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 Michelle. 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, Michelle Branch 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. Branch enjoys keeping a personal journal and reading the chronicles of others' lives and personal development.
Michelle has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom and for an ever broadening understanding of life. Michelle Branch 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 Branch. World travel and studying other cultures are also strong urges of hers.
She is not interested in subjects that are wholly abstract or technical. There must be a personal, human element to spark Branch's interest. Her interests revolve around people and their inner motivations, feelings, personal lives and experiences. Michelle Branch is a natural listener with a talent for getting others to talk about their lives, relationships, dreams and desires - namely the things that are meaningful to them. Branch could also be an excellent writer, reporter or biographer.
Michelle Branch has a particular interest in the past. She is concerned either with personal history (childhood and early family experiences, genealogy, etc.) or with the roots and origins of societies (archeology, mythology, history, etc.).
Michelle Branch is nostalgic and she loves to hear others' life stories and to discuss her own experiences and feelings. Michelle likes to read biographies and memoirs, and she probably keeps a diary or journal herself. Michelle Branch also has the ability to be a successful public speaker.
Her desire to make a point sometime overrides her receptivity to others' views. She can be a good listener, but Michelle Branch often finds it hard not to speak out.
Michelle Branch has a sharp mind and a sharp tongue as well, and she loves a vigorous discussion or debate. She expresses her thoughts in a clear, decisive, convincing style. Michelle dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another person's argument. At times Branch is verbally aggressive and abrasive toward others, and she tends to overstate her case or offend people with her unadorned frankness. Michelle Branch can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer or salesman. She has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Branch enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
Michelle Branch often seesaws between what her conscious reasoning tells her versus a belief in things which seem to defy logic. Michelle has a penchant for thinking big and being able to visualize the future, but she must beware of grandiose schemes and exaggerated claims. Oftentimes the most "far out" theories or speculative ideas seem perfectly plausible to Michelle Branch, but it would be wise to test these ideas before Michelle invests too much into them.
Also, Michelle Branch is prone to severe wanderlust at times, so she should try to see as much of the world as she can.
Although she is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Michelle Branch is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Branch combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Michelle 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.
Although broadminded and interested in the philosophical or long-range implications of any plan (as mentioned earlier), Branch's mind is clear and practical as well. Her wide-ranging ideas and interests are grounded by a sense of realism and order. At times Michelle Branch may seesaw between her optimism and sense of broader possibilities, and her skepticism and need for facts and tangible proof.
Michelle Branch possesses excellent powers of concentration and enjoys studying or deep thinking in solitude. Discriminating and highly rational, Branch gets right down to the bare bones in any discussion and is quick to see the fuzzy thinking or weaknesses in another's logic. She is well-suited to any work that requires organized thinking, precision and a methodical approach. She enjoys working on problems that others consider too tedious, repetitive or technical. Michelle Branch tends to become a specialist in a given field of knowledge and to become engrossed in all of the small details involved, sometimes unaware that only few people share her particular interest, especially to the extent that she does.
Even though Branch can be a decisive and convincing speaker (as indicated earlier), she also has a highly imaginative and intuitive mind. This combination offers a number of possibilities: Michelle could accurately articulate the images and fantasies she has, she could forcefully convince others of her own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Michelle Branch may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Branch's thinking.
Although Michelle Branch's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Branch 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.
Her mind is intuitive, imaginative, colorful and strongly influenced by imagery or fantasy. Branch sees the world with the eyes of an artist or a poet, and the hard sciences, as well as fields of endeavor based on concrete facts, rules or rigorous logic, are not Branch's forte. At times she is able to perceive things that other people cannot - e.g. the "aura" of a place or a person - while at others, Michelle Branch apparently does not see and/or overlooks things that are blatantly obvious to others. One problem Michelle Branch is prone to is that she projects her fantasies, wishes and dreams onto other people or external circumstances and simply fails to see what is actually at stake.
Michelle Branch has a healthy, stimulating and encouraging family environment. Branch loves to exchange news and ideas with others and may be especially fond of associating with young people.
She is adaptable and very social and loves to entertain. Because of her charm and outgoing personality, Michelle Branch draws others to her. Michelle has an innate nurturing instinct and she loves to take care of others. But Branch also knows what appeals to the public and could be a good salesman.
She is self-assured and confident and has the necessary energy to carry out her objectives. Michelle Branch makes her plans with sufficient forethought and always keeps in mind to proceed according to the currently prevailing regulations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Cancer
Mercury in 9th house
Moon Square Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury Quincunx Jupiter
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mercury Trine Saturn
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Opposition Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Sun/N. Node
Mercury Opposition Moon/Asc.
Mercury Conjunct Mars/MC