mental interests and abilities
She is highly interested in inner, subjective and personal issues, and her thinking is based more on feelings, intuition, personal experiences and prejudices, than on reason or logic. Intellectual abilities and accomplishments without heart or soul mean little to Kalpana. She is empathic and would be an excellent counselor, for she is a sensitive listener and deeply interested in people's feelings and inner life. In addition to psychology, Kalpana Chawla is drawn to education, art, poetry, music or mythology. She is not particularly confident about speaking in public, but will open up and share her thoughts in small, intimate groups. Chawla enjoys keeping a personal journal and reading the chronicles of others' lives and personal development.
Kalpana Chawla thinks a great deal about her career, her reputation and public image, and the way she makes a contribution or impact on the world at large. Public speaking or communications of some other kind is likely to be an important aspect of the work Kalpana Chawla does.
Kalpana Chawla has a sharp tongue and ready wit, and she enjoys intellectual competition, problem solving, and demanding intellectual work. In a debate, she knows how to drive her point home. Kalpana Chawla also possesses quick reflexes and dexterity and could be an excellent tennis or racquetball player. Any sport which involves a dynamic exchange between the players is a suitable arena for Chawla.
Kalpana Chawla often seesaws between what her conscious reasoning tells her versus a belief in things which seem to defy logic. Kalpana has a penchant for thinking big and being able to visualize the future, but she must beware of grandiose schemes and exaggerated claims. Oftentimes the most "far out" theories or speculative ideas seem perfectly plausible to Kalpana Chawla, but it would be wise to test these ideas before Kalpana invests too much into them.
Also, Kalpana Chawla is prone to severe wanderlust at times, so she should try to see as much of the world as she can.
Her mind is characterized by a penetrating depth and thoroughness. Kalpana Chawla ferrets out the facts, and especially enjoys a problem if there is an element of mystery, darkness, or the forbidden. Generally, Chawla does not shy away from the truth, no matter how unpleasant it is.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Cancer
Mercury in 10th house
Mercury Sextile Mars
Mercury Quincunx Jupiter
Mercury Sextile Pluto