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 Jones comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tom Jones - 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 Jones" 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 Jones wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Tom Jones frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Jones, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Tom does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Tom Jones seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Tom dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Jones likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Tom Jones respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Jones' guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Tom Jones has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Tom Jones spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Tom exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Jones shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
At times Tom Jones comes across to others as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or he may get involved in relationships which are "fatal attractions", where he acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality in Jones' glance or manner that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to Tom Jones irresistibly.
In significant ways, Jones' emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Tom Jones may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Tom Jones is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
Tom Jones tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention to him. He is likely to think that other people are more important than he is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Saturn/N. Node