challenges and difficulties
Tom Glavine often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something he cannot name or specify, and he may sense both a great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or over sensitivity is an important task for Glavine.
Glavine is generally not a "joiner" and he does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Tom Glavine does participate in a group, he may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or he may simply feel that he does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Tom Glavine better than being with groups of his own peers.
Tom has an inner conflict between idealism, hope and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression due to limitations and practical realities. Tom Glavine needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Glavine will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Tom Glavine seesaws between playing it safe, and doing something unique and original, between self-control and letting loose, between being a responsible adult and a rebellious adolescent, between what Tom has to or should do and what his spontaneous impulses tell him to do. All of this creates enormous inner tension as well as friction with people in his environment. Tom Glavine may, for instance, bitterly resent government or authority figures who "crush his individuality", yet ignore his obligations and responsibilities, thus ensuring that they will pursue him. Learning to give each side its due is an ongoing challenge for Glavine.
Tom Glavine feels that he must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede his chances of fulfilling his life's ambitions. Tom may adopt a very hard, cynical, or nihilistic attitude that will only drag him down further. There are major problems with his father or figures of authority. Tom Glavine may fail simply to spite "them", without realizing that he is primarily hurting himself. If he can overcome his feelings of loneliness, bitterness or isolation, and direct his energies toward constructive endeavors, Glavine can be immensely effective because of his tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
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 depression.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Tom Glavine 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 Glavine needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Tom Glavine benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Tom Glavine a sense of inner balance.
Tom Glavine has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Tom needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Glavine also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding himself in his daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Tom Glavine between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Tom Glavine seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Glavine's task.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Tom Glavine back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Escapism through fantasy, intoxicants, or passive, vicarious activities (television, movies, etc.), waiting for a miracle instead of taking constructive steps to help himself, aimlessness or an inability to make and keep commitments, and self deception regarding other people. Tom has a tendency to be a martyr.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 11th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Opposition Uranus
Saturn Opposition Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Asc./MC
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Neptune