Serious and responsible, he tries to carry the world on his shoulders and rarely lets others know that he needs help and support. Michael Bentine denies or ignores his own emotional needs and feels that others will not accept him if he appears "weak". He is especially uncomfortable with emotional dependency, and tells himself and others (even children) not to be a "baby". Michael Bentine needs to accept that no one is self-sufficient all the time, and to be gentler with his "childish" emotional needs and wants. To others, he may appear to be rather hard-nosed and tough, with a businesslike attitude toward their personal concerns and feelings. Actually, no one is a truer friend. His feelings and loyalties run deep, but he often does not let people know how much he cares. Michael Bentine also sometimes needs to learn to relax, enjoy himself, and play.
He is likely to be a great collector of things - a real pack rat in fact - for his belongings give Michael Bentine a sense of security and continuity with the past, which is important to him. Antiques or things with sentimental value from Michael's past are especially dear to him.
Michael Bentine may also cling rather tightly to money and possessions, keeping them "in the family" rather than sharing freely with those outside of his immediate circle.
Bentine is rambunctious and a little rowdy at times, and he enjoys sharing this kind of energy with his friends. Making noise, cheering at a football game, or even getting into a friendly fight all seem like a good time to him. In fact, Michael Bentine needs to do these things or otherwise he gets crabby.
Although he is impetuous and easily provoked (as mentioned above), Michael Bentine also has a good-natured, live-and-let-live attitude and a sense of humor, which balances it all out. While hotheaded at times, he is usually a good sport.
Michael Bentine has a buoyant, cheerful disposition and he reaches out to others in a warm, open and friendly way. His emotional generosity and lack of pettiness is well known among his circle of friends, and people often seek Michael out for help, sympathy or advice. Michael Bentine is always willing to overlook others' faults, and he sometimes overdoes his charitableness.
Although Michael Bentine was portrayed above as being assertive and combative, he also has a diametrically opposed tendency - namely the urge to escape all contention and ugliness. This may mellow Michael's fiery reactions somewhat, or he may seesaw between the two. His softer side is described in the following paragraphs.
Highly sensitive and rather easily taken in, Michael Bentine needs to beware of deceiving himself and allowing others to take advantage of his impressionability or gentleness. Daydreaming, fantasizing, or other forms of imaginative, escapist behavior (such as watching television excessively or living his life through romance novels) could be something of an addiction for Bentine. Michael Bentine tends to confuse images with reality and needs to learn to be more circumspect and discriminating. Disappointments through women and in close relationships may occur if Bentine does not.
He is open and unconventional in his attitude towards love relationships, romance and sex. He enjoys socializing, bringing people together and having many friends of both sexes. Michael Bentine values friendship very highly and in fact, he is more comfortable being a friend than a lover. Michael desires an intellectual rapport or spiritual bond with his love partner, but deep intimacy and emotional bonding do not come easily to him. The traditional "husband" and "wife" roles do not appeal to Bentine, and he abhors jealousy and possessiveness since he feels that no person truly "belongs" to another. Michael Bentine appreciates relationships in which his love partner allows him plenty of freedom and is not very emotionally demanding.
For Michael Bentine, caring and affection must be expressed tangibly, and he loves giving and receiving gifts. Michael values luxury, comfort, and elegance very highly and appreciates beautiful things. He can be self-indulgent and extravagant. Being overly possessive of people he loves and of his belongings is something Michael Bentine needs to beware of.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Capricorn
Moon in 2nd house
Moon Sextile Mars
Moon aspects Mars and Jupiter
Moon Square Jupiter
Moon aspects Mars and Neptune
Moon Quincunx Neptune
Venus in Aquarius
Venus in 2nd house