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 Billie Holiday, 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 Holiday at times and consequently she may appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Billie Holiday 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. Billie often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and her impressions are usually correct. Holiday can be somewhat absent-minded and she becomes so immersed in her own thoughts that she overlooks things in her immediate, tangible environment. Billie Holiday is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Billie Holiday as anything in the concrete world. Her imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of her greatest gifts.
Her mental skills and intelligence are directed toward practical matters, and Billie Holiday is interested in the tangible effects of any abstract idea or concept. She is very interested in finance, economics, and moneymaking strategies.
Billie has talent for establishing rapport and communicating with people, great personnel skills, and she is adept at dealing with the public. Billie Holiday communicates concern, interest, and the ability to listen, which encourages people to open up and confide in her even if they do not know Billie well. Holiday creates close relationships with others by talking to them (even gossiping will do), or by writing intimate, personal letters. Women feel that Billie Holiday understands them.
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 Billie Holiday not to speak out.
Billie Holiday has a sharp mind and a sharp tongue as well, and she loves a vigorous discussion or debate. She expresses her thoughts in a clear, decisive, convincing style. Billie dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another's argument. At times Holiday is verbally aggressive and abrasive to others, and she tends to overstate her case or offend people by her unadorned frankness. Billie Holiday can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer, or salesman. She has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Holiday enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
Although she is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Billie Holiday is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Holiday combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Billie has an introverted frame of mind and she tends to dissect or deeply analyze her own and other people's inner lives and experiences.
Billie 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. Billie has good powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Billie Holiday can get wrapped up entirely in her own thoughts and completely engrossed in some small detail. She is slow and cautious, but extremely thorough in her work. Conservative and something of a skeptic, Holiday may be narrow-minded or closed to any idea which has no concrete proof or scientific verification. She prefers dealing with facts rather than abstract speculation. Billie Holiday 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.
Even though Holiday can be a decisive and convincing speaker (as indicated earlier), she also has a highly imaginative and intuitive mind. With this combination, there are a number of possibilities: Billie could accurately articulate the images and fantasies she has, she could forcefully convince others of her own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or perhaps Billie Holiday swings from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Holiday's thinking.
Although Billie Holiday's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Holiday can be quite the opposite. Periods of absentmindedness, building castles in the air, or ruminating over mystical, abstract, or imponderable subjects are also likely, as discussed below.
She is open and receptive to subjects that defy rational explanation, such as psychic phenomena, mental telepathy, and metaphysics, and Holiday could teach these subjects to others. Her mind is imaginative and inspired and Billie Holiday has an aptitude for art and creative writing.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 2nd house
Moon Sextile Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Trine Neptune