mental interests and abilities
She is highly interested in inner, subjective and personal issues, and her thinking is based more on feelings, intuition, personal experiences and prejudices, than on reason or logic. Intellectual abilities and accomplishments without heart or soul mean little to Carly. She is empathic and would be an excellent counselor, for she is a sensitive listener and deeply interested in people's feelings and inner life. In addition to psychology, Carly Pope is drawn to education, art, poetry, music or mythology. She is not particularly confident about speaking in public, but will open up and share her thoughts in small, intimate groups. Pope enjoys keeping a personal journal and reading the chronicles of others' lives and personal development.
Carly has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom and for an ever broadening understanding of life. Carly Pope is the perpetual student and will be involved in higher education, philosophy, or religion. Law, broadcasting, publishing, or fields of communications are also areas that interest Pope. World travel and studying other cultures are also strong urges of hers.
Carly Pope has a great capacity for concentration, handling details, and learning about subjects others might find ponderous, too technical, or dry. She could easily become a teacher of some specialized skill or field of knowledge. Practical applications and techniques are her forte. In speech Carly Pope tends to be factual and to the point.
Pope will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Carly Pope's thinking was depicted as careful, conservative, methodical and possibly narrow or rigid, while the following information defines her mind as quick and innovative. Both are true! Carly Pope incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
Independent and freethinking, Carly Pope dislikes being told what to do and how to do it, and she especially does not like being told how to think, for Carly insists on discovering her own truth. Carly Pope does well in a rather unstructured environment that allows her to make her own decisions and to respond to the needs of the moment, rather than following a routine, standardized way of doing things. She is also suited to a fast-paced atmosphere, which Pope finds exciting and stimulating. Her mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and flashes of inspiration often come to her "out of the blue". Carly has an aptitude for science and new technologies are of particular interest to her. Carly Pope also has a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.
Although Carly Pope's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Pope 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.
Vague, confused thinking which can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be a problem for Carly Pope, and she has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in her dealings with others as she possibly can. Carly tends, also, to "go off the deep end" regarding spiritual philosophies, imaginative ideas, or theoretical speculation which may or may not have any real relevance or validity. Carly Pope should try to critically test out her ideas, or seek out a person whose judgment and character she respects, to use as a sounding board.
Never satisfied with the face value of anything, Carly is always probing beneath the surface for deeper reasons and hidden motives - though she rarely reveals her own. Carly Pope has a very suspicious, even paranoid, side. Her mind is penetrating and Carly Pope has an aptitude for research, investigative reporting or private investigation. She is keenly interested in the deeper aspects of the human psyche, with a sort of "x-ray vision" of the inner motivations and intentions of others. She is drawn to anything secret, hidden, or mysterious, and may pursue esoteric or occult studies. Pope is also a forceful and convincing speaker or writer, with the ability to influence people's thinking by the sheer power of her conviction.
She is impatient, a bit nervous and easily irritated. Although she is sensitive to criticism, Pope can also be insensitive to the feelings of others. Carly Pope must consciously cultivate self-control in order to handle her somewhat quick temper.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Cancer
Mercury in 9th house
Mercury Sextile Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Neptune
Mercury Square Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Moon/Mars