mental interests and abilities
Outspoken and direct, she is always eager to express her ideas and opinions and does not mind opposing the consensus and stirring up a little controversy. Shannon has fresh, original ideas and a great deal of enthusiasm for anything new and untried, but once the novelty has worn off, she is interested in another new idea or project. Shannon O'Brien never seems to have enough time to do everything she wants. She is very honest, speaks decisively and convincingly about things she believes in, and is unable to pretend to agree with someone if she honestly does not. She may be somewhat lacking in tact.
Shannon O'Brien has a good understanding of group trends, politics, mass movements and community affairs. Sharing ideas with groups of people is something O'Brien does well and is likely to be involved with. Shannon is an accomplished team player and is likely to be part of a successful group or large organization.
Shannon has a knack for establishing a rapport and communicating with people, is blessed with great interpersonal skills, and is adept at dealing with the public. Shannon O'Brien communicates concern, interest, and the ability to listen, which encourages people to open up and confide in her even if they do not know Shannon well. O'Brien fosters close relationships with others by talking to them (even gossiping will do), or by writing intimate, personal letters. Women feel that Shannon O'Brien understands them.
Her desire to make a point sometime overrides her receptivity to others' views. She can be a good listener, but Shannon O'Brien often finds it hard not to speak out.
Argumentative and rather aggressive and critical in discussions, O'Brien tends to turn any conversation into a debate, and sometimes a verbal war. Shannon O'Brien could be a spokesman for a righteous cause, a lawyer vigorously defending a client, a sharp analyst or critic. She is a convincing speaker, but is not especially receptive to the ideas and opinions of others. Shannon O'Brien has a forceful intellect and an aptitude for mental work.
Independent and freethinking, Shannon O'Brien dislikes being told what to do and how to do it, and she especially does not like being told how to think, for Shannon insists on discovering her own truth. Shannon O'Brien does well in a rather unstructured environment that allows her to make her own decisions and to respond to the needs of the moment, rather than following a routine, standardized way of doing things. She is also suited to a fast-paced atmosphere, which O'Brien finds exciting and stimulating. Her mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and flashes of inspiration often come to her "out of the blue". Shannon has an aptitude for science and new technologies are of particular interest to her. Shannon O'Brien also has a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.
She is adaptable and very social and loves to entertain. Because of her charm and outgoing personality, Shannon O'Brien draws others to her. Shannon has an innate nurturing instinct and she loves to take care of others. But O'Brien also knows what appeals to the public and could be a good salesman.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Aries
Mercury in 11th house
Moon Sextile Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Square Mars
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury Conjunct Moon/Asc.