mental interests and abilities
He is more of a poet than a rational scientist, for his mind does not function in a strictly logical, linear fashion. The language of music, art, or poetry is natural to Elton John, and he is also able to think in highly abstract and symbolic terms. Translating his thoughts and impressions into concrete, everyday language may be difficult for John at times and consequently he may appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Elton John as a child, and he probably daydreamed a good deal also. He is intuitive and is able to sense what others' thoughts and feelings are, even before they say anything to him. Elton often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. John can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Elton John is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Elton John as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
His mental skills and intelligence are directed toward practical matters, and Elton John is interested in the tangible effects of any abstract idea or concept. He is very interested in finance, economics, and moneymaking strategies.
Elton John has a sharp mind and a sharp tongue as well, and he loves a vigorous discussion or debate. He expresses his thoughts in a clear, decisive, convincing style. Elton dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another's argument. At times John is verbally aggressive and abrasive to others, and he tends to overstate his case or offend people by his unadorned frankness. Elton John can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer, or salesman. He has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. John enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
Even though John can be a decisive and convincing speaker (as indicated earlier), he also has a highly imaginative and intuitive mind. With this combination, there are a number of possibilities: Elton could accurately articulate the images and fantasies he has, he could forcefully convince others of his own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or perhaps Elton John swings from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of John's thinking.
Vague, confused thinking which can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be a problem for Elton John, and he has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in his dealings with others as he possibly can. Elton 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. Elton John should try to critically test out his ideas, or seek out a person whose judgment and character he respects, to use as a sounding board.
Elton John has a probing, penetrating mind and in his view, nothing is as simple, innocent, or straightforward as it appears. He may not totally understand the hidden undercurrents he perceives, the secret machinations, the dark underside of a person or situation - but it intrigues Elton and sometimes he cannot stop thinking about it. Once John's interest has been piqued, he can become obsessed with getting to the bottom of the matter. At times Elton John makes more of something than is actually the case, like assigning dark, convoluted motives to a person where none exist.
He is likely to concentrate on himself a lot and tends to have melancholic thoughts, at times even brooding over something. Preferring to be alone, Elton John always makes sure to have his own space. Very self-reliant, he has a need to work by himself.
He may have to deal with considerable nervous tension and is inclined to see everything a little cloudy. Expressing what is on his mind could be hard for Elton John, and he could either intentionally or inadvertently deceive others, or vice versa.
John shows an interest in other people and receiving and giving mental stimuli is important to him. He is likely to study or do some research work together with others and sometimes may even have the same thoughts on a certain subject.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 2nd house
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Pluto
Mercury Opposition Saturn/MC
Mercury Opposition Neptune/Pluto
Mercury Conjunct N. Node/Asc.