T.S. Eliot'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).
Eliot's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Thomas 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.
T. S. Eliot has a great capacity to relate to, appreciate and understand different people and points of view, and he tends to be quite liberal in his attitudes. He is primarily a thinking person who requires much intellectual and social stimulation, conversation and interaction. T. S. Eliot comprehends abstract reasoning and concepts very quickly and he likes ideas, language and culture. Eliot cannot imagine being happy in a world without books, films or interesting relationships.
There is an androgynous quality to Thomas, and he relates equally well to men and women, having both male and female characteristics in nearly equal measure within himself. T. S. Eliot tends to see someone as a person first, rather than as a woman or a man.
Friendship is very important to his sense of well-being. T. S. Eliot thrives on camaraderie, teamwork, social endeavor and sharing. However, he is also quite objective about them and there is often an impersonal touch to his relationships with others.
His mind is Eliot's real gift: thinking clearly, logically and creatively, planning and organizing efficiently, and communicating intelligently. However, T. S. Eliot tends to "live in his head" - reading about, talking about, and observing life without becoming completely immersed in it. Thomas should avoid becoming a dabbler. He also needs to foster constancy, stability, and depth.
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 T. S. Eliot to be more productive and to implement some of his ideas and creative impulses. T. S. Eliot is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make his dreams a reality.
At times, T. S. Eliot 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 Eliot's exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, Thomas 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, T. S. Eliot 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.
Thomas has trouble dealing with emotions - both his own and those of others. T. S. Eliot often ignores or discounts feelings and the emotional reality of a situation, thus seeming insensitive or uncaring to others. Eliot 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 his youth.
Though he may appear emotionally self-sufficient or above it all, Thomas' tendency to repress his feelings could have physical ramifications; as such, it would serve Eliot well to learn to acknowledge and express all of his emotions.
Eliot may also find that he craves fluids or the desire to live near bodies of water as a means to acquire balance.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 8,0,41,0)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 8,0,41,0)
Water is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 8,0,41,0)