mental interests and abilities
Clear, objective, and realistic, she is unimpressed by exaggerated claims or promises. Ayn Rand insists upon being shown facts to back up any statement she hears, and her natural skepticism often borders on cynicism. Rand approaches problems clearly and rationally and maintains her poise and objectivity even in the midst of critical situations. Anyone seeking Rand's advice is certain to get an unemotional and unbiased assessment of their situation, and Ayn therefore makes a good arbitrator or judge. She is thorough, conscientious, and disciplined in her thinking, and has an aptitude for business, organization, and administration. Ayn Rand is also a good strategist, and will plan and patiently follow a realistic course which will lead to her eventual success. Serious-minded and studious, Rand enjoys quiet time alone for thinking or reading.
Ayn Rand uses her mind to organize, classify, and bring order to her environment. She is interested in the refinement of her technical skills and abilities and is a stickler for details. Organizational skills, training others in her area of expertise, or work involving teaching and communications are highly probable for Rand.
She is a natural psychologist or counselor, interested in the inner motivations, feelings, personal life, relationships, and problems of others. Rand is a sympathetic listener and she also loves to discuss (endlessly!) her own experiences and feelings. Ayn Rand tends to be very personal and subjective in her point of view. She has a talent for getting others to talk about their lives, dreams, desires, and other things that are personally meaningful to them. Ayn Rand could be an excellent interviewer, reporter, or biographer. Idle talk and gossip are her vices.
The study of the past - history, archeology, genealogy, etc. - is of great interest to her. Psychology, symbolism, mythology, and languages are also areas that Ayn Rand is drawn to.
Ayn 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 Rand.
Ayn Rand also possesses foresight, numerous enterprising ideas, and a gambling instinct, all of which contribute to Ayn's success in the world of business. However, her optimism and grand vision can get her in trouble too; Rand 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 Ayn Rand may travel extensively in her work. Consulting or education would be good fields for Rand.
Ayn Rand has a probing, penetrating mind and in her view, nothing is as simple, innocent, or straightforward as it appears. She may not totally understand the hidden undercurrents she perceives, the secret machinations, the dark underside of a person or situation - but it intrigues Ayn and sometimes she cannot stop thinking about it. Once Rand's interest has been piqued, she can become obsessed with getting to the bottom of the matter. At times Ayn Rand makes more of something than is actually the case, like assigning dark, convoluted motives to a person where none exist.
Her thinking is influenced by the way Ayn Rand feels about love and she tends to speak freely about love relationships and sexual matters. A very good articulator, Rand has the ability to play with words and could do well as a writer of love stories.
Ayn Rand tends to be guided by wrong impressions of people and could easily deceive herself about their character. On the other hand, Ayn may also try to exploit other people's weakness and may even think of becoming involved in things that are a little shady.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Capricorn
Mercury in 6th house
Moon Conjunct Mercury
Mercury Square Jupiter
Mercury Quincunx Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Venus/Mars
Mercury Opposition Neptune/Asc.