mental interests and abilities
Djuna has an extremely active, lively and versatile mind with a multitude of interests and an inexhaustible curiosity about life. She is quick to grasp new concepts and equally quick to lose interest in an idea or project once her curiosity has been satisfied. Djuna likes to taste a little bit of everything - concentration and disciplined study are not her strong points. Mentally restless, she may change jobs or locations frequently, or do work that involves movement, travel and variety.
Djuna Barnes has a flair for language, playing with words, speaking, writing or teaching in an entertaining and informative way. She also enjoys meeting new people, conversing and learning a little bit about them, and works well with the public.
Sales, advertising, communications, journalism or public relations are good areas for Barnes. Her ability to be articulate and communicate well is one of her greatest strengths.
Djuna has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom and for an ever broadening understanding of life. Djuna Barnes 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 Barnes. World travel and studying other cultures are also strong urges of hers.
She speaks clearly, decisively, and convincingly and thoroughly enjoys a vigorous discussion or debate. Djuna Barnes would be an effective lawyer or public speaker, a salesman of ideas. Others tend to listen to Barnes and follow her lead, and she has a talent for directing people and making decisions. Djuna Barnes also has an aptitude for writing - especially criticism or satire.
Even though Barnes can be a decisive and convincing speaker (as indicated earlier), she also has a highly imaginative and intuitive mind. This combination offers a number of possibilities: Djuna could accurately articulate the images and fantasies she has, she could forcefully convince others of her own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Djuna Barnes may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Barnes' thinking.
Her mind does not function in a linear, logical manner and Djuna Barnes is often unable to express her thoughts in simple, everyday language. Symbols, images, art or music better express Barnes' ideas. Flights of imagination and fantasy carry Djuna into strange and beautiful worlds, and she could foster the ability to transcribe some of her perceptions so as to share them with others, for example, by writing fantasy, fiction, lyrics or poetry. Barnes is sensitive to nuances and possesses intuitive or psychic gifts, but she may become confused between imagination and true perception. Djuna Barnes has a strong mystical and idealistic bent, and has difficulty focusing her attention on practical or mundane activities. Djuna Barnes is strongly attracted to metaphysical and spiritual topics.
Suspecting that appearances are superficial and mask the "nitty-gritty", Djuna Barnes is always probing beneath the surface to uncover the deeper, hidden recesses. She is interested in anything secret or mysterious. Djuna Barnes has great powers of concentration and a penetrating mind, with an aptitude for research, investigative reporting or detective work. She is also keenly observant and seems to have "x-ray vision" regarding the inner motivations and intentions of other people. Djuna Barnes would make an excellent psychotherapist, uncovering the deeper causes and roots of a person's emotional problems. She may also be drawn to esoteric or occult studies and the development of unusual mental powers. She is fascinated by stories of mystery, intrigue and espionage.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Gemini
Mercury in 9th house
Mercury Trine Mars
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Pluto