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 Melvyn Douglas, 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 Douglas at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Melvyn Douglas 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. Melvyn often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Douglas can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Melvyn Douglas is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Melvyn Douglas as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
Melvyn has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom and for an ever broadening understanding of life. Melvyn Douglas is the perpetual student and will be involved in higher education, philosophy, or religion. Law, broadcasting, publishing, or fields of communications are also areas that interest Douglas. World travel and studying other cultures are also strong urges of his.
Melvyn Douglas 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 Melvyn Douglas tends to be factual and to the point.
Douglas will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Melvyn Douglas' 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! Melvyn Douglas incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
He is an original thinker, capable of unique discoveries and innovations, but he tends to scatter his energies in too many directions at once and to make impulsive or hasty decisions. Melvyn Douglas grasps ideas very quickly and becomes impatient with duller or more conservative minds. A fast-moving, mentally stimulating, and unpredictable atmosphere suits Melvyn quite well, even though he may complain about the stress and the crazy pace. Melvyn Douglas has a technical bent and is interested in the newest scientific theories and findings, electronics, computers, etc.
Never satisfied with the face value of anything, Melvyn is always probing beneath the surface for deeper reasons and hidden motives - though he rarely reveals his own. Melvyn Douglas has a very suspicious, even paranoid, side. His mind is penetrating and Melvyn Douglas has an aptitude for research, investigative reporting or private investigation. He 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. He is drawn to anything secret, hidden, or mysterious, and may pursue esoteric or occult studies. Douglas is also a forceful and convincing speaker or writer, with the ability to influence people's thinking by the sheer power of his conviction.
Melvyn Douglas has a restless mind and constantly occupies himself with new things and plans. Creative, inventive and resourceful, he is an indefatigable mental worker. Melvyn Douglas also has the need to pass his knowledge on to others and he does this very excitedly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 9th house
Mercury Sextile Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Square Uranus
Mercury Square Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Uranus/Pluto