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 Shirley Jones, 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 Jones at times she may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Shirley Jones 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. Shirley often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and her impressions are usually correct. Jones can be somewhat absent-minded and she becomes so immersed in her own thoughts that she overlooks things in her immediate, tangible environment. Shirley Jones is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Shirley Jones as anything in the concrete world. Her imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of her greatest gifts.
Shirley does not speak up readily, even when she has a lot to say! Also, her mind tends to drift and Jones finds it difficult to absorb very factual material that does not have much color or imaginative appeal. Her intuition and first impressions are likely to be quite accurate, however, and Shirley Jones tends to depend upon this faculty when making decisions.
Shirley's emotions and logic are often out of sync. What Shirley Jones feels or subconsciously wants or believes is quite different from her conscious thoughts. Thus she may have trouble becoming clear about a given situation or making up her mind. Shirley Jones functions best when she takes the time to reflect, brood and incubate her ideas and decisions, thereby utilizing her intuition and emotions as well as her reasoning. If Shirley Jones studies her dreams and their messages she will be surprised to discover how often her true feelings about someone or something are significantly different from her conscious stance.
Putting her feelings into words does not come very easily, and Shirley Jones may feel awkward trying to articulate and communicate subjects other than those that are purely factual or intellectual in nature. However, finding an outlet through writing about or describing her feelings would be very gratifying for Jones.
Her mind is intuitive, imaginative, colorful and strongly influenced by imagery or fantasy. Jones sees the world with the eyes of an artist or a poet, and the hard sciences, as well as fields of endeavor based on concrete facts, rules or rigorous logic, are not Jones' forte. At times she is able to perceive things that other people cannot - e.g. the "aura" of a place or a person - while at others, Shirley Jones apparently does not see and/or overlooks things that are blatantly obvious to others. One problem Shirley Jones is prone to is that she projects her fantasies, wishes and dreams onto other people or external circumstances and simply fails to see what is actually at stake.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 12th house
Moon Quincunx Mercury
Mercury Opposition Neptune