challenges and difficulties
Thomas either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Rob Thomas may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Rob Thomas feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
He may have vague but ever-present feelings of guilt and fear that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Rob Thomas does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Rob Thomas must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
His faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by a great deal of caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions Rob Thomas has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but Rob also fears it and holds back. Rob Thomas may blame practical limitations, some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Rob Thomas instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Rob Thomas needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Rob Thomas' path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Thomas' actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Thomas' life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Thomas' ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress he is likely to become overly focused on himself and his own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" Thomas' focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Rob Thomas needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Thomas' unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Rob Thomas is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Rob Thomas needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Thomas.
Rob has the inclination to gossip and spread stories or he could be the subject of gossip himself at times. His perception of partnership and family relationships tends to be somewhat unrealistic, and Rob Thomas may put up a good front and pretend to have a harmonious life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 12th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Neptune