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 is natural to Charles Baudelaire, 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 Baudelaire at times and consequently he may appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Charles Baudelaire as a child, and he probably daydreamed a good deal also. He is intuitive and is able to sense what others' thoughts and feelings are, even before they say anything to him. Charles often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Baudelaire can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Charles Baudelaire is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Charles Baudelaire as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
He is often involved in verbal exchanges, interviewing, discussing, debating, counseling, negotiating, getting and giving feedback, and sharing information. Charles Baudelaire is drawn to intelligent and verbal people, with whom he can communicate and from whom he can learn. Charles loves to have an audience to hear his ideas, and he also appreciates eloquent presentations by others.
Charles Baudelaire has a sharp mind and a sharp tongue as well, and he loves a vigorous discussion or debate. He expresses his thoughts in a clear, decisive, convincing style. Charles dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another's argument. At times Baudelaire is verbally aggressive and abrasive to others, and he tends to overstate his case or offend people by his unadorned frankness. Charles Baudelaire can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer, or salesman. He has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Baudelaire enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
Suspicious that appearance is superficial and masking the "real nitty-gritty", Charles Baudelaire is always probing beneath the surface to uncover the deeper, hidden aspects of a matter. He is interested in anything secret or mysterious. Charles has great powers of concentration and a penetrating mind, with an aptitude for research, investigative reporting, or detective work. He is also keenly observant and seems to have "x-ray vision" regarding the inner motivations and intentions of other people. Charles Baudelaire could make an excellent psychotherapist, uncovering the deeper causes and roots of a person's emotional problems. He may also be drawn to esoteric or occult studies and the development of unusual mental powers. Stories of mystery, intrigue, and espionage fascinate him.
He is very sociable and has a talent for organizing and arranging associations or groups of people. Charles Baudelaire is likely to have good cooperation between people and he proudly shares his successes with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 7th house
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury Conjunct Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node