mental interests and abilities
Alan Leo is a person of strong opinions and he expresses his views energetically and often dramatically. He is an entertaining speaker and will embellish or exaggerate in order to get his point across. Alan has an aptitude for storytelling and performing. Even if his arena is only the classroom or dining room table, Leo puts on a good show. Alan has an abundance of creative ideas and he does not enjoy a job in which he has no creative input or voice in decision-making. Alan Leo could be a good politician, spokesperson, group leader, director, or coach.
Alan does not speak up readily, even when he has a lot to say! Also, his mind tends to drift and Leo 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 Alan Leo tends to depend upon this faculty in making decisions.
Alan Leo would be an excellent teacher or counselor for he listens sympathetically, and encourages others to express their inner thoughts and feelings. People trust and confide in Alan, and he is able to read between the lines and to sense what their feelings are as well as what they are saying. Leo works well with and understand women, and the emotional, feminine side of life. He is articulate on personal subjects (rather than factual or technical). Keeping a diary or journal would be satisfying for Leo. Alan Leo also has a talent for learning languages.
His desire to make a point overrides sometimes his receptivity to others' views. He can be a good listener but often it is hard for Alan Leo not to speak out.
Alan Leo tends to seesaw between holding his tongue and lashing out. This verbal self-control seems to create internal tension, so that when Leo 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, Alan Leo is prone to frequent, irritating little accidents such as cutting his fingers or getting burned.
His success in life comes through his own efforts, through his ability to concentrate and organize. Alan Leo has a strong sense of self-discipline and carefully considers every move before acting. He may have a difficult childhood because of problems with his father.
Leo approaches his environment positively, but tends to be a bit critical towards others. He is inclined to seek recognition from his friends and associates and usually is able to get it. Alan Leo also enjoys keeping in contact with young people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Leo
Mercury in 12th house
Moon Trine Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Quincunx Mars
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Asc.