Pope Paul VI
mental interests and abilities
He is an exacting perfectionist with a clear, logical, analytical mind and an aptitude for work that requires meticulous attention to detail and efficient organization. Well grounded and pragmatic, Giovanni Montini tends to develop specialized skills and technical expertise in a practical field. Knowledge, ideas and theories do not really interest Pope Paul VI unless they are useful in a tangible way. He is inclined to analyze, measure, and dissect everything and to miss nuances and subtle shades of feeling and meaning in the process. His strengths lie in his precise thinking, careful craftsmanship and mastery of technical skills. Pope Paul VI tends to be very good at what he does and critical of others' work if it does not meet his high standards.
Pope Paul VI has an introspective turn of mind and may enjoy keeping a journal or a record of his dreams and personal experiences, or learning about psychology, history, and the inner workings and emotional foundations of his own life.Giovanni Montini is studious and something of a bookworm.
He enjoys philosophical speculation and theorizing about abstract ideas and concepts. Giovanni Montini is interested in a broad perspective, universal principles and systems, and connecting relationships and patterns - namely, he prefers to see the whole picture rather than the sum total of its components.Pope Paul VI has a great respect and thirst for knowledge and education, and is the proverbial "perpetual student". Pope Paul VI also has a talent for teaching and sharing his knowledge, and as a teacher, Pope Paul VI presents himself as a fellow participant in the ongoing quest for understanding rather than as a figure of authority.
He may become involved in television, publishing or other fields that involve sharing ideas with large groups of people. Pope Paul VI excels in areas that require long-range planning and foresight, and can therefore be very successful in business, but he is rather sloppy and haphazard when it comes to implementing his ideas concretely. Pope Paul VI should leave the details to someone else. Travel or long-distance contacts and communication will play a major role in his life and work.
Although broadminded and interested in the philosophical or long-range implications of any plan (as mentioned earlier), Giovanni Montini's mind is clear and practical as well. His wide-ranging ideas and interests are grounded by a sense of realism and order. At times Pope Paul VI may seesaw between his optimism and sense of broader possibilities, and his skepticism and need for facts and tangible proof.
Pope Paul VI has a great capacity for concentration, handling details, and learning about subjects others might find ponderous, too technical, or dry. He could easily become a teacher of some specialized skill or field of knowledge. Practical applications and techniques are his forte. In speech Pope Paul VI tends to be factual and to the point.
Giovanni Montini will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Pope Paul VI'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! Pope Paul VI incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
His intellectual interests tend toward the offbeat or unusual. Anything "alternative", innovative, experimental, creatively inspired, or new is right up Giovanni Montini's alley. Pope Paul VI may not have the patience to study these things in depth, but he has an instinctive grasp of them. The esoteric sciences like astrology, numerology, and the like are subjects Pope Paul VI could pick up quite easily.
Although Pope Paul VI's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Giovanni Montini 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, Pope Paul VI 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 Pope Paul VI has an uncanny ability to "read" people and situations without being told anything about them. However, Pope Paul VI must learn to discriminate between true psychic perception and his imagination. Learning to discipline and focus his mind is necessary if Giovanni Montini wishes to use all of his creative potential. Otherwise, Pope Paul VI could be simply a dreamer.
Communication with others is difficult for Pope Paul VI because he often finds words frustrating and inadequate to express his experiences and perceptions. Also, Pope Paul VI may purposefully mystify or deceive others.
His thinking is influenced by the way Pope Paul VI feels about love and he tends to speak freely about love relationships and sexual matters. A very good articulator, Giovanni Montini has the ability to play with words and could do well as a writer of love stories.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Virgo
Mercury in 4th house
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
Mercury aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mercury Sextile Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Sextile Uranus
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Square Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Venus/Mars