mental interests and abilities
He is more of a poet than a rational scientist, for his mind does not function in a strictly logical, linear fashion. The language of music, art or poetry comes naturally to Maxim Gorky, and he is also able to think in highly abstract and symbolic terms. Translating his thoughts and impressions into concrete, everyday language may be difficult for Gorky at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Maxim Gorky as a child, and he probably daydreamed a good deal as well. He is intuitive and able to sense the thoughts and feelings of others even before they say anything to him. Maxim often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Gorky can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Maxim Gorky is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Maxim Gorky as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
He is quite verbal and communicative and eager to get his own ideas and opinions across to others. Maxim Gorky says what is on his mind. Others see Gorky as a lively, intelligent person, and perhaps somewhat of a chatterbox at times.
Maxim Gorky 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. Maxim dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another person's argument. At times Gorky is verbally aggressive and abrasive toward others, and he tends to overstate his case or offend people with his unadorned frankness. Maxim Gorky can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer or salesman. He has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Gorky enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
Independent and freethinking, Maxim Gorky dislikes being told what to do and how to do it, and he especially does not like being told how to think, for Maxim insists on discovering his own truth. Maxim Gorky 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 Gorky 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". Maxim has an aptitude for science and new technologies are of particular interest to him. Maxim Gorky also has a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.
His mind is marked by a penetrating depth and thoroughness. Maxim Gorky ferrets out the facts, and particularly enjoys problems with an element of mystery, darkness or the forbidden. Generally, Gorky does not shy away from the truth, no matter how unpleasant it is.
Maxim Gorky has a strong desire to dominate people's minds and would make an excellent hypnotist. His own personal vibration seems to influence people and possibly could change their lives. It is important to use this power that Maxim Gorky seems to have for the general good.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 1st house
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury Sextile Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Pluto/Asc.