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 Johnny Dowd, 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 Dowd at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Johnny Dowd 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. Johnny often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Dowd can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Johnny Dowd is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Johnny Dowd as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
His mental skills and intelligence are directed toward practical matters, and Johnny Dowd is interested in the tangible effects of any abstract idea or concept. He is very interested in finance, economics, and moneymaking strategies.
Johnny Dowd has a deep, serious turn of mind, and when out of balance, he tends toward pessimism, cynicism, and overly rigid or judgmental thinking. These are tendencies Dowd may have to work to counteract, 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 up his mental outlook considerably. Duty, obligation, "should", and "ought to" may color Johnny's thinking too much.
Although Johnny Dowd's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Dowd can be quite the opposite. There may very well be periods of absentmindedness, building castles in the air, or ruminating over mystical, abstract or imponderable subjects, as discussed below.
Vague, confused thinking which can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be a problem for Johnny Dowd, and he has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in his dealings with others as he possibly can. Johnny 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. Johnny Dowd should try to critically test out his ideas, or seek out a person whose judgment and character he respects, to use as a sounding board.
Johnny Dowd 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 hidden undercurrents he perceives, the secret machinations, the dark underside of a person or situation - but it intrigues Johnny and sometimes he cannot stop thinking about it. Once Dowd's interest has been piqued, he can become obsessed with getting to the bottom of the matter. At times Johnny Dowd makes more of something than is actually the case, like assigning dark, convoluted motives to a person where none exist.
He is mentally active and always seeking new and different avenues of self-expression. Restless, touchy and impulsive, Dowd will probably have to learn compromise in his dealings with others. Johnny Dowd tends to have an unusual domestic life.
Johnny Dowd tends to idealize his actions or situation, which could lead to misguided endeavors. Uncertain about his goals, Dowd has a tendency to stray from his original purpose and could be disillusioned with the results.
His sense of reality seems a bit distorted and Dowd tends to always think the worst. His attitude toward the world is rather pessimistic and Johnny Dowd places too much importance on matters that really are not important and ignores the ones that are.
He may have to deal with considerable nervous tension and is inclined to see everything a little cloudy. Expressing what is on his mind could be hard for Johnny Dowd, and he could either intentionally or inadvertently deceive others, or vice versa.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 2nd house
Mercury Quincunx Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Pluto
Mercury Opposition Moon/Uranus
Mercury Opposition Mars/Neptune
Mercury Opposition Saturn/Neptune
Mercury Opposition Neptune/Pluto