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 Prince Andrew, 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 Prince Andrew at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Prince Andrew 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. Prince Andrew often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Prince Andrew can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Prince Andrew is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Prince Andrew as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
The mysterious and the unknown fascinate Prince Andrew and he may investigate the supernatural, the hidden or the taboo. Prince Andrew needs to know what is going on behind the scenes. He is also deeply curious or astute about economic, political, or social power, big business, and the motives and powers behind the social facade.
Prince Andrew 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 Prince Andrew tends to be factual and to the point.
Prince Andrew will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Prince Andrew'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! Prince Andrew 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 Prince Andrew grasps new concepts very readily. However, his retention may be poor, as Prince Andrew 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 Prince Andrew to sit still for any length of time. Prince Andrew has a highly sensitive nervous system and needs a relatively calm, stable environment to be at his best. Prince Andrew should avoid over stimulating, frenetic places in order to stay balanced.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 8th house
Mercury Sextile Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Quincunx Uranus