Behind Arnold's open, enthusiastic, friendly demeanor (described in the previous chapter), he has a rather gentle, receding nature. He is much more sensitive and vulnerable than his outgoing demeanor would suggest.
Moreover, because his outgoing, enthusiastic approach to life is fueled by high idealism and a vivid imagination, Tom Arnold easily becomes enamored of a romantic or idealistic goal or vision without investing sufficient energy into analyzing, planning or working in order to realize his dreams. Too often Arnold waits for the blessings of fortune to provide him with the resources needed rather than applying himself to the work that needs to be done. When properly channeled, Tom's enthusiasm and vision can be an inspiration to others and an endless source of creative ideas that propel Tom Arnold toward very interesting, creative endeavors.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Tom Arnold as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Arnold may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Tom Arnold usually keeps to himself.
Tom shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Tom has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Tom Arnold sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Arnold tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Tom has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Arnold will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Arnold tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Tom Arnold does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Tom Arnold has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Arnold more than it bothers him.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Tom Arnold, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Arnold is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Tom enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
He is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Tom Arnold often feels that he needs to fight to get what he wants, and he tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. He is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
At times Tom Arnold may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of him. When his life is becoming too predictable, Tom may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing this. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Tom Arnold which needs to be expressed now and then.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Square Mars
Sun Quincunx Uranus