J. Craig Venter
mental interests and abilities
Craig has the ability to concentrate and become completely immersed in his work. J. Craig Venter seems to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefers learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than through books or lectures. Craig has mechanical ability and works well with his hands. Venter could become adept at sculpture, pottery, carpentry or anything that involves manual creativity. Biology (and related fields such as medicine) interests him as well. J. Craig Venter also has an instinctive rapport with animals, and may feel that he relates better to them than to people! J. Craig Venter tends to become narrowly focused on his own specialized interests and may not have much to say or communicate outside of that particular field.
J. Craig Venter 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 some other form of communication is likely to be an important aspect of J. Craig Venter's work.
J. Craig Venter has a sharp mind and a sharp tongue as well, and he loves a vigorous discussion or debate. He expresses his thoughts in a clear, decisive, convincing style. Craig dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another person's argument. At times Venter is verbally aggressive and abrasive toward others, and he tends to overstate his case or offend people with his unadorned frankness. J. Craig Venter can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer or salesman. He has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Venter enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
He enjoys philosophical speculation and theorizing about abstract ideas and concepts. Venter is interested in a broad perspective, universal principles and systems, and connecting relationships and patterns - namely, he prefers to see the whole picture rather than the sum total of its components. J. Craig Venter has a great respect and thirst for knowledge and education, and is the proverbial "perpetual student". J. Craig Venter also has a talent for teaching and sharing his knowledge, and as a teacher, Craig presents himself as a fellow participant in the ongoing quest for understanding rather than as a figure of authority.
He may become involved in television, publishing or other fields that involve sharing ideas with large groups of people. J. Craig Venter excels in areas that require long-range planning and foresight, and can therefore be very successful in business, but he is rather sloppy and haphazard when it comes to implementing his ideas concretely. J. Craig Venter should leave the details to someone else. Travel or long-distance contacts and communication will play a major role in his life and work.
Although broadminded and interested in the philosophical or long-range implications of any plan (as mentioned earlier), Venter'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 J. Craig Venter may seesaw between his optimism and sense of broader possibilities, and his skepticism and need for facts and tangible proof.
J. Craig Venter has an aptitude for solving difficult mental problems due to his careful, methodical approach, attention to detail and tenacity in following a matter through to its conclusion. J. Craig Venter has well-honed powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Venter can get entirely wrapped up in his own thoughts and completely engrossed in a minor detail. He is slow and cautious, but extremely thorough in his work. Conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, he may be narrow-minded or closed to any idea that has no concrete proof or scientific verification. He prefers dealing with facts rather than abstract speculation. J. Craig Venter may also be distrustful or fearful of anything he cannot understand with his rational mind. He is well-suited to work in research or any field that requires careful study and thought.
Never satisfied with the face value of anything, Craig is always probing beneath the surface for deeper reasons and hidden motives - though he rarely reveals his own. J. Craig Venter has a very suspicious, even paranoid, side. His mind is penetrating and J. Craig Venter 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. Venter is also a forceful and convincing speaker or writer, with the ability to influence people's thinking by the sheer power of his conviction.
J. Craig Venter has a charming disposition and loves to socialize and meet new people. Venter also likes to be surrounded by beautiful things and likes to talk to others about his views on love relationships problems as well as his views on beauty, fashion and art in general.
Prudent and far-sighted, J. Craig Venter has a talent for organizing and negotiating advantageous business deals. Venter has a wealth of plans and is capable of thinking them out and putting them into action successfully. J. Craig Venter seems to have the sense to avoid any real risky ventures.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury in 10th house
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
Mercury aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury Square Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Venus
Mercury Conjunct Mars/Jupiter