mental interests and abilities
Oscar has the ability to concentrate and become completely immersed in his work. Oscar Wilde seems to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefers learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than through books or lectures. Oscar has mechanical ability and works well with his hands. Wilde could become adept at sculpture, pottery, carpentry or anything that involves manual creativity. Biology (and related fields such as medicine) interests him as well. Oscar Wilde also has an instinctive rapport with animals, and may feel that he relates better to them than to people! Oscar Wilde tends to become narrowly focused on his own specialized interests and may not have much to say or communicate outside of that particular field.
Inquisitive and communicative, Oscar'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; Wilde has many and diverse interests and is easily distracted. Wilde learns quickly, is eager to pass on what he is learning and thinking about, and may talk excessively.
He is not interested in subjects that are wholly abstract or technical. There must be a personal, human element to spark Wilde's interest. His interests revolve around people and their inner motivations, feelings, personal lives and experiences. Oscar Wilde 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. Wilde could also be an excellent writer, reporter or biographer.
Oscar Wilde 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.).
Oscar Wilde is nostalgic and he loves to hear others' life stories and to discuss his own experiences and feelings. Oscar likes to read biographies and memoirs, and he probably keeps a diary or journal himself. Oscar Wilde also has the ability to be a successful public speaker.
Although he is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Oscar Wilde is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Wilde combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Oscar 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.
Oscar Wilde has a deep, serious side to him and when out of balance, he tends to be pessimistic, cynical and overly rigid or judgmental in this thinking. These are tendencies Wilde may have to work on counteracting, 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 his mental outlook considerably. Duty, obligation, "should", and "ought to" may color Oscar's thinking too much.
Wilde will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Oscar Wilde'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! Oscar Wilde incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
Oscar Wilde has a brilliant, inventive mind, and Wilde's sudden flashes of insight and clear perception enable him to grasp concepts very quickly. At times Wilde's mind flits from one subject to the next so rapidly that Oscar Wilde cannot thoroughly digest any of them. Oscar gets bored and restless, and intellectually rebels against too much tedium. He may be abrupt and impatient with people who plan and plod along, because Oscar Wilde likes to be open to inspiration and spontaneous. Wilde could invent or discover something truly original, unique or unheard of.
Although Oscar Wilde's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Wilde 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.
He is open and receptive to subjects that defy rational explanation, such as psychic phenomena, mental telepathy and metaphysics, and Wilde could teach these subjects to others. His mind is imaginative and inspired and Oscar Wilde has an aptitude for art and creative writing.
He is physically vigorous and always ready for action. A quick thinker, Oscar Wilde is able to make swift decisions and may unknowingly create for himself opportunities to take control over others or to be a leader.
Oscar Wilde has a strong need to mentally dominate others and always take the lead in his conversations with people. He is able to exert a powerful influence in his community and has far-reaching ideas to change the world for the better.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury in 3rd house
Moon Square Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury Quincunx Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Opposition Uranus
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Trine Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Mars
Mercury Opposition Pluto/N. Node