challenges and difficulties
Tom has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave him feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with his peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Cruise.
It may be difficult for Tom Cruise 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 Cruise also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
Tom Cruise strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
Tom Cruise tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Tom's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Tom Cruise develops his power and inner strength. However, Tom Cruise should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
His ambition and desire for power could be somewhat out of proportion and Cruise can be quite ruthless in dealing with obstacles and difficulties he may be faced with. Tom Cruise must learn to control his temper and be willing to compromise.
Tom Cruise tends to suppress his feelings and may be a bit inhibited in love relationships. Often times he may feel rejected or he may give the impression of rejecting others himself. Perhaps his mother or father has a difficult time showing their affection.
Tom tries to build his life on solid ground, but may find it difficult to move forward, because he always tends to look back. This could result in feelings of inferiority and periodic moods of depression.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Tom Cruise 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 Cruise needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Tom Cruise's path lies in his development as an individual, the discovery of his own strengths and joys, the capacity to express his uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though Cruise's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Tom Cruise is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, he may believe that striving to do his personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but Tom should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Tom Cruise can offer the world at large.
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Tom Cruise is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Tom Cruise back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Tom Cruise's rigid self-control overly restricts his ability to freely express himself or explore possibilities. He is excessively concerned with work, duty and security. He tends to be fearful, judgmental towards himself or others, and can feel alone and cut off from sources of nourishment outside himself. Tom Cruise should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Cruise's responsibility.
Tom Cruise loves to show off the strength that he possesses and he has a strong desire to dominate others. Tom seems to have an exuberant craving for recognition and importance and a need to influence and lead large groups of people.
Tom Cruise thinks of others before he thinks of himself and is always ready to lend a helping hand. He is deeply concerned with the community which he lives in, loves his family and relatives and has a strong need to maintain close relationships with them.
He is very obliging in his interaction with other people and can easily relate to them. Tom Cruise is likely to have many friends and acquaintances who share the same ideas and viewpoints as he does.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Opposition Sun/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Moon/Venus
Saturn Opposition Asc./MC
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Opposition Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Venus
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Asc.