Because Tom Wilkinson seems to be such a gentle, tolerant, accepting person (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he can startle people with some of his very pointed, bluntly honest statements. Even though he is sensitive and empathetic, he can also be quite tactless at times. His good will and good intentions, however, usually prevail. With Wilkinson's free-flowing imagination (described earlier) and his great restlessness (discussed below), he is apt to be a wanderer, and perhaps somewhat of an escapist.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Tom Wilkinson, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Tom Wilkinson probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Wilkinson can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Tom Wilkinson has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Wilkinson always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Tom Wilkinson has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Tom has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Wilkinson expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Tom's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Tom Wilkinson enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Wilkinson.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Wilkinson. Tom Wilkinson has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Tom Wilkinson may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Tom Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Tom Wilkinson deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Tom has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Tom likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Tom Wilkinson has a harmonious balance between his body, soul and spirit. He enjoys intellectual challenges from others, but tends to form his own mental attitudes and philosophies of life. He may be interested in studying human nature and matters of health.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC