Thora Birch'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).
Birch's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Thora 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.
Birch's gift lies in her ability to perceive, understand and communicate about feelings and matters of the heart and soul. She is thus well suited to any field that involves working with people as a counselor or teacher, and even if Thora is not trained to do so, others seek her out as an advisor, for Thora Birch is able to clarify and sensitively discuss their personal concerns and problems. Relationships are of primary importance to Thora Birch, and her ability to handle them is one of her richest and most fulfilling experiences. Thora, even more than most people, requires relationships with friends and intimates with whom she shares her thoughts and life experiences.
Thora Birch also has an active and creative mind and is apt to spend much time reading, thinking or daydreaming, and/or writing (stories, music, lyrics, diaries, letters, etc.). Film or any media combining words with images and emotions also fascinates her.
At times her mind and intellect may seem to be at odds with her instinctive, emotional side, and it is Thora's task to bring them together. Thora Birch may spend a lot of time mulling over her experiences and feelings, trying to understand and make sense of them.
She is quite sensitive (psychologically and physically) and may avoid taking a direct, active part in life.
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, Thora Birch must learn how to take initiative and motivate herself.
A lack of warmth (either physical, emotional or both) may be evident in Birch 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 Thora. Also, spending time with warm, cheerful, positive-minded people and developing a philosophy based on spiritual optimism can stir up Thora's own zest for life.
On the positive side, Thora Birch 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 Thora Birch to be more productive and to implement some of her ideas and creative impulses. Thora Birch is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make her dreams a reality.
At times, Thora Birch 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 Birch's exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, Thora 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, Thora Birch 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air and Water are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,0,25,22)
Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,0,25,22)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 2,0,25,22)