challenges and difficulties
Hanks both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting himself be known in a deep way does not come easily to Tom, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Tom Hanks is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Hanks.
He is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
Tom Hanks tries to be strictly accurate and he is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Hanks withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Tom's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Tom has an inner conflict between idealism, hope, and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. Tom Hanks needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Hanks will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Once he decides what he wants to do, Tom Hanks will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Tom feel a little out of step with others. Tom Hanks takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply Tom feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. Tom Hanks has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to him, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Tom Hanks 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 Hanks needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Tom Hanks to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Tom Hanks needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Tom directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Hanks' larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Tom Hanks is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Hanks' relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
Hanks is able to achieve good cooperation with people, and others see him as a welcome comrade. Tom likes to work hand in hand with everyone and has an excellent sense of team-work.
Tom Hanks has a strong desire to break records and set an example for others through his own achievements. Tom tends to spur others on to improve results and his relationships with others is for the purpose of bettering conditions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 3rd house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Square Pluto
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Opposition Mars/Jupiter
N. Node Opposition Mars/Pluto