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 comes naturally to Alan Rickman, 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 Rickman at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Alan Rickman as a child, and he probably daydreamed a good deal as well. He is intuitive and able to sense the thoughts and feelings of others even before they say anything to him. Alan often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Rickman can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Alan Rickman is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Alan Rickman as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
Alan Rickman thinks a great deal about his career, his reputation and public image, and the way he makes a contribution or impact on the world at large. Public speaking or communications of some other kind is likely to be an important aspect of the work Alan Rickman does.
Alan Rickman appreciates aesthetics and has a fine sense of form, design and beauty. He could develop considerable technical skills as an artist, designer, craftsman or creative writer. Rickman could also sell objects of beauty such as artistic products, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
Alan Rickman has the ability to please and harmonize well with others and a talent for assuaging strain in the relationships of other people. His sense of humor, tact, and personal charm are a great asset when working with people one-on-one.
Although his tact was commented on above, Alan Rickman can also be very direct, even brutally frank, in the way he communicates, as mentioned below.
He speaks clearly, decisively, and convincingly and thoroughly enjoys a vigorous discussion or debate. Alan Rickman would be an effective lawyer or public speaker, a salesman of ideas. Others tend to listen to Rickman and follow his lead, and he has a talent for directing people and making decisions. Alan Rickman also has an aptitude for writing - especially criticism or satire.
He is an original thinker, capable of unique discoveries and innovations, but he tends to scatter his energies in too many directions at once and to make impulsive or hasty decisions. Alan Rickman grasps ideas very quickly and becomes impatient with duller or more conservative minds. A fast-moving, mentally stimulating, and unpredictable atmosphere suits Alan quite well, even though he may complain about the stress and the crazy pace. Alan Rickman has a technical bent and is interested in the newest scientific theories and findings, electronics, computers, etc.
Even though Rickman can be a decisive and convincing speaker (as indicated earlier), he also has a highly imaginative and intuitive mind. This combination offers a number of possibilities: Alan could accurately articulate the images and fantasies he has, he could forcefully convince others of his own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Alan Rickman may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Rickman's thinking.
Vague, confused thinking which can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be a problem for Alan Rickman, and he has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in his dealings with others as he possibly can. Alan tends, also, to "go off the deep end" regarding spiritual philosophies, imaginative ideas, or theoretical speculation which may or may not have any real relevance or validity. Alan Rickman 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.
Alan Rickman has a probing, penetrating mind and in his view, nothing is as simple, innocent, or straightforward as it appears. He may not totally understand the hidden undercurrents he perceives, the secret machinations, the dark underside of a person or situation - but it intrigues Alan and sometimes he cannot stop thinking about it. Once Rickman's interest has been piqued, he can become obsessed with getting to the bottom of the matter. At times Alan Rickman makes more of something than is actually the case, like assigning dark, convoluted motives to a person where none exist.
Alan Rickman has a tendency to ponder and reflect on his thoughts. Methodical, responsible and serious, he has a sound judgment. He is a good listener and he probably prefers to work alone. Alan Rickman also has a good memory and may do well in history and science.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 10th house
Mercury Conjunct Venus
Mercury aspects Venus and Mars
Mercury Trine Mars
Mercury Square Uranus
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Pluto
Mercury Opposition Moon/Saturn