mental interests and abilities
He is highly interested in inner, subjective and personal issues, and his thinking is based more on feelings, intuition, personal experiences and prejudices, than on reason or logic. Intellectual abilities and accomplishments without heart or soul mean little to Prince Philip. He is empathic and would be an excellent counselor, for he is a sensitive listener and deeply interested in people's feelings and inner life. In addition to psychology, Prince Philip is drawn to education, art, poetry, music or mythology. He is not particularly confident about speaking in public, but will open up and share his thoughts in small, intimate groups. Duke of Edinburgh enjoys keeping a personal journal and reading the chronicles of others' lives and personal development.
Prince Philip 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 some other form of communication is likely to be an important aspect of Prince Philip's work.
He is mentally restless, intellectually thirsty and immensely curious. Prince Philip may study and travel widely in order to satisfy these urges and he is even happier if he shares his journeys with companions. Prince Philip's gifts lie in his capacity for learning about the beliefs of a broad spectrum of people, making long-distance connections, opening up channels of communication and understanding, bringing people together from foreign lands, and promoting social and cultural exchange.
Independent and freethinking, Prince Philip dislikes being told what to do and how to do it, and he especially does not like being told how to think, for Prince Philip insists on discovering his own truth. Prince Philip does well in a rather unstructured environment that allows him to make his own decisions and to respond to the needs of the moment, rather than following a routine, standardized way of doing things. He is also suited to a fast-paced atmosphere, which Duke of Edinburgh finds exciting and stimulating. His mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and flashes of inspiration often come to him "out of the blue". Prince Philip has an aptitude for science and new technologies are of particular interest to him. Prince Philip also has a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.
Suspecting that appearances are superficial and mask the "nitty-gritty", Prince Philip is always probing beneath the surface to uncover the deeper, hidden recesses. He is interested in anything secret or mysterious. Prince Philip has great powers of concentration and a penetrating mind, with an aptitude for research, investigative reporting or detective work. He is also keenly observant and seems to have "x-ray vision" regarding the inner motivations and intentions of other people. Prince Philip would make an excellent psychotherapist, uncovering the deeper causes and roots of a person's emotional problems. He may also be drawn to esoteric or occult studies and the development of unusual mental powers. He is fascinated by stories of mystery, intrigue and espionage.
Prince Philip has the ability to adapt himself mentally and emotionally to any situations he may have to face. He is considerate and compassionate and sensitive to others' needs. People have confidence in his judgment and it is easy for Prince Philip to succeed.
His thinking is somewhat sober and Duke of Edinburgh visualizes everything with complete reality. Prince Philip tends to be a late bloomer and could be a bit narrow-minded or selfish in matters of love relationships. Prince Philip seems to have a certain fear of being left out in some way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Cancer
Mercury in 10th house
Mercury Sextile Jupiter
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury Conjunct Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Moon/MC
Mercury Conjunct Venus/Saturn