mental interests and abilities
He is more of a poet than a rational scientist, for his mind does not function in a strictly logical, linear fashion. The language of music, art or poetry comes naturally to Paul Whiteman, and he is also able to think in highly abstract and symbolic terms. Translating his thoughts and impressions into concrete, everyday language may be difficult for Whiteman at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Paul Whiteman as a child, and he probably daydreamed a good deal as well. He is intuitive and able to sense the thoughts and feelings of others even before they say anything to him. Paul often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Whiteman can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Paul Whiteman is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Paul Whiteman as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
He is quite verbal and communicative and eager to get his own ideas and opinions across to others. Paul Whiteman says what is on his mind. Others see Whiteman as a lively, intelligent person, and perhaps somewhat of a chatterbox at times.
Paul Whiteman 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 Whiteman 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 Paul's thinking too much.
Whiteman will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Paul Whiteman'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! Paul Whiteman 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 Paul Whiteman grasps new concepts very readily. However, his retention may be poor, as Whiteman 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 Paul Whiteman to sit still for any length of time. Paul has a highly sensitive nervous system and needs a relatively calm, stable environment to be at his best. Paul Whiteman should avoid over stimulating, frenetic places in order to stay balanced.
Paul Whiteman has a great deal of nervous energy and he is likely to feel a strong sense of uneasiness. Others can expect to be hit back hard when they provoke him. Whiteman is able to make changes if necessary, but in general he is somewhat reluctant to take chances.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 1st house
Mercury Quincunx Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Quincunx Uranus
Mercury Opposition Saturn/Uranus