Ralph Waldo Emerson
mental interests and abilities
Waldo has an extremely active, lively and versatile mind with a multitude of interests and an inexhaustible curiosity about life. He is quick to grasp new concepts and equally quick to lose interest in an idea or project once his curiosity has been satisfied. Waldo likes to taste a little bit of everything - concentration and disciplined study are not his strong points. Mentally restless, he may change jobs or locations frequently, or do work that involves movement, travel and variety.
Ralph Waldo Emerson has a flair for language, playing with words, speaking, writing or teaching in an entertaining and informative way. He also enjoys meeting new people, conversing and learning a little bit about them, and works well with the public.
Sales, advertising, communications, journalism or public relations are good areas for Emerson. His ability to be articulate and communicate well is one of his greatest strengths.
Waldo has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom, and for an increasingly broad understanding of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson is the perpetual student who will be involved in higher education, philosophy or religion. Law, broadcasting, publishing or communication are also areas of interest to Emerson. World travel and studying other cultures are also strong urges of his.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 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. Emerson could also sell objects of beauty such as artistic products, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 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, Emerson's optimism and grand vision can also get him into trouble. Ralph Waldo Emerson 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 Emerson's, especially if there is a mind-expanding or educational aspect involved, and Ralph Waldo Emerson may travel extensively in his work. Consulting or education would be ideal fields for him.
Vague, confused thinking which can lead to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be a problem for Ralph Waldo Emerson, and he has to work at being as clear, honest and unambiguous in his dealings with others as he possibly can. Waldo 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. Ralph Waldo Emerson 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Gemini
Mercury in 9th house
Mercury Sextile Venus
Mercury Square Jupiter
Mercury Quincunx Neptune