mental interests and abilities
She is an exacting perfectionist with a clear, logical, analytical mind and an aptitude for work that requires meticulous attention to detail and efficient organization. Well grounded and pragmatic, West tends to develop specialized skills and technical expertise in a practical field. Knowledge, ideas and theories do not really interest Mae West unless they are useful in a tangible way. She is inclined to analyze, measure, and dissect everything and to miss nuances and subtle shades of feeling and meaning in the process. Her strengths lie in her precise thinking, careful craftsmanship and mastery of technical skills. Mae West tends to be very good at what she does and critical of others' work if it does not meet her high standards.
West enjoys puzzles and other games that challenge her intellectually. Mae West likes to show off her verbal or intellectual skills and to use her mind creatively. Writing, dramatic speaking or some other manifestation of her creative intelligence appeal to her.
Mae West tends to seesaw between holding her tongue and lashing out. This verbal self-control seems to create internal tension, so that when West finally does speak her mind, there is quite a bit of resentment or energy between the lines. Learning to state an opinion without making it an attack is important. When out of balance, Mae West is prone to frequent, irritating little accidents such as cutting her fingers or getting burned.
Even though West can be a decisive and convincing speaker (as indicated earlier), she also has a highly imaginative and intuitive mind. This combination offers a number of possibilities: Mae could accurately articulate the images and fantasies she has, she could forcefully convince others of her own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Mae West may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of West's thinking.
Her mind is highly imaginative and creative and she possesses dramatic, artistic or musical abilities. As a child, Mae West enjoyed daydreaming, fantasizing and pretending, and probably lived in "her own little world" a good deal. She perceives things that are not obvious to other people and Mae West has an uncanny ability to "read" people and situations without being told anything about them. However, Mae West must learn to discriminate between true psychic perception and her imagination. Learning to discipline and focus her mind is necessary if West wishes to use all of her creative potential. Otherwise, Mae West could be simply a dreamer.
Communication with others is difficult for Mae West because she often finds words frustrating and inadequate to express her experiences and perceptions. Also, Mae may purposefully mystify or deceive others.
Never satisfied with the face value of anything, Mae is always probing beneath the surface for deeper reasons and hidden motives - though she rarely reveals her own. Mae West has a very suspicious, even paranoid, side. Her mind is penetrating and Mae West has an aptitude for research, investigative reporting or private investigation. She is keenly interested in the deeper aspects of the human psyche, with a sort of "x-ray vision" of the inner motivations and intentions of others. She is drawn to anything secret, hidden, or mysterious, and may pursue esoteric or occult studies. West is also a forceful and convincing speaker or writer, with the ability to influence people's thinking by the sheer power of her conviction.
Mae has an eye for artistic work and has the ability to set her thoughts and feelings in motion. West can be a spellbinder and could give stimulating ideas to other people. Her parental home probably was filled with intellectual and artistic stimulations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Virgo
Mercury in 5th house
Mercury Quincunx Mars
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Square Neptune
Mercury Square Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Venus/Uranus