Richard Francis Burton
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. Richard 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. Richard Francis Burton 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.
Burton enjoys puzzles and other games that challenge him intellectually. Richard Francis Burton likes to show off his verbal or intellectual skills and to use his mind creatively. Writing, dramatic speaking or some other display of his creative intelligence appeal to him.
Richard Francis Burton has very little interest in or knack for the technical or mechanical. Burton's forte lies in the human, personal side of life, people, psychology and life's inner workings. Richard Francis Burton understands children and enjoys conversing with, counseling, listening to and learning about them. Burton also needs a variety of social and intellectual experiences on a regular basis, and becomes restless, nervous, and irritable if he cannot get out and about. Burton often needs to be mobile, to go for a walk or a drive, to regroup and to reestablish his emotional equilibrium. Richard Francis Burton tends to dwell on the past, to ponder its significance, and at times, to long for it. Nostalgia and sentimentality substantially color Richard's thinking.
He enjoys philosophical speculation and theorizing about abstract ideas and concepts. Burton 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 Francis Burton has a great respect and thirst for knowledge and education, and is the proverbial "perpetual student". Richard Francis Burton 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 Francis Burton 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 Francis Burton 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 he is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Richard Francis Burton is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Burton combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Richard has an introverted frame of mind and tends to dissect or deeply analyze his own inner life and experiences as well as those of others.
Although broadminded and interested in the philosophical or long-range implications of any plan (as mentioned earlier), Burton'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 Francis Burton may seesaw between his optimism and sense of broader possibilities, and his skepticism and need for facts and tangible proof.
His mind is serious and deep, and Richard Francis Burton will rarely offer an opinion on any matter until he has thoroughly considered and studied it. Richard has excellent powers of concentration and enjoys studying or thinking deeply in solitude. Richard Francis Burton has an aptitude for research or doing mental work that requires precise, organized thinking, attention to detail and a methodical approach. He is conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, and may be narrow-minded and closed to new ideas, especially if there is no concrete proof or scientific verification of them. Socially, Richard Francis Burton is rather reserved, uncommunicative, and uncomfortable with light, frivolous conversation.
He is somewhat restless and in constant search for variety and change. Cautious in one way and optimistic in another, Richard Francis Burton frequently changes his mind and his philosophy of life. He may prefer mental work and is likely to choose a scientific field.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Aries
Mercury in 5th house
Moon Opposition Mercury
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn