challenges and difficulties
Affleck doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Ben is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for him.
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Ben Affleck does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Ben Affleck must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ben Affleck instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Ben Affleck needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Ben Affleck has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Ben Affleck needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Ben Affleck needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Ben Affleck to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Ben Affleck has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
He is very obliging in his interaction with other people and can easily relate to them. Ben Affleck is likely to have many friends and acquaintances who share the same ideas and viewpoints as he does.
Ben Affleck tends to associate with weak or negative people and is inclined to find most of his relationships rather unfulfilling. Feeling like an outsider, Affleck gets the impression that others try to restrain him.
Some of his relationships tend to be a bit peculiar and Ben should beware of becoming involved with bad company. Ben Affleck could be easily lured by others to take part in dubious or underhanded schemes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 12th house
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Asc.
N. Node Opposition Mars/Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Neptune/MC