mental interests and abilities
She is more of a poet than a rational scientist, for her mind does not function in a strictly logical, linear fashion. The language of music, art or poetry comes naturally to Joan Quigley, and she is also able to think in highly abstract and symbolic terms. Translating her thoughts and impressions into concrete, everyday language may be difficult for Quigley at times she may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Joan Quigley as a child, and she probably daydreamed a good deal as well. She is intuitive and able to sense the thoughts and feelings of others even before they say anything to her. Joan often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and her impressions are usually correct. Quigley can be somewhat absent-minded and she becomes so immersed in her own thoughts that she overlooks things in her immediate, tangible environment. Joan Quigley is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Joan Quigley as anything in the concrete world. Her imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of her greatest gifts.
She is often involved in verbal exchanges, interviewing, discussing, debating, counseling, negotiating, getting and giving feedback, and sharing information. Joan Quigley is drawn to intelligent and verbal people, with whom she can communicate and from whom she can learn. Joan loves to have an audience to hear her ideas, and she also appreciates eloquent presentations by others.
Joan Quigley appreciates aesthetics and has a fine sense of form, design, and beauty. She could develop great technical skill as an artist, designer, craftsman, or creative writer. Quigley could also sell objects of beauty - artistic products, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
Joan has the ability to please and harmonize well with others and a talent for assuaging strain in the relationships of other people. Her sense of humor, tact, and personal charm are a great benefit to Quigley in any work with people on a one-to-one level.
Although her tact was commented on above, Joan Quigley can also be very direct, even brutally frank, in the way she communicates, as mentioned below.
Argumentative and rather aggressive and critical in discussions, Quigley tends to turn any conversation into a debate, and sometimes a verbal war. Joan Quigley could be a spokesman for a righteous cause, a lawyer vigorously defending a client, a sharp analyst or critic. She is a convincing speaker, but is not especially receptive to the ideas and opinions of others. Joan Quigley has a forceful intellect and an aptitude for mental work.
She enjoys philosophical speculation and theorizing about abstract ideas and concepts. Quigley is interested in a broad perspective, universal principles and systems, and connecting relationships and patterns - namely, she prefers to see the whole picture rather than the sum total of its components.Joan Quigley has a great respect and thirst for knowledge and education, and is the proverbial "perpetual student". Joan Quigley also has a talent for teaching and sharing her knowledge, and as a teacher, Joan presents herself as a fellow participant in the ongoing quest for understanding rather than as a figure of authority.
She may become involved in television, publishing or other fields that involve sharing ideas with large groups of people. Joan Quigley excels in areas that require long-range planning and foresight, and can therefore be very successful in business, but she is rather sloppy and haphazard when it comes to implementing her ideas concretely. Joan Quigley should leave the details to someone else. Travel or long-distance contacts and communication will play a major role in her life and work.
Even though Quigley can be a decisive and convincing speaker (as indicated earlier), she also has a highly imaginative and intuitive mind. This combination offers a number of possibilities: Joan could accurately articulate the images and fantasies she has, she could forcefully convince others of her own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Joan Quigley may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Quigley's thinking.
Vague, confused thinking which can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be a problem for Joan Quigley, and she has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in her dealings with others as she possibly can. Joan tends, also, to "go off the deep end" regarding spiritual philosophies, imaginative ideas, or theoretical speculation which may or may not have any real relevance or validity. Joan Quigley should try to critically test out her ideas, or seek out a person whose judgment and character she respects, to use as a sounding board.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 7th house
Mercury Sextile Venus
Mercury aspects Venus and Mars
Mercury Square Mars
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Neptune