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 Selleck comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tom Selleck - 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 Selleck" 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 Selleck 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 Selleck 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 Selleck, 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 Selleck seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Tom dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Selleck likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Tom Selleck 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 Selleck's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Tom Selleck 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 Selleck 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 Selleck shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Tom Selleck comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Selleck is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it.
Tom Selleck has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Tom coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Tom Selleck is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Selleck seems to need others' approval first.
Tom is adept and competent and has the ability to express himself well. Tom Selleck likes to be in touch with people and is eager to share his views with them. His ability to give and receive mental stimulation attracts many fruitful conversations and relationships.
He projects himself with vigor and energy and impresses others with the force of his personality. His will power probably developed early in life and Tom Selleck takes control of whatever situation he is involved in.
Tom Selleck tends to suppress his feelings and may even pretend that he does not have any, thereby appearing rather cold. Tom feels separated from others and is inclined to isolate himself. Others see Tom Selleck as a reserved, detached and serious person.
Tom Selleck has a strong need to influence others and to dominate his home or environment. He is likely to join associations with large groups of people and some of Selleck's relationships will be very important to him and possibly affect his future.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Mercury
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Mars
Asc. Opposition Moon/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Pluto/N. Node