His optimism and enthusiasm (mentioned in the previous chapter), is balanced by an innate objectivity, detachment, and pragmatic realism that usually keeps his idealistic ventures on a sound course. Though he appears confident and positive, Tom Baker is often quite skeptical and much more cautious than he lets on. And while it is true that Baker likes to play, he is also serious about his work and commitments.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Baker. Tom Baker will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Tom Baker has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Tom Baker seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Tom has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Tom Baker has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Tom Baker plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Baker.
Baker's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Ownership gives Tom Baker a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Tom also has a natural instinct for or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Tom Baker tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Tom Baker has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Baker's subconscious needs and feelings blend well with his conscious intentions and desires, therefore Tom Baker is able to proceed with his life's pursuits relatively unhampered by internal resistance or inconsistency. Tom's male-female relationships will also reflect this state of internal harmony.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Sextile Moon