mental interests and abilities
Outspoken and direct, he is always eager to express his ideas and opinions and does not mind opposing the consensus and stirring up a little controversy. Prince of Orange has fresh, original ideas and a great deal of enthusiasm for anything new and untried, but once the novelty has worn off, he is interested in another new idea or project. Prince Willem-Alexander never seems to have enough time to do everything he wants. He is very honest, speaks decisively and convincingly about things he believes in, and is unable to pretend to agree with someone if he honestly does not. He may be somewhat lacking in tact.
Prince Willem-Alexander uses his mind to organize, classify and bring order to his environment. He is interested in refining his technical skills and abilities and is a stickler for details. Prince of the Netherlands is highly likely to be engaged in organizational skills, training others in his area of expertise, or work involving teaching and communications.
Prince Willem-Alexander would be an excellent teacher or counselor for he listens sympathetically and encourages others to express their inner thoughts and feelings. People trust and confide in Prince of Orange, and he is able to read between the lines and sense what their feelings are as well as what they are saying. Prince of the Netherlands works well with and understands women as well as the emotional, feminine side of life. He is articulate on personal (rather than factual or technical) subjects. Keeping a diary or journal would be satisfying for Prince of the Netherlands. Prince Willem-Alexander also has a talent for learning languages.
His desire to make a point sometime overrides his receptivity to others' views. He can be a good listener, but Prince Willem-Alexander often finds it hard not to speak out.
Intellectually, he is very competitive, argumentative sharp, and incisive. Prince Willem-Alexander starts arguments and may stir up animosity with his impulsiveness and tactlessness. Prince of the Netherlands always likes to have the last word, and others often feel that he does not really listen to what they are attempting to communicate; so while he may win the battle (especially if it is a battle of wits), he may well lose the war. In other words, Prince of the Netherlands' relationships in all arenas suffer tremendously from Prince of the Netherlands' aggressive way of getting his point across and his inability to take in what others are saying. Learning techniques to calm Prince of the Netherlands' nervous system and relax his mind would be extremely beneficial for him.
Prince Willem-Alexander has an abundance of ideas, interests, and plans for the future, and may find it difficult to focus on any single area. He is not a specialist for he seeks a broad overview; he wants a glance of the whole picture rather than a close scrutiny of its components. Philosophy, religion or other areas of theoretical speculation interest him.
He also possesses foresight, numerous enterprising ideas and a gambling instinct - all of which contribute to his success in the business world. However, Prince of the Netherlands' optimism and grand vision can also get him into trouble. Prince Willem-Alexander sometimes promises more than he can deliver, glosses over important details that come back to haunt him later, and overestimates the potential of an idea or product.
Traveling is a great love of Prince of the Netherlands', especially if there is a mind-expanding or educational aspect involved, and Prince Willem-Alexander may travel extensively in his work. Consulting or education would be ideal fields for him.
His mind works in a rather electric, inspired, sometimes brilliant way, and Prince Willem-Alexander grasps new concepts very readily. However, his retention may be poor, as Prince of the Netherlands 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 Willem-Alexander to sit still for any length of time. Prince of Orange has a highly sensitive nervous system and needs a relatively calm, stable environment to be at his best. Prince Willem-Alexander should avoid over stimulating, frenetic places in order to stay balanced.
Even though Prince of the Netherlands 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: Prince of Orange could accurately articulate the images and fantasies he has, he could forcefully convince others of his own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Prince Willem-Alexander may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Prince of the Netherlands' thinking.
Vague, confused thinking which can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be a problem for Prince Willem-Alexander, and he has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in his dealings with others as he possibly can. Prince of Orange also tends to "go off the deep end" regarding spiritual philosophies, imaginative ideas or theoretical speculation which may or may not have any true relevance or validity. Prince Willem-Alexander should try to critically test out his ideas, or seek out a person whose judgment and character he respects, to use as a sounding board.
His success in life comes through his own efforts, through his ability to concentrate and organize. Prince Willem-Alexander has a strong sense of self-discipline and carefully considers every move before acting. He may have a difficult childhood because of problems with his father.
Prince of Orange 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 Willem-Alexander to succeed.
Prince Willem-Alexander forms his own conclusion about things and may have some difficulty in exchanging his thoughts and ideas with others, although they regard his ideas as having a good foundation. Most of his conversations tend to have a serious overtone.
He may have some strange experiences and could be interested in exploring the unconscious or some new kinds of consciousness. Curious about mystical and occult things, Prince Willem-Alexander may occupy himself investigating supernatural questions.
He may have to deal with considerable nervous tension and is inclined to see everything a little cloudy. Expressing what is on his mind could be hard for Prince Willem-Alexander, and he could either intentionally or inadvertently deceive others, or vice versa.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Aries
Mercury in 6th house
Moon Trine Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Opposition Mars
Mercury Square Jupiter
Mercury Quincunx Uranus
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Quincunx Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Saturn
Mercury Opposition Moon/MC
Mercury Conjunct Saturn/N. Node
Mercury Opposition Uranus/Neptune
Mercury Opposition Neptune/Pluto