He is not easily moved by emotional displays and can be curiously detached from his own emotions and those of others. It is almost as if he could turn his feelings on and off at will; Tom should be careful not to leave the switch "off" too often, for he could easily become too impersonal. Family relationships and attachments are not as important to him as they are to most people and Petty often considers his friends closer to him than his blood relatives. Certainly, Petty's sympathy and concern extends much beyond his immediate family. In his personal relationships, Tom Petty insists upon a certain amount of independence and the freedom to pursue friendships with as many people, of both sexes, as he chooses. Tom does not appreciate a jealous, possessive partner.
Tom Petty feels comfortable in an atmosphere that is open and experimental, and he has little taste for convention and tradition.
He is likely to be a great collector of things - a real pack rat in fact - for his belongings give Tom Petty a sense of security and continuity with the past, which is important to him. Antiques or things with sentimental value from Tom's past are especially dear to him.
Tom Petty may also cling rather tightly to money and possessions, keeping them "in the family" rather than sharing freely with those outside of his immediate circle.
He is tolerant and forgiving and always ready to overlook mistakes and give others a second chance. Tom Petty expects, and draws out, the best from people and he enjoys making others comfortable and happy. Because of his emotional generosity, his life is rich with friends, and often financial blessings as well.
There is another side to Tom Petty as well, a rather introverted, self-contained, even pessimistic side which tempers his good cheer and generosity, as discussed below.
Petty can be hard to get close to. Subconsciously he may feel that too much closeness in his relationships will interfere with doing what he needs to do and being his own person, so Tom Petty puts up subtle walls and distance himself when someone begins to want more of him than he can comfortably give. However, Petty may cut off sources of emotional nourishment and support that way, and end up feeling alone and lonely. Tom Petty might even develop digestive problems. Overcoming his fears of intimacy, while at the same time affirming and acting on his autonomous needs, is the challenge here.
Tom Petty has a somewhat excitable disposition and his moods and thoughts change rapidly. Enterprising, original and intuitive, Tom Petty has an instinctive correct grasp of a subject. He is intellectual, resents interference and it is hard to deceive him.
He is very impressionable and extremely sensitive to his surroundings. Tom may be especially sensitive to noise as well as bright lights and sunshine. Tom Petty may also want to learn about the deeper dimensions of life, the occult or mystical things.
Tom Petty possesses the gifts of tact, courtesy and consideration, and has a strong desire to please and understand his love partner. Because he values harmony so highly, Tom Petty will compromise a great deal to avoid any discord or conflict in his relationships. Tom does not like to dwell on controversial or emotional subjects and often tries to "smooth things over" or "sweep them under the rug".
In love relationships, Tom Petty wants an intellectual peer, an equal and a friend. He is attracted to people who have a certain finesse, delicacy and subtlety. Tom Petty appreciates good manners and refinement and is not happy with coarseness or bluntness in a person.
Tom is attracted to foreigners, exotic places, traveling, and to people who can expand his horizons, teach him something, or show Petty places and worlds he has never experienced before. Sharing a philosophy or ideal with his love partner is important to him.
Also, Tom Petty feels love and kinship for people everywhere, not only with his own family, nationality, or group. Finding similarities and making links between people from differing backgrounds or with different perspectives is a gift of his.
Tom Petty has a great rapport with the opposite sex, and love relationships, romance, and passion are absolutely vital to his well-being. It is rare for Tom to go very long without an intimate companion. The physical component of relationships is also very important to Petty. Artistic creations and projects are another way for Tom Petty to channel his passion.
He is very romantic, idealistic and imaginative about love relationships. Tom Petty yearns for his "true love" or "soul mate" and may become disappointed in those who never quite live up to his dream image of the perfect lover. Petty frequently fantasizes about love and often falls in love with someone he can only love from afar. He may avoid making a definite personal commitment. Gentle and sensitive, Tom Petty does not like to be approached in a very direct or aggressive manner. He is attracted to those with artistic or mystical inclinations.
His romantic relationships tend to be deep, intense, passionate, and highly emotional. It is "all or nothing" with him. Oftentimes Tom Petty is irresistibly attracted to someone and feels that he has very little choice or control over his powerful feelings.
He may well be highly magnetic and sexually attractive himself. Tom Petty should beware of using this power to manipulate people, for he could gain the reputation of being a "user".
Tom Petty tends to think a lot about art and beauty as well as matters of love relationships and is content with the way things are in his life. He is comfortable in talking to someone about his feelings toward them. Tom Petty also could find artistic endeavors very rewarding.
Others may get the impression that Tom Petty considers personal relationships not very important, as he may pretend to have feelings for someone when he really does not. Tom Petty would make a very good actor playing the part of a lover.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Aquarius
Moon in 2nd house
Moon Conjunct Jupiter
Moon aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Moon Quincunx Saturn
Moon Opposition Mercury/Uranus
Moon Opposition Uranus/Neptune
Venus in Libra
Venus in 9th house
Venus Sextile Mars
Venus Conjunct Neptune
Venus Sextile Pluto
Venus Conjunct Mercury/MC
Venus Conjunct Neptune/MC