While Richard Benjamin appears gentle and soft and is emotionally supportive of others (as described on the previous page), he is also very curious and inquisitive, with a childlike interest in everything new. This combination makes Richard Benjamin a winner with children because he shares their curiosity and love of play and also empathizes with them. He is probably also interested in psychology and he deals with people on a one-to-one basis very effectively. Richard Benjamin sometimes surprises people because behind his soft, rounded appearance he is quite sharp, quick and intelligent.
Richard Benjamin 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. Benjamin grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Richard Benjamin craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Richard Benjamin 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 Richard 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 Benjamin.
Richard Benjamin 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 Richard had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Richard Benjamin 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.
Richard Benjamin 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 Richard Benjamin 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. Richard 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.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Richard Benjamin really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to him.
Richard Benjamin often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Richard has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Richard sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Richard really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Richard has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Richard Benjamin tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Benjamin tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Richard Benjamin undergoes deep, transformative changes in his life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because he does not avoid the depths, Benjamin has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Richard is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people he comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Richard Benjamin is a force to be reckoned with.
Benjamin always seems to find the right words to verbalize his feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Richard Benjamin also has a keen sense of beauty and he probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
His physical energy is strong and Richard Benjamin is able to make an extra effort and work quite hard at any task he wants to do. Benjamin can act quickly and he gets a great deal accomplished in a hurry. But Richard Benjamin also has a tendency to be reckless and accident-prone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 11th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Sextile Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Sun Conjunct Mars/Uranus