mental interests and abilities
His mind operates in a very deliberate and methodical manner and Pete Townshend dislikes being rushed or forced into give an opinion before he has thoroughly ruminated and digested an idea. He is also difficult to sway once his mind is made up.
Though slower at grasping new concepts or learning new skills, he is patient and persevering and in fact, often becomes quite adept at whatever he sets his mind to for he is willing to devote much time and attention to it. Pete Townshend succeeds, not so much because of his intellectual brilliance, but because he has the ability to concentrate and follow a project through to its completion. Pete has an aptitude for singing or drawing.
The mysterious and the unknown fascinate Pete Townshend and he may investigate the supernatural or something that is hidden or taboo. Townshend needs to know what is going on behind the scenes. He is also deeply curious about or astute about economic, political, or social power, big business, and the motives and powers behind the social facade.
Pete Townshend would be an excellent teacher or counselor for he listens sympathetically and encourages others to express their inner thoughts and feelings. People trust and confide in Pete, and he is able to read between the lines and sense what their feelings are as well as what they are saying. Townshend works well with and understands women as well as the emotional, feminine side of life. He is articulate on personal (rather than factual or technical) subjects. Keeping a diary or journal would be satisfying for Townshend. Pete Townshend also has a talent for learning languages.
Vague, confused thinking which can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be a problem for Pete Townshend, and he has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in his dealings with others as he possibly can. Pete 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. Pete Townshend 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.
Never satisfied with the face value of anything, Pete is always probing beneath the surface for deeper reasons and hidden motives - though he rarely reveals his own. Pete Townshend has a very suspicious, even paranoid, side. His mind is penetrating and Pete Townshend has an aptitude for research, investigative reporting or private investigation. He is keenly interested in the deeper aspects of the human psyche, with a sort of "x-ray vision" of the inner motivations and intentions of others. He is drawn to anything secret, hidden, or mysterious, and may pursue esoteric or occult studies. Townshend is also a forceful and convincing speaker or writer, with the ability to influence people's thinking by the sheer power of his conviction.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Taurus
Mercury in 8th house
Moon Trine Mercury
Mercury Quincunx Neptune
Mercury Square Pluto