mental interests and abilities
He is an exacting perfectionist with a clear, logical, analytical mind and an aptitude for work that requires meticulous attention to detail and efficient organization. Well grounded and pragmatic, Phoenix tends to develop specialized skills and technical expertise in a practical field. Knowledge, ideas and theories do not really interest River Phoenix unless they are useful in a tangible way. He is inclined to analyze, measure, and dissect everything and to miss nuances and subtle shades of feeling and meaning in the process. His strengths lie in his precise thinking, careful craftsmanship and mastery of technical skills. River Phoenix tends to be very good at what he does and critical of others' work if it does not meet his high standards.
River Phoenix has a good understanding of group trends, politics, mass movements and community affairs. Sharing ideas with groups of people is something Phoenix does well and is likely to be involved with. River is an accomplished team player and is likely to be part of a successful group or large organization.
River Phoenix would be an excellent teacher or counselor for he listens sympathetically and encourages others to express their inner thoughts and feelings. People trust and confide in River, and he is able to read between the lines and sense what their feelings are as well as what they are saying. Phoenix works well with and understands women as well as the emotional, feminine side of life. He is articulate on personal (rather than factual or technical) subjects. Keeping a diary or journal would be satisfying for Phoenix. River Phoenix also has a talent for learning languages.
Although he is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), River Phoenix is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Phoenix combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. River 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.
River Phoenix possesses excellent powers of concentration and enjoys studying or deep thinking in solitude. Discriminating and highly rational, Phoenix gets right down to the bare bones in any discussion and is quick to see the fuzzy thinking or weaknesses in another's logic. He is well-suited to any work that requires organized thinking, precision and a methodical approach. He enjoys working on problems that others consider too tedious, repetitive or technical. River Phoenix tends to become a specialist in a given field of knowledge and to become engrossed in all of the small details involved, sometimes unaware that only few people share his particular interest, especially to the extent that he does.
Although River Phoenix's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Phoenix 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.
Imaginative, intuitive, and nonlinear in his thinking, River Phoenix has a gift for writing poetry, fiction, or fantasy. River also has a natural openness to the spiritual, intangible side of life and could write or speak on these subjects. He could also foster an innate clairvoyant tendency in himself quite easily.
Suspecting that appearances are superficial and mask the "nitty-gritty", River Phoenix is always probing beneath the surface to uncover the deeper, hidden recesses. He is interested in anything secret or mysterious. River Phoenix has great powers of concentration and a penetrating mind, with an aptitude for research, investigative reporting or detective work. He is also keenly observant and seems to have "x-ray vision" regarding the inner motivations and intentions of other people. River Phoenix would make an excellent psychotherapist, uncovering the deeper causes and roots of a person's emotional problems. He may also be drawn to esoteric or occult studies and the development of unusual mental powers. He is fascinated by stories of mystery, intrigue and espionage.
Prudent and far-sighted, River Phoenix has a talent for organizing and negotiating advantageous business deals. Phoenix has a wealth of plans and is capable of thinking them out and putting them into action successfully. River Phoenix seems to have the sense to avoid any real risky ventures.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Virgo
Mercury in 11th house
Moon Trine Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury Trine Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Sextile Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Mars/Jupiter