drive and ambition
Dafoe is proud and ambitious and he strives to excel, stand out and be recognized for who and what he is. Willem Dafoe has a very dominant ego and likes to be Number One. Willem finds it difficult to take orders from others or to stay in the background, and he hates being wrong; Willem Dafoe always insists that he is right!
He is forceful, strong, energetic, determined and highly competitive. Willem Dafoe plays hard, plays to win and does not give up easily. In fact, he sees life as a competitive sport or performance. Willem loves admiration and applause, and he has a strong sense of personal honor and integrity. Willem Dafoe tends to be very self-confident, even arrogant. Because of his self-confidence, Willem is able to accomplish a great deal, but if his confidence is ever undermined, Willem Dafoe becomes self-conscious, defensive and rather belligerent.
Dafoe is attracted to feisty, dynamic, strong-willed people, and he seems to need a healthy dose of fireworks in his personal relationships. Willem Dafoe can be very combative, or get involved with people who are. Ideally Willem will join forces with people who are energetic and ambitious, but not too domineering or aggressive.
Willem Dafoe has a positive, "can-do" attitude and he tackles life's challenges with relish. He is self-confident and has a strong will to succeed, to see how much he can do and how far he can go. No matter what Dafoe accomplishes, he does not rest on his laurels. Willem wants to keep on going, to do even bigger things. He is proactive, enterprising and enthusiastic about new projects. He is not happy in situations that do not offer him challenges and the potential for future growth - no matter how secure or satisfactory they may seem in other respects. He enjoys competition, but Willem Dafoe competes mostly with himself, to see how much of his vision and potential he can really achieve. He makes a good leader, inspiring courage and confidence in others. Willem Dafoe usually enjoys good health and a high level of vitality.
His nature tends to be very sensual and Dafoe may irresistibly be attracted to someone, even if he knows that he or she is bad for him. Willem Dafoe also has a tendency toward jealousy and possessiveness in his relationships, and unwillingness to grant his partners freedom to be themselves.
In some ways Willem Dafoe may feel that he has little choice about his role in society. He is compelled either by unusual external circumstances or by an inner drive, to bring potentially dark, difficult, or taboo issues into public awareness. Willem delves into the hidden side of life - things which may have been purposefully concealed or repressed - and sheds light on them. Willem Dafoe could come into direct conflict with the authorities or powers-that-be as a result. He is apt to have extraordinary ambitions, and could also become overly zealous and fanatical.
Happiness and fulfillment in Willem's career are likely because he gives his all to it and will not make the sorts of compromises that others feel compelled to make in order to succeed. Self-expression and being his own person are very important to Dafoe.
Willem Dafoe's father or another important man in his life is likely to be of tremendous help to him. His relationships with superiors and those in a position to boost his career are usually excellent.
Innovation, discovery, originality, experimentation and new channels of understanding are important aspects of his life's work. Dafoe's ambitions in life, as well as the way he achieves those goals, are unique or "alternative". Concerned with future trends and innovation, Willem Dafoe is likely to be ahead of his time in many respects.
Willem Dafoe strives to be at one with others, but somehow is not able to synchronize his feelings or viewpoints with theirs. Feeling disappointed, Willem may prefer a life of seclusion, away from other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Leo
Mars in 7th house
Mars Conjunct Jupiter
Mars Conjunct Venus/Pluto
Pluto Square MC
Sun Trine MC
Uranus Trine MC
MC Conjunct Neptune/N. Node