Philip Michael Thomas
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Philip's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Philip Michael Thomas comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Philip Michael Thomas - 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 Philip Michael Thomas" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Philip a little better. This page describes the disguise Thomas wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Philip Michael Thomas has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Thomas as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Philip does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Philip Michael Thomas is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Thomas can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Thomas has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Philip Michael Thomas appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Philip often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Philip is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Thomas' hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Philip Michael Thomas has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Thomas is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
He is impressionable, sympathetic, and responsive to the emotional tone and atmosphere around him. Philip Michael Thomas harmonizes, blends, and adapts himself to other people. Often he is rather quiet, just listening and feeling. He is subtle and knows when to keep silent and wait. Philip acts instinctively, sensing and intuiting when the time is right for action.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Philip Michael Thomas which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Philip he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Thomas sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, Philip Michael Thomas may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Philip should avoid looking always on the dark side.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Philip's personality. Thomas can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Philip Michael Thomas may feel frustrated because he feels that he is not being perceived very clearly, that he does not make a powerful impression, that he is easily overlooked or discounted. If he does not wish to be "invisible", Thomas must make some effort to define and clarify - both for himself and for the rest of the world - who Philip Michael Thomas is. On the other hand, Philip Michael Thomas may purposely create illusions about himself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
He may feel that personal relationships are interfering with the pursuit of his goals and chooses to lead a life on his own. But at the same time Philip Michael Thomas often may feel lonely and alienated by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Conjunct Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Saturn/MC