mental interests and abilities
His mind operates in a very deliberate and methodical manner and Irving Thalberg dislikes being rushed or forced into give an opinion before he has thoroughly ruminated and digested an idea. He is also difficult to sway once his mind is made up.
Though slower at grasping new concepts or learning new skills, he is patient and persevering and in fact, often becomes quite adept at whatever he sets his mind to for he is willing to devote much time and attention to it. Irving Thalberg succeeds, not so much because of his intellectual brilliance, but because he has the ability to concentrate and follow a project through to its completion. Irving has an aptitude for singing or drawing.
Irving has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom, and for an increasingly broad understanding of life. Irving Thalberg 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 Thalberg. World travel and studying other cultures are also strong urges of his.
He is not interested in subjects that are wholly abstract or technical. There must be a personal, human element to spark Thalberg's interest. His interests revolve around people and their inner motivations, feelings, personal lives and experiences. Irving Thalberg is a natural listener with a talent for getting others to talk about their lives, relationships, dreams and desires - namely the things that are meaningful to them. Thalberg could also be an excellent writer, reporter or biographer.
Irving Thalberg has a particular interest in the past. He is concerned either with personal history (childhood and early family experiences, genealogy, etc.) or with the roots and origins of societies (archeology, mythology, history, etc.).
Irving Thalberg is nostalgic and he loves to hear others' life stories and to discuss his own experiences and feelings. Irving likes to read biographies and memoirs, and he probably keeps a diary or journal himself. Irving Thalberg also has the ability to be a successful public speaker.
His desire to make a point sometime overrides his receptivity to others' views. He can be a good listener, but Irving Thalberg often finds it hard not to speak out.
Argumentative and rather aggressive and critical in discussions, Thalberg tends to turn any conversation into a debate, and sometimes a verbal war. Irving Thalberg could be a spokesman for a righteous cause, a lawyer vigorously defending a client, a sharp analyst or critic. He is a convincing speaker, but is not especially receptive to the ideas and opinions of others. Irving Thalberg has a forceful intellect and an aptitude for mental work.
Although he is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Irving Thalberg is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Thalberg combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Irving has an introverted frame of mind and tends to dissect or deeply analyze his own inner life and experiences as well as those of others.
Irving Thalberg has a deep, serious side to him and when out of balance, he tends to be pessimistic, cynical and overly rigid or judgmental in this thinking. These are tendencies Thalberg may have to work on counteracting, by choosing to focus on the humor in a situation, associating with cheerful, positive-minded people, and so on. Being around children can sometimes alter and lighten his mental outlook considerably. Duty, obligation, "should", and "ought to" may color Irving's thinking too much.
He is impatient, a bit nervous and easily irritated. Although he is sensitive to criticism, Thalberg can also be insensitive to the feelings of others. Irving Thalberg must consciously cultivate self-control in order to handle his somewhat quick temper.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Taurus
Mercury in 9th house
Moon Square Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Square Mars
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury Quincunx Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Moon/Mars