mental interests and abilities
Kim Philby possesses vision and foresight, and his mind is often occupied with big ideas, plans and goals for the future. He is interested in what is possible and what is on the horizon, rather than what has already been done. H.A.R. Philby is attracted to the study of philosophy, religion, politics or education and he is more concerned with theories and concepts than with specific applications. He is not inclined to focus on any specific, concrete area; It irks Kim to deal with details and particulars. Kim Philby has a gambling instinct and enjoys speculative enterprises and new ventures. Business, advertising and promotion would also be ideally suited to him.
The mysterious and the unknown fascinate Kim Philby and he may investigate the supernatural or something that is hidden or taboo. H.A.R. Philby needs to know what is going on behind the scenes. He is also deeply curious about or astute about economic, political, or social power, big business, and the motives and powers behind the social facade.
Often Kim's emotions and his logic are out of sync with one another. What Kim Philby feels or subconsciously wants or believes is quite different from his conscious thoughts. Thus he may have trouble becoming clear about a given situation or making up his mind. Kim Philby functions best when he takes time to reflect, brood and incubate his ideas and decisions, utilizing his intuition and emotions as well as his reasoning. If Kim Philby studies his dreams and their messages he will be surprised to discover how often his true feelings about someone or something are significantly different from his conscious stance.
Putting his feelings into words does not come very easily, and Kim Philby may feel awkward trying to articulate and communicate on subjects other than the purely factual or intellectual. However, finding an outlet through writing or telling his feelings would be very gratifying for H.A.R. Philby.
His desire to make a point sometime overrides his receptivity to others' views. He can be a good listener, but Kim Philby often finds it hard not to speak out.
Kim Philby tends to seesaw between holding his tongue and lashing out. This verbal self-control seems to create internal tension, so that when H.A.R. Philby finally does speak his mind, there is quite a bit of resentment or energy behind his words. Learning to state an opinion without making it an attack is important. When out of balance, Kim Philby is prone to frequent, irritating little accidents such as cutting his fingers or getting burned.
Even though H.A.R. Philby 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: Kim could accurately articulate the images and fantasies he has, he could forcefully convince others of his own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Kim Philby may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of H.A.R. Philby's thinking.
Vague, confused thinking which can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be a problem for Kim Philby, and he has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in his dealings with others as he possibly can. Kim 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. Kim Philby 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.
Kim Philby has very strong opinions and may be considered fanatical, extreme, dogmatic or one-sided in his views. Forcing his "truth" onto other people, playing intellectual power games with them or seeking to manipulate their thinking processes could lead to a great deal of conflict and opposition in his life and relationships. He may also be keenly aware of the ways in which the media, popular artists and advertising manipulate and shape our thoughts, for Kim can easily see through hypocrisy, shams and superficial appearances. Kim Philby has an intense way of communicating, and he may unintentionally come across as a threatening force.
Kim Philby tends to be guided by wrong impressions of people and could easily deceive himself about their character. On the other hand, Kim may also try to exploit other people's weakness and may even think of becoming involved in things that are a little shady.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Sagittarius
Mercury in 8th house
Moon Quincunx Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Quincunx Mars
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Neptune
Mercury Opposition Pluto
Mercury Opposition Neptune/Asc.