mental interests and abilities
One of Mongkut's greatest assets is his ability to see both sides of an issue, and to negotiate and bring about compromise and reconciliation. Tactful, reasonable, and endowed with considerable social finesse, King Mongkut works well with people in business as well as in personal relationships. He is objective and somewhat detached from emotional bias, and makes an excellent consultant, mediator or public relations person. King Mongkut insists on fairness and seeks to foster harmony or at least peaceful coexistence between people. His sense of diplomacy is an asset to any business or social setting. King Mongkut also has fine aesthetic sensitivities and could work in an artistic or cultural environment.
He is quite verbal and communicative and eager to get his own ideas and opinions across to others. King Mongkut says what is on his mind. Others see Rama IV as a lively, intelligent person, and perhaps something of a chatterbox at times.
His mind is serious and deep, and King Mongkut will rarely offer an opinion on any matter until he has thoroughly considered and studied it. Mongkut has excellent powers of concentration and enjoys studying or thinking deeply in solitude. King Mongkut has an aptitude for research or doing mental work that requires precise, organized thinking, attention to detail and a methodical approach. He is conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, and may be narrow-minded and closed to new ideas, especially if there is no concrete proof or scientific verification of them. Socially, King Mongkut is rather reserved, uncommunicative, and uncomfortable with light, frivolous conversation.
King Mongkut 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 Mongkut and sometimes he cannot stop thinking about it. Once Rama IV's interest has been piqued, he can become obsessed with getting to the bottom of the matter. At times King Mongkut makes more of something than is actually the case, like assigning dark, convoluted motives to a person where none exist.
His aspirations seem to be geared toward intellectual and spiritual lines and Rama IV tends to base his friendships and other relationships on mutual inner understanding. King Mongkut shares his thoughts and plans mostly with people who have the same interests that he has.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Libra
Mercury in 1st house
Mercury Conjunct Saturn
Mercury Quincunx Pluto
Mercury Opposition N. Node/MC