Consciousness and The Ideal of Self:
Due to Tom Cruise’s unconscious feelings of insecurity, he is fairly individualistic. Although he sometimes mingle with groups for their competitive atmosphere, he will rarely join in them wholeheartedly, preferring to work on his own projects independently. A lack of confidence in himself may sometimes create challenges in relationships. His lack of self-esteem may also sometimes inhibit the full expression of his generosity and love.
Tom Cruise has a paternal complex and, as a result, some trouble finding his identity. Perhaps his father or a father figure was absent physically or emotionally during his childhood, which deprived him of the patterns or models which are usually helpful in structuring a personality. Because he might have lacked a particular sense of security which could be provided by a paternal presence, as well as the examples of behavior to follow in confronting the difficulties inherent in every life, he was forced to protect himself against negative influences and find his own system in order to grow and feel secure.
Although this system was quite useful to him as a child, it has now settled in to such a degree that it interferes with his evolution. Psychological defense mechanisms and crutches which were once useful now encumber his mind or inhibit his developmental efforts. As a result, in certain situations, it is difficult for him to assert himself, and he tends to remain an awkward or passive observer. Because his authoritarian urges are mainly directed at himself rather than others, he sometimes feels guilty about his behavior. He judges himself severely, and sometimes punishes himself by setting difficult tasks for himself. Gradually, he should build up a strong inner discipline and acquire the strength to face the problems of existence in a detached and mature way.
Tom Cruise has great potential for creative, constructive accomplishments; however, it is sometimes difficult for Tom Cruise to gain access to this part of himself. Tom Cruise is confident in himself and life but may tend to be nonchalant. Tom Cruise sometimes needs a little stimulation to get himself rolling and take some initiative. Tom Cruise’s optimism and inner certainty do not always drive Tom Cruise to give his utmost efforts to achieve a goal. The communications skills Tom Cruise possesses are an advantage as well as a handicap. Tom Cruise makes use of his theatrical gifts, convincing eloquence, and ability to listen. The best careers for Tom Cruise would be teaching, communications, philosophy, the legal profession, theater, and public relations.
Sober and rather reserved, Tom Cruise may strike people as harsh and austere at times. Perhaps he was raised in an atmosphere of rigor and sobriety, and, as a result, grew up very fast. He has acquired a spirit of self-sufficiency, tends to be rather uncompromising, and has a touchy sense of his personal dignity and worth. It is almost as though he is fighting an inner battle with his father or a father figure. The psychological models he received from his father or a father figure as a result of his interaction and his own interaction with authority may not have played a major role in shaping his relationships with the outer world and society. He may thus have been forced to compensate for this lack with individual determination.
As a result, although he is skillful, meticulous, conscientious, and efficient, a lack of self-confidence and personal assurance sometimes makes him timid and hesitant. He sometimes feels as though he is only masquerading as a respectable, sober adult. He tends to be far too critical of himself and rarely feels satisfied that he is living up to his ideal. These unnecessary guilt feelings may lead him to turn down the prominent career positions for which he is fully qualified. He is aware that early success is often short-lived and fragile and that time rewards those who know how to be patient and persistent, like him.
Due to Cruise’s need for security, he tends to limit the scope of his activities, and sometimes must struggle to muster the energy to face unfamiliar situations. He is more or less passive and has a strong urge to take refuge in the past.
Tom Cruise has a profound and fertile inner life and a prolific imagination, but his energy resources are not always sufficient to follow through on and accomplish his multitude of dreams. He tends to live in osmosis with his environment, and effort and action take a heavy toll on him. Usually, he understands phenomena and events intuitively, without really making any effort; so he is not in the habit of disciplining or shaping his thought processes. Like his thoughts, his personality is rather amorphous and disorganized. As a result of this lack of structure, he may have some trouble asserting his individuality and making some personal contribution to society through his career. His tendency to shut out reality and dream impossible dreams, like his refusal of responsibility and duty, may be a source of some difficulty for him.
