challenges and difficulties
Conti either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Tom Conti may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Tom Conti feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
It may be difficult for Tom Conti to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
Tom may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, Tom Conti also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
He is serious and sincere about his interests, does not accept superficial answers and is not easily placated. Tom wants his inspirations to become reality and he does not mind upsetting a few apple carts in the process. Tom Conti becomes impatient with others for being hesitant to implement new ideas and take action, and his occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Tom Conti tends to be very sensitive to his surroundings and is strongly influenced by the prevailing conditions surrounding him. Tom may feel that he has more obligations than he can properly handle, and that it is hopeless to even try.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Tom Conti 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 Conti 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 Conti copes with stress. Tom Conti 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 Conti to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Tom Conti is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Tom Conti needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Conti.
Tom Conti has a tendency to shy away from other people, and he reacts toward others in an almost fearful way. Conti seems to lack confidence in himself and for this reason may feel that he lacks the ability to adapt easily to relationships with others.
He may have an inner fear of separation and could feel left out or ignored at times. Either Tom Conti did not receive much affection while he was growing up or it had to be shared with others. Tom may find it difficult to show his love in his relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Conjunct Uranus
Saturn Opposition Moon/Neptune
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Opposition Moon/Saturn
N. Node Opposition Venus/Saturn