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 Harry Houdini, 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 Houdini at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Harry Houdini 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. Harry often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Houdini can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Harry Houdini is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Harry Houdini as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
He is quite verbal and communicative and eager to get his own ideas and opinions across to others. Harry Houdini says what is on his mind. Others see Houdini as a lively, intelligent person, and perhaps somewhat of a chatterbox at times.
Harry Houdini would be an excellent teacher or counselor for he listens sympathetically and encourages others to express their inner thoughts and feelings. People trust and confide in Harry, and he is able to read between the lines and sense what their feelings are as well as what they are saying. Houdini works well with and understands women as well as the emotional, feminine side of life. He is articulate on personal (rather than factual or technical) subjects. Keeping a diary or journal would be satisfying for Houdini. Harry Houdini also has a talent for learning languages.
Harry Houdini has a very restless and curious mind, and an endless thirst for knowledge, information, learning, or - at the very least - mental stimulation. Intellectually, Houdini likes to cover a lot of ground, see the big picture and grasp the overall concepts. Harry Houdini naturally seeks to discover how all of the small pieces fit together in some grand pattern, and what it all means. Details, technical precision, and the practical application of his theories or insights are not really Houdini's concern. His "broad brush strokes" approach can be a bit sloppy.
The study of universal law, religion, philosophy or other primarily abstract and conceptual fields appeal to Houdini. He is ideally suited for broadcasting, publishing, communicating to large groups of people and teaching. When he is enthusiastic about an idea, it is very hard for Harry Houdini to keep it to himself. He has a bit of the evangelist in him.
His mind is marked by a penetrating depth and thoroughness. Harry Houdini ferrets out the facts, and particularly enjoys problems with an element of mystery, darkness or the forbidden. Generally, Houdini does not shy away from the truth, no matter how unpleasant it is.
Houdini approaches his environment positively, but tends to be a bit critical towards others. He is inclined to seek recognition from his friends and associates and usually is able to get it. Harry Houdini also enjoys keeping in contact with young people.
His sense of reality seems a bit distorted and Houdini tends to always think the worst. His attitude toward the world is rather pessimistic and Harry Houdini places too much importance on matters that really are not important and ignores the ones that are.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 1st house
Moon Trine Mercury
Mercury Opposition Jupiter
Mercury Sextile Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Asc.
Mercury Conjunct Saturn/Neptune