mental interests and abilities
He is more of a poet than a rational scientist, for his mind does not function in a strictly logical, linear fashion. The language of music, art or poetry comes naturally to James Joyce, and he is also able to think in highly abstract and symbolic terms. Translating his thoughts and impressions into concrete, everyday language may be difficult for Joyce at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of James Joyce as a child, and he probably daydreamed a good deal as well. He is intuitive and able to sense the thoughts and feelings of others even before they say anything to him. James often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Joyce can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. James Joyce is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to James Joyce as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
He is quite verbal and communicative and eager to get his own ideas and opinions across to others. James Joyce says what is on his mind. Others see Joyce as a lively, intelligent person, and perhaps something of a chatterbox at times.
Often James' emotions and his logic are out of sync with one another. What James Joyce feels or subconsciously wants or believes is quite different from his conscious thoughts. Thus he may have trouble becoming clear about a given situation or making up his mind. James Joyce functions best when he takes time to reflect, brood and incubate his ideas and decisions, utilizing his intuition and emotions as well as his reasoning. If James Joyce studies his dreams and their messages he will be surprised to discover how often his true feelings about someone or something are significantly different from his conscious stance.
Putting his feelings into words does not come very easily, and James Joyce may feel awkward trying to articulate and communicate on subjects other than the purely factual or intellectual. However, finding an outlet through writing or telling his feelings would be very gratifying for Joyce.
His desire to make a point overrides sometimes his receptivity to others' views. He can be a good listener but often it is hard for James Joyce not to speak out.
He speaks clearly, decisively, and convincingly and thoroughly enjoys a vigorous discussion or debate. James Joyce would be an effective lawyer or public speaker, a salesman of ideas. Others tend to listen to Joyce and follow his lead, and he has a talent for directing people and making decisions. James Joyce also has an aptitude for writing - especially criticism or satire.
Never satisfied with the face value of anything, James is always probing beneath the surface for deeper reasons and hidden motives - though he rarely reveals his own. James Joyce has a very suspicious, even paranoid, side. His mind is penetrating and James Joyce 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. Joyce is also a forceful and convincing speaker or writer, with the ability to influence people's thinking by the sheer power of his conviction.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 1st house
Moon Quincunx Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Trine Mars
Mercury Square Pluto