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 Joseph Liouville, 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 Liouville at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Joseph Liouville 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. Joseph often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Liouville can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Joseph Liouville is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Joseph Liouville as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
Joseph Liouville has a good understanding of group trends, politics, mass movements and community affairs. Sharing ideas with groups of people is something Liouville does well and is likely to be involved with. Joseph is an accomplished team player and is likely to be part of a successful group or large organization.
Joseph Liouville 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 Joseph, and he is able to read between the lines and sense what their feelings are as well as what they are saying. Liouville works well with and understands women as well as the emotional, feminine side of life. He is articulate on personal (rather than factual or technical) subjects. Keeping a diary or journal would be satisfying for Liouville. Joseph Liouville also has a talent for learning languages.
Although he is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Joseph Liouville is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Liouville combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Joseph has an introverted frame of mind and tends to dissect or deeply analyze his own inner life and experiences as well as those of others.
Joseph Liouville has an aptitude for solving difficult mental problems due to his careful, methodical approach, attention to detail and tenacity in following a matter through to its conclusion. Joseph Liouville has well-honed powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Liouville can get entirely wrapped up in his own thoughts and completely engrossed in a minor detail. He is slow and cautious, but extremely thorough in his work. Conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, he may be narrow-minded or closed to any idea that has no concrete proof or scientific verification. He prefers dealing with facts rather than abstract speculation. Joseph Liouville may also be distrustful or fearful of anything he cannot understand with his rational mind. He is well-suited to work in research or any field that requires careful study and thought.
Liouville will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Joseph Liouville'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! Joseph Liouville incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
Independent and freethinking, Joseph Liouville dislikes being told what to do and how to do it, and he especially does not like being told how to think, for Joseph insists on discovering his own truth. Joseph Liouville does well in a rather unstructured environment that allows him to make his own decisions and to respond to the needs of the moment, rather than following a routine, standardized way of doing things. He is also suited to a fast-paced atmosphere, which Liouville finds exciting and stimulating. His mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and flashes of inspiration often come to him "out of the blue". Joseph has an aptitude for science and new technologies are of particular interest to him. Joseph Liouville also has a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.
Although Joseph Liouville's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Liouville 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.
His mind is highly imaginative and creative and he possesses dramatic, artistic or musical abilities. As a child, Joseph Liouville 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 Joseph Liouville has an uncanny ability to "read" people and situations without being told anything about them. However, Joseph Liouville must learn to discriminate between true psychic perception and his imagination. Learning to discipline and focus his mind is necessary if Liouville wishes to use all of his creative potential. Otherwise, Joseph Liouville could be simply a dreamer.
Communication with others is difficult for Joseph Liouville because he often finds words frustrating and inadequate to express his experiences and perceptions. Also, Joseph may purposefully mystify or deceive others.
He is mentally active and always seeking new and different avenues of self-expression. Restless, touchy and impulsive, Liouville will probably have to learn compromise in his dealings with others. Joseph Liouville tends to have an unusual domestic life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 11th house
Moon Trine Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Square Neptune
Mercury Opposition Moon/Uranus