Many of the traits described in Chapter 2 are emphasized again below. His enthusiasm and outgoing, forward-looking nature is a gift, but Tom Waits should also be wary of the tendency to overlook details and be oblivious to others' personal feelings.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Tom Waits, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Tom Waits probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Waits can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Tom Waits has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Waits always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Tom Waits has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Tom has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Waits expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Tom's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Tom Waits enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Waits.
Tom Waits tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged or unknown to the public. Waits may find it exceedingly uncomfortable to assert himself or get up in front of an audience.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Tom Waits has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Tom Waits tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Tom Waits also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
He is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on his inner attunement. Tom Waits takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Tom, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Tom Waits may not realize he has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to him.
Tom Waits deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Tom has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Tom likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Tom Waits tends to impose his will upon others in a rather ruthless way, but on the other hand he may also be imposed upon by others. Tom feels a constant need to fight for leadership and has a great desire to become a public figure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 12th house
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Opposition Pluto/N. Node