approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tom's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Tom Glavine comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tom Glavine - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Tom Glavine" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Tom a little better. This page describes the disguise Glavine wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Tom Glavine has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Glavine as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Tom does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Tom Glavine is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Glavine can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Glavine has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Tom Glavine appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Tom often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Tom is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Glavine's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Tom Glavine has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Glavine is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Tom Glavine appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. He may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Tom Glavine may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Tom Glavine comes across as liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Glavine infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Tom Glavine does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
There is a certain intensity, charisma or compelling attractiveness about Tom Glavine that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Moreover, Glavine tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
He is self-assured and confident in dealing with others and has a positive influence on his environment. Tom Glavine is able to work well with others in a team environment and advantages through other people may come to him frequently.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Jupiter