Pope Benedict XVI
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 Pope Benedict XVI, 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 Joseph Ratzinger at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Pope Benedict XVI 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. The Pope often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Joseph Ratzinger can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Pope Benedict XVI is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Pope Benedict XVI 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. Pope Benedict XVI says what is on his mind. Others see Joseph Ratzinger as a lively, intelligent person, and perhaps something of a chatterbox at times.
Pope Benedict XVI appreciates aesthetics and has a fine sense of form, design, and beauty. He could develop great technical skill as an artist, designer, craftsman, or creative writer. Joseph Ratzinger could also sell objects of beauty - artistic products, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
The Pope has the ability to please and harmonize well with others and a talent for assuaging strain in the relationships of other people. His sense of humor, tact, and personal charm are a great benefit to Joseph Ratzinger in any work with people on a one-to-one level.
Although his tact was commented on above, Pope Benedict XVI can also be very direct, even brutally frank, in the way he communicates, as mentioned below.
Argumentative and rather aggressive and critical in discussions, Joseph Ratzinger tends to turn any conversation into a debate, and sometimes a verbal war. Pope Benedict XVI could be a spokesman for a righteous cause, a lawyer vigorously defending a client, a sharp analyst or critic. He is a convincing speaker, but is not especially receptive to the ideas and opinions of others. Pope Benedict XVI has a forceful intellect and an aptitude for mental work.
An independent and original thinker, The Pope is excited by new ideas, discoveries, and innovations. His mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and ideas often come to him "out of the blue". Pope Benedict XVI grasps ideas very quickly and often becomes impatient with those who are slower or more cautious than he. More conservative minds deem him rather eccentric and unusual in his interests. Pope Benedict XVI does well in an open, unpredictable atmosphere where flexibility and quick responses are needed. Pope Benedict XVI has an aptitude for science, mathematics, electronics or astrology.
He is self-assured and confident and has the necessary energy to carry out his objectives. Pope Benedict XVI makes his plans with sufficient forethought and always keeps in mind to proceed according to the currently prevailing regulations.
His aspirations seem to be geared toward intellectual and spiritual lines and Joseph Ratzinger tends to base his friendships and other relationships on mutual inner understanding. Pope Benedict XVI shares his thoughts and plans mostly with people who have the same interests that he has.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 1st house
Mercury Sextile Venus
Mercury aspects Venus and Mars
Mercury Square Mars
Mercury Conjunct Uranus
Mercury Opposition Mars/MC
Mercury Opposition N. Node/MC