mental interests and abilities
He is more of a poet than a rational scientist, for his mind does not function in a strictly logical, linear fashion. The language of music, art or poetry comes naturally to Richard Matheson, and he is also able to think in highly abstract and symbolic terms. Translating his thoughts and impressions into concrete, everyday language may be difficult for Matheson at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Richard Matheson as a child, and he probably daydreamed a good deal as well. He is intuitive and able to sense the thoughts and feelings of others even before they say anything to him. Richard often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Matheson can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Richard Matheson is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Richard Matheson as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
Richard Matheson 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. Matheson is highly likely to be engaged in organizational skills, training others in his area of expertise, or work involving teaching and communications.
Richard Matheson has a sharp tongue and ready wit, and he enjoys intellectual competition, problem solving and demanding intellectual work. In a debate, he knows how to drive his point home. Richard Matheson also possesses quick reflexes and dexterity and could be an excellent tennis or racquetball player. Any sport which involves a dynamic exchange between players is a suitable arena for Matheson.
He is likely to concentrate on himself a lot and tends to have melancholic thoughts, at times even brooding over something. Preferring to be alone, Richard Matheson always makes sure to have his own space. Very self-reliant, he has a need to work by himself.
Richard Matheson tends to be guided by wrong impressions of people and could easily deceive himself about their character. On the other hand, Richard may also try to exploit other people's weakness and may even think of becoming involved in things that are a little shady.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 6th house
Mercury Sextile Mars
Mercury Opposition Saturn/MC
Mercury Opposition Neptune/Asc.