He is very sensitive, cautious, and shy about showing others his feelings. Though he may love and care for someone a great deal, Willem Dafoe rarely expresses his feelings openly and freely. Very often Dafoe's love for someone is expressed by his wish to help him, do something tangible to benefit him or serve him in some way.
It is also difficult for him to receive warmth, affection or appreciation, for he often feels that he does not really deserve it or that "they do not really mean it". Dafoe may therefore come across as rather cool and aloof - much more so than he feels.
A deeply ingrained critical attitude often makes Willem difficult to live with. Willem Dafoe needs to learn to be gentler and less of a perfectionist with others and with himself.
Dafoe depends a great deal upon other people for emotional support and he has a large "family" of friends who care about him and treat him as kin. The women in Willem's life are particularly important to him, and his relationships with them have a powerful impact on his sense of security and happiness. Willem Dafoe may be overly dependent and unsure of himself without a close partner.
Willem Dafoe genuinely appreciates and understands women, and is likely to have many female friends, a network of women who love and support him. It is relatively easy for Willem Dafoe to attract companionship and affection, and there will never be a lack of such relationships in his life. Children are very important to Dafoe also.
He is dedicated to the people he cares about and conscientious about fulfilling his responsibilities, especially to family. Family solidarity and cohesiveness are very important to Willem Dafoe; accordingly, so are the traditions, rituals, and memories that keep the bonds strong.
Willem Dafoe is apt to do more than his fair share in the family and go the extra mile, but for the most part this is satisfying rather than burdensome to him.
He is inclined to identify duty and happiness with each other. Self-disciplined and realistic, Willem Dafoe expects very little. Once he has found his mate, Willem Dafoe will be faithful, self-sacrificing and strongly attached to his partner.
He is highly sensitive to everyone around him and is subject to strange moods or feelings. Willem Dafoe has a tendency to exaggerate and could have unrealistic ambitions that may be hard to realize. It would be wise for Dafoe to keep his expectations a bit lower.
His sense of reality is a bit weak; Dafoe tends to daydream and lose himself in his plans. He is likely to be preoccupied with fantasies or ideas that help him escape the ordinary. Always looking for ideal relationships, Willem may be drawn to philanthropic associations.
Sensitive and sentimental, Willem Dafoe is deeply attached to his family, old friends, familiar places and the past. He is romantic and tender in love relationships, and it is of utmost importance to Dafoe to remember birthdays, anniversaries, family rituals and other personally significant days. Willem Dafoe seeks caring, emotional support, and security in his love relationships. Willem likes to be needed, as well as to cherish and protect his loved ones, of whom he is somewhat possessive.
When he cares about someone, Willem Dafoe likes to show his affection with small favors or tangible gestures.
Willem Dafoe also has considerable artistic or creative skill. In fact, Willem is suited for a profession involving beauty or pleasure or making people happy in one form or another.
Loyalty, fidelity and security are very important to Willem Dafoe in love relationships. He is cautious about giving his heart away but true to the one who does win his love. His tastes are simple, even austere, and he does not appreciate frivolity. Dafoe is interested in a person's character and inner qualities far more than in his or her appearance. Casual or superficial relationships do not interest Willem Dafoe at all, for love seems to get deeper and richer and more satisfying for him with time.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Virgo
Moon in 7th house
Moon Sextile Venus
Moon Sextile Saturn
Moon Conjunct Venus/Saturn
Moon Conjunct Mars/Neptune
Moon Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune
Venus in Cancer
Venus in 6th house
Venus Trine Saturn