mental interests and abilities
Léo has the ability to concentrate and become completely immersed in his work. Léo Baekeland seems to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefers learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than through books or lectures. Léo has mechanical ability and works well with his hands. Baekeland could become adept at sculpture, pottery, carpentry or anything that involves manual creativity.Biology (and related fields such as medicine) interests him as well. Léo Baekeland also has an instinctive rapport with animals, and may feel that he relates better to them than to people! Léo Baekeland tends to become narrowly focused on his own specialized interests and may not have much to say or communicate outside of that particular field.
Léo has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom and for an ever broadening understanding of life. Léo Baekeland is the perpetual student and will be involved in higher education, philosophy, or religion. Law, broadcasting, publishing, or fields of communications are also areas that interest Baekeland. World travel and studying other cultures are also strong urges of his.
Léo Baekeland has a sharp mind and a sharp tongue as well, and he loves a vigorous discussion or debate. He expresses his thoughts in a clear, decisive, convincing style. Léo dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another person's argument. At times Baekeland is verbally aggressive and abrasive toward others, and he tends to overstate his case or offend people with his unadorned frankness. Léo Baekeland can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer or salesman. He has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Baekeland enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
He enjoys philosophical speculation and theorizing about abstract ideas and concepts. Baekeland is interested in a broad perspective, universal principles and systems, and connecting relationships and patterns - namely, he prefers to see the whole picture rather than the sum total of its components.Léo Baekeland has a great respect and thirst for knowledge and education, and is the proverbial "perpetual student". Léo Baekeland also has a talent for teaching and sharing his knowledge, and as a teacher, Léo presents himself as a fellow participant in the ongoing quest for understanding rather than as a figure of authority.
He may become involved in television, publishing or other fields that involve sharing ideas with large groups of people. Léo Baekeland excels in areas that require long-range planning and foresight, and can therefore be very successful in business, but he is rather sloppy and haphazard when it comes to implementing his ideas concretely. Léo Baekeland should leave the details to someone else. Travel or long-distance contacts and communication will play a major role in his life and work.
Léo Baekeland 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 Léo can easily see through hypocrisy, shams and superficial appearances. Léo Baekeland has an intense way of communicating, and he may unintentionally come across as a threatening force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury in 9th house
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
Mercury Opposition Pluto