approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tom's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Tom Wilkinson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tom Wilkinson - 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 Tom Wilkinson" 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 Wilkinson 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Tom Wilkinson is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict.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 Wilkinson's way of dealing with problems.
Tom Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson's emotional balance and well-being.
Tom Wilkinson is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Tom Wilkinson probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Wilkinson's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Wilkinson, 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 Wilkinson's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Wilkinson will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Tom Wilkinson overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Wilkinson'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 Wilkinson's more rational friends. Tom Wilkinson certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Tom Wilkinson 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 Tom Wilkinson 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.
Tom Wilkinson seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know him or form close friendships with him. To others, Tom may appear standoffish, as if he were judging them from afar.
Tom Wilkinson comes across as liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Wilkinson infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Tom Wilkinson does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
His emotional instincts, feelings and intuition play a big part in the decisions Tom Wilkinson makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets day-to-day is rather easy for Wilkinson. Tom Wilkinson appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
Wilkinson projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Tom Wilkinson generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and he may appear to be somewhat luckier than other people. This is primarily due to the confidence that Tom Wilkinson emanates.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.