mental interests and abilities
Clear, objective and realistic, he is unimpressed by exaggerated claims or promises. Richard Leakey insists on being shown the facts behind any statement he hears, and his natural skepticism often borders on cynicism. Leakey approaches problems clearly and rationally and maintains his poise and objectivity even in the midst of critical situations. Anyone seeking Leakey's advice is certain to get an unemotional and unbiased assessment of their situation, and Richard - therefore - makes a good arbitrator or judge. He is thorough, conscientious and disciplined in his thinking, and has an aptitude for business, organization and administration. Richard Leakey is also a good strategist, and he will plan and patiently follow a realistic course which will lead to his eventual success. Serious-minded and studious, Leakey enjoys quiet time alone for thinking or reading.
His mental skills and intelligence are directed toward practical matters, and Richard Leakey is interested in the tangible effects of any abstract idea or concept. He is very interested in finance, economics, and moneymaking strategies.
Richard Leakey scrutinizes, analyzes, dissects and critically assesses ideas before accepting them. He may seem judgmental, serious and unreceptive to others' thoughts, particularly if they are frivolous or poorly thought out. He prefers substantial conversation to superficial, meaningless banter. Richard Leakey generally thinks carefully and thoroughly before speaking and he wishes that others would do the same! Communication problems, like extreme reticence, stuttering or difficulties with interpersonal relationships may well be challenges for him.
Although Richard Leakey's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Leakey can be quite the opposite. There may very well be periods of absentmindedness, building castles in the air, or ruminating over mystical, abstract or imponderable subjects, as discussed below.
His mind is highly imaginative and creative and he possesses dramatic, artistic or musical abilities. As a child, Richard Leakey enjoyed daydreaming, fantasizing and pretending, and probably lived in "his own little world" a good deal. He perceives things that are not obvious to other people and Richard Leakey has an uncanny ability to "read" people and situations without being told anything about them. However, Richard Leakey must learn to discriminate between true psychic perception and his imagination. Learning to discipline and focus his mind is necessary if Leakey wishes to use all of his creative potential. Otherwise, Richard Leakey could be simply a dreamer.
Communication with others is difficult for Richard Leakey because he often finds words frustrating and inadequate to express his experiences and perceptions. Also, Richard may purposefully mystify or deceive others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Capricorn
Mercury in 2nd house
Mercury Opposition Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Square Neptune