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 Benedetto Croce, 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 Croce at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Benedetto Croce 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. Benedetto often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Croce can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Benedetto Croce is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Benedetto Croce as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
The mysterious and the unknown fascinate Benedetto Croce and he may investigate the supernatural or something that is hidden or taboo. Croce needs to know what is going on behind the scenes. He is also deeply curious about or astute about economic, political, or social power, big business, and the motives and powers behind the social facade.
Benedetto Croce appreciates aesthetics and has a fine sense of form, design and beauty. He could develop considerable technical skills as an artist, designer, craftsman or creative writer. Croce could also sell objects of beauty such as artistic products, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
Benedetto Croce 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 asset when working with people one-on-one.
Independent and freethinking, Benedetto Croce dislikes being told what to do and how to do it, and he especially does not like being told how to think, for Benedetto insists on discovering his own truth. Benedetto Croce does well in a rather unstructured environment that allows him to make his own decisions and to respond to the needs of the moment, rather than following a routine, standardized way of doing things. He is also suited to a fast-paced atmosphere, which Croce finds exciting and stimulating. His mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and flashes of inspiration often come to him "out of the blue". Benedetto has an aptitude for science and new technologies are of particular interest to him. Benedetto Croce also has a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.
Croce shows an interest in other people and receiving and giving mental stimuli is important to him. He is likely to study or do some research work together with others and sometimes may even have the same thoughts on a certain subject.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 8th house
Mercury Conjunct Venus
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury Opposition N. Node/Asc.