Although Howard Duff seems rather serious and conservative (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he has a very idealistic soul, as described below. He may feel that he is always getting in his own way, holding himself in check even when he really wants to take off and soar. His cautious, pragmatic attitude can help balance his tendency to be overly optimistic and to occasionally go overboard. His enterprising nature, combined with his circumspect and prudent outlook on life, could help Howard Duff be very successful in business.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Howard Duff, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Howard Duff probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Duff can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Howard Duff has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Duff always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Howard Duff has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Howard has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Duff expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Howard's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Howard Duff enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Duff.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Duff. Howard Duff has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Howard Duff may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Howard Duff tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Howard Duff has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is an original! Howard Duff radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Howard does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Howard's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
He is apt to be a fanatic in some way, and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Howard Duff does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Duff's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is apt to profoundly influence Howard Duff and shape important decisions in his life, and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Duff might be called the eternal optimist and has a very peace-loving nature. He seems to be happy and content, generous and popular in social circles. Howard Duff also has a good sense for business and likes to carry out enterprises on a large scale.
Howard Duff has a strong need to be with people whom he is emotionally close to. He is very sensitive to others emotional needs, lending a sympathetic ear to their problems. Peace and harmony in his personal surrounding and relationships are very important to Duff.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Moon/Asc.