mental interests and abilities
He is an exacting perfectionist with a clear, logical, analytical mind and an aptitude for work that requires meticulous attention to detail and efficient organization. Well grounded and pragmatic, Thompson tends to develop specialized skills and technical expertise in a practical field. Knowledge, ideas and theories do not really interest Fred Thompson unless they are useful in a tangible way. He is inclined to analyze, measure, and dissect everything and to miss nuances and subtle shades of feeling and meaning in the process. His strengths lie in his precise thinking, careful craftsmanship and mastery of technical skills. Fred Thompson tends to be very good at what he does and critical of others' work if it does not meet his high standards.
Fred Thompson thinks a great deal about his career, his reputation and public image, and the way he makes a contribution or impact on the world at large. Public speaking or some other form of communication is likely to be an important aspect of Fred Thompson's work.
Fred Thompson 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. Fred dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another person's argument. At times Thompson is verbally aggressive and abrasive toward others, and he tends to overstate his case or offend people with his unadorned frankness. Fred Thompson can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer or salesman. He has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Thompson enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
He is mentally restless, intellectually thirsty and immensely curious. Fred Thompson may study and travel widely in order to satisfy these urges and he is even happier if he shares his journeys with companions. Fred's gifts lie in his capacity for learning about the beliefs of a broad spectrum of people, making long-distance connections, opening up channels of communication and understanding, bringing people together from foreign lands, and promoting social and cultural exchange.
Although broadminded and interested in the philosophical or long-range implications of any plan (as mentioned earlier), Thompson's mind is clear and practical as well. His wide-ranging ideas and interests are grounded by a sense of realism and order. At times Fred Thompson may seesaw between his optimism and sense of broader possibilities, and his skepticism and need for facts and tangible proof.
Fred Thompson has an aptitude for solving difficult mental problems due to his careful, methodical approach, attention to detail and tenacity in following a matter through to its conclusion. Fred Thompson has well-honed powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Thompson can get entirely wrapped up in his own thoughts and completely engrossed in a minor detail. He is slow and cautious, but extremely thorough in his work. Conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, he may be narrow-minded or closed to any idea that has no concrete proof or scientific verification. He prefers dealing with facts rather than abstract speculation. Fred Thompson may also be distrustful or fearful of anything he cannot understand with his rational mind. He is well-suited to work in research or any field that requires careful study and thought.
He may find it difficult to think logically and objectively. Thompson can also be too trusting and unrealistic, and others may take advantage of Fred or use him. Fred Thompson tends to avoid confrontation, may withdraw and pretend to agree with others to avoid arguments.
He is willing to grow and gather experience through his relationships with others. Thompson gives and receives good suggestions or stimulating ideas and tends to cultivate an intense exchange of thoughts. Fred Thompson has a need for social contact and entertainment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Virgo
Mercury in 10th house
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury Sextile Jupiter
Mercury aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter/Asc.