mental interests and abilities
He is an exacting perfectionist with a clear, logical, analytical mind and an aptitude for work that requires meticulous attention to detail and efficient organization. Well grounded and pragmatic, Slattery tends to develop specialized skills and technical expertise in a practical field. Knowledge, ideas and theories do not really interest John Slattery unless they are useful in a tangible way. He is inclined to analyze, measure, and dissect everything and to miss nuances and subtle shades of feeling and meaning in the process. His strengths lie in his precise thinking, careful craftsmanship and mastery of technical skills. John Slattery tends to be very good at what he does and critical of others' work if it does not meet his high standards.
John Slattery 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 John Slattery's work.
John Slattery has a very restless and curious mind, and an endless thirst for knowledge, information, learning, or - at the very least - mental stimulation. Intellectually, Slattery likes to cover a lot of ground, see the big picture and grasp the overall concepts. John Slattery naturally seeks to discover how all of the small pieces fit together in some grand pattern, and what it all means. Details, technical precision, and the practical application of his theories or insights are not really Slattery's concern. His "broad brush strokes" approach can be a bit sloppy.
The study of universal law, religion, philosophy or other primarily abstract and conceptual fields appeal to Slattery. He is ideally suited for broadcasting, publishing, communicating to large groups of people and teaching. When he is enthusiastic about an idea, it is very hard for John Slattery to keep it to himself. He has a bit of the evangelist in him.
Although broadminded and interested in the philosophical or long-range implications of any plan (as mentioned earlier), Slattery'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 John Slattery may seesaw between his optimism and sense of broader possibilities, and his skepticism and need for facts and tangible proof.
John Slattery has a deep, serious side to him and when out of balance, he tends to be pessimistic, cynical and overly rigid or judgmental in this thinking. These are tendencies Slattery may have to work on counteracting, by choosing to focus on the humor in a situation, associating with cheerful, positive-minded people, and so on. Being around children can sometimes alter and lighten his mental outlook considerably. Duty, obligation, "should", and "ought to" may color John's thinking too much.
Slattery will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, John Slattery's thinking was depicted as careful, conservative, methodical and possibly narrow or rigid, while the following information defines his mind as quick and innovative. Both are true! John Slattery incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
An independent and original thinker, John is excited by new ideas, discoveries, and innovations. His mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and ideas often come to him "out of the blue". John Slattery grasps ideas very quickly and often becomes impatient with those who are slower or more cautious than he. More conservative minds deem him rather eccentric and unusual in his interests. John Slattery does well in an open, unpredictable atmosphere where flexibility and quick responses are needed. John Slattery has an aptitude for science, mathematics, electronics or astrology.
Suspecting that appearances are superficial and mask the "nitty-gritty", John Slattery is always probing beneath the surface to uncover the deeper, hidden recesses. He is interested in anything secret or mysterious. John Slattery 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. John Slattery 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.
John Slattery has a restless mind and constantly occupies himself with new things and plans. Creative, inventive and resourceful, he is an indefatigable mental worker. John Slattery also has the need to pass his knowledge on to others and he does this very excitedly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Virgo
Mercury in 10th house
Mercury Opposition Jupiter
Mercury aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mercury Quincunx Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Conjunct Uranus
Mercury Conjunct Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Uranus/Pluto