Behind Conti's rather jovial, open, enthusiastic demeanor (as described on the previous page), there is a very different side to him - deeper, more serious, and more emotionally intense, as described below. His optimism and idealism are tempered and balanced by a certain skepticism and a sense of the darker side of life and of people.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Tom Conti is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. Tom Conti usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Tom Conti also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When Tom Conti commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Tom merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Conti has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Tom will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, Tom does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Conti can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Conti can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Tom Conti emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Tom Conti loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Tom never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Tom Conti tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
Tom Conti tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged or unknown to the public. Conti may find it exceedingly uncomfortable to assert himself or get up in front of an audience.
If he follows his true nature, his life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Tom Conti cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Tom finds it difficult to conform. His offbeat interests and tastes lead Conti to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Tom Conti has a very creative, inventive streak.
He is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on his inner attunement. Tom Conti takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Tom, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Tom Conti may not realize he has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to him.
He prefers more serious kinds of conversation with his friends and neighbors rather than small talk. Because his communication is clear and concise, Tom Conti can impress others by taking control of negotiations or business dealings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 12th house
Sun Opposition Uranus
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Asc.