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 comes naturally to Gordon Cooper, 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 Cooper at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Gordon Cooper as a child, and he probably daydreamed a good deal as well. He is intuitive and able to sense the thoughts and feelings of others even before they say anything to him. Gordon often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Cooper can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Gordon Cooper is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Gordon Cooper as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
The mysterious and the unknown fascinate Gordon Cooper and he may investigate the supernatural or something that is hidden or taboo. Cooper needs to know what is going on behind the scenes. He is also deeply curious about or astute about economic, political, or social power, big business, and the motives and powers behind the social facade.
An independent and original thinker, Gordon is excited by new ideas, discoveries, and innovations. His mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and ideas often come to him "out of the blue". Gordon Cooper grasps ideas very quickly and often becomes impatient with those who are slower or more cautious than he. More conservative minds deem him rather eccentric and unusual in his interests. Gordon Cooper does well in an open, unpredictable atmosphere where flexibility and quick responses are needed. Gordon Cooper has an aptitude for science, mathematics, electronics or astrology.
Vague, confused thinking which can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be a problem for Gordon Cooper, and he has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in his dealings with others as he possibly can. Gordon 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. Gordon Cooper 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.
Gordon Cooper has a charming disposition and loves to socialize and meet new people. Cooper also likes to be surrounded by beautiful things and likes to talk to others about his views on love relationships problems as well as his views on beauty, fashion and art in general.
He is optimistic, has a sense of humor and he loves to entertain. Gordon Cooper does everything in a loving way and considers love as a decisive enrichment of his life. Just thinking of future happiness in love relationships seems to make Gordon happy.
He is very thorough and is likely to commit himself to some type of study or research work. Not very talkative, Gordon Cooper tries to avoid contact with others as much as possible and prefers to do his work in seclusion or solitude.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 8th house
Mercury Conjunct Uranus
Mercury Quincunx Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Venus
Mercury Conjunct Venus/Jupiter
Mercury Opposition Saturn/Pluto