Susan Sontag'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).
Sontag's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Susan 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 common sense and ability to use, enjoy and deal effectively with the physical world are Susan's greatest strengths. She is down-to-earth and capable of managing practical affairs, working and taking care of the business of day-to-day living very well. Susan Sontag has a powerful urge to be useful and productive. To Sontag, the bottom line is practicality: Does it work? Is it functional? What practical use does it have? Theories and speculations mean little to Susan unless there is some concrete purpose, some way to put them to use in the real world.
She is methodical, enjoys and even thrives on a steady routine. Sontag's first response to anything novel or experimental is caution, resistance, or skepticism. Fundamentally conservative, Susan Sontag usually makes the best of the status quo rather than venture into the unknown or make changes that could jeopardize her security in any way. Material security is particularly important to Susan Sontag and her sense of well-being is directly linked with financial assets or knowing that she has a steady, reliable source of income. She may hold herself back or pass over opportunities simply because she cannot control or know the outcome ahead of time. Patience and persistence are her gifts, and Susan builds her life on a firm foundation through discipline, work, and planning.
Susan Sontag also has a deep affinity for the natural world, and needs to be close to the earth (gardening, camping, or working with her hands using natural materials) in order to be at her best.
Sometimes Susan Sontag plods along without considering more imaginative alternatives and often closes herself off from interesting and inspiring experiences because she cannot see any practical benefit to them. Susan Sontag must not let her practical, down-to-earth nature gain the upper hand to the extent that she avoids experimenting, exploring, investigating, and taking risks.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Earth is Strong. Fire, Air, and Water are Weak (F,E,A,W = 1,45,2,1)