mental interests and abilities
Gene Clark possesses vision and foresight, and his mind is often occupied with big ideas, plans and goals for the future. He is interested in what is possible and what is on the horizon, rather than what has already been done. Clark is attracted to the study of philosophy, religion, politics or education and he is more concerned with theories and concepts than with specific applications. He is not inclined to focus on any specific, concrete area; It irks Gene to deal with details and particulars. Gene Clark has a gambling instinct and enjoys speculative enterprises and new ventures. Business, advertising and promotion would also be ideally suited to him.
Gene Clark has a good understanding of group trends, politics, mass movements, and community affairs. Sharing ideas with groups of people is something Clark does well and is likely to be involved with. Gene collaborates well in group efforts and is likely to be part of a successful team or large organization.
He is a natural psychologist or counselor, interested in the inner motivations, feelings, personal life, relationships and problems of others. Clark is a sympathetic listener and he also loves to (endlessly!) discuss his own experiences and feelings. Gene Clark tends to be very personal and subjective in his point of view. He has a talent for getting others to talk about their lives, dreams, desires and other things that are meaningful to them. Gene Clark could be an excellent interviewer, reporter or biographer. Idle talk and gossip are his vices.
The study of the past - history, archeology, genealogy, etc. - is of great interest to him. Psychology, symbolism, mythology and languages are also areas that Gene Clark is drawn to.
Although he is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Gene Clark is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Clark combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Gene has an introverted frame of mind and tends to dissect or deeply analyze his own inner life and experiences as well as those of others.
Gene Clark has a deep, serious turn of mind, and when out of balance, he tends toward pessimism, cynicism, and overly rigid or judgmental thinking. These are tendencies Clark may have to work to counteract, by choosing to focus on the humor in a situation, associating with cheerful, positive-minded people, and so on. Being around children can sometimes alter and lighten up his mental outlook considerably. Duty, obligation, "should", and "ought to" may color Gene's thinking too much.
Clark will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Gene Clark's thinking was depicted as careful, conservative, methodical and possibly narrow or rigid, while the following information defines his mind as quick and innovative. Both are true! Gene Clark incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
Gene Clark has a brilliant, inventive mind, and Clark's sudden flashes of insight and clear perception enable him to grasp concepts very quickly. At times Clark's mind flits from one subject to the next so rapidly that Gene Clark cannot thoroughly digest any of them. Gene gets bored and restless, and intellectually rebels against too much tedium. He may be abrupt and impatient with people who plan and plod along, because Gene Clark likes to be open to inspiration and spontaneous. Clark could invent or discover something truly original, unique or unheard of.
His mind is deep and penetrating and he is interested in anything secret, mysterious, or hidden, including the deeper recesses of the human psyche. Gene Clark possesses an aptitude for private investigation, psychology and research work. Gene Clark is also drawn to esoteric or occult studies.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Sagittarius
Mercury in 11th house
Moon Conjunct Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury Quincunx Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Opposition Uranus
Mercury Trine Pluto