mental interests and abilities
He is more of a poet than a rational scientist, for his mind does not function in a strictly logical, linear fashion. The language of music, art, or poetry is natural to Al Gore, and he is also able to think in highly abstract and symbolic terms. Translating his thoughts and impressions into concrete, everyday language may be difficult for Gore at times and consequently he may appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Al Gore as a child, and he probably daydreamed a good deal also. He is intuitive and is able to sense what others' thoughts and feelings are, even before they say anything to him. Al often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Gore can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Al Gore is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Al Gore as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
The mysterious and the unknown fascinate Al Gore and he may investigate the supernatural or something that is hidden or taboo. Gore needs to know what is going on behind the scenes. He is also deeply curious about or astute about economic, political, or social power, big business, and the motives and powers behind the social facade.
Al Gore tends to seesaw between holding his tongue and lashing out. This verbal self-control seems to create internal tension, so that when Gore finally does speak his mind, there is quite a bit of resentment or energy behind his words. Learning to state an opinion without making it an attack is important. When out of balance, Al Gore is prone to frequent, irritating little accidents such as cutting his fingers or getting burned.
Al Gore has a deep, serious turn of mind, and when out of balance, he tends toward pessimism, cynicism, and overly rigid or judgmental thinking. These are tendencies Gore may have to work to counteract, by choosing to focus on the humor in a situation, associating with cheerful, positive-minded people, and so on. Being around children can sometimes alter and lighten up his mental outlook considerably. Duty, obligation, "should", and "ought to" may color Al's thinking too much.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 8th house
Mercury Quincunx Mars
Mercury Quincunx Saturn