drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Ben Affleck often feels that if he wants something done right he must do it himself, for others do not do as thorough a job as he does. Doing a task well is very important to him, and he may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. Ben Affleck strives for accuracy, efficiency, and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Ben Affleck can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that he will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that his efforts will simply not be good enough. He is usually modest and realistic in assessing what he can accomplish and, if anything, Ben Affleck underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Affleck does apply himself diligently in some area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he master skills and develop expertise.
Ben Affleck conserves his energy and paces himself so that he does not waste or diffuse his efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit his opportunities. In short, Affleck may not aim high enough and settle for too little in life.
Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, Ben Affleck enjoys arguing, debating, and contesting other people's opinions. He is quite forthright and sometimes tactless. Affleck can be very convincing about his point of view, but he is prone to a "hard-sell" approach which sometimes backfires. Challenging mental work is a good avenue for Ben's aggressive intellect.
His self-confidence and vitality are strong and Ben Affleck believes he can do just about anything he wants to. Ben has an enterprising spirit, a good sense of timing, and the ability to sense what will succeed and what will not. Affleck usually makes fortunate decisions in work or business activities. He enjoys healthy competition and he has a rather playful, good-humored attitude toward it. Ben Affleck mostly competes with himself to see how far he can go or how much he can accomplish. Ben likes to keep stretching his limits.
His competitive drive and big ambitions (commented upon earlier) are fueled upon by either strong spiritual idealism, or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what Ben Affleck can actually accomplish. His energy level is apt to fluctuate from being very strong, as noted earlier, to rather low, as mentioned in the following paragraphs.
Ordinary life often seems drab and uninteresting to Ben and he must have something that stirs his imagination, some vision or ideal or dream to motivate him. Ben Affleck has a strong urge to act out his fantasies or to live his dream, and he will act upon things that others only talk or dream about. Artistic creation, drama, or other areas in which Affleck can express himself imaginatively are excellent for him.
Work that serves only his own narrow personal interests does not satisfy Ben Affleck. He may lack the competitive edge, the fighting spirit, the "me-first" attitude that is often required for material advancement and success. He also tends to either overestimate or underestimate his own power and abilities.
Ben Affleck has a talent for putting fresh ideas and inspiration into practice. He is ready and willing to apply new ideas and methods, and he has a knack for gaining acceptance for a new idea and implementing it.
Ben Affleck perseveres through numerous obstacles, frustrations, delays, and setbacks in order to attain his ambitions in life. Sometimes it may feel as if he is pushing a boulder uphill. Ben Affleck should try to avoid bitterness or comparing his lot to others', as these could weaken his resolve.
He is a bit restless and always seems to be in motion. Ben Affleck probably had the desire to go his own way early in life, wanting to learn from his own mistakes and experiences. His plans for the future are far-reaching and Ben Affleck may choose an unusual career.
His disposition could seem a bit strange to others and Affleck has a tendency to lose himself in illusions. Ben Affleck has a very dreamy nature and is inclined to fantasize about erotic and sexual situations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 3rd house
Mars Trine Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars Square Neptune
Saturn Trine Uranus
Saturn Square MC
MC Opposition Sun/Uranus
MC Opposition Venus/Neptune