Though Ben Kweller seems rather cautious and conservative (as discussed in the previous chapter), he has a much more playful, humorous side as well. Moreover, the combination of his attention to detail and cautious, circumspect approach to life, coupled with his youthful curiosity and quick mind makes Ben mentally sharp, articulate and clever.
Ben Kweller is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Kweller grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Ben Kweller craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Ben Kweller to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Ben toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Kweller.
Ben Kweller lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Ben had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Ben Kweller has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Ben Kweller also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Ben Kweller to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Ben has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Kweller. Ben Kweller has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Ben Kweller may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
At times Ben Kweller may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly atypical. When his life becomes too predictable, Ben may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing it. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Ben Kweller that needs to be expressed now and then.
Ben Kweller is extremely sensitive, compassionate and giving, often to his own detriment. His ideals and spiritual values motivate Ben Kweller, and he cannot live for personal gain or materialistic concerns alone. There must be an element of beauty, magic, imagination, inspiration or creativity in what he does. Otherwise Ben Kweller becomes listless and aimless. The arts, theater, music and/or charitable work are ideally suited to Ben.
Ben Kweller deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Ben has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Ben likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Ben blends charm and energy. Ben Kweller has a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. He may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to Ben, and his romantic relationships are passionate.
Appearing successful and attractive to the public is important to him. Ben Kweller probably enjoys wearing stylish clothes and modern jewelry. He tends to seek admiration from others and social acceptance is necessary to Ben's well-being.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 10th house
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Opposition Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars
Sun Conjunct Venus/MC