You have an ideal of which you are only partially conscious, but it has a great influence on your psychology. I am determined to preserve my integrity and purity. Even though I may not be aware of it, I am often preoccupied by this predicament. How can I live in this world and remain true to myself? How can I succeed in life without sacrificing my ideals? It’s the eternal philosophical dilemma. I have developed a solution, however; I elaborate a fairly strict code of behavior and try to obey it as much as possible. The path that I walk in life is straight and narrow. I yearn for a life that would reflect the ideal I have set for myself, as free as possible from irrational mysteries and human failings.
In fact, although I may sometimes seem a bit rigid, a bit lacking in perspective, it is because my mind understands the macrocosm through the microcosm, and I must observe the completed system before I will form my opinion. I am especially good at sorting and choosing, because my mind is like a filter. It rejects the impurities and only accepts the pure and useful. Analysis, deductive reasoning, and a sense of experimentation are my qualities. I possess great meticulousness and precision which make me a quick and efficient worker. However, I may rely too strongly on my analytical faculties, to the detriment of an overall perception of reality.
I like purity and therefore justice. Thus, I am sensitive to human suffering, especially as a result of social injustice, and I will try to remedy the situation according to what I have learned. Once again, the overriding themes of my personality emerge. I want to preserve an ideal, avoid deterioration, change, adulteration. I am offended by imperfection and try to find ways to correct it. I am eager to help, to be useful, to serve a great cause, but I sometimes do not know whom or what I seek to serve. Whatever purpose I adopt, I must learn to help without surrendering myself entirely; I tend to try to disappear into the background of a hierarchy. I am sometimes attracted by readymade systems, which soothe a certain anxiety I have. I wouldn’t mind devoting myself to a state, a big corporation, or a dogma. It would be reasonable and satisfying. But I sometimes forget to rebel a bit – to evaluate whether the end justifies the means. I am reassured by predictability. When I commit myself, I want to know exactly where I am bound and how. This may be a bit of an obstacle to my love life. I tend to keep a tight rein on my urges, to inhibit my emotions.
I would not want them to upset my carefully organized existence, after all! But I would do well to learn not to perceive spontaneity as such a threat. Powerful passions and sentiments may overwhelm me, since I tend to prefer reason, moderation, and reality. But my tendency to be so cautious, so analytical and intellectual, carries its own risk – that I will never dare to live life to the fullest.
Due to the influence of Aquarius rising, benoftheweek has an independent and individualistic temperament, sometimes aggravated by outer discipline and authority. Their need to preserve their originality and freedom often inspires them to display eccentric and unconventional behavior, even if it shocks the people around them. They are also reluctant to be tied down unnecessarily, so they may exaggerate their detached “lone wolf” aspect. Actually, they are passionately fond of developing a strict and monastic inner discipline. Others generally appreciate their intellectual qualities, the originality of their opinions, and the subtlety and keenness of their insights. However, their taste for paradox and provocation may not be for everyone. They are attracted by exploration and discovery and enjoy modernistic or futuristic settings. Although they are more mind-oriented than sensual, they are quite honest when expressing their emotions, which often feel more platonic than passionate.
Benoftheweek wants to wield power and enjoy social prestige. Benoftheweek feels quite at home in the modern world others find frightening.
Benoftheweek has a strong personality; sometimes he is a little self-centered. His fate is in his own hands!
At the time of your birth, benoftheweek’s rising sign was located in Aquarius (the Water Bearer), while the sun was passing through the sign of Virgo (the Virgin). A summary of the various clues mentioned above provide benoftheweek’s personality profile. The following key words capture the essence of benoftheweek’s character and indicate certain contradictions which may be sources of tension:
Independence – Modesty – Rebelliousness – Analytical mind – Originality – Strict logic – Fluctuation – Attention to detail – Irritability – Perfectionism – Inventive spirit – Worry and anxiety – Sense of paradox – Nervousness.
benoftheweek is receptive to authority or rebellious, shy and conventional or flamboyant and eccentric. This is a complex and paradoxical personality. However, because benoftheweek is above all, an intellectual ruled by reason, your intelligence and awareness of the opposing tendencies works toward reconciling them.
Inspiration benefits by being tempered and sustained by analysis, and great precepts and ideals can become practical and useful achievements. The need to coordinate these contradictory faculties (analysis and inspiration) and to control your exaggerated nervousness may lead benoftheweek to experiment with yoga and meditation.
In the professional world, benoftheweek will follow the lead of your modesty and opt for a discreet, behind-the-scenes role. benoftheweek would probably be especially happy in laboratory work (research in medicine, biology, or an avant-garde field).
Born in the three days prior to the new moon’s appearance, benoftheweek is said to be of the “balsamic moon” type. This soli-lunar configuration gives them a spiritualistic character closely attached to generous humanitarian ideals. They are sometimes sorely tried to limit themselves to the narrow scope of individual ambition.
Indeed, they aim for a humanitarian ideal which would include the outcasts and the unfortunate. They fervently hope the meek will inherit the earth. To bring about this ideal, they are likely to seize every resource placed at their disposal: physical effort, money (if they have it), speech, their writings, and their poetic or artistic talents. However, they should be wary of their unconscious guilt feelings.
Actually, there is no reason for them to devote themselves to their mission entirely; a simple daily effort should suffice to express their philosophy and free their conscience. Usually, the three days preceding the new moon will be time in the monthly lunar cycle most favorable to their activities and their general energy level.