mental interests and abilities
Clear, objective and realistic, he is unimpressed by exaggerated claims or promises. Oliver Hardy insists on being shown the facts behind any statement he hears, and his natural skepticism often borders on cynicism. Hardy approaches problems clearly and rationally and maintains his poise and objectivity even in the midst of critical situations. Anyone seeking Hardy's advice is certain to get an unemotional and unbiased assessment of their situation, and Oliver - therefore - makes a good arbitrator or judge. He is thorough, conscientious and disciplined in his thinking, and has an aptitude for business, organization and administration. Oliver Hardy is also a good strategist, and he will plan and patiently follow a realistic course which will lead to his eventual success. Serious-minded and studious, Hardy enjoys quiet time alone for thinking or reading.
Oliver Hardy thinks a great deal about his career, his reputation and public image, and the way he 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 Oliver Hardy does.
Oliver Hardy has an aptitude for solving difficult mental problems due to his careful, methodical approach, attention to detail and tenacity in following a matter through to its conclusion. Oliver Hardy has well-honed powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Hardy can get entirely wrapped up in his own thoughts and completely engrossed in a minor detail. He is slow and cautious, but extremely thorough in his work. Conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, he may be narrow-minded or closed to any idea that has no concrete proof or scientific verification. He prefers dealing with facts rather than abstract speculation. Oliver Hardy may also be distrustful or fearful of anything he cannot understand with his rational mind. He is well-suited to work in research or any field that requires careful study and thought.
Hardy will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Oliver Hardy's 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! Oliver Hardy incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
His intellectual interests tend toward the offbeat or unusual. Anything "alternative", innovative, experimental, creatively inspired, or new is right up Hardy's alley. Oliver Hardy may not have the patience to study these things in depth, but he has an instinctive grasp of them. The esoteric sciences like astrology, numerology, and the like are subjects Oliver could pick up quite easily.
Although Oliver Hardy's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Hardy 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 Oliver Hardy, and he has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in his dealings with others as he possibly can. Oliver 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. Oliver Hardy 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.
Oliver Hardy has a talent for organizing and the ability to sum up conditions quickly. He is curious and inquisitive, but tends to criticize others and to interfere in everything. Oliver has to learn to fight the tendency of finding fault with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Capricorn
Mercury in 10th house
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Sextile Uranus
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Uranus/Asc.