Although Ben Barnes comes across as a very private, somewhat wary and enigmatic individual (as described on the previous page), there is another, quite different side to him: a person who really wants to be noticed, known, loved and admired.
Proud and intensely individual, Ben Barnes really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Ben Barnes must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Ben Barnes needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Ben has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Ben Barnes also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Ben Barnes, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Ben wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Barnes appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Ben Barnes also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Ben Barnes loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Ben Barnes likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Ben needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Barnes' strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Barnes. Ben Barnes has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Ben Barnes may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Ben Barnes feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Ben Barnes is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Barnes has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Ben blends charm and energy. Ben Barnes has a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. He may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to Ben, and his romantic relationships are passionate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars