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 Arnold comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tom Arnold - 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 Arnold" 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 Arnold wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
High-spirited, enthusiastic, and exuberant, Tom loves adventure, change and exploring new territory. He is not happy with being confined to the same safe, familiar, secure little world all the time. Tom Arnold has a strong sense of restlessness and yearning for something greater than anything he has yet experienced, and he often lives in his dreams and visions for the future. Tom Arnold tends to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else, and he likes to keep moving, either literally or figuratively. Idealistic and optimistic, he always expects something better ahead. Tom Arnold loves to have a goal, something to aim for, but once he achieves it he is on to something else. He is ever on the lookout for new opportunities and he is a gambler, willing to take risks and to break new ground. The possibility of discovering something new is what makes life interesting for him. Tom Arnold has great faith in life and he bounces back quickly from disappointment and failure.
Freedom loving and independent, Tom Arnold cannot tolerate being caged in for very long, and friends and loved ones must respect his need for freedom of movement. Binding commitments, responsibilities and relationships often weigh heavily upon Tom and he may resist "growing up" and assuming the limitations of adult life.
He is friendly and outgoing and has a great sense of fun and playfulness. He is also philosophically minded and often quite outspoken about his convictions and beliefs. Sometimes Tom Arnold gets carried away with his enthusiasm of the moment and he tends to exaggerate. He is often a big talker, a big maker of promises, and he is usually pretty convincing. He does everything in a big way, a generous way. Arnold likes to have the best, and he heartily dislikes stinginess, small mindedness or pettiness. His vision is always large. He is able to perceive the big picture, general patterns and principles, and he is well suited to politics, business, higher education or religion.
Others see Tom Arnold as a good sport and a good friend, but one who is not always consistent and dependable. He may also be seen as a wise person since he does not get bogged down in pettiness and trivialities, and is able to communicate a broader perspective that opens up new horizons. He is a person who believes in miracles, grace, or just plain good luck, someone who never gives up on life, and he inspires and encourages others to keep looking ahead.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Tom Arnold which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Tom he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Arnold sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, Tom Arnold may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Tom should avoid looking always on the dark side.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Tom's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Tom Arnold also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Arnold needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
His emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions Tom Arnold 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 on a day to day level is rather easy for Arnold. Tom Arnold appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
His family conditions may have been a bit oppressive, adding a note of gravity to Tom's personality. Somewhat insecure, Tom Arnold may feel that others restrain him. He has doubts about mankind in general and a fear of failure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Square Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Neptune