mental interests and abilities
Robert Mapplethorpe possesses vision and foresight, and his mind is often occupied with big ideas, plans and goals for the future. He is interested in what is possible and what is on the horizon, rather than what has already been done. Mapplethorpe is attracted to the study of philosophy, religion, politics or education and he is more concerned with theories and concepts than with specific applications. He is not inclined to focus on any specific, concrete area; It irks Robert to deal with details and particulars. Robert Mapplethorpe has a gambling instinct and enjoys speculative enterprises and new ventures. Business, advertising and promotion would also be ideally suited to him.
His mental skills and intelligence are directed toward practical matters, and Robert Mapplethorpe is interested in the tangible effects of any abstract idea or concept. He is very interested in finance, economics, and moneymaking strategies.
He is not interested in subjects that are wholly abstract or technical. There must be a personal, human element to spark Mapplethorpe's interest. His interests revolve around people and their inner motivations, feelings, personal lives and experiences. Robert Mapplethorpe is a natural listener with a talent for getting others to talk about their lives, relationships, dreams and desires - namely the things that are meaningful to them. Mapplethorpe could also be an excellent writer, reporter or biographer.
Robert Mapplethorpe has a particular interest in the past. He is concerned either with personal history (childhood and early family experiences, genealogy, etc.) or with the roots and origins of societies (archeology, mythology, history, etc.).
Robert Mapplethorpe is nostalgic and he loves to hear others' life stories and to discuss his own experiences and feelings. Robert likes to read biographies and memoirs, and he probably keeps a diary or journal himself. Robert Mapplethorpe also has the ability to be a successful public speaker.
Robert Mapplethorpe appreciates aesthetics and has a fine sense of form, design and beauty. He could develop considerable technical skills as an artist, designer, craftsman or creative writer. Mapplethorpe could also sell objects of beauty such as artistic products, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
Robert Mapplethorpe has the ability to please and harmonize well with others and a talent for assuaging strain in the relationships of other people. His sense of humor, tact, and personal charm are a great asset when working with people one-on-one.
Although his tact was commented on above, Robert Mapplethorpe can also be very direct, even brutally frank, in the way he communicates, as mentioned below.
His desire to make a point sometime overrides his receptivity to others' views. He can be a good listener, but Robert Mapplethorpe often finds it hard not to speak out.
Robert Mapplethorpe 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. Robert dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another person's argument. At times Mapplethorpe is verbally aggressive and abrasive toward others, and he tends to overstate his case or offend people with his unadorned frankness. Robert Mapplethorpe can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer or salesman. He has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Mapplethorpe enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
Although he is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Robert Mapplethorpe is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. Mapplethorpe combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Robert 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.
Robert Mapplethorpe possesses excellent powers of concentration and enjoys studying or deep thinking in solitude. Discriminating and highly rational, Mapplethorpe 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. Robert Mapplethorpe 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Sagittarius
Mercury in 2nd house
Moon Square Mercury
Mercury Conjunct Venus
Mercury aspects Venus and Mars
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury Trine Saturn