mental interests and abilities
Sam has the ability to concentrate and become completely immersed in his work. Sam Shepard seems to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefers learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than through books or lectures. Sam has mechanical ability and works well with his hands. Shepard could become adept at sculpture, pottery, carpentry or anything that involves manual creativity. Biology (and related fields such as medicine) interests him as well. Sam Shepard also has an instinctive rapport with animals, and may feel that he relates better to them than to people! Sam Shepard tends to become narrowly focused on his own specialized interests and may not have much to say or communicate outside of that particular field.
The mysterious and the unknown fascinate Sam Shepard and he may investigate the supernatural, the hidden or the taboo. Shepard needs to know what is going on behind the scenes. He is also deeply curious or astute about economic, political, or social power, big business, and the motives and powers behind the social facade.
His mind works in a rather electric, inspired, sometimes brilliant way, and Sam Shepard grasps new concepts very readily. However, his retention may be poor, as Shepard tends to leap from one idea to another in a flash, and often without thoroughly digesting any of them. His mind may race so quickly that it is hard for Sam Shepard to sit still for any length of time. Sam has a highly sensitive nervous system and needs a relatively calm, stable environment to be at his best. Sam Shepard should avoid over stimulating, frenetic places in order to stay balanced.
Never satisfied with the face value of anything, Sam is always probing beneath the surface for deeper reasons and hidden motives - though he rarely reveals his own. Sam Shepard has a very suspicious, even paranoid, side. His mind is penetrating and Sam Shepard has an aptitude for research, investigative reporting or private investigation. He is keenly interested in the deeper aspects of the human psyche, with a sort of "x-ray vision" of the inner motivations and intentions of others. He is drawn to anything secret, hidden, or mysterious, and may pursue esoteric or occult studies. Shepard is also a forceful and convincing speaker or writer, with the ability to influence people's thinking by the sheer power of his conviction.
Sam Shepard has a tendency to show other people that he is someone to be reckoned with. He is inclined to be irritable, easily angered, and quick to take offense. Sam Shepard may also have a sharp tongue and he is likely to have frequent quarrels or disputes in his relationships.
His way of thinking is greatly influenced by the conditions in his environment. In general, Sam Shepard prefers to be alone and away from the stress in his surroundings, for his daily contact with others always seems to bring some kind of trouble in one way or another.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury in 8th house
Mercury Quincunx Uranus
Mercury Square Pluto
Mercury Opposition Mars/Asc.
Mercury Opposition Saturn/Asc.