Behind Harper's rather cool, conservative, somewhat impersonal and businesslike demeanor (as described on the previous page), he is much more passionate and emotional. Ben Harper often covers his vulnerability with a facade of toughness or indifference.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Ben Harper is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he allows only a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is very, very instinctive and intuitive. Ben Harper usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels as he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Ben Harper also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationships with someone he loves. When Ben Harper commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Ben merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Harper has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Certainly Ben will never forget the injury and he often harbors grievances and resentments for a long, long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, Ben does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Harper can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Harper can also be very narrow: either he is 100% involved in something or else it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Ben Harper emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on being obsessive. Fierce pride, courage, and emotional strength are his in abundance.
Ben Harper loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Ben never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Ben Harper tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world are very attractive to Harper.
Ben Harper has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
He may have had a demanding and perfectionist or absent father. In any case, a lack of support and approval, a great deal of responsibility at an early age, and an underlying feeling that he can never quite measure up may hold Harper back. While he may meet much adversity and struggle alone through many of his trials in life, this makes Ben Harper tough and determined. However, Harper should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on himself, and too demanding and critical of others.
Ben Harper has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Ben has a strong longing for love, but he does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in his emotional relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 9th house
Sun Opposition Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune