challenges and difficulties
Tom Wilkinson has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Wilkinson knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyzes or picks things apart mentally. Tom Wilkinson may also be somewhat of a hypochondriac. Tom must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
Tom Wilkinson takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Wilkinson a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Tom Wilkinson and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Wilkinson will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Tom Wilkinson tends to experience inner conflicts between his responsibilities and his desires. Wilkinson may give preference to duties over desires, which makes it very difficult for him to be truly happy.
Because he is somewhat inhibited when initiating relationships with others, Tom Wilkinson may prefer to be by himself. Tom may feel that he does not fit in very well with others and as a result, may have difficulties with team-work.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Tom Wilkinson 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 Tom Wilkinson needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Tom Wilkinson benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Tom Wilkinson a sense of inner balance.
Tom Wilkinson has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Tom needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Wilkinson also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding himself in his daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is in his dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Tom Wilkinson needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. Tom Wilkinson should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
The following are specific activities that will support Tom Wilkinson in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Wilkinson, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Tom Wilkinson should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. He needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with his family or a community that can support him and give him a sense of safety and belonging.
Tom Wilkinson should develop his listening skills and deepen his understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Tom Wilkinson has to learn to trust his own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. He needs to care for himself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in Tom Wilkinson's best interest to take all that is good and helpful from his past and use it in a new way. (If he is so inclined, Tom may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts he has already developed).
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Opposition Moon/Jupiter
Saturn Opposition Jupiter/N. Node
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Conjunct Moon