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 is natural to Johnny Cash, 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 Cash at times and consequently he may appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Johnny Cash as a child, and he probably daydreamed a good deal also. He is intuitive and is able to sense what others' thoughts and feelings are, even before they say anything to him. Johnny often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Cash can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Johnny Cash is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Johnny Cash as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
Johnny does not speak up readily, even when he has a lot to say! Also, his mind tends to drift and Cash finds it difficult to study 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 Johnny Cash tends to depend upon this faculty in making decisions.
Johnny Cash would be an excellent teacher or counselor for he listens sympathetically, and encourages others to express their inner thoughts and feelings. People trust and confide in Johnny, and he is able to read between the lines and to sense what their feelings are as well as what they are saying. Cash works well with and understand women, and the emotional, feminine side of life. He is articulate on personal subjects (rather than factual or technical). Keeping a diary or journal would be satisfying for Cash. Johnny Cash also has a talent for learning languages.
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 Johnny Cash not to speak out.
Johnny Cash has a sharp mind and a sharp tongue as well, and he loves a vigorous discussion or debate. He expresses his thoughts in a clear, decisive, convincing style. Johnny dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another's argument. At times Cash is verbally aggressive and abrasive to others, and he tends to overstate his case or offend people by his unadorned frankness. Johnny Cash can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer, or salesman. He has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Cash enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
Even though Cash can be a decisive and convincing speaker (as indicated earlier), he also has a highly imaginative and intuitive mind. With this combination, there are a number of possibilities: Johnny could accurately articulate the images and fantasies he has, he could forcefully convince others of his own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or perhaps Johnny Cash swings from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Cash's thinking.
His mind is intuitive, imaginative, colorful, and strongly influenced by imagery or fantasy. Johnny Cash sees the world with the eyes of an artist or a poet, and the hard sciences and fields of endeavor based on concrete facts, rules or rigorous logic are not his forte. At times Cash is able to perceive things that other people do not, the "aura" of a place or a person for instance, while at the same time Johnny Cash apparently does not see or rather overlooks things that are glaringly obvious to others. One problem Johnny Cash is prone to is that he projects his fantasies, wishes, and dreams on to other people or an outside situation, and simply does not see what is actually there.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 12th house
Moon Trine Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Opposition Neptune