mental interests and abilities
Mark has the ability to concentrate and become completely immersed in his work. Mark Philippoussis seems to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefers learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than through books or lectures. Mark has mechanical ability and works well with his hands. Philippoussis could become adept at sculpture, pottery, carpentry or anything that involves manual creativity. Biology (and related fields such as medicine) interests him as well. Mark Philippoussis also has an instinctive rapport with animals, and may feel that he relates better to them than to people! Mark Philippoussis tends to become narrowly focused on his own specialized interests and may not have much to say or communicate outside of that particular field.
Mark Philippoussis thinks a great deal about his career, his reputation and public image, and the way he makes a contribution or impact on the world at large. Public speaking or some other form of communication is likely to be an important aspect of Mark Philippoussis' work.
Mark Philippoussis has very little interest in or knack for the technical or mechanical. Philippoussis' forte lies in the human, personal side of life, people, psychology and life's inner workings. Mark Philippoussis understands children and enjoys conversing with, counseling, listening to and learning about them. Philippoussis also needs a variety of social and intellectual experiences on a regular basis, and becomes restless, nervous, and irritable if he cannot get out and about. Philippoussis often needs to be mobile, to go for a walk or a drive, to regroup and to reestablish his emotional equilibrium. Mark Philippoussis tends to dwell on the past, to ponder its significance, and at times, to long for it. Nostalgia and sentimentality substantially color Mark's thinking.
His desire to make a point sometime overrides his receptivity to others' views. He can be a good listener, but Mark Philippoussis often finds it hard not to speak out.
Mark Philippoussis 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. Mark dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another person's argument. At times Philippoussis is verbally aggressive and abrasive toward others, and he tends to overstate his case or offend people with his unadorned frankness. Mark Philippoussis can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer or salesman. He has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Philippoussis enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
Although he is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Mark Philippoussis is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Philippoussis combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Mark has an introverted frame of mind and tends to dissect or deeply analyze his own inner life and experiences as well as those of others.
Mark Philippoussis has an aptitude for solving difficult mental problems due to his careful, methodical approach, attention to detail and tenacity in following a matter through to its conclusion. Mark Philippoussis has well-honed powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Philippoussis can get entirely wrapped up in his own thoughts and completely engrossed in a minor detail. He is slow and cautious, but extremely thorough in his work. Conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, he may be narrow-minded or closed to any idea that has no concrete proof or scientific verification. He prefers dealing with facts rather than abstract speculation. Mark Philippoussis may also be distrustful or fearful of anything he cannot understand with his rational mind. He is well-suited to work in research or any field that requires careful study and thought.
Philippoussis will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Mark Philippoussis' thinking was depicted as careful, conservative, methodical and possibly narrow or rigid, while the following information defines his mind as quick and innovative. Both are true! Mark Philippoussis incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
An independent and original thinker, Mark is excited by new ideas, discoveries, and innovations. His mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and ideas often come to him "out of the blue". Mark Philippoussis grasps ideas very quickly and often becomes impatient with those who are slower or more cautious than he. More conservative minds deem him rather eccentric and unusual in his interests. Mark Philippoussis does well in an open, unpredictable atmosphere where flexibility and quick responses are needed. Mark Philippoussis has an aptitude for science, mathematics, electronics or astrology.
Mark wants to be himself and he has a need to assert his individuality. Acting independently, he wants to do things immediately. There is a nervous energy about Mark Philippoussis that could lead to accidents, if he neglects to be careful.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury in 10th house
Moon Opposition Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Conjunct Uranus
Mercury Conjunct Mars/Uranus