Ben Affleck Birth Chart – Leo Zodiac Sign Horoscope & Birthday

Ben Affleck’s birth chart, interpreted by The AstroTwins

The following analysis by celebrity astrologers Tali & Ophi Edut, aka The AstroTwins, highlights the most interesting astrological features of Ben Affleck’s birth chart for all level astrology readers to understand.
Additional reporting by Astrostyle Contributing Editor Tasha Beg @thepopastrologist

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When Is Ben Affleck’s Birthday?

Ben Affleck’s birthday is August 15.

Ben Affleck’s Sun Sign Is In Confident Leo

•The Sun represents the essence of your personality, your main character energy•

Ben Affleck’s astrological sign is Leo. He was born on August 15, 1972, in Berkeley, California.

As a Leo Sun, Ben embodies the star power of a Hollywood A-Lister: a handsome, talented, gifted performer who can do it all, from screenwriting to directing and everything in between. As a young boy, Ben expressed tremendous interest in theater and acting, growing up regularly attending theater performances and being encouraged by his mother to make home movies. 

Ben’s Leo Sun is in his third house of siblings and local neighborhoods. It’s a rather Gemini house with a heavy emphasis on writing and communication. No surprise that Ben would earn his very first Oscar with 1997’s Good Will Hunting, a film he co-wrote and starred in with his childhood friend and fellow Hollywood A-Lister, Matt Damon.

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Ben Affleck’s Moon Is in Intense Scorpio

•Your moon sign governs the “inner you” and influences your emotions•

As a Scorpio moon, Ben Affleck has more complicated layers of emotion than his Hollywood veneer might suggest. Scorpio moons are attracted to psychological dramas, a mirror for their rich and intense emotional inner world. Scorpio moons crave vulnerable and honest communication, making therapy an excellent vessel for their emotional needs. 

Ben’s Scorpio moon happens to be located in his fifth house of creativity and artistry. Ben’s not here to settle for pretty boy Leo roles, he’s looking to sink his teeth into something layered and juicy, roles with emotional depth. His fifth house Scorpio moon also invites an obsessive and diligent quality, especially concerning his creative projects.  

Karmically, the fifth house can also suggest romance and short-term affairs as prominent themes in one’s life. With the Scorpio moon, it might be hard for Ben to quit certain relationship patterns, specifically those that indulge his emotional addictions.

Ben Affleck’s Cancer Rising Runs on Dunkin’

•Your rising sign, or ascendant, is the first impression you make. Like a filter, it “tints” your Sun sign•

Ben Affleck is a Cancer Rising. Cancer risings are often difficult to pin down, more inclined to meet you where you are emotionally. They’re typically family-oriented, prioritizing privacy and family safety at all costs—especially for a Leo megawatt celebrity in the limelight.

On a lighter note, Cancer risings love their comfort foods, or should we say, Ben runs on Dunkin’?  Nostalgia reigns supreme with Cancer. Dunkin’ Donuts, of course, was founded in Massachusetts, where Ben grew up. Hometown and memory: key Cancer themes!

Ben Affleck’s Chart Ruler Is His Scorpio Moon

•Your chart ruler is the planet that rules over your rising sign•

As a Cancer Rising, Ben Affleck’s chart is ruled by his Scorpio moon. A chart ruler acts like your personal avatar in the movie of your life. With La Luna at the helm of Ben’s chart, his identity is not only flavored with the moon’s otherworldly inspiration and magic, but also its moodiness and emotional swings, cue the iconic meme fodder of a resigned Ben Affleck smoking a cigarette.

Scorpio is also the zodiac sign linked with transformation and the image of the phoenix rising, much like his full-size, multi-colored back tattoo of the mythical creature ascending from the depths. Scorpio moons love their ink—the more intense and symbolic the better.

Ben Affleck’s South Node Is in ‘Mama Bear’ Cancer

•Astrologers use the nodes of the moon (found opposite each other in your birth chart) to determine where your destiny lies (North node) and what you were in past lifetimes (South node).

Ben Affleck has his South Node (past-life karma) in Cancer and his North Node (destiny) in Capricorn. His Cancer South Node is in his first house, typically associated with self and identity (the twelfth house is linked with Aries energy).

