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Who can deny the unmistakable drawing power of actor Tom Hanks? Since his film debut in 1981, Hanks has captured the depth and soul of every character he plays. His army of fans reaches out to their hero who portrays ďeverymanĒ in his most natural, vulnerable and believable state.

With one movie hit after another, Tom travels a steady green road to the bank paved with much deserved megabucks for his stellar performances. Although in his early 40s, Tom already has two Oscars under his belt.

The Tenth House is the pinnacle of the astrological chart. It is the house of career, status and authority. A person born with Venus appreciation, the arts) and the Sun (identity, where we shine) in the Tenth House would have a better than average chance for success in a creative field. Thatís certainly the case for Tom Hanks.

Venus in the Tenth House: Charisma and Popularity

Charismatic Venus in the Tenth House of career relates to Tomís box office popularity and the genuine affection shown him by fans of both sexes. He maintains excellent relationships with the studio heads, producers and members of the cast and crew. Talk show hosts canít book him fast enough. Even the gossip-grabbing media rate an interview with Tom a plum assignment. Have you ever noticed how the press treats him? They focus on Tomís professionalism, authenticity and congenialityóan image thatís easy to project with a strong Tenth House.

Individuals with Venus in the Tenth House often choose the arts to express their talents. His well-placed Venus in communicative Gemini indicates that acting is his life work, the music of his soul. He is capable of bringing a range of characters to life and of changing his body appearance and mannerisms drastically. Hanks is the widower abetted by his capricious young son to find a new partner in Sleepless in Seattle; the debilitated, courageous AIDS victim searching for employment justice in Philadelphia (Oscar winner); and the soused, over-the-hill womenís softball team manager in A League of Their Own.

Tomís Venus indicates he is a seeker of a variety of experiences and really wants to know what makes people tick. Tom displayed this inquisitiveness when he portrayed Commander Jim Lovell in the film Apollo 13. Later he was drawn to fulfill a dream he had as a child to explore the accomplishments of The United States Space program. With the authorization and cooperation of NASA, he produced and narrated an acclaimed television mini-series called From the Earth to the Moon, which won an Emmy award.

Sun in Cancer: That Patriotic Thing He Does

Tom is a Cancer, born on July 9, 1956 at 11:17 am in Concord, California. Cancers have a strong need for security and are tenacious about reaching their goals. They are also highly sensitive and often intuitive. Diplomacy is one of their strong points, as is caring for others. Although they show a calm exterior, many Cancers are complex and private in their thoughts. Acting is one way to bring them out of their shell.

To see his Cancer Sun in action, look at some of the topics covered in Tomís movies. Who else but Cancer Tom would be the natural star for the award winning World War II movie, Saving Private Ryan? A search was ordered to find the missing Private Ryan so his mother would not have to endure the loss of still another son (three others were killed in battle). Tom played a protective Army captain leading the search through France with a small squad of soldiers who were ordered to locate Ryan and send him home to his grieving Mom. Mother, family, and patriotism are all Cancer themes. After making the film, Tom spearheaded efforts with the cooperation of the federal government to get recognition for forgotten veterans of the war and to facilitate reunions with survivors.

In his latest film, The Green Mile, Hanks plays the head guard at a Louisiana maximum security prison. Through a brilliant spiritual awakening, Tom's character realizes that one of the inmates about to be electrocuted is innocent of an irrevocable murder conviction. He compassionately acts on his conscience to make the convict's final days more bearable. Here we see the compassionate and caretaking side of Cancer.

In one of his Oscar-winning roles, Tom played affable Forrest Gump, a slow-witted man who floated through life in the Baby Boomer decades and seemed to be on hand for every socio-political event affiliated with Americaófrom the rise of Elvis to the fall of Nixon. He was in the military in this movie also and had a strong affection for his doting mother who told him that life was like a box of chocolates. Again, we see the Cancer patriotism and love of home and family.

Forrest Gump may not have known what he was going to find inside the chocolates, but with Hanks in the cameraís lens, supported by his Tenth House Cancer Sun and Gemini Venus, we know weíll get a quality performance.


Alice DeVille has been an astrologer, workshop presenter, and writer for over 25 years. Her expertise in romance and relationships attracts a diverse client base in the U.S. and abroad. She developed a series of workshops on finding your Soul Mate and other romantic themes. Alice combines a variety of consulting skills in her astrological practice, including business, financial and change management, real estate, and intuitive insight. Her writing appears in Llewellynís Sun Sign Book, Moon Sign Book, and Herbal Almanac.

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Other StarIQ articles by Alice DeVille:

  • The Love Assessment   1/18/2014
  • Soul Mate Zone   11/23/2013
  • Interview with the Messenger   5/22/2013
  • Home Sweet Home   4/1/2012
  • Letís Talk Business   8/13/2001
  • Runaway Love   4/12/2001
  • The Month of Love   2/13/2001
  • Is There a Promotion in Your Future?   9/13/2000
  • Is There a Moving Van in Your Future?   6/28/2000
  • Letís Talk Business   6/14/2000

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