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 Alec Guinness, 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 Guinness at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Alec Guinness 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. Alec often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Guinness can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Alec Guinness is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Alec Guinness as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
Alec does not speak up readily, even when he has a lot to say! Also, his mind tends to drift and Guinness 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 Alec Guinness tends to depend upon this faculty in making decisions.
He speaks clearly, decisively, and convincingly and thoroughly enjoys a vigorous discussion or debate. Alec Guinness would be an effective lawyer or public speaker, a salesman of ideas. Others tend to listen to Guinness and follow his lead, and he has a talent for directing people and making decisions. Alec Guinness also has an aptitude for writing - especially criticism or satire.
Alec Guinness has an aptitude for solving difficult mental problems due to his careful, methodical approach, attention to detail and tenacity in following a matter through to its conclusion. Alec Guinness has well-honed powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Guinness can get entirely wrapped up in his own thoughts and completely engrossed in a minor detail. He is slow and cautious, but extremely thorough in his work. Conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, he may be narrow-minded or closed to any idea that has no concrete proof or scientific verification. He prefers dealing with facts rather than abstract speculation. Alec Guinness may also be distrustful or fearful of anything he cannot understand with his rational mind. He is well-suited to work in research or any field that requires careful study and thought.
Guinness is generally in a positive frame of mind and he has the ability to express himself well. Alec Guinness could be successful in speaking, lecturing, writing, or acting. Alec might also be interested in issues of health, diet etc. and may consider a profession in the medical field.
He is willing to grow and gather experience through his relationships with others. Guinness gives and receives good suggestions or stimulating ideas and tends to cultivate an intense exchange of thoughts. Alec Guinness has a need for social contact and entertainment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 12th house
Mercury Trine Mars
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Jupiter
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter/Asc.