Pamela Harriman'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).
Harriman's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Pamela 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.
Pamela Harriman is ruled by her emotions and feelings and easily influenced by her moods and the feelings of those around her. Because she is so sensitive to her environment, Pamela Harriman needs to be in an atmosphere that is positive and relatively free of psychic influences. Failing that, Harriman absorbs the negative vibes and ends up feeling badly herself. Highly sympathetic, Pamela readily senses what others feel inside (whether they express it or not), and this deep emotional rapport can be both a gift and a curse: she can get extremely close to those she cares for, however Pamela Harriman also feels other people's feelings so strongly that she perceives their emotions or problems as her own. Learning to distinguish the boundaries between herself and others is important. Furthermore, Pamela Harriman needs to respect these boundaries; other people may need more personal, separate space than she does. Her tendency is to want to merge with the ones she loves, which can be interpreted as demanding or smothering by people with less of a need and capacity for emotional closeness. Her sensitivity and compassion and imaginative faculties are highly developed, and Pamela Harriman may find it difficult to communicate everything she feels in logical, rational terms. Words seem inadequate, and the language of touch or music or visual imagery may come much more naturally to her.
Unless she has astrological energies that indicate otherwise, Pamela Harriman is prone to be rather passive, possibly lazy, and also quite sensual. Weight problems are very possible.
She is likely to be overly humble or unsure of herself and to look to others for inspiration, motivation, reinforcement and approval. Tending to be somewhat passive, Pamela Harriman must learn how to take initiative and motivate herself.
A lack of warmth (either physical, emotional or both) may be evident in Harriman and can manifest physically as a low energy level, paleness and lack of color in the skin, or a tendency to be easily chilled. Emotionally, it can be reflected in a marked coolness or aloofness with little spiritedness, joyfulness, or enthusiasm for living. Eating warming, spicy foods, living in a warm, sunny place, and using fire in her daily life (lighting candles, using a wood stove or fireplace for heat) can help balance Pamela. Also, spending time with warm, cheerful, positive-minded people and developing a philosophy based on spiritual optimism can stir up Pamela's own zest for life.
On the positive side, Pamela Harriman is unlikely to be egocentric and has a capacity for ample patience and peacefulness.
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 Pamela Harriman to be more productive and to implement some of her ideas and creative impulses. Pamela Harriman is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make her dreams a reality.
At times, Pamela Harriman 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 Harriman's exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, Pamela 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, Pamela Harriman 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.
Her outward behavior, which - as we shall see in the next chapter - is rather lighthearted and rational in nature, can be very deceiving since, overall, Pamela Harriman is quite an emotional, deeply feeling, often irrational person.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Water Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 3,2,8,36)
Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 3,2,8,36)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 3,2,8,36)
Water is Strong and Ascendant is in Air sign