mental interests and abilities
One of Ben's greatest assets is his ability to see both sides of an issue, and to negotiate and bring about compromise and reconciliation. Tactful, reasonable, and with considerable social finesse, Ben Harper works well with people in business as well as in personal relationships. He is objective and somewhat detached from emotional bias, and makes an excellent consultant, mediator, or public relations person. Ben Harper insists upon fairness and seeks to bring harmony or at least peaceful coexistence between people, and his diplomacy is a benefit in any business or social situation. Ben Harper also has fine aesthetic sensitivities and could work in an artistic or cultural environment.
Ben has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom and for an ever broadening understanding of life. Ben Harper is the perpetual student and will be involved in higher education, philosophy, or religion. Law, broadcasting, publishing, or fields of communications are also areas that interest Harper. World travel and studying other cultures are also strong urges of his.
Argumentative and rather aggressive and critical in discussions, Harper tends to turn any conversation into a debate, and sometimes a verbal war. Ben Harper could be a spokesman for a righteous cause, a lawyer vigorously defending a client, a sharp analyst or critic. He is a convincing speaker, but is not especially receptive to the ideas and opinions of others. Ben Harper has a forceful intellect and an aptitude for mental work.
He enjoys philosophical speculation and theorizing about abstract ideas and concepts. Harper is interested in the broad view, universal principles and systems, seeing connecting relationships and patterns, and seeing the whole picture rather than its component parts. Ben Harper has a great respect and thirst for knowledge and education, and is the proverbial "perpetual student". Ben Harper also has a talent for teaching and sharing his knowledge, and as a teacher Ben presents himself as a fellow participant in the ongoing quest for understanding rather than as an authority.
He may become involved in television, publishing, or other fields that involve sharing ideas with large groups of people. Ben Harper excels in areas that require long-range planning and foresight, and can therefore be very successful in business, but he is rather sloppy and haphazard when it comes to implementing his ideas in a concrete way. Ben Harper should leave it to someone else to take care of the details. Travel or long-distance contacts and communications will play a large role in Harper's life and work.
Ben Harper has a charming disposition and loves to socialize and meet new people. Harper also likes to be surrounded by beautiful things and likes to talk to others about his views on love relationships problems as well as his views on beauty, fashion and art in general.
There seems to be a nervous unrest about Ben Harper and he tends to speak to others with great enthusiasm. Always knowledgeable about the newest information, he appears to be well read. His discussions with other people are likely to be very exciting.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Libra
Mercury in 9th house
Mercury Square Mars
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Venus
Mercury Conjunct Uranus/MC