approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ben's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Benjamin McKenzie comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Benjamin McKenzie - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Benjamin McKenzie" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ben a little better. This page describes the disguise McKenzie wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind McKenzie's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Benjamin McKenzie wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Benjamin McKenzie wants, Benjamin McKenzie usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Ben wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Benjamin McKenzie functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Benjamin McKenzie usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. McKenzie approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Benjamin McKenzie also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to McKenzie. When Benjamin McKenzie commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Benjamin McKenzie is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Benjamin McKenzie as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Benjamin McKenzie also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Benjamin McKenzie can get by in life almost on her personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Ben that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually she appears confident and clear about who she is, and it is very difficult not to notice her or feel her influence when McKenzie is around.
Her emotional instincts, feelings and intuition play a big part in the decisions Benjamin McKenzie makes and how she interacts with the world, and generally her feelings are quite accurate and helpful to her. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people she meets day-to-day is rather easy for McKenzie. Benjamin McKenzie appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to her, especially when they need guidance or help.
Benjamin McKenzie feels good about herself and enjoys good relationships with her friends and neighbors. She exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, and she is always willing to learn more about herself, the world and other people.
She may find it difficult to get ahead because Ben lacks the vitality to do so. Benjamin McKenzie tends to wait for better conditions and has the desire to accomplish a lot without straining herself too much. Quite often, though, her plans just seem to hang in the air.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Sextile Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Moon
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Neptune