mental interests and abilities
Clear, objective and realistic, he is unimpressed by exaggerated claims or promises. John Byrne insists on being shown the facts behind any statement he hears, and his natural skepticism often borders on cynicism. Byrne approaches problems clearly and rationally and maintains his poise and objectivity even in the midst of critical situations. Anyone seeking Byrne's advice is certain to get an unemotional and unbiased assessment of their situation, and John - therefore - makes a good arbitrator or judge. He is thorough, conscientious and disciplined in his thinking, and has an aptitude for business, organization and administration. John Byrne is also a good strategist, and he will plan and patiently follow a realistic course which will lead to his eventual success. Serious-minded and studious, Byrne enjoys quiet time alone for thinking or reading.
John does not speak up readily, even when he has a lot to say! Also, his mind tends to drift and Byrne finds it difficult to absorb very factual material that does not have much color or imaginative appeal. His intuition and first impressions are likely to be quite accurate, however, and John Byrne tends to depend upon this faculty when making decisions.
Argumentative and rather aggressive and critical in discussions, Byrne tends to turn any conversation into a debate, and sometimes a verbal war. John Byrne could be a spokesman for a righteous cause, a lawyer vigorously defending a client, a sharp analyst or critic. He is a convincing speaker, but is not especially receptive to the ideas and opinions of others. John Byrne has a forceful intellect and an aptitude for mental work.
John Byrne has an abundance of ideas, interests, and plans for the future, and may find it difficult to focus on any single area. He is not a specialist for he seeks a broad overview; he wants a glance of the whole picture rather than a close scrutiny of its components. Philosophy, religion or other areas of theoretical speculation interest him.
He also possesses foresight, numerous enterprising ideas and a gambling instinct - all of which contribute to his success in the business world. However, Byrne's optimism and grand vision can also get him into trouble. John Byrne sometimes promises more than he can deliver, glosses over important details that come back to haunt him later, and overestimates the potential of an idea or product.
Traveling is a great love of Byrne's, especially if there is a mind-expanding or educational aspect involved, and John Byrne may travel extensively in his work. Consulting or education would be ideal fields for him.
Even though Byrne 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: John could accurately articulate the images and fantasies he has, he could forcefully convince others of his own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or John Byrne may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Byrne's thinking.
His mind is highly imaginative and creative and he possesses dramatic, artistic or musical abilities. As a child, John Byrne enjoyed daydreaming, fantasizing and pretending, and probably lived in "his own little world" a good deal. He perceives things that are not obvious to other people and John Byrne has an uncanny ability to "read" people and situations without being told anything about them. However, John Byrne must learn to discriminate between true psychic perception and his imagination. Learning to discipline and focus his mind is necessary if Byrne wishes to use all of his creative potential. Otherwise, John Byrne could be simply a dreamer.
Communication with others is difficult for John Byrne because he often finds words frustrating and inadequate to express his experiences and perceptions. Also, John may purposefully mystify or deceive others.
John Byrne has a probing, penetrating mind and in his view, nothing is as simple, innocent, or straightforward as it appears. He may not totally understand the undercurrents he perceives, the secret machinations, the dark underside of a person or situation - but he is intrigued by them and John sometimes cannot stop thinking about them. Once Byrne's interest has been piqued, he can become obsessed with getting to the bottom of the matter. At times John Byrne makes more of something than is actually the case, like assigning dark, convoluted motives to a person where none exist.
His thoughts tend to go along artistic lines and he may very well pursue some kind of art as a hobby. In love relationships, John Byrne has a sympathetic understanding of his partner's desire for affection and he seems to be able to read their wishes from their viewpoint.
John Byrne tends to idealize his actions or situation, which could lead to misguided endeavors. Uncertain about his goals, Byrne has a tendency to stray from his original purpose and could be disillusioned with the results.
John Byrne has good powers of perception and visualization and an intense imagination. Greatly inspired, he feels optimistic and hopeful for the future. He is likely to talk a lot about his plans and also is inclined to put on an act at times.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Capricorn
Mercury in 12th house
Mercury Square Mars
Mercury Square Jupiter
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Square Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Venus/MC
Mercury Opposition Mars/Neptune
Mercury Opposition Jupiter/Neptune