mental interests and abilities
She is more of a poet than a rational scientist, for her mind does not function in a strictly logical, linear fashion. The language of music, art, or poetry is natural to Maya Angelou, and she is also able to think in highly abstract and symbolic terms. Translating her thoughts and impressions into concrete, everyday language may be difficult for Angelou at times and consequently she may appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Maya Angelou as a child, and she probably daydreamed a good deal also. She is intuitive and is able to sense what others' thoughts and feelings are, even before they say anything to her. Maya often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and her impressions are usually correct. Angelou can be somewhat absent-minded and she becomes so immersed in her own thoughts that she overlooks things in her immediate, tangible environment. Maya Angelou is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Maya Angelou as anything in the concrete world. Her imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of her greatest gifts.
The mysterious and the unknown fascinate Maya Angelou and she may investigate the supernatural or something that is hidden or taboo. Angelou needs to know what is going on behind the scenes. She is also deeply curious about or astute about economic, political, or social power, big business, and the motives and powers behind the social facade.
Maya Angelou appreciates aesthetics and has a fine sense of form, design, and beauty. She could develop considerable technical skill as an artist, designer, craftsman, or creative writer. Angelou could also sell objects of beauty - artistic products, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
Maya has the ability to please and harmonize well with others and tends to ameliorate relationships between people. Her sense of humor, tact, and personal charm are of great benefit to Maya Angelou in any work with people on a one-to-one level.
Maya 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. Maya has good powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Maya Angelou can get wrapped up entirely in her own thoughts and completely engrossed in some small detail. She is slow and cautious, but extremely thorough in her work. Conservative and something of a skeptic, Angelou may be narrow-minded or closed to any idea which has no concrete proof or scientific verification. She prefers dealing with facts rather than abstract speculation. Maya Angelou 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.
She is physically vigorous and always ready for action. A quick thinker, Maya Angelou is able to make swift decisions and may unknowingly create for herself opportunities to take control over others or to be a leader.
Maya Angelou has a lot of imagination and fantasies and is able to control her inner visions by common sense. Maya has creative and artistic talents, but is inclined to underestimate her skill. Maya Angelou could be attracted to art, music, singing or dancing.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 8th house
Mercury Conjunct Venus
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Mars
Mercury Opposition Moon/Neptune