mental interests and abilities
Clear, objective and realistic, he is unimpressed by exaggerated claims or promises. Henri Matisse insists on being shown the facts behind any statement he hears, and his natural skepticism often borders on cynicism. Matisse approaches problems clearly and rationally and maintains his poise and objectivity even in the midst of critical situations. Anyone seeking Matisse's advice is certain to get an unemotional and unbiased assessment of their situation, and Henri - therefore - makes a good arbitrator or judge. He is thorough, conscientious and disciplined in his thinking, and has an aptitude for business, organization and administration. Henri Matisse is also a good strategist, and he will plan and patiently follow a realistic course which will lead to his eventual success. Serious-minded and studious, Matisse enjoys quiet time alone for thinking or reading.
Matisse enjoys puzzles and other games that challenge him intellectually. Henri Matisse likes to show off his verbal or intellectual skills and to use his mind creatively. Writing, dramatic speaking or some other display of his creative intelligence appeal to him.
Henri Matisse 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. Henri dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another person's argument. At times Matisse is verbally aggressive and abrasive toward others, and he tends to overstate his case or offend people with his unadorned frankness. Henri Matisse can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer or salesman. He has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Matisse enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
Henri Matisse has a brilliant, inventive mind, and Matisse's sudden flashes of insight and clear perception enable him to grasp concepts very quickly. At times Matisse's mind flits from one subject to the next so rapidly that Henri Matisse cannot thoroughly digest any of them. Henri 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 Henri Matisse likes to be open to inspiration and spontaneous. Matisse could invent or discover something truly original, unique or unheard of.
Even though Matisse 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: Henri could accurately articulate the images and fantasies he has, he could forcefully convince others of his own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Henri Matisse may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Matisse's thinking.
His mind is highly imaginative and creative and he possesses dramatic, artistic or musical abilities. As a child, Henri Matisse enjoyed daydreaming, fantasizing and pretending, and probably lived in "his own little world" a good deal. He perceives things that are not obvious to other people and Henri Matisse has an uncanny ability to "read" people and situations without being told anything about them. However, Henri Matisse must learn to discriminate between true psychic perception and his imagination. Learning to discipline and focus his mind is necessary if Matisse wishes to use all of his creative potential. Otherwise, Henri Matisse could be simply a dreamer.
Communication with others is difficult for Henri Matisse because he often finds words frustrating and inadequate to express his experiences and perceptions. Also, Henri may purposefully mystify or deceive others.
His mind is deep and penetrating and he is interested in anything secret, mysterious, or hidden, including the deeper recesses of the human psyche. Henri Matisse possesses an aptitude for private investigation, psychology and research work. Henri Matisse is also drawn to esoteric or occult studies.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Capricorn
Mercury in 5th house
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury Opposition Uranus
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Square Neptune
Mercury Trine Pluto