Marquis de Sade
mental interests and abilities
His mind operates in a very deliberate and methodical manner and Marquis de Sade dislikes being rushed or forced into give an opinion before he has thoroughly ruminated and digested an idea. He is also difficult to sway once his mind is made up.
Though slower at grasping new concepts or learning new skills, he is patient and persevering and in fact, often becomes quite adept at whatever he sets his mind to for he is willing to devote much time and attention to it. Marquis de Sade succeeds, not so much because of his intellectual brilliance, but because he has the ability to concentrate and follow a project through to its completion. de Sade has an aptitude for singing or drawing.
He is often involved in verbal exchanges, interviews, discussions, debates, counseling, negotiations, providing and obtaining feedback, and sharing information. Marquis de Sade is drawn to intelligent and verbal people with whom he can communicate and from whom he can learn. de Sade loves to have an audience to hear his ideas, and he also appreciates eloquent presentations by others.
Marquis de Sade would be an excellent teacher or counselor for he listens sympathetically and encourages others to express their inner thoughts and feelings. People trust and confide in de Sade, and he is able to read between the lines and sense what their feelings are as well as what they are saying. Marquis de Sade works well with and understands women as well as the emotional, feminine side of life. He is articulate on personal (rather than factual or technical) subjects. Keeping a diary or journal would be satisfying for Marquis de Sade. Marquis de Sade also has a talent for learning languages.
Although he is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Marquis de Sade is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Marquis de Sade combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. de Sade 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.
Marquis de Sade has a great capacity for concentration, handling details, and learning about subjects others might find ponderous, too technical or dry. He could easily become a teacher of some specialized skill or field of knowledge. Practical applications and techniques are his forte. In speech Marquis de Sade tends to be factual and to the point.
Marquis de Sade will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Marquis de Sade's 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! Marquis de Sade incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
Independent and freethinking, Marquis de Sade dislikes being told what to do and how to do it, and he especially does not like being told how to think, for de Sade insists on discovering his own truth. Marquis de Sade does well in a rather unstructured environment that allows him to make his own decisions and to respond to the needs of the moment, rather than following a routine, standardized way of doing things. He is also suited to a fast-paced atmosphere, which Marquis de Sade finds exciting and stimulating. His mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and flashes of inspiration often come to him "out of the blue". de Sade has an aptitude for science and new technologies are of particular interest to him. Marquis de Sade also has a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.
He is physically vigorous and always ready for action. A quick thinker, Marquis de Sade is able to make swift decisions and may unknowingly create for himself opportunities to take control over others or to be a leader.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Taurus
Mercury in 7th house
Moon Trine Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury Sextile Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Mars