mental interests and abilities
He is highly interested in inner, subjective and personal issues, and his thinking is based more on feelings, intuition, personal experiences and prejudices, than on reason or logic. Intellectual abilities and accomplishments without heart or soul mean little to Anthony. He is empathic and would be an excellent counselor, for he is a sensitive listener and deeply interested in people's feelings and inner life. In addition to psychology, Anthony West is drawn to education, art, poetry, music or mythology. He is not particularly confident about speaking in public, but will open up and share his thoughts in small, intimate groups. West enjoys keeping a personal journal and reading the chronicles of others' lives and personal development.
His mental skills and intelligence are directed toward practical matters, and Anthony West is interested in the tangible effects of any abstract idea or concept. He is very interested in finance, economics, and moneymaking strategies.
Anthony West appreciates aesthetics and has a fine sense of form, design, and beauty. He could develop great technical skill as an artist, designer, craftsman, or creative writer. West could also sell objects of beauty - artistic products, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
Anthony 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 benefit to West in any work with people on a one-to-one level.
Although his tact was commented on above, Anthony West can also be very direct, even brutally frank, in the way he communicates, as mentioned below.
Anthony West has a sharp tongue and ready wit, and he enjoys intellectual competition, problem solving, and demanding intellectual work. In a debate, he knows how to drive his point home. Anthony West also possesses quick reflexes and dexterity and could be an excellent tennis or racquetball player. Any sport which involves a dynamic exchange between the players is a suitable arena for West.
Even though West 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: Anthony could accurately articulate the images and fantasies he has, he could forcefully convince others of his own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Anthony West may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of West's thinking.
His mind does not function in a linear, logical manner and Anthony West is often unable to express his thoughts in simple, everyday language. Symbols, images, art or music better express West's ideas. Flights of imagination and fantasy carry Anthony 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. West is sensitive to nuances and possesses intuitive or psychic gifts, but he may become confused between imagination and true perception. Anthony West has a strong mystical and idealistic bent, and has difficulty focusing his attention on practical or mundane activities. Anthony West is strongly attracted to metaphysical and spiritual topics.
West knows what he wants to accomplish and has a tendency to strive toward a superior intellect. He is prudent and a convincing speaker with the ability to influence others. But Anthony West pushes himself tirelessly and tends to overstrain his nerves.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Cancer
Mercury in 2nd house
Mercury Sextile Venus
Mercury aspects Venus and Mars
Mercury Sextile Mars
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Pluto