mental interests and abilities
She is more of a poet than a rational scientist, for her mind does not function in a strictly logical, linear fashion. The language of music, art or poetry comes naturally to Samantha Phillips, and she is also able to think in highly abstract and symbolic terms. Translating her thoughts and impressions into concrete, everyday language may be difficult for Phillips at times she may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Samantha Phillips as a child, and she probably daydreamed a good deal as well. She is intuitive and able to sense the thoughts and feelings of others even before they say anything to her. Samantha often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and her impressions are usually correct. Phillips can be somewhat absent-minded and she becomes so immersed in her own thoughts that she overlooks things in her immediate, tangible environment. Samantha Phillips is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Samantha Phillips as anything in the concrete world. Her imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of her greatest gifts.
Samantha Phillips thinks a great deal about her career, her reputation and public image, and the way she 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 Samantha Phillips' work.
Samantha Phillips has a sharp mind and a sharp tongue as well, and she loves a vigorous discussion or debate. She expresses her thoughts in a clear, decisive, convincing style. Samantha dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another person's argument. At times Phillips is verbally aggressive and abrasive toward others, and she tends to overstate her case or offend people with her unadorned frankness. Samantha Phillips can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer or salesman. She has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Phillips enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
Samantha Phillips has an abundance of ideas, interests, and plans for the future, and may find it difficult to focus on any single area. She is not a specialist for she seeks a broad overview; she wants a glance of the whole picture rather than a close scrutiny of its components. Philosophy, religion or other areas of theoretical speculation interest her.
She also possesses foresight, numerous enterprising ideas and a gambling instinct - all of which contribute to her success in the business world. However, Phillips' optimism and grand vision can also get her into trouble. Samantha Phillips sometimes promises more than she can deliver, glosses over important details that come back to haunt her later, and overestimates the potential of an idea or product.
Traveling is a great love of Phillips', especially if there is a mind-expanding or educational aspect involved, and Samantha Phillips may travel extensively in her work. Consulting or education would be ideal fields for her.
Although broadminded and interested in the philosophical or long-range implications of any plan (as mentioned earlier), Phillips' mind is clear and practical as well. Her wide-ranging ideas and interests are grounded by a sense of realism and order. At times Samantha Phillips may seesaw between her optimism and sense of broader possibilities, and her skepticism and need for facts and tangible proof.
Her mind is serious and deep, and Samantha Phillips will rarely offer an opinion on any matter until she has thoroughly considered and studied it. Samantha has excellent powers of concentration and enjoys studying or thinking deeply in solitude. Samantha Phillips has an aptitude for research or doing mental work that requires precise, organized thinking, attention to detail and a methodical approach. She is conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, and may be narrow-minded and closed to new ideas, especially if there is no concrete proof or scientific verification of them. Socially, Samantha Phillips is rather reserved, uncommunicative, and uncomfortable with light, frivolous conversation.
Phillips will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Samantha Phillips' thinking was depicted as careful, conservative, methodical and possibly narrow or rigid, while the following information defines her mind as quick and innovative. Both are true! Samantha Phillips incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
Samantha Phillips has a brilliant, inventive mind, and Phillips' sudden flashes of insight and clear perception enable her to grasp concepts very quickly. At times Phillips' mind flits from one subject to the next so rapidly that Samantha Phillips cannot thoroughly digest any of them. Samantha gets bored and restless, and intellectually rebels against too much tedium. She may be abrupt and impatient with people who plan and plod along, because Samantha Phillips likes to be open to inspiration and spontaneous. Phillips could invent or discover something truly original, unique or unheard of.
Even though Phillips can be a decisive and convincing speaker (as indicated earlier), she also has a highly imaginative and intuitive mind. This combination offers a number of possibilities: Samantha could accurately articulate the images and fantasies she has, she could forcefully convince others of her own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Samantha Phillips may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Phillips' thinking.
Although Samantha Phillips' thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times Phillips 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.
She is open and receptive to subjects that defy rational explanation, such as psychic phenomena, mental telepathy and metaphysics, and Phillips could teach these subjects to others. Her mind is imaginative and inspired and Samantha Phillips has an aptitude for art and creative writing.
Samantha Phillips has very strong opinions and may be considered fanatical, extreme, dogmatic or one-sided in her views. Forcing her "truth" onto other people, playing intellectual power games with them or seeking to manipulate their thinking processes could lead to a great deal of conflict and opposition in her life and relationships. She may also be keenly aware of the ways in which the media, popular artists and advertising manipulate and shape our thoughts, for Samantha can easily see through hypocrisy, shams and superficial appearances. Samantha Phillips has an intense way of communicating, and she may unintentionally come across as a threatening force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 10th house
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury Square Jupiter
Mercury aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Opposition Uranus
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Trine Neptune
Mercury Opposition Pluto