challenges and difficulties
Tom Petty has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Petty knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Tom Petty may be something of a hypochondriac also. Tom must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Tom Petty may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Tom may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Tom Petty may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
His faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by much caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions Tom Petty has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but Tom also fears it and hang back. Tom Petty may blame practical limitations or some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Tom Petty 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 Petty needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Petty's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, he is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and he can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Tom Petty has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. He should let his feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use his imagination and let his dreams emerge!
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Tom Petty is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Petty's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Tom Petty back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Tom Petty's rigid self-control overly restricts his ability to freely express himself or explore possibilities. He is excessively concerned with work, duty and security. He tends to be fearful, judgmental towards himself or others, and can feel alone and cut off from sources of nourishment outside himself. Tom Petty should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Petty's responsibility.
His nature is a bit restless and unpredictable and because of this, others may see Tom as somewhat unstable. Tom Petty is inclined to involve himself with unusual enterprises and tends to become overly excited in the presence of other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 9th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Opposition Saturn
N. Node Opposition Mars/Uranus