mental interests and abilities
One of James' greatest assets is his ability to see both sides of an issue, and to negotiate and bring about compromise and reconciliation. Tactful, reasonable, and endowed with considerable social finesse, James Marsden works well with people in business as well as in personal relationships. He is objective and somewhat detached from emotional bias, and makes an excellent consultant, mediator or public relations person. James Marsden insists on fairness and seeks to foster harmony or at least peaceful coexistence between people. His sense of diplomacy is an asset to any business or social setting. James Marsden also has fine aesthetic sensitivities and could work in an artistic or cultural environment.
James Marsden has a good understanding of group trends, politics, mass movements and community affairs. Sharing ideas with groups of people is something Marsden does well and is likely to be involved with. James is an accomplished team player and is likely to be part of a successful group or large organization.
James Marsden would be an excellent teacher or counselor for he listens sympathetically and encourages others to express their inner thoughts and feelings. People trust and confide in James, and he is able to read between the lines and sense what their feelings are as well as what they are saying. Marsden works well with and understands women as well as the emotional, feminine side of life. He is articulate on personal (rather than factual or technical) subjects. Keeping a diary or journal would be satisfying for Marsden. James Marsden also has a talent for learning languages.
His desire to make a point sometime overrides his receptivity to others' views. He can be a good listener, but James Marsden often finds it hard not to speak out.
James Marsden tends to seesaw between holding his tongue and lashing out. This verbal self-control seems to create internal tension, so that when Marsden finally does speak his mind, there is quite a bit of resentment or energy between the lines. Learning to state an opinion without making it an attack is important. When out of balance, James Marsden is prone to frequent, irritating little accidents such as cutting his fingers or getting burned.
Although he is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), James Marsden is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Marsden combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. James 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.
James Marsden 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. James Marsden has well-honed powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Marsden 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. James Marsden 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.
Even though Marsden 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: James could accurately articulate the images and fantasies he has, he could forcefully convince others of his own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or James Marsden may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Marsden's thinking.
Although James Marsden's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Marsden can be quite the opposite. There may very well be periods of absentmindedness, building castles in the air, or ruminating over mystical, abstract or imponderable subjects, as discussed below.
Imaginative, intuitive, and nonlinear in his thinking, James Marsden has a gift for writing poetry, fiction, or fantasy. James also has a natural openness to the spiritual, intangible side of life and could write or speak on these subjects. He could also foster an innate clairvoyant tendency in himself quite easily.
Suspecting that appearances are superficial and mask the "nitty-gritty", James Marsden is always probing beneath the surface to uncover the deeper, hidden recesses. He is interested in anything secret or mysterious. James Marsden has great powers of concentration and a penetrating mind, with an aptitude for research, investigative reporting or detective work. He is also keenly observant and seems to have "x-ray vision" regarding the inner motivations and intentions of other people. James Marsden would make an excellent psychotherapist, uncovering the deeper causes and roots of a person's emotional problems. He may also be drawn to esoteric or occult studies and the development of unusual mental powers. He is fascinated by stories of mystery, intrigue and espionage.
James Marsden has a basic need to reform and is constantly looking for change in hopes that it will lead him to a life that is more exciting. Marsden may not always be tactful and his ideas and opinions sometimes are likely to be strongly challenged by others.
His reasoning and judgment is sound and Marsden is good-natured, friendly and helpful. James Marsden thinks in large spheres and is likely to have far-reaching plans. James has the desire to learn and study and may be interested in religion, journalism and travel.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Libra
Mercury in 11th house
Moon Trine Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Quincunx Mars
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Sextile Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Uranus
Mercury Opposition Moon/Jupiter