Tom Hanks seems much more objective, unemotional and matter-of-fact than he really is. Despite his fussiness and perfectionism (described in the previous chapter), he is actually very caring and loving. Tom Hanks needs to make sure to openly express his feelings because otherwise, others do not realize how much he cares about them.
Tom has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Hanks to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Hanks tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Tom likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Tom Hanks has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Tom Hanks than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Tom Hanks takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Tom Hanks feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Tom Hanks needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Tom Hanks becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Tom Hanks functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Hanks often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Tom Hanks also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Hanks' strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Hanks. Tom Hanks 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. Tom Hanks may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
He is a positive, vital, energetic and active go-getter. He enjoys competition, and his initiative and self-confidence make Tom Hanks a winner.
Tom has artistic talents and interests and appreciates art in many forms. Tom Hanks could become an actor and he has good judgment of the real value of things. Hanks has an affectionate nature with a cheerful disposition and strong feelings of love.
He may be a bit high-strung and over-zealous in the pursuit of his endeavors. Hanks always seems to be in a hurry and has the ability to evaluate situations quickly. Tom Hanks has a brilliant mind and possibly could invent something.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Mars
Sun Conjunct Moon/Venus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Uranus