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 Michael Bolton, 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 Bolton at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Michael Bolton 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. Michael often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Bolton can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Michael Bolton is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Michael Bolton as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
Inquisitive and communicative, Michael's mind seems to be "on" all of the time and he is forever gathering information and sharing ideas. His attention span may be rather brief; Bolton has many and diverse interests, and is easily distracted. Bolton learns quickly, is eager to pass on what he is learning and thinking about, and may talk excessively.
Michael Bolton has a deep, serious turn of mind, and when out of balance, he tends toward pessimism, cynicism, and overly rigid or judgmental thinking. These are tendencies Bolton 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 his mental outlook considerably. Duty, obligation, "should", and "ought to" may color Michael's thinking too much.
Although Michael Bolton's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Bolton 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 Michael Bolton, and he has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in his dealings with others as he possibly can. Michael tends, also, to "go off the deep end" regarding spiritual philosophies, imaginative ideas, or theoretical speculation which may or may not have any real relevance or validity. Michael Bolton should try to critically test out his ideas, or seek out a person whose judgment and character he respects, to use as a sounding board.
Michael Bolton has a probing, penetrating mind and in his view, nothing is as simple, innocent, or straightforward as it appears. He may not totally understand the hidden undercurrents he perceives, the secret machinations, the dark underside of a person or situation - but it intrigues Michael and sometimes he cannot stop thinking about it. Once Bolton's interest has been piqued, he can become obsessed with getting to the bottom of the matter. At times Michael Bolton makes more of something than is actually the case, like assigning dark, convoluted motives to a person where none exist.
He is physically vigorous and always ready for action. A quick thinker, Michael Bolton is able to make swift decisions and may unknowingly create for himself opportunities to take control over others or to be a leader.
He is very thorough and is likely to commit himself to some type of study or research work. Not very talkative, Michael Bolton tries to avoid contact with others as much as possible and prefers to do his work in seclusion or solitude.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 3rd house
Mercury Quincunx Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Mars
Mercury Opposition Saturn/Pluto