mental interests and abilities
Tatum has the ability to concentrate and become completely immersed in her work. Tatum O'Neal seems to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefers learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than through books or lectures. Tatum has mechanical ability and works well with her hands. O'Neal could become adept at sculpture, pottery, carpentry or anything that involves manual creativity.Biology (and related fields such as medicine) interests her as well. Tatum O'Neal also has an instinctive rapport with animals, and may feel that she relates better to them than to people! Tatum O'Neal tends to become narrowly focused on her own specialized interests and may not have much to say or communicate outside of that particular field.
Her mental skills and intelligence are directed toward practical matters, and Tatum O'Neal is interested in the tangible effects of any abstract idea or concept. She is very interested in finance, economics, and moneymaking strategies.
Tatum O'Neal often seesaws between what her conscious reasoning tells her versus a belief in things which seem to defy logic. Tatum has a penchant for thinking big and being able to visualize the future, but she must beware of grandiose schemes and exaggerated claims. Oftentimes the most "far out" theories or speculative ideas seem perfectly plausible to Tatum O'Neal, but it would be wise to test these ideas before Tatum invests too much into them.
Also, Tatum O'Neal is prone to severe wanderlust at times, so she should try to see as much of the world as she can.
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. Her wide-ranging ideas and interests are grounded by a sense of realism and order. At times Tatum O'Neal may seesaw between her optimism and sense of broader possibilities, and her skepticism and need for facts and tangible proof.
Tatum O'Neal has an aptitude for solving difficult mental problems due to her careful, methodical approach, attention to detail and tenacity in following a matter through to its conclusion. Tatum O'Neal has well-honed powers of concentration and enjoys studying and thinking in solitude. O'Neal can get entirely wrapped up in her own thoughts and completely engrossed in a minor detail. She is slow and cautious, but extremely thorough in her work. Conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, she may be narrow-minded or closed to any idea that has no concrete proof or scientific verification. She prefers dealing with facts rather than abstract speculation. Tatum O'Neal may also be distrustful or fearful of anything she cannot understand with her rational mind. She is well-suited to work in research or any field that requires careful study and thought.
O'Neal will notice that the description below contradicts some of the statements made in the previous paragraphs. So far, Tatum O'Neal's 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! Tatum O'Neal incorporates both ways of thinking - the inspired-inventive and the deductive-ordered. Here is a description of the more free-flowing aspect:
Her intellectual interests tend toward the offbeat or unusual. Anything "alternative", innovative, experimental, creatively inspired, or new is right up O'Neal's alley. Tatum O'Neal may not have the patience to study these things in depth, but she has an instinctive grasp of them. The esoteric sciences like astrology, numerology, and the like are subjects Tatum could pick up quite easily.
Although Tatum 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.
Her mind does not function in a linear, logical manner and Tatum O'Neal is often unable to express her thoughts in simple, everyday language. Symbols, images, art or music better express O'Neal's ideas. Flights of imagination and fantasy carry Tatum into strange and beautiful worlds, and she could foster the ability to transcribe some of her perceptions so as to share them with others, for example, by writing fantasy, fiction, lyrics or poetry. O'Neal is sensitive to nuances and possesses intuitive or psychic gifts, but she may become confused between imagination and true perception. Tatum O'Neal has a strong mystical and idealistic bent, and has difficulty focusing her attention on practical or mundane activities. Tatum O'Neal is strongly attracted to metaphysical and spiritual topics.
Her mind is characterized by a penetrating depth and thoroughness. Tatum O'Neal ferrets out the facts, and especially enjoys a problem if there is an element of mystery, darkness, or the forbidden. Generally, O'Neal does not shy away from the truth, no matter how unpleasant it is.
She may find it difficult to think logically and objectively. O'Neal can also be too trusting and unrealistic, and others may take advantage of Tatum or use her. Tatum O'Neal tends to avoid confrontation, may withdraw and pretend to agree with others to avoid arguments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury in 2nd house
Mercury Quincunx Jupiter
Mercury aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mercury Square Saturn
Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mercury Sextile Uranus
Mercury aspects Saturn and Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Neptune
Mercury Sextile Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Neptune