drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. Tom Waits often feels that if he wants something done right he must do it himself, for others do not do as thorough a job as he does. Doing a task well is very important to him, and he may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. Tom Waits strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Tom Waits can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that he will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that his efforts will simply not be good enough. He is usually modest and realistic in assessing what he can accomplish and, if anything, Tom Waits underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Waits does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
Tom Waits conserves his energy and paces himself so that he does not waste or diffuse his efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit his opportunities. In short, Waits may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
He has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Tom Waits is willing to dedicate a great deal of his energy and strength to an important cause, and he will act decisively on his beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Waits gets so involved, and identifies so much, with his ideas that he cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes him philosophically.
He is very serious about attaining his goals and feels that keeping his nose to the grindstone is the only way to do it. It is by working hard, keeping up his efforts and focusing on a single objective that Tom Waits achieves his aims in life. Tom exercises great self-control, even self-denial, in order to accomplish what he desires. He meets obstacles stoically and struggles patiently through difficult circumstances. Tom Waits feels that he must rely on himself alone and that he must shoulder all of the responsibility. He can be a harsh disciplinarian, expecting far too much of himself and others. Tom often holds himself back, doubting his own power and ability. He may feel that he meets great resistance whenever he tries to assert himself or take initiative, which is very frustrating to Waits. However, Tom Waits has the power to endure and a dogged determination to overcome all obstacles.
He is highly attuned to the intangible or unseen world. Thus, Tom's drive and ambitions in life are likely to be colored by his subtle awareness and his mystical or intuitive sensitivity. Imagination, "make believe", creative fantasy and the ability to visualize may also be aspects of his career. Tom Waits has the ability to "channel" healing or inspirational messages.
He may have to overcome something in his background or personal past in order to achieve his long-range goals and ambitions. Sometimes Tom Waits may feel pulled in two different directions - what others expect of him or what he needs to do in order to progress versus what his old conditioning or his emotional predisposition would have him do. Overcoming the pull of the past is the key.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 9th house
Mars Conjunct Saturn
MC Conjunct Neptune
Moon Square MC