mental interests and abilities
Iris Murdoch is a person of strong opinions and she expresses her views energetically and often dramatically. She is an entertaining speaker and tends to embellish or exaggerate in order to get her point across. Iris has an aptitude for storytelling and performing. Even if her arena is only the classroom or dining room table, Murdoch puts on a good show. Iris has an abundance of creative ideas and she does not enjoy a job in which she has no creative input or does not share in the decision-making. Iris Murdoch could be an effective politician, spokesperson, group leader, director or coach.
Iris does not speak up readily, even when she has a lot to say! Also, her mind tends to drift and Murdoch finds it difficult to study very factual material that does not have much color or imaginative appeal. Her intuition and first impressions are likely to be quite accurate, however, and Iris Murdoch tends to depend upon this faculty in making decisions.
Iris Murdoch has very little interest in or knack for the technical or mechanical. Murdoch's forte lies in the human, personal side of life, people, psychology and life's inner workings. Iris Murdoch understands children and enjoys conversing with, counseling, listening to and learning about them. Murdoch also needs a variety of social and intellectual experiences on a regular basis, and becomes restless, nervous, and irritable if she cannot get out and about. Murdoch often needs to be mobile, to go for a walk or a drive, to regroup and to reestablish her emotional equilibrium. Iris Murdoch tends to dwell on the past, to ponder its significance, and at times, to long for it. Nostalgia and sentimentality substantially color Iris' thinking.
Her sense of reality seems a bit distorted and Murdoch tends to always think the worst. Her attitude toward the world is rather pessimistic and Iris Murdoch places too much importance on matters that really are not important and ignores the ones that are.
Her aspirations seem to be geared toward intellectual and spiritual lines and Murdoch tends to base her friendships and other relationships on mutual inner understanding. Iris Murdoch shares her thoughts and plans mostly with people who have the same interests that she has.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Leo
Mercury in 12th house
Moon Opposition Mercury
Mercury Conjunct Saturn/Neptune
Mercury Opposition N. Node/MC