mental interests and abilities
He is highly interested in inner, subjective and personal issues, and his thinking is based more on feelings, intuition, personal experiences and prejudices, than on reason or logic. Intellectual abilities and accomplishments without heart or soul mean little to Xanana. He is empathic and would be an excellent counselor, for he is a sensitive listener and deeply interested in people's feelings and inner life. In addition to psychology, Xanana Gusmão is drawn to education, art, poetry, music or mythology. He is not particularly confident about speaking in public, but will open up and share his thoughts in small, intimate groups. Gusmão enjoys keeping a personal journal and reading the chronicles of others' lives and personal development.
Xanana 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.Gusmão is studious and something of a bookworm.
Xanana Gusmão 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, Gusmão's optimism and grand vision can also get him into trouble. Xanana Gusmão 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 Gusmão's, especially if there is a mind-expanding or educational aspect involved, and Xanana Gusmão may travel extensively in his work. Consulting or education would be ideal fields for him.
Although broadminded and interested in the philosophical or long-range implications of any plan (as mentioned earlier), Gusmão'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 Xanana Gusmão may seesaw between his optimism and sense of broader possibilities, and his skepticism and need for facts and tangible proof.
His mind is serious and deep, and Xanana Gusmão will rarely offer an opinion on any matter until he has thoroughly considered and studied it. Xanana has excellent powers of concentration and enjoys studying or thinking deeply in solitude. Xanana Gusmão has an aptitude for research or doing mental work that requires precise, organized thinking, attention to detail and a methodical approach. He is conservative and somewhat of a skeptic, and may be narrow-minded and closed to new ideas, especially if there is no concrete proof or scientific verification of them. Socially, Xanana Gusmão is rather reserved, uncommunicative, and uncomfortable with light, frivolous conversation.
Gusmão knows what he wants to accomplish and has a tendency to strive toward a superior intellect. He is prudent and a convincing speaker with the ability to influence others. But Xanana Gusmão pushes himself tirelessly and tends to overstrain his nerves.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Cancer
Mercury in 4th house
Mercury Square Jupiter
Mercury aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Pluto