mental interests and abilities
Clear, objective and realistic, he is unimpressed by exaggerated claims or promises. Paul Allen insists on being shown the facts behind any statement he hears, and his natural skepticism often borders on cynicism. Allen approaches problems clearly and rationally and maintains his poise and objectivity even in the midst of critical situations. Anyone seeking Allen's advice is certain to get an unemotional and unbiased assessment of their situation, and Paul - 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. Paul Allen 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, Allen enjoys quiet time alone for thinking or reading.
Paul has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom, and for an increasingly broad understanding of life. Paul Allen is the perpetual student who will be involved in higher education, philosophy or religion. Law, broadcasting, publishing or communication are also areas of interest to Allen. 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 spark Allen's interest. His interests revolve around people and their inner motivations, feelings, personal lives and experiences. Paul Allen 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. Allen could also be an excellent writer, reporter or biographer.
Paul Allen 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.).
Paul Allen is nostalgic and he loves to hear others' life stories and to discuss his own experiences and feelings. Paul likes to read biographies and memoirs, and he probably keeps a diary or journal himself. Paul Allen 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), Paul Allen is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Allen combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Paul 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.
Paul Allen 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. Paul Allen has well-honed powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Allen 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. Paul Allen 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.
Although Paul Allen's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Allen 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.
His mind is highly imaginative and creative and he possesses dramatic, artistic or musical abilities. As a child, Paul Allen enjoyed daydreaming, fantasizing and pretending, and probably lived in "his own little world" a good deal. He perceives things that are not obvious to other people and Paul Allen has an uncanny ability to "read" people and situations without being told anything about them. However, Paul Allen must learn to discriminate between true psychic perception and his imagination. Learning to discipline and focus his mind is necessary if Allen wishes to use all of his creative potential. Otherwise, Paul Allen could be simply a dreamer.
Communication with others is difficult for Paul Allen because he often finds words frustrating and inadequate to express his experiences and perceptions. Also, Paul may purposefully mystify or deceive others.
Paul Allen has a probing, penetrating mind and in his view, nothing is as simple, innocent, or straightforward as it appears. He may not totally understand the undercurrents he perceives, the secret machinations, the dark underside of a person or situation - but he is intrigued by them and Paul sometimes cannot stop thinking about them. Once Allen's interest has been piqued, he can become obsessed with getting to the bottom of the matter. At times Paul Allen makes more of something than is actually the case, like assigning dark, convoluted motives to a person where none exist.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Capricorn
Mercury in 9th house
Moon Square Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Square Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Pluto