You have a complex personality. You are stirred with contradictory impulses and desires, some of them imperious. Although your rational mind is highly developed and seems to be the source of motivation for your behavior, the most significant realm of your psychology is your subconscious. Therein, a conflict between understanding and feeling is raging, between the psychological functions of thought and sensation (C.G. Jung’s terms). Until this conflict subsides, you might feel a sensation of emptiness. You are troubled by and unable to explain this feeling, which leads you to adopt an attitude of doubt and skepticism. This conflict, and its various ramifications, are the main obstacle to your individuation. Your task consists of becoming the master of the energies of your subconscious, and developing your consciousness in terms of the hidden and invisible. Your evolution will occur through a series of metamorphoses and rebirths. However, at certain points in your life, despite your caution and clear thinking, you find yourself in situations you neither desired nor planned, as a result of explosions and eruptions of the elements fermenting in your psyche. You always survive the worst physical, emotional, or intellectual tests, however, fairly unscathed, because of your ability to be reborn and start afresh. As a partner, you might struggle to make compromises. You may appear frosty and distant at times, and you have a taste for challenging, provocative remarks. With yourself, as well as with others, you are sometimes excessive and complicated. In a discussion, you will express strong, honest opinions. In crisis situations, you wish for your efforts to be noticed. You are obsessed with the problem of death. You tend to believe it holds the secret of life – that death can be overcome. Sometimes your anxiety about death is expressed as a search for answers – how can one learn to live with death, how can one detach oneself from the past and its flesh-curdlingly morbid realities… Decay, immobility, ultimate delivery – these images, which are all symbolically associated with death, sometimes haunt you.Intellectually, you have powerfully developed intellectual faculties which yield the maximum effectiveness for your behavior. Deductive, analytical, prospective, you are at once a researcher, a detective, and a scientist. You are fairly introverted, and your discrimination tends to direct you toward the spheres of inner life. You are astute at drawing rational parallels between phenomena of different origins. Your love life will be subject to desire and passion. But since you are more aroused by ideas and fantasies
Brendan Benson is sensual. Pleasure is important to him.
Brendan Benson’s personality develops mainly in the shelter of the home. He is attached to his family, his heritage, and his past.
At the time of your birth, your rising sign was located in Capricorn (the Goat), while the sun was passing through the sign of Scorpio (the Scorpion). This combination of clues provides your personality profile.
Your character is ambitious and passionate, but secretive and reserved. You have a stormy and sometimes difficult character. You dominate, but may show an edginess that can repress your sensitivity. You react with causticity when you feel your ego is threatened. You are keen and penetrating, with a lucidity that makes you curious about the hidden aspects of things. You take pleasure in divulging people’s emotional secrets, but you can also expose the dysfunctional elements of something, resulting in a positive change. You have the endurance and stubbornness necessary for long-term projects. You alone can decide whether your goals will satisfy your own personal ambition, or a more vast and humanistic ideal.
Born on the day of the full moon, you are said to be a “lunar type.” This “soli-lunar” configuration gives you an objective, rational, and lucid character. However, since the moon is opposite the sun at the time of the full moon, your objective tendencies are balanced by a more idealistic penchant. Because the forces pull you in two different ways – one toward dreams, the other toward reality – you may be aware of some inner contradictions which are causing practical and social difficulties for you. At times, you are too demanding of yourself or others, comparing them to an ideal, whereas at others, you are too nonchalant and indulgent about life. You vacillate between two poles. One is elitist; the other is more earthy and perhaps vulgar at times. The result is a multifaceted self. Generally speaking, your monthly energy flow is strongest at the time of the full moon. You would be wise to schedule intensive work phases at that time, as well as ambitious and demanding projects.