mental interests and abilities
Her mind operates in a very deliberate and methodical manner and Betty Ford dislikes being rushed or forced into give an opinion before she has thoroughly ruminated and digested an idea. She is also difficult to sway once her mind is made up.
Though slower at grasping new concepts or learning new skills, she is patient and persevering and in fact, often becomes quite adept at whatever she sets her mind to for she is willing to devote much time and attention to it. Betty Ford succeeds, not so much because of her intellectual brilliance, but because she has the ability to concentrate and follow a project through to its completion. Betty has an aptitude for singing or drawing.
The mysterious and the unknown fascinate Betty Ford and she may investigate the supernatural or something that is hidden or taboo. Ford needs to know what is going on behind the scenes. She is also deeply curious about or astute about economic, political, or social power, big business, and the motives and powers behind the social facade.
Betty Ford has an aptitude for solving difficult mental problems due to her careful, methodical approach, attention to detail and tenacity in following a matter through to its conclusion. Betty Ford has well-honed powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Ford can get entirely wrapped up in her own thoughts and completely engrossed in a minor detail. She is slow and cautious, but extremely thorough in her work. Conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, she may be narrow-minded or closed to any idea that has no concrete proof or scientific verification. She prefers dealing with facts rather than abstract speculation. Betty Ford may also be distrustful or fearful of anything she cannot understand with her rational mind. She is well-suited to work in research or any field that requires careful study and thought.
Although Betty Ford's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Ford can be quite the opposite. There may very well be periods of absentmindedness, building castles in the air, or ruminating over mystical, abstract or imponderable subjects, as discussed below.
Her mind is highly imaginative and creative and she possesses dramatic, artistic or musical abilities. As a child, Betty Ford enjoyed daydreaming, fantasizing and pretending, and probably lived in "her own little world" a good deal. She perceives things that are not obvious to other people and Betty Ford has an uncanny ability to "read" people and situations without being told anything about them. However, Betty Ford must learn to discriminate between true psychic perception and her imagination. Learning to discipline and focus her mind is necessary if Ford wishes to use all of her creative potential. Otherwise, Betty Ford could be simply a dreamer.
Communication with others is difficult for Betty Ford because she often finds words frustrating and inadequate to express her experiences and perceptions. Also, Betty may purposefully mystify or deceive others.
Her mind is characterized by a penetrating depth and thoroughness. Betty Ford ferrets out the facts, and especially enjoys a problem if there is an element of mystery, darkness, or the forbidden. Generally, Ford does not shy away from the truth, no matter how unpleasant it is.
Ford shows an interest in other people and receiving and giving mental stimuli is important to her. She 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 Taurus
Mercury in 8th house
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Square Neptune
Mercury Sextile Pluto
Mercury Opposition N. Node/Asc.