mental interests and abilities
Outspoken and direct, he is always eager to express his ideas and opinions and does not mind opposing the consensus and stirring up a little controversy. Shaquille has fresh, original ideas and a great deal of enthusiasm for anything new and untried, but once the novelty has worn off, he is interested in another new idea or project. Shaquille O'Neal never seems to have enough time to do everything he wants. He is very honest, speaks decisively and convincingly about things he believes in, and is unable to pretend to agree with someone if he honestly does not. He may be somewhat lacking in tact.
Shaquille does not speak up readily, even when he has a lot to say! Also, his mind tends to drift and O'Neal finds it difficult to study 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 Shaquille O'Neal tends to depend upon this faculty in making decisions.
Shaquille O'Neal would be an excellent teacher or counselor for he listens sympathetically and encourages others to express their inner thoughts and feelings. People trust and confide in Shaquille, and he is able to read between the lines and sense what their feelings are as well as what they are saying. O'Neal works well with and understands women as well as the emotional, feminine side of life. He is articulate on personal (rather than factual or technical) subjects. Keeping a diary or journal would be satisfying for O'Neal. Shaquille O'Neal also has a talent for learning languages.
Shaquille O'Neal has an abundance of ideas, interests, and plans for the future, and may find it difficult to focus on any single area. He is not a specialist for he seeks a broad overview; he wants a glance of the whole picture rather than a close scrutiny of its components. Philosophy, religion or other areas of theoretical speculation interest him.
He also possesses foresight, numerous enterprising ideas and a gambling instinct - all of which contribute to his success in the business world. However, O'Neal's optimism and grand vision can also get him into trouble. Shaquille O'Neal sometimes promises more than he can deliver, glosses over important details that come back to haunt him later, and overestimates the potential of an idea or product.
Traveling is a great love of O'Neal's, especially if there is a mind-expanding or educational aspect involved, and Shaquille O'Neal may travel extensively in his work. Consulting or education would be ideal fields for him.
Although he is perceptive and attuned to the personal, human side of any issue (as described above), Shaquille O'Neal is also capable of considerable intellectual detachment and objectivity. O'Neal combines the qualities of being subjective and intuitive with a rational, analytical approach. Shaquille has an introverted frame of mind and tends to dissect or deeply analyze his own inner life and experiences as well as those of others.
Although broadminded and interested in the philosophical or long-range implications of any plan (as mentioned earlier), O'Neal's mind is clear and practical as well. His wide-ranging ideas and interests are grounded by a sense of realism and order. At times Shaquille O'Neal may seesaw between his optimism and sense of broader possibilities, and his skepticism and need for facts and tangible proof.
Shaquille O'Neal has a great capacity for concentration, handling details, and learning about subjects others might find ponderous, too technical, or dry. He could easily become a teacher of some specialized skill or field of knowledge. Practical applications and techniques are his forte. In speech Shaquille O'Neal tends to be factual and to the point.
Although Shaquille O'Neal's thinking is precise and logical, as described above, at times O'Neal 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.
He is open and receptive to subjects that defy rational explanation, such as psychic phenomena, mental telepathy and metaphysics, and O'Neal could teach these subjects to others. His mind is imaginative and inspired and Shaquille O'Neal has an aptitude for art and creative writing.
Shaquille O'Neal has very strong opinions and may be considered fanatical, extreme, dogmatic or one-sided in his views. Forcing his "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 his life and relationships. He may also be keenly aware of the ways in which the media, popular artists and advertising manipulate and shape our thoughts, for Shaquille can easily see through hypocrisy, shams and superficial appearances. Shaquille O'Neal has an intense way of communicating, and he may unintentionally come across as a threatening force.
Shaquille O'Neal forms his own conclusion about things and may have some difficulty in exchanging his thoughts and ideas with others, although they regard his ideas as having a good foundation. Most of his conversations tend to have a serious overtone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Aries
Mercury in 12th house
Moon Trine Mercury
Mercury Square Jupiter
Mercury aspects Moon and Saturn
Mercury aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mercury Sextile Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Trine Neptune
Mercury Opposition Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Saturn/N. Node