approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tom's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Tom Hanks comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tom Hanks - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Tom Hanks" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Tom a little better. This page describes the disguise Hanks wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Tom Hanks always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Hanks will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Tom Hanks has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Tom Hanks also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Hanks' environment is very important to Hanks.
Hanks steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Tom Hanks tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Tom rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Tom Hanks as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Hanks has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Tom may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
He may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Tom Hanks likes to get everything out in the open and he generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, Hanks may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is Hanks' challenge.
Tom Hanks appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Tom Hanks may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Others may see Tom as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of his conservative and stern upbringing. Tom Hanks could feel that no one understands him and tends to isolate himself from others.
Tom Hanks loves children and young people and is likely to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for them. Hanks is inclined to lead an active social life and establishing relationships with others comes easy for him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Opposition Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/N. Node