In addition to Tom's rather conservative and self-controlled demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter), he has a highly developed sense of aesthetics, poise and gracefulness, as described below. Tom has refined taste and manners, but he may find it difficult to really let his hair down or deviate from certain internal constraints. Tom Petty has a knack for keeping things simple yet beautiful.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. Tom Petty instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, Tom does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. His spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and he often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Petty since he can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make his own decisions. Petty will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Tom Petty, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
Tom Petty invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Tom Petty seeks a partner who is his equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. He makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and he enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Petty perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. Tom Petty appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If Tom Petty fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Tom. He believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
Tom Petty also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Petty dresses and furnishes his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator, or in an artistic field such as design or photography would be fulfilling to him.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Petty. Tom Petty has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Tom Petty may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Tom Petty is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Tom does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Petty, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
Tom Petty feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
Tom has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Petty many allies and successes in life.
Tom Petty has a powerful personality and a tendency to run roughshod over others. Tom tends to inflict his will on them whether or not they are receptive. He is likely to gain respect from others through the demonstration of physical strength and bravery.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Pluto/Asc.