William S. Burroughs
William S. Burroughs' 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).
Burroughs' "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if William 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.
William S. Burroughs 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. William S. Burroughs comprehends abstract reasoning and concepts very quickly and he likes ideas, language and culture. Burroughs cannot imagine being happy in a world without books, films or interesting relationships.
There is an androgynous quality to William, and he relates equally well to men and women, having both male and female characteristics in nearly equal measure within himself. William S. Burroughs 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. William S. Burroughs 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 Burroughs' real gift: thinking clearly, logically and creatively, planning and organizing efficiently, and communicating intelligently. However, William S. Burroughs tends to "live in his head" - reading about, talking about, and observing life without becoming completely immersed in it. William should avoid becoming a dabbler. He also needs to foster constancy, stability, and depth.
He is likely to be overly humble or unsure of himself and to look to others for inspiration, motivation, reinforcement and approval. Tending to be somewhat passive, William S. Burroughs must learn how to take initiative and motivate himself.
A lack of warmth (either physical, emotional or both) may be evident in Burroughs 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 his daily life (lighting candles, using a wood stove or fireplace for heat) can help balance William. Also, spending time with warm, cheerful, positive-minded people and developing a philosophy based on spiritual optimism can stir up William's own zest for life.
On the positive side, William S. Burroughs is unlikely to be egocentric and has a capacity for ample patience and peacefulness.
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 William S. Burroughs to be more productive and to implement some of his ideas and creative impulses. William S. Burroughs is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make his dreams a reality.
At times, William S. Burroughs 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 Burroughs' exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, William 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, William S. Burroughs 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 Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 0,0,44,5)
Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 0,0,44,5)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 0,0,44,5)