mental interests and abilities
She is more of a poet than a rational scientist, for her mind does not function in a strictly logical, linear fashion. The language of music, art, or poetry is natural to Aretha Franklin, and she is also able to think in highly abstract and symbolic terms. Translating her thoughts and impressions into concrete, everyday language may be difficult for Franklin at times and consequently she may appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Aretha Franklin as a child, and she probably daydreamed a good deal also. She is intuitive and is able to sense what others' thoughts and feelings are, even before they say anything to her. Aretha often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and her impressions are usually correct. Franklin can be somewhat absent-minded and she becomes so immersed in her own thoughts that she overlooks things in her immediate, tangible environment. Aretha Franklin is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Aretha Franklin as anything in the concrete world. Her imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of her greatest gifts.
Aretha has an introspective turn of mind and may enjoy keeping a journal or a record of her dreams and personal experiences, or learning about psychology, history, and the inner workings and emotional foundations of her own life.Franklin is studious and something of a bookworm.
Aretha Franklin would be an excellent teacher or counselor for she listens sympathetically, and encourages others to express their inner thoughts and feelings. People trust and confide in Aretha, and she is able to read between the lines and to sense what their feelings are as well as what they are saying. Franklin works well with and understand women, and the emotional, feminine side of life. She is articulate on personal subjects (rather than factual or technical). Keeping a diary or journal would be satisfying for Franklin. Aretha Franklin also has a talent for learning languages.
Her desire to make a point overrides sometimes her receptivity to others' views. She can be a good listener but often it is hard for Aretha Franklin not to speak out.
Argumentative and rather aggressive and critical in discussions, Franklin tends to turn any conversation into a debate, and sometimes a verbal war. Aretha Franklin could be a spokesman for a righteous cause, a lawyer vigorously defending a client, a sharp analyst or critic. She is a convincing speaker, but is not especially receptive to the ideas and opinions of others. Aretha Franklin has a forceful intellect and an aptitude for mental work.
Aretha has an abundance of ideas, interests, and plans for the future, and may find it difficult to focus on any particular area. She is not a specialist for she seeks to get the broad overview, to see the whole picture rather than closely examining any of its component parts. Philosophy, religion, or other areas of theoretical speculation interest Franklin.
Aretha Franklin also possesses foresight, numerous enterprising ideas, and a gambling instinct, all of which contribute to Aretha's success in the world of business. However, her optimism and grand vision can get her in trouble too; Franklin sometimes promises more than she can deliver, glosses over important details that come back to haunt her later, and overestimates the potential of an idea or product.
Traveling is a great love of hers, especially if there is a mind-expanding or educational aspect involved, and Aretha Franklin may travel extensively in her work. Consulting or education would be good fields for Franklin.
Aretha Franklin has a charming disposition and loves to socialize and meet new people. Franklin also likes to be surrounded by beautiful things and likes to talk to others about her views on love relationships problems as well as her views on beauty, fashion and art in general.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 4th house
Moon Trine Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Square Mars
Mercury Square Jupiter
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Venus