With the South Node in Cancer, Ben could find himself getting sucked into his shell, minimizing his self-care for the sake of his family’s needs. Ben has natural momma-bear qualities, looking to put on a strong front for the family.

Meanwhile, his Capricorn North Node is in his seventh house of partnership and trust (the seventh house is linked with Libra energy). Ben is ultimately learning how to make a serious adult commitment work. He’s on a mission to heal his relationship with trust. Can he be open and vulnerable with his relationship needs to foster the true balance his soul is hoping for?

Love Astrology of Ben Affleck: Service, Emotional Sensitivity

•Venus and Mars are the love planets in astrology. In your birth chart, Venus represents seduction and romance while Mars represents lust, motivation and erotic instincts.

Ben Affleck’s Mars and Venus form a synergistic aspect known as a sextile. Ben has Mars in Virgo and Venus in Cancer—earth and water gelling together to create a relationship foundation rooted in service and emotional sensitivity.

Venus in Cancer is prominent in Ben Affleck’s natal chart, sitting right on his ascendant (rising sign). Ben embodies Venus’ beauty and allure—a cosmic antenna primed for mating. As much as Venus wants to relate and connect with others, though, its placement in Cancer suggests that Ben needs to practice discernment around who is worthy of winning his trust lest his antenna magnetize energy vampires that could drain him of his vitality.

Ben’s Venus in Cancer compliments his Mars in Virgo. Virgo is an earth sign rooted in the quest for perfection. Mars in Virgo types are hardworking and committed to an ideal; however, Mars in Virgo could also find itself as a martyr—a humble servant whose acts of service might go unnoticed, translating into resentment.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Compatibility

While there is no hard and fast rule regarding synastry, Ben and Jennifer Lopez do share some interesting relational aspects. While there isn’t a birth time for Jennifer, we can point to her Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars for additional color around the greatest love story “never” told. 

Ben has a Mercury (communication) and Leo Sun conjunction, exactly like Jennifer! Both are romantic, passionate, loyal fire signs. At a high vibration, both respect the other’s creative perspective, showing interest in the other’s creative pursuits as the ultimate cheerleader. At a low vibration, ego could certainly steer the relationship ship, masking inherent insecurity; both could find themselves leaning into performative placating actions rather than authentic expression.

Leos are fixed signs unwilling to give up on a relationship; they’re incredibly loyal friends and supportive ride-or-dies (just ask Matt Damon). It makes sense that Bennifer was able to rekindle their relationship long after their previous high-profile breakup in January 2004 (Capricorn season in Ben’s seventh house of partnership). At the time, the intense media focus took an emotional toll on the duo, with Gigli serving as a failed creative collaboration mirroring the demise of their relationship.

Affleck has his Mars in Virgo, squaring Lopez’s Mars in Sagittarius. Mars describes our actions and behavior with both Ben and Jennifer’s impulsivities at odds with the other and requiring integration. With Mars in Virgo, Ben is looking for a partner equally committed to self-progress with a desire to improve the relationship. Affleck’s Mars in Virgo prefers being low-key, working diligently on their work, relationships, or themselves away from the public spotlight—a potentially sobering energy to Jennifer’s Mars in Sagittarius’ let’s-get-loud and idealistic tendencies. It’s not a straightforward Mars combination, although it can make for spicy bedroom moments as Mars can also denote lust.

Relationship tension in the stars

Switching gears, Ben Affleck has his Venus in Cancer while Jennifer Lopez has her Venus in Gemini. Placements in sequential signs serve as corrective forces for the other, often inviting tension into the relationship fold. Venus points to our values and the way we relate to others. Keeping that in mind, Venus in Cancer looks for tender private exchanges of emotion while Venus in Gemini searches for intellectual stimulation, sometimes moving through feelings a little too quickly and publicly for Venus in Cancer’s liking. 

In true Venus in Cancer form, when they first got back together, Ben made J.Lo a secret book of all the emails and letters they sent each other throughout numerous phases of their relationships (this is them then…and now), serving as major inspiration for Lopez’s The Greatest Love Story Never Told. However, it’s worth noting that Ben had expressed simultaneous discomfort and understanding around sharing such private feelings publicly (Venus in Cancer). 

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