mental interests and abilities
His mind operates in a very deliberate and methodical manner and D.G. Rossetti dislikes being rushed or forced into give an opinion before he has thoroughly ruminated and digested an idea. He is also difficult to sway once his mind is made up.
Though slower at grasping new concepts or learning new skills, he is patient and persevering and in fact, often becomes quite adept at whatever he sets his mind to for he is willing to devote much time and attention to it. D.G. Rossetti succeeds, not so much because of his intellectual brilliance, but because he has the ability to concentrate and follow a project through to its completion. Dante has an aptitude for singing or drawing.
Dante does not speak up readily, even when he has a lot to say! Also, his mind tends to drift and Rossetti finds it difficult to study very factual material that does not have much color or imaginative appeal. His intuition and first impressions are likely to be quite accurate, however, and D.G. Rossetti tends to depend upon this faculty in making decisions.
D.G. Rossetti appreciates aesthetics and has a fine sense of form, design, and beauty. He could develop great technical skill as an artist, designer, craftsman, or creative writer. Rossetti could also sell objects of beauty - artistic products, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
Dante 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 benefit to Rossetti in any work with people on a one-to-one level.
Although his tact was commented on above, D.G. Rossetti can also be very direct, even brutally frank, in the way he communicates, as mentioned below.
He speaks clearly, decisively, and convincingly and thoroughly enjoys a vigorous discussion or debate. D.G. Rossetti would be an effective lawyer or public speaker, a salesman of ideas. Others tend to listen to Rossetti and follow his lead, and he has a talent for directing people and making decisions. D.G. Rossetti also has an aptitude for writing - especially criticism or satire.
D.G. Rossetti has a very restless and curious mind, and an endless thirst for knowledge, information, learning, or - at the very least - mental stimulation. Intellectually, Rossetti likes to cover a lot of ground, see the big picture and grasp the overall concepts. D.G. Rossetti naturally seeks to discover how all of the small pieces fit together in some grand pattern, and what it all means. Details, technical precision, and the practical application of his theories or insights are not really Rossetti's concern. His "broad brush strokes" approach can be a bit sloppy.
The study of universal law, religion, philosophy or other primarily abstract and conceptual fields appeal to Rossetti. He is ideally suited for broadcasting, publishing, communicating to large groups of people and teaching. When he is enthusiastic about an idea, it is very hard for D.G. Rossetti to keep it to himself. He has a bit of the evangelist in him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Taurus
Mercury in 12th house
Mercury Sextile Venus
Mercury aspects Venus and Mars
Mercury Trine Mars
Mercury Opposition Jupiter