mental interests and abilities
Howard has the ability to concentrate and become completely immersed in his work. Howard Duff seems to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefers learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than through books or lectures. Howard has mechanical ability and works well with his hands. Duff could become adept at sculpture, pottery, carpentry or anything that involves manual creativity.Biology (and related fields such as medicine) interests him as well. Howard Duff also has an instinctive rapport with animals, and may feel that he relates better to them than to people! Howard Duff tends to become narrowly focused on his own specialized interests and may not have much to say or communicate outside of that particular field.
Howard Duff thinks a great deal about his career, his reputation and public image, and the way he makes a contribution or impact on the world at large. Public speaking or communications of some other kind is likely to be an important aspect of the work Howard Duff does.
He speaks clearly, decisively, and convincingly and thoroughly enjoys a vigorous discussion or debate. Howard Duff would be an effective lawyer or public speaker, a salesman of ideas. Others tend to listen to Duff and follow his lead, and he has a talent for directing people and making decisions. Howard Duff also has an aptitude for writing - especially criticism or satire.
Even though Duff 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: Howard could accurately articulate the images and fantasies he has, he could forcefully convince others of his own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Howard Duff may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Duff's thinking.
He is open and receptive to subjects that defy rational explanation, such as psychic phenomena, mental telepathy and metaphysics, and Duff could teach these subjects to others. His mind is imaginative and inspired and Howard Duff has an aptitude for art and creative writing.
Howard Duff has a probing, penetrating mind and in his view, nothing is as simple, innocent, or straightforward as it appears. He may not totally understand the hidden undercurrents he perceives, the secret machinations, the dark underside of a person or situation - but it intrigues Howard and sometimes he cannot stop thinking about it. Once Duff's interest has been piqued, he can become obsessed with getting to the bottom of the matter. At times Howard Duff makes more of something than is actually the case, like assigning dark, convoluted motives to a person where none exist.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury in 10th house
Mercury Trine Mars
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Trine Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Pluto