknowledge and express all of her emotions.
Roberts may also find that she craves fluids or the desire to live near bodies of water as a means to acquire balance.
As you will read in the next chapter, Nora Roberts expresses herself in a confident, spirited way which, combined with her verbal abilities and wit, makes Nora Roberts quite an entertaining and convincing interlocutor.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 13,2,33,1)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 13,2,33,1)
Water is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 13,2,33,1)
Air is Strong and Ascendant is in Fire sign