mental interests and abilities
Carl has good mental concentration and the ability to become completely immersed in his work. Carl Sagan seems to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefers learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than vicariously via books or lectures. Carl has mechanical ability and he works well with his hands. Sagan could become adept at sculpture, pottery, carpentry, or anything that involves doing and making things manually. Biology (and related fields such as medicine) interests him as well. Carl Sagan also has an instinctive rapport with animals, and may feel that he relates better to them than to people! Carl Sagan tends to become narrowly focused upon his own specialized interests and may not have much to say or communicate outside that field.
Carl Sagan uses his mind to organize, classify, and bring order to his environment. He is interested in the refinement of his technical skills and abilities and is a stickler for details. Organizational skills, training others in his area of expertise, or work involving teaching and communications are highly probable for Sagan.
He enjoys philosophical speculation and theorizing about abstract ideas and concepts. Sagan is interested in the broad view, universal principles and systems, seeing connecting relationships and patterns, and seeing the whole picture rather than its component parts. Carl Sagan has a great respect and thirst for knowledge and education, and is the proverbial "perpetual student". Carl Sagan also has a talent for teaching and sharing his knowledge, and as a teacher Carl presents himself as a fellow participant in the ongoing quest for understanding rather than as an authority.
He may become involved in television, publishing, or other fields that involve sharing ideas with large groups of people. Carl Sagan excels in areas that require long-range planning and foresight, and can therefore be very successful in business, but he is rather sloppy and haphazard when it comes to implementing his ideas in a concrete way. Carl Sagan should leave it to someone else to take care of the details. Travel or long-distance contacts and communications will play a large role in Sagan's life and work.
Carl Sagan has a brilliant, inventive mind, and his sudden flashes of insight and clear perception enable him to understand concepts very quickly. At times his mind dances from one subject to the next so rapidly that he cannot thoroughly take in and digest any of them. Carl gets bored and restless, and he intellectually rebel against too much tedium. He may be abrupt and impatient with people who plan and plod along, because Carl Sagan likes to be open to inspiration and be spontaneous. Sagan could invent or discover something truly original, unique, or unheard of.
He is impatient, a bit nervous and easily irritated. Although he is sensitive to criticism, Sagan can also be insensitive to the feelings of others. Carl Sagan must consciously cultivate self-control in order to handle his somewhat quick temper.
Carl Sagan has a lot of imagination and fantasies and is able to control his inner visions by common sense. Carl has creative and artistic talents, but is inclined to underestimate his skill. Carl Sagan could be attracted to art, music, singing or dancing.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury in 6th house
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
Mercury Opposition Uranus
Mercury Conjunct Moon/Mars
Mercury Conjunct Moon/Neptune