Tom Waits responds very strongly to the emotional tone and atmosphere around him, and can be dominated by his fluctuating and unpredictable moods. Waits often appears irrational to others because he cannot always explain the reason or source of his feelings. Anyone who lives with Tom Waits must accept his ups and downs and appreciate Tom's need for times of withdrawal.
Tom Waits is also very sympathetic and understands the unspoken feelings and needs of others. Tom Waits takes slights and rebuffs very personally and though he may forgive a transgression by a friend or loved one, he never forgets it.
Waits depends a great deal upon other people for emotional support and he has a large "family" of friends who care about him and treat him as kin. The women in Tom's life are particularly important to him, and his relationships with them have a powerful impact on his sense of security and happiness. Tom Waits may be overly dependent and unsure of himself without a close partner.
Tom has an unusual sense of humor and enjoys acting a little bit crazy or outlandish sometimes. Waits craves excitement and emotional freedom and he likes to break the rules and take risks. Anything new or untried appeals to Waits and he has little patience for restrictive customs. Tom Waits is attracted to unusual, creative, or offbeat people and nontraditional lifestyles and relationships.
Tom Waits has a very attractive personality and loves to socialize. Because of this he is very popular, especially with the opposite sex. Tom Waits also has a sense of beauty and may be interested in some kind of artistic work or hobby.
His health should be good and his recuperative powers are strong. Tom Waits is able to express his feelings harmoniously and he considers himself wealthy either on material or spiritual planes. He is well liked and his relationships with others are congenial.
He is open and unconventional in his attitude towards love relationships, romance and sex. He enjoys socializing, bringing people together and having many friends of both sexes. Tom Waits values friendship very highly and in fact, he is more comfortable being a friend than a lover. Tom desires an intellectual rapport or spiritual bond with his love partner, but deep intimacy and emotional bonding do not come easily to him. The traditional "husband" and "wife" roles do not appeal to Waits, and he abhors jealousy and possessiveness since he feels that no person truly "belongs" to another. Tom Waits appreciates relationships in which his love partner allows him plenty of freedom and is not very emotionally demanding.
For Tom Waits, caring and affection must be expressed tangibly, and he loves giving and receiving gifts. Tom greatly values luxury, comfort, and elegance and appreciates beautiful things. He can be self-indulgent and extravagant. Being overly possessive of people he loves and of his belongings is something Tom Waits needs to beware of.
He is kindhearted and generous with both his money and his affections, and he is not happy if he has to budget or restrict himself in any way. Pettiness or stinginess is foreign to Tom's nature and Tom Waits feels most comfortable in an elegant, beautiful atmosphere. Asceticism is not for Waits. Gracious and charitable, he enjoys sponsoring social events or cultural activities. Tom Waits has an optimistic, friendly attitude towards others and tends to bring out the finer side of people. He is likely to fall in love with someone who is successful, noble and idealistic.
While he may seek loving relationships and an "everlasting" love, this is not easy for Tom Waits to find - or more precisely, to sustain. When Tom becomes romantically involved with someone, either he or the other person will create rifts once a certain level of comfort and predictability has been achieved. Even if there is no outward break in the relationship, a certain emotional aloofness or dissatisfaction is apt to develop. This is because Tom Waits really wants both closeness and absolute freedom - a combination that is difficult to attain. However, if he does not at least attempt to honestly fulfill both of these urges, seemingly random events will wreak havoc in Tom's closest relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Cancer
Moon in 7th house
Moon Conjunct Uranus
Moon Opposition Sun/Venus
Moon Opposition Sun/Jupiter
Venus in Aquarius
Venus in 2nd house
Venus Conjunct Jupiter
Venus Quincunx Uranus