mental interests and abilities
One of Tom's greatest assets is his ability to see both sides of an issue, and to negotiate and bring about compromise and reconciliation. Tactful, reasonable, and endowed with considerable social finesse, Tom Petty works well with people in business as well as in personal relationships. He is objective and somewhat detached from emotional bias, and makes an excellent consultant, mediator or public relations person. Tom Petty insists on fairness and seeks to foster harmony or at least peaceful coexistence between people. His sense of diplomacy is an asset to any business or social setting. Tom Petty also has fine aesthetic sensitivities and could work in an artistic or cultural environment.
Tom has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom and for an ever broadening understanding of life. Tom Petty is the perpetual student and will be involved in higher education, philosophy, or religion. Law, broadcasting, publishing, or fields of communications are also areas that interest Petty. World travel and studying other cultures are also strong urges of his.
Tom Petty appreciates aesthetics and has a fine sense of form, design and beauty. He could develop considerable technical skills as an artist, designer, craftsman or creative writer. Petty could also sell objects of beauty such as artistic products, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
Tom Petty has the ability to please and harmonize well with others and a talent for assuaging strain in the relationships of other people. His sense of humor, tact, and personal charm are a great asset when working with people one-on-one.
Although his tact was commented on above, Tom Petty can also be very direct, even brutally frank, in the way he communicates, as mentioned below.
Tom Petty has a sharp tongue and ready wit, and he enjoys intellectual competition, problem solving, and demanding intellectual work. In a debate, he knows how to drive his point home. Tom Petty also possesses quick reflexes and dexterity and could be an excellent tennis or racquetball player. Any sport which involves a dynamic exchange between the players is a suitable arena for Petty.
Even though Petty can be a decisive and convincing speaker (as indicated earlier), he also has a highly imaginative and intuitive mind. This combination offers a number of possibilities: Tom could accurately articulate the images and fantasies he has, he could forcefully convince others of his own brand of idealism (or illusion!), or Tom Petty may alternate from being very clear and direct to being rather evasive or poetic. The following describes the more fluid, non-rational aspect of Petty's thinking.
His mind does not function in a linear, logical manner and Tom Petty is often unable to express his thoughts in simple, everyday language. Symbols, images, art or music better express Petty's ideas. Flights of imagination and fantasy carry Tom into strange and beautiful worlds, and he could foster the ability to transcribe some of his perceptions so as to share them with others, for example, by writing fantasy, fiction, lyrics or poetry. Petty is sensitive to nuances and possesses intuitive or psychic gifts, but he may become confused between imagination and true perception. Tom Petty has a strong mystical and idealistic bent, and has difficulty focusing his attention on practical or mundane activities. Tom Petty is strongly attracted to metaphysical and spiritual topics.
His mind is characterized by a penetrating depth and thoroughness. Tom Petty ferrets out the facts, and especially enjoys a problem if there is an element of mystery, darkness, or the forbidden. Generally, Petty 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 Tom Petty 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.
Tom has the ability to think and act efficiently and he seems to perceive what is unspoken or hidden. Tom Petty goes about realizing his plans in a fanatical way and has a tendency to over-work his nervous system.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Libra
Mercury in 9th house
Mercury Conjunct Venus
Mercury aspects Venus and Mars
Mercury Sextile Mars
Mercury aspects Mars and Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Neptune
Mercury Sextile Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Mars/Pluto