drive and ambition
Howard Duff avoids direct confrontation as much as possible and is uncomfortable with aggressiveness, competition and personal power. His ego drive is not very dominant and Duff is not especially ambitious or eager to push his way to the top. He may feel inadequate in situations that call for strong, forceful action. The only instance in which Howard Duff will really fight is when he senses that his loved ones - or something dear to him- are being jeopardized, in which case he is a fierce defender. Howard Duff has a very strong protective side. He acts on impulse and instinct and may lash out at anyone he perceives as threatening to Howard's home or family. However, Howard Duff will rarely initiate a confrontation. His goals also tend to be very personal and centered on family closeness and inner satisfaction rather than worldly achievement.
He is sensitive to stress and does not handle a high-pressured, competitive atmosphere very well. Howard Duff is very touchy, irritable and difficult to live with when there are many demands or stressful situations at work. His energy level varies and is very dependent on the emotional harmony (or lack thereof) in his home. A supportive partner is very instrumental in helping Duff to achieve his goals and desires.
Duff is attracted to feisty, dynamic, strong-willed people, and he seems to need a lot of fireworks in his personal relationships. Howard Duff can be very combative, or get involved with people who are. Ideally Howard will join with people who are energetic and ambitious, but not too domineering or aggressive.
Howard Duff has a very active and fertile imagination and Duff's ambitions are never strictly mundane, practical and concrete. Howard Duff has a strong desire to act out his fantasies, dreams, visions and ideals. Artistic creation, drama, or other areas in which Duff can express himself imaginatively are ideally suited to him. Ordinary life seems drab and uninteresting to Duff, and he needs to have some lofty dream or something grander than his own narrow personal interests to live for. Sometimes Duff may be confused about exactly how and where to direct his energy and he often drifts along rather than making clear decisions about what he wants. Howard Duff has a passive side and at times lacks the will power, physical energy, strength and fighting spirit to achieve his aims.
An intense team-worker, Howard Duff is likely to realize plans that he makes in common with others. He may prefer to work with partners rather than alone and could form relationships with others for the purpose of working together.
Freedom is very important to Howard Duff and he will work hard to get it. Quick to act, he wants to realize his goals immediately. Howard Duff has a strong desire to make his fortune in life and tends to take chances with speculative ventures or gambling.
He is rebellious and confident that he can do his own thing and still be accepted by the world around him. Because he is a freedom-lover, Howard Duff may find it difficult to relate to others and most of his relationships are likely to be very challenging.
Duff gains his objectives and ambitions in life through his personal charm, attractiveness, ability to please others visually and/or emotionally. A career in the arts or entertainment world is possible for Howard Duff. Anything involving sales or promotion, particularly of beautiful or luxurious items, is an area he can succeed in. Vanity or indiscretions in relationships could lead Howard Duff to his downfall.
The road to success, professional advancement, and fulfillment of his long-range goals is apt to be easier and smoother for Howard Duff than for many. Partly this is due to getting a great deal of support - financial, emotional, or both. Probably someone early in his life really believed in Howard and had high expectations for him. Howard Duff contributes to his own success by having large goals, and by including, helping and enlisting the aid of friends and others in reaching those goals. A lack of selfishness or pettiness is a great boon to him. Whatever Howard Duff does is apt to be expansive and eventually quite prosperous.
To achieve his ambitions and long-range goals will require much stamina and self-reliance as well as a clearly defined strategy. Numerous setbacks, obstructions or delays can also be expected. A father figure, mentor, or authority in Duff's life may withdraw support at a crucial time. However, this will not stop Howard Duff and may ultimately be a blessing in disguise.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Cancer
Mars in 7th house
Mars Conjunct Neptune
Mars Opposition Mercury/N. Node
Mars Opposition Jupiter/Uranus
Mars Opposition Uranus/Asc.
MC Conjunct Venus
Jupiter Sextile MC
Saturn Quincunx MC