mental interests and abilities
Richard has the ability to concentrate and become completely immersed in his work. Richard Carpenter seems to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefers learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than through books or lectures. Richard has mechanical ability and works well with his hands. Carpenter could become adept at sculpture, pottery, carpentry or anything that involves manual creativity. Biology (and related fields such as medicine) interests him as well. Richard Carpenter also has an instinctive rapport with animals, and may feel that he relates better to them than to people! Richard Carpenter tends to become narrowly focused on his own specialized interests and may not have much to say or communicate outside of that particular field.
Inquisitive and communicative, Richard's mind seems to be "on" all of the time and he is forever gathering information and sharing ideas. His attention span may be rather brief; Carpenter has many and diverse interests and is easily distracted. Carpenter learns quickly, is eager to pass on what he is learning and thinking about, and may talk excessively.
Richard Carpenter has a sharp mind and a sharp tongue as well, and he loves a vigorous discussion or debate. He expresses his thoughts in a clear, decisive, convincing style. Richard dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another person's argument. At times Carpenter is verbally aggressive and abrasive toward others, and he tends to overstate his case or offend people with his unadorned frankness. Richard Carpenter can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer or salesman. He has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Carpenter enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
He enjoys philosophical speculation and theorizing about abstract ideas and concepts. Carpenter 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. Richard Carpenter has a great respect and thirst for knowledge and education, and is the proverbial "perpetual student". Richard Carpenter also has a talent for teaching and sharing his knowledge, and as a teacher, Richard 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. Richard Carpenter 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. Richard Carpenter 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), Carpenter'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 Richard Carpenter may seesaw between his optimism and sense of broader possibilities, and his skepticism and need for facts and tangible proof.
Richard Carpenter has an aptitude for solving difficult mental problems due to his careful, methodical approach, attention to detail and tenacity in following a matter through to its conclusion. Richard Carpenter has well-honed powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. Carpenter can get entirely wrapped up in his own thoughts and completely engrossed in a minor detail. He is slow and cautious, but extremely thorough in his work. Conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, he may be narrow-minded or closed to any idea that has no concrete proof or scientific verification. He prefers dealing with facts rather than abstract speculation. Richard Carpenter may also be distrustful or fearful of anything he cannot understand with his rational mind. He is well-suited to work in research or any field that requires careful study and thought.
Never satisfied with the face value of anything, Richard is always probing beneath the surface for deeper reasons and hidden motives - though he rarely reveals his own. Richard Carpenter has a very suspicious, even paranoid, side. His mind is penetrating and Richard Carpenter has an aptitude for research, investigative reporting or private investigation. He is keenly interested in the deeper aspects of the human psyche, with a sort of "x-ray vision" of the inner motivations and intentions of others. He is drawn to anything secret, hidden, or mysterious, and may pursue esoteric or occult studies. Carpenter is also a forceful and convincing speaker or writer, with the ability to influence people's thinking by the sheer power of his conviction.
Richard Carpenter has a charming disposition and loves to socialize and meet new people. Carpenter also likes to be surrounded by beautiful things and likes to talk to others about his views on love relationships problems as well as his views on beauty, fashion and art in general.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury in 3rd house
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
Mercury aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury Square Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Venus