challenges and difficulties
Jones either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Tom Jones may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Tom Jones feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
He is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
Tom Jones tries to be strictly accurate and he is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Jones 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.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Tom Jones pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined, and thorough manner, and he is willing to takes his time, advancing slowly and steadily on his way towards his goal.
Sometimes Tom Jones underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Tom wants to go his own way and tends to withdraw into himself. He prefers to be alone and tends to cut himself off from other people. Tom Jones could be a bit too serious and conservative.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Tom Jones 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 Jones needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Tom stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Tom Jones has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make Tom Jones feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Tom Jones calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Tom Jones needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Tom Jones has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Jones will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 3rd house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Opposition N. Node/MC
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 8th house