approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ben's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Ben Affleck comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ben Affleck - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Ben Affleck" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ben a little better. This page describes the disguise Affleck wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ben Affleck appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Ben has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Affleck tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Affleck.
Affleck approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Ben Affleck is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Ben's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Ben and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Ben Affleck empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Ben Affleck is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Ben Affleck communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit. Ben never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Ben Affleck has a friendly, affectionate attitude towards others and a great deal of personal charm. His attractiveness is one of the first things others notice about Ben, and is probably something he cares a great deal about. Affleck gets along well with people and knows how to please them. Ben Affleck has a well honed sense of style and beauty.
Ben Affleck appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Affleck understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Ben Affleck really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Conjunct Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.