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 John Leslie, 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 Leslie at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of John Leslie 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. John often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Leslie can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. John Leslie is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to John Leslie as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
Inquisitive and communicative, John's mind seems to be "on" all of the time and he is forever gathering information and sharing ideas. His attention span may be rather brief; Leslie has many and diverse interests and is easily distracted. Leslie learns quickly, is eager to pass on what he is learning and thinking about, and may talk excessively.
His mind is serious and deep, and John Leslie will rarely offer an opinion on any matter until he has thoroughly considered and studied it. John has excellent powers of concentration and enjoys studying or thinking deeply in solitude. John Leslie has an aptitude for research or doing mental work that requires precise, organized thinking, attention to detail and a methodical approach. He is conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, and may be narrow-minded and closed to new ideas, especially if there is no concrete proof or scientific verification of them. Socially, John Leslie is rather reserved, uncommunicative, and uncomfortable with light, frivolous conversation.
Leslie shows an interest in other people and receiving and giving mental stimuli is important to him. He is likely to study or do some research work together with others and sometimes may even have the same thoughts on a certain subject.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 3rd house
Mercury Conjunct Saturn
Mercury Opposition N. Node/Asc.