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 Melissa. 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, Melissa Etheridge 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. Etheridge enjoys keeping a personal journal and reading the chronicles of others' lives and personal development.
Melissa Etheridge thinks a great deal about her career, her reputation and public image, and the way she makes a contribution or impact on the world at large. Public speaking or communications of some other kind is likely to be an important aspect of the work Melissa Etheridge does.
Often Melissa's emotions and her logic are out of sync with one another. What Melissa Etheridge feels or subconsciously wants or believes is quite different from her conscious thoughts. Thus she may have trouble becoming clear about a given situation or making up her mind. Melissa Etheridge functions best when she takes time to reflect, brood and incubate her ideas and decisions, utilizing her intuition and emotions as well as her reasoning. If Melissa Etheridge studies her dreams and their messages she will be surprised to discover how often her true feelings about someone or something are significantly different from her conscious stance.
Putting her feelings into words does not come very easily, and Melissa Etheridge may feel awkward trying to articulate and communicate on subjects other than the purely factual or intellectual. However, finding an outlet through writing or telling her feelings would be very gratifying for Etheridge.
Although she is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Melissa Etheridge is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Etheridge combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Melissa has an introverted frame of mind and tends to dissect or deeply analyze her own inner life and experiences as well as those of others.
Melissa Etheridge has a deep, serious turn of mind, and when out of balance, she tends toward pessimism, cynicism, and overly rigid or judgmental thinking. These are tendencies Etheridge may have to work to counteract, by choosing to focus on the humor in a situation, associating with cheerful, positive-minded people, and so on. Being around children can sometimes alter and lighten up her mental outlook considerably. Duty, obligation, "should", and "ought to" may color Melissa's thinking too much.
Melissa Etheridge has a tendency to ponder and reflect on her thoughts. Methodical, responsible and serious, she has a sound judgment. She is a good listener and she probably prefers to work alone. Melissa Etheridge also has a good memory and may do well in history and science.
Her sexuality probably developed early in life and problems of love relationships could be on her mind a lot. Melissa Etheridge may adopt a somewhat pompous and flirtatious way of speech and the subject "sex" may come up repeatedly during the course of her conversations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Cancer
Mercury in 10th house
Moon Quincunx Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury Quincunx Saturn
Mercury Opposition Moon/Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Venus/Pluto