mental interests and abilities
Nelson Mandela is a person of strong opinions and he expresses his views energetically and often dramatically. He is an entertaining speaker and will embellish or exaggerate in order to get his point across. Nelson has an aptitude for storytelling and performing. Even if his arena is only the classroom or dining room table, Mandela puts on a good show. Nelson has an abundance of creative ideas and he does not enjoy a job in which he has no creative input or voice in decision-making. Nelson Mandela could be a good politician, spokesperson, group leader, director, or coach.
Nelson has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom and for an ever broadening understanding of life. Nelson Mandela 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 Mandela. World travel and studying other cultures are also strong urges of his.
He is not interested in subjects that are wholly abstract or technical. There must be a personal, human element to evoke Mandela's interest. His interest is people and their inner motivations, feelings, personal lives, and experiences. Nelson Mandela is a natural listener with a talent for getting others to talk about their lives, relationships, dreams, desires - the things that are personally meaningful to them. Mandela could also be an excellent writer, reporter, or biographer.
Nelson Mandela has a particular interest in the past. He 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.).
Nelson Mandela is nostalgic and he loves to hear others' life stories and to discuss his own experiences and feelings. Nelson likes to read biographies and memoirs, and he probably keeps a diary or journal yourself. Nelson Mandela also has the ability to be a successful public speaker.
His desire to make a point overrides sometimes his receptivity to others' views. He can be a good listener but often it is hard for Nelson Mandela not to speak out.
Nelson Mandela has a sharp tongue and ready wit, and he enjoys intellectual competition, problem solving, and demanding intellectual work. In a debate, he knows how to drive his point home. Nelson Mandela also possesses quick reflexes and dexterity and could be an excellent tennis or racquetball player. Any sport which involves a dynamic exchange between the players is a suitable arena for Mandela.
Although he is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Nelson Mandela is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Mandela combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Nelson has an introverted frame of mind and he tends to dissect or deeply analyze his own and other people's inner lives and experiences.
His mind is serious and deep, and Nelson Mandela will rarely offer an opinion on any matter until he has thoroughly considered and studied it. Nelson has excellent powers of concentration and enjoys studying or thinking deeply in solitude. Nelson Mandela has an aptitude for research or doing mental work which requires precise, organized thinking, attention to detail, and a methodical approach. He is conservative and something of a skeptic, and may be narrow-minded and closed to new ideas, especially if there is no concrete proof or scientific verification of them. Socially, Nelson Mandela is rather reserved, uncommunicative, and uncomfortable with light, frivolous conversation.
Nelson Mandela has a tendency to dwell upon his basic ego needs and wants to plan everything out before acting. Others may see Nelson as being all thought and no action, but the plans Mandela makes are more likely to be in keeping with his real inner desires.
His thinking is influenced by the way Nelson Mandela feels about love and he tends to speak freely about love relationships and sexual matters. A very good articulator, Mandela has the ability to play with words and could do well as a writer of love stories.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Leo
Mercury in 9th house
Moon Square Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Sextile Mars
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Sun/MC
Mercury Conjunct Venus/Mars