mental interests and abilities
One of Al's greatest assets is his ability to see both sides of an issue, and to negotiate and bring about compromise and reconciliation. Tactful, reasonable, and endowed with considerable social finesse, Al Jardine works well with people in business as well as in personal relationships. He is objective and somewhat detached from emotional bias, and makes an excellent consultant, mediator or public relations person. Al Jardine insists on fairness and seeks to foster harmony or at least peaceful coexistence between people. His sense of diplomacy is an asset to any business or social setting. Al Jardine also has fine aesthetic sensitivities and could work in an artistic or cultural environment.
Al does not speak up readily, even when he has a lot to say! Also, his mind tends to drift and Jardine finds it difficult to study very factual material that does not have much color or imaginative appeal. His intuition and first impressions are likely to be quite accurate, however, and Al Jardine tends to depend upon this faculty in making decisions.
Independent and freethinking, Al Jardine dislikes being told what to do and how to do it, and he especially does not like being told how to think, for Al insists on discovering his own truth. Al Jardine 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 Jardine 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". Al has an aptitude for science and new technologies are of particular interest to him. Al Jardine also has a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.
His mind does not function in a linear, logical manner and Al Jardine is often unable to express his thoughts in simple, everyday language. Symbols, images, art or music better express Jardine's ideas. Flights of imagination and fantasy carry Al into strange and beautiful worlds, and he could foster the ability to transcribe some of his perceptions so as to share them with others, for example, by writing fantasy, fiction, lyrics or poetry. Jardine is sensitive to nuances and possesses intuitive or psychic gifts, but he may become confused between imagination and true perception. Al Jardine has a strong mystical and idealistic bent, and has difficulty focusing his attention on practical or mundane activities. Al Jardine is strongly attracted to metaphysical and spiritual topics.
His mind is characterized by a penetrating depth and thoroughness. Al Jardine ferrets out the facts, and especially enjoys a problem if there is an element of mystery, darkness, or the forbidden. Generally, Jardine does not shy away from the truth, no matter how unpleasant it is.
Al Jardine has a tendency to show other people that he is someone to be reckoned with. He is inclined to be irritable, easily angered, and quick to take offense. Al Jardine may also have a sharp tongue and he is likely to have frequent quarrels or disputes in his relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Libra
Mercury in 12th house
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury Conjunct Neptune
Mercury Sextile Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Mars/Asc.