Though Irving Thalberg seems rather cautious and conservative (as discussed in the previous chapter), he has a much more playful, humorous side as well. Moreover, the combination of his attention to detail and cautious, circumspect approach to life, coupled with his youthful curiosity and quick mind makes Irving mentally sharp, articulate and clever.
Irving Thalberg is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Thalberg grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Irving Thalberg craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Irving Thalberg to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Irving toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Thalberg.
Irving Thalberg lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Irving had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Irving Thalberg has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Irving Thalberg also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Irving Thalberg to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Irving has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
Thalberg is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world.
Irving Thalberg is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
If he follows his true nature, his life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Irving Thalberg cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Irving finds it difficult to conform. His offbeat interests and tastes lead Thalberg to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Irving Thalberg has a very creative, inventive streak.
Inwardly he is zealous and fanatical, though he may hide his personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of his feelings. He is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Irving is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Irving Thalberg tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. Irving has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
He is very receptive and sensitive but has a tendency to over-idealize, making his approach to love relationships, romance or marriage somewhat unrealistic. Irving Thalberg also tends to be a bit absent-minded and naive, leaving himself open for being taken, swindled or lied to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 9th house
Sun Opposition Uranus
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Neptune