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 Russell Banks, 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 Banks at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Russell Banks 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. Russell often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Banks can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Russell Banks is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Russell Banks as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
Russell does not speak up readily, even when he has a lot to say! Also, his mind tends to drift and Banks finds it difficult to absorb very factual material that does not have much color or imaginative appeal. His intuition and first impressions are likely to be quite accurate, however, and Russell Banks tends to depend upon this faculty when making decisions.
His intellectual interests tend to be offbeat or unusual. Anything "alternative", innovative, experimental, creatively inspired or new is right up Banks' alley. Russell Banks may not have the patience to study these things in depth, but he has an instinctive grasp of them. The esoteric sciences like astrology, numerology, and the like are subjects Russell could pick up quite easily.
He is self-assured and confident and has the necessary energy to carry out his objectives. Russell Banks makes his plans with sufficient forethought and always keeps in mind to proceed according to the currently prevailing regulations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 12th house
Mercury Sextile Uranus
Mercury Conjunct Mars/MC