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, Paul tends to develop specialized skills and technical expertise in a practical field. Knowledge, ideas and theories do not really interest Ron Paul 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. Ron Paul tends to be very good at what he does and critical of others' work if it does not meet his high standards.
Ron Paul thinks a great deal about his career, his reputation and public image, and the way he makes a contribution or impact on the world at large. Public speaking or some other form of communication is likely to be an important aspect of Ron Paul's work.
Ron Paul 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. Ron Paul 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.
Paul will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Ron Paul's thinking was depicted as careful, conservative, methodical and possibly narrow or rigid, while the following information defines his mind as quick and innovative. Both are true! Ron Paul incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
Independent and freethinking, Ron Paul dislikes being told what to do and how to do it, and he especially does not like being told how to think, for Ron insists on discovering his own truth. Ron Paul does well in a rather unstructured environment that allows him to make his own decisions and to respond to the needs of the moment, rather than following a routine, standardized way of doing things. He is also suited to a fast-paced atmosphere, which Paul finds exciting and stimulating. His mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and flashes of inspiration often come to him "out of the blue". Ron has an aptitude for science and new technologies are of particular interest to him. Ron Paul also has a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.
Although Ron Paul's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Paul 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 does not function in a linear, logical manner and Ron Paul is often unable to express his thoughts in simple, everyday language. Symbols, images, art or music better express Paul's ideas. Flights of imagination and fantasy carry Ron into strange and beautiful worlds, and he could foster the ability to transcribe some of his perceptions so as to share them with others, for example, by writing fantasy, fiction, lyrics or poetry. Paul is sensitive to nuances and possesses intuitive or psychic gifts, but he may become confused between imagination and true perception. Ron Paul has a strong mystical and idealistic bent, and has difficulty focusing his attention on practical or mundane activities. Ron Paul is strongly attracted to metaphysical and spiritual topics.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Virgo
Mercury in 10th house
Mercury Opposition Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Neptune