mental interests and abilities
He is a progressive thinker and he is open and receptive to new technologies and breakthroughs in science, and the latest discoveries in any field. Olivier Assayas has high expectations and a profound belief that mankind's problems can be solved through the use of man's creative intelligence and inventive mind. Olivier has no patience for those whose conservative, unimaginative outlook limits their capacity to find solutions and envision a better future. Assayas also likes to keep abreast of current developments in world affairs, for he instinctively knows that what happens in one part of the world affects everyone. Olivier Assayas has a strong humanitarian drive. Practically speaking, Olivier Assayas has an aptitude for organization and enjoys being involved in cooperative endeavors or businesses that are contemporary and innovative.
Olivier Assayas has a good understanding of group trends, politics, mass movements and community affairs. Sharing ideas with groups of people is something Assayas does well and is likely to be involved with. Olivier is an accomplished team player and is likely to be part of a successful group or large organization.
He is a natural psychologist or counselor, interested in the inner motivations, feelings, personal life, relationships and problems of others. Assayas is a sympathetic listener and he also loves to (endlessly!) discuss his own experiences and feelings. Olivier Assayas tends to be very personal and subjective in his point of view. He has a talent for getting others to talk about their lives, dreams, desires and other things that are meaningful to them. Olivier Assayas could be an excellent interviewer, reporter or biographer. Idle talk and gossip are his vices.
The study of the past - history, archeology, genealogy, etc. - is of great interest to him. Psychology, symbolism, mythology and languages are also areas that Olivier Assayas is drawn to.
Olivier Assayas often seesaws between what his conscious reasoning tells him versus a belief in things that seem to defy logic. Olivier has a penchant for thinking big and being able to visualize the future, but he must beware of grandiose schemes and exaggerated claims. Oftentimes the most "far out" theories or speculative ideas seem perfectly plausible to Olivier Assayas, but it would be wise to test these ideas before investing in them too much.
Also, Olivier Assayas is prone to severe wanderlust at times, so he should try to see as much of the world as he can.
Although he is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Olivier Assayas is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Assayas combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Olivier has an introverted frame of mind and tends to dissect or deeply analyze his 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), Assayas' mind is clear and practical as well. His wide-ranging ideas and interests are grounded by a sense of realism and order. At times Olivier Assayas may seesaw between his optimism and sense of broader possibilities, and his skepticism and need for facts and tangible proof.
Olivier Assayas 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. Olivier Assayas has well-honed powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Assayas 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. Olivier Assayas 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.
Assayas will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Olivier Assayas' 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! Olivier Assayas incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
His mind works in a rather electric, inspired, sometimes brilliant way, and Olivier Assayas grasps new concepts very readily. However, his retention may be poor, as Assayas tends to leap from one idea to another in a flash, and often without thoroughly digesting any of them. His mind may race so quickly that it is hard for Olivier Assayas to sit still for any length of time. Olivier has a highly sensitive nervous system and needs a relatively calm, stable environment to be at his best. Olivier Assayas should avoid over stimulating, frenetic places in order to stay balanced.
Olivier Assayas has very strong opinions and may be considered fanatical, extreme, dogmatic or one-sided in his views. Forcing his "truth" onto other people, playing intellectual power games with them or seeking to manipulate their thinking processes could lead to a great deal of conflict and opposition in his life and relationships. He may also be keenly aware of the ways in which the media, popular artists and advertising manipulate and shape our thoughts, for Olivier can easily see through hypocrisy, shams and superficial appearances. Olivier Assayas has an intense way of communicating, and he may unintentionally come across as a threatening force.
Although he may intend to cooperate or collaborate in his relationships with others, Olivier Assayas is inclined to use them to serve his own ends. A bit impatient and aggressive, he may be over eager to gain the advantage.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Aquarius
Mercury in 11th house
Moon Conjunct Mercury
Mercury Quincunx Jupiter
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Quincunx Uranus
Mercury Opposition Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Mars/N. Node