challenges and difficulties
Tom Arnold has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Tom is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Tom Arnold often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Arnold's which may inhibit him a great deal. Tom Arnold must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
Tom Arnold has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Tom limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Tom Arnold difficult to get to know intimately, as Arnold tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Tom Arnold tends to have inner conflicts between his responsibilities and what he would like to do. Arnold may weigh his duties favorably against his desires, making it very difficult for him to be truly happy.
Tom Arnold has a tendency to feel inadequate, perhaps even unlovable, and he tends to withdraw from others. Consequently, Arnold may feel lonely and out of touch with everyone and that he has no support from anyone.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Tom Arnold 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 Arnold needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Tom stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Tom Arnold has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make Tom Arnold feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Tom Arnold calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Tom Arnold needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in his public life and career that Tom Arnold is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Arnold's reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how Tom Arnold achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Tom Arnold back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The tendency for self-indulgence, laziness, and over-reliance on the generosity or affection of others, as well as making love relationships, social life and superficial pleasures more important than anything else in his life.
Some of his relationships tend to be a bit peculiar and Tom should beware of becoming involved with bad company. Tom Arnold could be easily lured by others to take part in dubious or underhanded schemes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Asc.
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Opposition Venus
N. Node Conjunct Neptune/MC