mental interests and abilities
Outspoken and direct, he is always eager to express his ideas and opinions and does not mind opposing the consensus and stirring up a little controversy. Forbes has fresh, original ideas and a great deal of enthusiasm for anything new and untried, but once the novelty has worn off, he is interested in another new idea or project. Forbes Masson never seems to have enough time to do everything he wants. He is very honest, speaks decisively and convincingly about things he believes in, and is unable to pretend to agree with someone if he honestly does not. He may be somewhat lacking in tact.
Forbes has an introspective turn of mind and may enjoy keeping a journal or a record of his dreams and personal experiences, or learning about psychology, history, and the inner workings and emotional foundations of his own life.Masson is studious and somewhat of a bookworm.
Forbes Masson tends to seesaw between holding his tongue and lashing out. This verbal self-control seems to create internal tension, so that when Masson finally does speak his mind, there is quite a bit of resentment or energy between the lines. Learning to state an opinion without making it an attack is important. When out of balance, Forbes Masson is prone to frequent, irritating little accidents such as cutting his fingers or getting burned.
Even though Masson can be a decisive and convincing speaker (as indicated earlier), he also has a highly imaginative and intuitive mind. This combination offers a number of possibilities: Forbes could accurately articulate the images and fantasies he has, he could forcefully convince others of his own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Forbes Masson may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Masson's thinking.
Vague, confused thinking which can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be a problem for Forbes Masson, and he has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in his dealings with others as he possibly can. Forbes also tends to "go off the deep end" regarding spiritual philosophies, imaginative ideas or theoretical speculation which may or may not have any true relevance or validity. Forbes Masson 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.
Forbes Masson 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 undercurrents he perceives, the secret machinations, the dark underside of a person or situation - but he is intrigued by them and Forbes sometimes cannot stop thinking about them. Once Masson's interest has been piqued, he can become obsessed with getting to the bottom of the matter. At times Forbes Masson makes more of something than is actually the case, like assigning dark, convoluted motives to a person where none exist.
Forbes has the ability to adapt himself mentally and emotionally to any situations he may have to face. He is considerate and compassionate and sensitive to others' needs. People have confidence in his judgment and it is easy for Forbes Masson to succeed.
Forbes Masson tends to idealize his actions or situation, which could lead to misguided endeavors. Uncertain about his goals, Masson has a tendency to stray from his original purpose and could be disillusioned with the results.
He is somewhat restless and in constant search for variety and change. Cautious in one way and optimistic in another, Forbes Masson frequently changes his mind and his philosophy of life. He may prefer mental work and is likely to choose a scientific field.
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 Forbes Masson, and he could either intentionally or inadvertently deceive others, or vice versa.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Aries
Mercury in 4th house
Mercury Quincunx Mars
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Pluto
Mercury Opposition Moon/MC
Mercury Opposition Mars/Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn
Mercury Opposition Neptune/Pluto