mental interests and abilities
Herschel has the ability to concentrate and become completely immersed in his work. Herschel Savage seems to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefers learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than through books or lectures. Herschel has mechanical ability and works well with his hands. Savage could become adept at sculpture, pottery, carpentry or anything that involves manual creativity. Biology (and related fields such as medicine) interests him as well. Herschel Savage also has an instinctive rapport with animals, and may feel that he relates better to them than to people! Herschel Savage tends to become narrowly focused on his own specialized interests and may not have much to say or communicate outside of that particular field.
Herschel has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom, and for an increasingly broad understanding of life. Herschel Savage is the perpetual student who will be involved in higher education, philosophy or religion. Law, broadcasting, publishing or communication are also areas of interest to Savage. World travel and studying other cultures are also strong urges of his.
Herschel Savage has an abundance of ideas, interests, and plans for the future, and may find it difficult to focus on any single area. He is not a specialist for he seeks a broad overview; he wants a glance of the whole picture rather than a close scrutiny of its components. Philosophy, religion or other areas of theoretical speculation interest him.
He also possesses foresight, numerous enterprising ideas and a gambling instinct - all of which contribute to his success in the business world. However, Savage's optimism and grand vision can also get him into trouble. Herschel Savage sometimes promises more than he can deliver, glosses over important details that come back to haunt him later, and overestimates the potential of an idea or product.
Traveling is a great love of Savage's, especially if there is a mind-expanding or educational aspect involved, and Herschel Savage may travel extensively in his work. Consulting or education would be ideal fields for him.
Although broadminded and interested in the philosophical or long-range implications of any plan (as mentioned earlier), Savage'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 Herschel Savage may seesaw between his optimism and sense of broader possibilities, and his skepticism and need for facts and tangible proof.
His mind is serious and deep, and Herschel Savage will rarely offer an opinion on any matter until he has thoroughly considered and studied it. Herschel has excellent powers of concentration and enjoys studying or thinking deeply in solitude. Herschel Savage has an aptitude for research or doing mental work that requires precise, organized thinking, attention to detail and a methodical approach. He is conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, and may be narrow-minded and closed to new ideas, especially if there is no concrete proof or scientific verification of them. Socially, Herschel Savage is rather reserved, uncommunicative, and uncomfortable with light, frivolous conversation.
Savage will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Herschel Savage'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! Herschel Savage incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
Independent and freethinking, Herschel Savage dislikes being told what to do and how to do it, and he especially does not like being told how to think, for Herschel insists on discovering his own truth. Herschel Savage does well in a rather unstructured environment that allows him to make his own decisions and to respond to the needs of the moment, rather than following a routine, standardized way of doing things. He is also suited to a fast-paced atmosphere, which Savage finds exciting and stimulating. His mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and flashes of inspiration often come to him "out of the blue". Herschel has an aptitude for science and new technologies are of particular interest to him. Herschel Savage also has a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.
Never satisfied with the face value of anything, Herschel is always probing beneath the surface for deeper reasons and hidden motives - though he rarely reveals his own. Herschel Savage has a very suspicious, even paranoid, side. His mind is penetrating and Herschel Savage has an aptitude for research, investigative reporting or private investigation. He is keenly interested in the deeper aspects of the human psyche, with a sort of "x-ray vision" of the inner motivations and intentions of others. He is drawn to anything secret, hidden, or mysterious, and may pursue esoteric or occult studies. Savage is also a forceful and convincing speaker or writer, with the ability to influence people's thinking by the sheer power of his conviction.
His success in life comes through his own efforts, through his ability to concentrate and organize. Herschel Savage has a strong sense of self-discipline and carefully considers every move before acting. He may have a difficult childhood because of problems with his father.
He is sensitive and compassionate in his dealings with other people. But Herschel Savage tends to get lost in his fantasies when it comes to love relationships; he is inclined to exaggerate his emotions and could easily be deceived or misled.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury in 9th house
Mercury Square Jupiter
Mercury aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury Square Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Venus/Neptune