Adaptation and Sensitivity:
An eloquent speaker and compulsive charmer, Tom Cruise has a powerful personal magnetism which may sometimes make him seem arrogant or smug. He cares a great deal about his reputation and will try hard to be admired and appreciated by the people around him. Fond of social events and parties, he likes to be the host, to entertain and charm a captive audience of guests. Indeed, he has special dramatic and artistic talents of the caliber necessary for success in film, theater, fashion, or art in general. He enjoys displaying his generosity, but he also displays a short temper at times; he is easily offended. His partner will have to be a brilliant person, strong and sure of themselves, devoted to him and capable of enhancing his reputation.
Although Tom Cruise’s demeanor is cool and distant, he is extremely sensitive. In some cases, his rather austere and rigid behavior and his refusal to yield too readily to sentimentality discourage others from being too demonstrative of their tenderness and affection. He has spells of melancholy in which he does not feel worthy of being loved and tends to forbid himself any emotional fulfillment whatsoever. An austere or somewhat traumatic childhood experience may be the source of this behavior. It is difficult for Tom Cruise’s inner self to be detached from this past life, and he sometimes has trouble reconciling the image he has of himself as an adult with the one he acquired back then. The idea Tom Cruise has of himself as an individual is related to the image his parents projected onto him as a child. Nevertheless, the past is history, and he is now an adult. Through self-work, he can rid himself of these phantoms. He has the ability to overcome his mistakes, as well as great endurance and will power to achieve his goals. Nevertheless, he must not repress his sensitivity in order to succeed.
Tom Cruise’s insecurities might cause him to come off as haughty and arrogant. His vanity is easily wounded, and he abhor overt criticism.
Because Tom Cruise is so sensitive and imaginative, he sometimes has trouble distinguishing dreams from reality. Although his bubbling imagination provides an abundant source of inspiration for creative or spiritual evolution, it tends to be less helpful and positive in matters that concern his self-assertion as responsible and self-sufficient. In a relationship, he is extremely romantic and does not always see others the way they really are.
Love and Sensuality:
Tom Cruise has fairly lofty amorous aspirations. The soulmate Tom imagines for himself is brilliant and dazzling with an array of talents and beauty. However, the gap between Tom’s splendid ideal and reality is sometimes wide. Tom should be careful not to confuse his romantic ideal with reality and become aware that Tom’s tendency to project may be a way of fleeing from Tom.
Tom Cruise’s birth chart indicates an emotional function which is usually expressed carefully and reasonably. Distrustful of his emotional urges and somewhat wary of his feelings, he tries to rid himself of all partiality and try to get some perspective and distance before making an emotional commitment.
Prideful and dazzling, Tom Cruise is never inconspicuous. In fact, he enjoys acting out a role and loathes mediocrity. He hopes for a solid, comfortable, and lavish married life. He will help and encourage his partner and – if he chooses to have them – children to accomplish their ambitions but won’t forgive a single weakness.
Because an element of pride intrudes on Tom Cruise’s emotional desires, he generally seeks characters of some social distinction. However, these people may sometimes prove to be rather demanding, and they may look down on him somewhat. If, on the other hand, he commits himself to a person from a less privileged background, he is likely to be avid for social advancement. He is liable to encourage them to make continual efforts to achieve the prominence he feels is appropriate. His domestic life may be peppered with personality clashes.
Mental and Intellect:
Tom Cruise has a lively wit which gives him great agility and scope and a broad field of consciousness which enlivens his curiosity and makes him love variety and change. His mind is alert and his speech is full of verve, humor, and sometimes impudence. These abilities are great resources in communication, discussion, and debate. He is a storehouse of information and ideas of every kind and delights in manipulating words and concepts, discovering new things, and sharpening his memory for trivial facts. This mental agitation could sometimes make him scattered, however, or lacking in coherence and discipline.
Tom Cruise expresses his thoughts and ideas in direct, spontaneous outbursts. He is fairly extroverted and eager to discover and understand the outer world. An idealist, he looks forward to a bright future but is sometimes subjective and reckless.