Behind Hoffman's rather serious, conservative demeanor (described in the previous chapter), he is quite a showman at heart. There is a much more flamboyant or outrageous side to Hoffman that may surface only rarely. Nevertheless, though Dustin Hoffman seems quiet and modest, he harbors dreams that are larger than life. Dustin is an ambitious person and he will not let others prevent him from reaching his goals.
Proud and intensely individual, Dustin Hoffman really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Dustin Hoffman must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Dustin Hoffman needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Dustin has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Dustin Hoffman also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Dustin Hoffman, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Dustin wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Hoffman appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Dustin Hoffman also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Dustin Hoffman loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Dustin Hoffman likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Dustin needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Hoffman's strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
Dustin Hoffman invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Dustin feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Dustin Hoffman can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Dustin Hoffman is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Hoffman has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 7th house
Sun Square Uranus