mental interests and abilities
He is an exacting perfectionist with a clear, logical, analytical mind and an aptitude for work that requires meticulous attention to detail and efficient organization. Well-grounded and pragmatic, Hughes tends to develop specialized skills and technical expertise in some practical field. Knowledge, ideas, and theories do not really interest Ted Hughes unless they are useful in a tangible way. He is inclined to analyze, measure, and dissect everything and to miss nuances, subtle shades of feeling and meaning. His strengths are in his precise thinking, careful craftsmanship, and mastery of technical skills. Ted Hughes tends to be very good at what he does and critical of others' work if it does not meet his high standards.
Ted has an introspective turn of mind and may enjoy keeping a journal or a record of his dreams and personal experiences, or learning about psychology, history, and the inner workings and emotional foundations of his own life.Hughes is studious and something of a bookworm.
Ted Hughes 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 Ted, and he is able to read between the lines and to sense what their feelings are as well as what they are saying. Hughes works well with and understand women, and the emotional, feminine side of life. He is articulate on personal subjects (rather than factual or technical). Keeping a diary or journal would be satisfying for Hughes. Ted Hughes also has a talent for learning languages.
His desire to make a point overrides sometimes his receptivity to others' views. He can be a good listener but often it is hard for Ted Hughes not to speak out.
Argumentative and rather aggressive and critical in discussions, Hughes tends to turn any conversation into a debate, and sometimes a verbal war. Ted Hughes could be a spokesman for a righteous cause, a lawyer vigorously defending a client, a sharp analyst or critic. He is a convincing speaker, but is not especially receptive to the ideas and opinions of others. Ted Hughes has a forceful intellect and an aptitude for mental work.
His mind is characterized by a penetrating depth and thoroughness. Ted Hughes ferrets out the facts, and especially enjoys a problem if there is an element of mystery, darkness, or the forbidden. Generally, Hughes does not shy away from the truth, no matter how unpleasant it is.
He is sensitive and compassionate in his dealings with other people. But Ted Hughes tends to get lost in his fantasies when it comes to love relationships; he is inclined to exaggerate his emotions and could easily be deceived or misled.
There seems to be a nervous unrest about Ted Hughes and he tends to speak to others with great enthusiasm. Always knowledgeable about the newest information, he appears to be well read. His discussions with other people are likely to be very exciting.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Virgo
Mercury in 4th house
Moon Trine Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Square Mars
Mercury Sextile Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Mercury Opposition Uranus/MC