Tom Cruise seems much more objective, unemotional and matter-of-fact than he really is. Despite his fussiness and perfectionism (described in the previous chapter), he is actually very caring and loving. Tom Cruise needs to make sure to openly express his feelings because otherwise, others do not realize how much he cares about them.
Tom has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Cruise to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Cruise tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Tom likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Tom Cruise has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Tom Cruise than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Tom Cruise takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Tom Cruise feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Tom Cruise needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Tom Cruise becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Tom Cruise functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Cruise often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Tom Cruise also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Cruise's strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Cruise. Tom Cruise has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Tom Cruise may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Tom has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Cruise many allies and successes in life.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Cruise's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Tom Cruise tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Tom has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill his personal destiny. However, he does have the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from his father or other significant men in his life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Tom and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of his greatest handicaps, and at times he may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of his own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in his life. Tom Cruise needs to learn to follow his own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what his critics or the authorities say.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Tom Cruise also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Tom's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Tom Cruise undergoes deep, transformative changes in his life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because he does not avoid the depths, Cruise has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Tom is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people he comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Tom Cruise is a force to be reckoned with.
His mind is very active and his judgment usually is sound. Although Tom Cruise's thinking is influenced by his feelings, he is inclined to think in realistic and practical terms. He is in control of his feelings and is able to express them rationally.
His physical energy is strong and Tom Cruise is able to make an extra effort and work quite hard at any task he wants to do. Cruise can act quickly and he gets a great deal accomplished in a hurry. But Tom Cruise also has a tendency to be reckless and accident-prone.
He is creative and talented, but must develop self-discipline to channel his energies productively. Tom Cruise may feel that everything is going to be all right, that he cannot lose and may take risks by gambling or speculating, which could result in disappointments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Sextile Pluto
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mercury
Sun Conjunct Mars/Uranus
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Neptune