As described in the previous chapter, Ben Affleck instinctively protects, nurtures, and supports others, and as discussed below, he loves to be a leader. The combination of these two sides of Affleck results in his being a good leader of his family, or any club or group to which he belongs. Ben Affleck treats people with a lot of personal attention and care, and others appreciate this.
He also often takes things too personally, and many times Ben Affleck thinks that things are directed at him personally when they are not.
Behind Affleck's rather gentle, soft appearance he is very willful and stubborn, a surprise to people as they get to know him better.
Proud and intensely individual, Ben Affleck 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 in the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Ben Affleck must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Ben Affleck 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 bring them into being. Ben Affleck also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Ben Affleck 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 in 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 Affleck appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very much dependent on the affirmation, love, and recognition of others. He cannot bear being unnoticed or unappreciated.
Ben Affleck also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Ben Affleck 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 Affleck 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.
His strengths are Affleck's zest and love for life, his creative power, and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forget there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Ben Affleck, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Affleck is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Ben enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Maintaining relationships with friends and associates is very important to Ben Affleck and he keeps in touch with them through his shared interests. His friends are likely to be very supportive to Affleck in everything he does.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Opposition N. Node/MC