mental interests and abilities
He is highly interested in inner, subjective and personal issues, and his thinking is based more on feelings, intuition, personal experiences and prejudices, than on reason or logic. Intellectual abilities and accomplishments without heart or soul mean little to Adam. He is empathic and would be an excellent counselor, for he is a sensitive listener and deeply interested in people's feelings and inner life. In addition to psychology, Adam Petty is drawn to education, art, poetry, music or mythology. He is not particularly confident about speaking in public, but will open up and share his thoughts in small, intimate groups. Petty enjoys keeping a personal journal and reading the chronicles of others' lives and personal development.
Adam has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom, and for an increasingly broad understanding of life. Adam Petty is the perpetual student who will be involved in higher education, philosophy or religion. Law, broadcasting, publishing or communication are also areas of interest to Petty. World travel and studying other cultures are also strong urges of his.
Adam Petty has a great capacity for concentration, handling details, and learning about subjects others might find ponderous, too technical or dry. He could easily become a teacher of some specialized skill or field of knowledge. Practical applications and techniques are his forte. In speech Adam Petty tends to be factual and to the point.
Petty will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Adam Petty's thinking was depicted as careful, conservative, methodical and possibly narrow or rigid, while the following information defines his mind as quick and innovative. Both are true! Adam Petty incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
Independent and freethinking, Adam Petty dislikes being told what to do and how to do it, and he especially does not like being told how to think, for Adam insists on discovering his own truth. Adam Petty does well in a rather unstructured environment that allows him to make his own decisions and to respond to the needs of the moment, rather than following a routine, standardized way of doing things. He is also suited to a fast-paced atmosphere, which Petty finds exciting and stimulating. His mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and flashes of inspiration often come to him "out of the blue". Adam has an aptitude for science and new technologies are of particular interest to him. Adam Petty also has a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.
Although Adam Petty's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Petty can be quite the opposite. There may very well be periods of absentmindedness, building castles in the air, or ruminating over mystical, abstract or imponderable subjects, as discussed below.
Vague, confused thinking which can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be a problem for Adam Petty, and he has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in his dealings with others as he possibly can. Adam also tends to "go off the deep end" regarding spiritual philosophies, imaginative ideas or theoretical speculation which may or may not have any true relevance or validity. Adam Petty should try to critically test out his ideas, or seek out a person whose judgment and character he respects, to use as a sounding board.
Never satisfied with the face value of anything, Adam is always probing beneath the surface for deeper reasons and hidden motives - though he rarely reveals his own. Adam Petty has a very suspicious, even paranoid, side. His mind is penetrating and Adam Petty has an aptitude for research, investigative reporting or private investigation. He is keenly interested in the deeper aspects of the human psyche, with a sort of "x-ray vision" of the inner motivations and intentions of others. He is drawn to anything secret, hidden, or mysterious, and may pursue esoteric or occult studies. Petty is also a forceful and convincing speaker or writer, with the ability to influence people's thinking by the sheer power of his conviction.
His thoughts tend to go along artistic lines and he may very well pursue some kind of art as a hobby. In love relationships, Adam Petty has a sympathetic understanding of his partner's desire for affection and he seems to be able to read their wishes from their viewpoint.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Cancer
Mercury in 9th house
Mercury Sextile Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Neptune
Mercury Square Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Venus/MC