Colonel Tom Parker
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tom's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Colonel Tom Parker comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Colonel Tom Parker - 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 Colonel Tom Parker" 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 Colonel Parker wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Colonel Tom Parker is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Tom tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Colonel Parker's way of dealing with problems.
Colonel Tom Parker may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Colonel Parker's emotional balance and well-being.
Colonel Tom Parker is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Colonel Tom Parker probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Colonel Parker's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Colonel Parker, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Colonel Parker's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Colonel Parker will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Colonel Tom Parker overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Colonel Parker's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Tom through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Colonel Parker's more rational friends. Colonel Tom Parker certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Colonel Tom Parker has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Colonel Tom Parker to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Colonel Tom Parker appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if he has their best interests at heart. Because others view Colonel Parker as a tolerant, understanding, and even wise person, they may also turn to him for counsel.
Colonel Tom Parker radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Colonel Parker when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
Others are attracted to Colonel Parker because of his light-hearted, cheerful and optimistic personality. Very charming, Colonel Tom Parker is likely to give frequent compliments. He is very affectionate toward others and has a need to be in active relationships with people.
At times Colonel Tom Parker may feels that he is all alone in the world and that other people only cause difficulties for him. Constantly bounced to and fro by others, Tom has a strong desire to free himself from his stressful surroundings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Sun Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Venus
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Uranus