Pope John XXIII
mental interests and abilities
Pope John XXIII has the ability to concentrate and become completely immersed in his work. Pope John XXIII seems to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefers learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than through books or lectures. Pope John XXIII has mechanical ability and works well with his hands. Angelo Roncalli could become adept at sculpture, pottery, carpentry or anything that involves manual creativity.Biology (and related fields such as medicine) interests him as well. Pope John XXIII also has an instinctive rapport with animals, and may feel that he relates better to them than to people! Pope John XXIII tends to become narrowly focused on his own specialized interests and may not have much to say or communicate outside of that particular field.
Pope John XXIII thinks a great deal about his career, his reputation and public image, and the way he makes a contribution or impact on the world at large. Public speaking or communications of some other kind is likely to be an important aspect of the work Pope John XXIII does.
Pope John XXIII appreciates aesthetics and has a fine sense of form, design and beauty. He could develop considerable technical skills as an artist, designer, craftsman or creative writer. Angelo Roncalli could also sell objects of beauty such as artistic products, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
Pope John XXIII 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 asset when working with people one-on-one.
Although his tact was commented on above, Pope John XXIII can also be very direct, even brutally frank, in the way he communicates, as mentioned below.
He speaks clearly, decisively, and convincingly and thoroughly enjoys a vigorous discussion or debate. Pope John XXIII would be an effective lawyer or public speaker, a salesman of ideas. Others tend to listen to Angelo Roncalli and follow his lead, and he has a talent for directing people and making decisions. Pope John XXIII also has an aptitude for writing - especially criticism or satire.
Even though Angelo Roncalli can be a decisive and convincing speaker (as indicated earlier), he also has a highly imaginative and intuitive mind. This combination offers a number of possibilities: Pope John XXIII could accurately articulate the images and fantasies he has, he could forcefully convince others of his own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Pope John XXIII may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Angelo Roncalli's thinking.
His mind is intuitive, imaginative, colorful and strongly influenced by imagery or fantasy. Angelo Roncalli sees the world with the eyes of an artist or a poet, and the hard sciences, as well as fields of endeavor based on concrete facts, rules or rigorous logic, are not Angelo Roncalli's forte. At times he is able to perceive things that other people cannot - e.g. the "aura" of a place or a person - while at others, Pope John XXIII apparently does not see and/or overlooks things that are blatantly obvious to others. One problem Pope John XXIII is prone to is that he projects his fantasies, wishes and dreams onto other people or external circumstances and simply fails to see what is actually at stake.
Pope John XXIII has a tendency to dwell upon his basic ego needs and wants to plan everything out before acting. Others may see Pope John XXIII as being all thought and no action, but the plans Angelo Roncalli makes are more likely to be in keeping with his real inner desires.
He is somewhat restless and in constant search for variety and change. Cautious in one way and optimistic in another, Pope John XXIII frequently changes his mind and his philosophy of life. He may prefer mental work and is likely to choose a scientific field.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury in 10th house
Mercury Conjunct Venus
Mercury aspects Venus and Mars
Mercury Trine Mars
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Opposition Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Sun/MC
Mercury Opposition Jupiter/Saturn