challenges and difficulties
Tom Byron 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 Byron 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 Byron's which may inhibit him a great deal. Tom Byron 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 Byron takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Byron 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 Byron and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Byron will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Tom Byron pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined, and thorough manner, and he is willing to takes his time, advancing slowly and steadily on his way towards his goal.
Sometimes Tom Byron underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
His physical vitality and mental energy tend to be somewhat low. For this reason Tom Byron should try to avoid any unnecessary emotional and physical stress and follow good health habits in order to maintain overall resistance to illness.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Tom Byron 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 Byron needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Tom Byron copes with stress. Tom Byron also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Tom Byron to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
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 Byron 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 Byron 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 Byron in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Byron, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Tom Byron's path to wholeness involves confronting his dark and hidden recesses, bringing them out into the open, and transforming himself in the process. Healing abilities develop as a result of Byron's willingness to experience and transform deep emotions such as grief, anger, and pain. Furthermore, bringing light to the darkness and pain in the world without becoming overwhelmed by it is a significant challenge for Tom.
Tom Byron seems to be a loner, rather serious and quiet. Perhaps he is burdened by family conditions that weigh him down. Tom prefers to associate with older or more authoritative people and is happier in a subordinate position.
Tom Byron has a very engaging manner in the company of others and his relationships with other people are likely to be harmonious. Some of his connections may prove to be helpful to Tom with his plans.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 7th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Neptune
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Conjunct Pluto
N. Node Opposition Sun/Saturn
N. Node Opposition Jupiter/MC