mental interests and abilities
She is highly interested in inner, subjective and personal issues, and her thinking is based more on feelings, intuition, personal experiences and prejudices, than on reason or logic. Intellectual abilities and accomplishments without heart or soul mean little to Mary. She is empathic and would be an excellent counselor, for she is a sensitive listener and deeply interested in people's feelings and inner life. In addition to psychology, Mary Carey is drawn to education, art, poetry, music or mythology. She is not particularly confident about speaking in public, but will open up and share her thoughts in small, intimate groups. Carey enjoys keeping a personal journal and reading the chronicles of others' lives and personal development.
Mary Carey has a good understanding of group trends, politics, mass movements and community affairs. Sharing ideas with groups of people is something Carey does well and is likely to be involved with. Mary is an accomplished team player and is likely to be part of a successful group or large organization.
Mary Carey has a sharp tongue and ready wit, and she enjoys intellectual competition, problem solving and demanding intellectual work. In a debate, she knows how to drive her point home. Mary Carey also possesses quick reflexes and dexterity and could be an excellent tennis or racquetball player. Any sport which involves a dynamic exchange between players is a suitable arena for Carey.
Mary Carey has a great capacity for concentration, handling details, and learning about subjects others might find ponderous, too technical or dry. She could easily become a teacher of some specialized skill or field of knowledge. Practical applications and techniques are her forte. In speech Mary Carey tends to be factual and to the point.
Carey will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Mary Carey'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! Mary Carey 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, Mary Carey dislikes being told what to do and how to do it, and she especially does not like being told how to think, for Mary insists on discovering her own truth. Mary Carey does well in a rather unstructured environment that allows her to make her own decisions and to respond to the needs of the moment, rather than following a routine, standardized way of doing things. She is also suited to a fast-paced atmosphere, which Carey finds exciting and stimulating. Her mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and flashes of inspiration often come to her "out of the blue". Mary has an aptitude for science and new technologies are of particular interest to her. Mary Carey also has a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.
Even though Carey 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: Mary could accurately articulate the images and fantasies she has, she could forcefully convince others of her own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Mary Carey may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Carey's thinking.
Although Mary Carey's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Carey can be quite the opposite. There may very well be periods of absentmindedness, building castles in the air, or ruminating over mystical, abstract or imponderable subjects, as discussed below.
Vague, confused thinking which can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be a problem for Mary Carey, and she has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in her dealings with others as she possibly can. Mary also tends to "go off the deep end" regarding spiritual philosophies, imaginative ideas or theoretical speculation which may or may not have any true relevance or validity. Mary Carey should try to critically test out her ideas, or seek out a person whose judgment and character she respects, to use as a sounding board.
Never satisfied with the face value of anything, Mary is always probing beneath the surface for deeper reasons and hidden motives - though she rarely reveals her own. Mary Carey has a very suspicious, even paranoid, side. Her mind is penetrating and Mary Carey 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. Carey is also a forceful and convincing speaker or writer, with the ability to influence people's thinking by the sheer power of her conviction.
Mary Carey has a positive outlook on life, is far-sighted and prudent, and has a wealth of thoughts. Carey tends to plan large scale projects or ventures and is likely to be very successful. Mary has good business associations and she also loves social meetings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Cancer
Mercury in 11th house
Mercury Sextile Mars
Mercury Sextile Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Neptune
Mercury Square Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter/MC