drive and ambition
He is serious about his ambitions, and disciplined, dedicated, and tenacious in pursuing his objectives. His drive and energy are directed toward practical material accomplishment and achieving concrete results. Ben Harper also strives to be in a position of authority and social influence; he enjoys being the person who is in command.
Ben Harper is hard-working and capable of foregoing immediate comfort in order to achieve his long-range goals. Harper can easily become a workaholic and is very responsible and conscientious about doing a thorough job.
Realistic and pragmatic, he is an excellent strategist. Ben Harper attains success by formulating a conservative and workable plan and following through with it. He is not a gambler when it comes to attaining his goals; Harper depends on his own efforts and perseverance rather than good fortune. Ben Harper has a natural shrewdness and instinct for business or organizational management.
He is a doer and an achiever. Energetic, courageous, and often impatient, Ben Harper will forge ahead with his plans regardless of others' reservations. In fact, Harper often feels other people get in his way and he prefers working on his own. Ben is active, assertive, and rather competitive as well.
He is enterprising, ambitious, and has a strong desire to succeed in a big way. Ever on the lookout for new opportunities and promising new ventures, Ben Harper is willing to take risks if he senses that something is going to be a winner. No matter how much Ben accomplishes, he never seems to be completely satisfied. He always feels he can do more, and sets his sights on another goal. Ben Harper feels frustrated in limited circumstances, and he will leave secure and reasonably successful situations if they do not offer challenges and potential for growth and expansion in the future. Ben likes to keep stretching his limits, to see how far he can go. Sometimes Harper overextends himself or promises more than he can actually achieve, due to an overly optimistic or overly confident assessment of his own capacities. Ben Harper relishes healthy competition and he feels that it spurs him on to even greater achievements.
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 Harper 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.
Unlike some who have hopes and fantasies, Harper is a person who tries to live out these dreams, no matter how impractical or fantastic they seem. Ben Harper has a quixotic, idealistic streak. He may be more inspired to work for some higher cause than simply for his own personal achievement.
Ben Harper has a strong sense of mission and he instinctively knows that to achieve anything great, one must eliminate superfluous activities, and give oneself wholly to the goal one wishes to accomplish. His zeal, enthusiasm, and clarity of purpose enable Ben Harper to succeed and to achieve whatever he aims for. Ben Harper has a strong will, but he is usually quiet and understated about it.
Ben Harper tends to be on the defensive and fears rejection in love relationships. There could be a violent streak in Harper and he is inclined to be rather jealous. Because of his strong sense of duty Ben may also sacrifice his own happiness for others.
Others may find Ben Harper a bit strange and conditions in his immediate surroundings may not be as harmonious as Harper would like them to be. Not very assertive about protecting his interests, he could attract people who will take advantage of him.
Positions of honor, affluence, influence, and stature in his community can be his. Ben Harper feels he has a destiny which involves leadership or distinguishing himself in some line of endeavor. Ben possesses an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for his talent. Ben Harper should avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit his opportunities.
His inner life tends to be full of imagination and Ben Harper is likely to have far-reaching ideas and plans. Peace-loving and generous, he is very sharing in his relationships. But Ben Harper could become the victim of unintentional slights.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Capricorn
Mars in 1st house
Mars Square Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars Sextile Neptune
Mars Trine Pluto
Mars Opposition Venus/Saturn
Mars Conjunct Neptune/N. Node
MC Conjunct Sun
MC Conjunct Mercury/Neptune