mental interests and abilities
Marie Bashkirtseff possesses vision and foresight, and her mind is often occupied with big ideas, plans and goals for the future. She is interested in what is possible and what is on the horizon, rather than what has already been done. Bashkirtseff is attracted to the study of philosophy, religion, politics or education and she is more concerned with theories and concepts than with specific applications. She is not inclined to focus on any specific, concrete area; It irks Marie to deal with details and particulars. Marie Bashkirtseff has a gambling instinct and enjoys speculative enterprises and new ventures. Business, advertising and promotion would also be ideally suited to her.
She is quite verbal and communicative and eager to get her own ideas and opinions across to others. Marie Bashkirtseff says what is on her mind. Others see Bashkirtseff as a lively, intelligent person, and perhaps something of a chatterbox at times.
Marie Bashkirtseff has an aptitude for solving difficult mental problems due to her careful, methodical approach, attention to detail and tenacity in following a matter through to its conclusion. Marie Bashkirtseff has well-honed powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Bashkirtseff can get entirely wrapped up in her own thoughts and completely engrossed in a minor detail. She is slow and cautious, but extremely thorough in her work. Conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, she may be narrow-minded or closed to any idea that has no concrete proof or scientific verification. She prefers dealing with facts rather than abstract speculation. Marie Bashkirtseff may also be distrustful or fearful of anything she cannot understand with her rational mind. She is well-suited to work in research or any field that requires careful study and thought.
Bashkirtseff will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Marie Bashkirtseff's thinking was depicted as careful, conservative, methodical and possibly narrow or rigid, while the following information defines her mind as quick and innovative. Both are true! Marie Bashkirtseff incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
Marie Bashkirtseff has a brilliant, inventive mind, and Bashkirtseff's sudden flashes of insight and clear perception enable her to grasp concepts very quickly. At times Bashkirtseff's mind flits from one subject to the next so rapidly that Marie Bashkirtseff cannot thoroughly digest any of them. Marie gets bored and restless, and intellectually rebels against too much tedium. She may be abrupt and impatient with people who plan and plod along, because Marie Bashkirtseff likes to be open to inspiration and spontaneous. Bashkirtseff could invent or discover something truly original, unique or unheard of.
Marie Bashkirtseff has good powers of perception and visualization and an intense imagination. Greatly inspired, she feels optimistic and hopeful for the future. She is likely to talk a lot about her plans and also is inclined to put on an act at times.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Sagittarius
Mercury in 1st house
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Opposition Uranus
Mercury Opposition Jupiter/Neptune