Here we will discuss characteristics and traits of Arnold Toynbee's generation. Of course, Arnold may not share all of the characteristics of his generation, but he is greatly affected by the tone that is set by his generation.
The first topic focuses on the subconscious and emotional drive of this age group. In this section we will describe a deeply felt urge - and even compulsion - of Arnold's age group. This deeply felt drive comes to the surface very forcefully, thereby leaving considerable upheaval and change in its wake. The second topic concerns the dreams, fantasies and spiritual aspirations of Arnold's age group. The third and last topic describes what is new and different in his age group; it highlights areas in which Toynbee's age group tends to be innovative, inventive and unusual, as well as where it may be unstable and unreliable.
The characteristics described below may affect a group of people for anywhere from a few years to about 30 years. There are one or more different astrological factors described in each of the three sections below.
The Subconscious and Emotional Drive of Arnold Toynbee's Age Group
Arnold Toynbee is part of a 30-year group of people with a carefree attitude towards life. Their subconscious and emotional needs are not as great or as complex as those of other generations. They approach life in a more easygoing manner. They know how to have a good time and they do not take life as seriously as other generations do.
This is a curious and inquisitive bunch that loves puzzles and word games. Some members of Toynbee's generation will follow these interests in great depth, and make spectacular breakthroughs in the areas of languages, mathematics and logic.
Their breakthroughs also highlight the importance of educational skills and their benefits, and Toynbee's generation is highly motivated to improve educational standards and academic skills. A tremendous push is given to ensure literacy for all, foster adequate verbal and mathematical skills, and slow down the high school dropout rate. Needless to say, these are noble goals that all generations support, but this generation puts a much greater emphasis on these issues than other age groups do.
The generation following Arnold Toynbee's is far more emotional and personally sensitive than Toynbee's group. Consequently, many of them are oblivious to the emotional support and tender nurturing that these children (who are likely to be members of this next generation) require.
The Ideals and Illusions of Arnold Toynbee's Age Group
Arnold Toynbee is part of a 14-year group of people that have a very active imagination. Arnold Toynbee's age group has a great interest in poetry and fiction; some of the world's most creative and imaginative poets and writers are members of Toynbee's generation. Arnold Toynbee's age group has a keen curiosity about psychic phenomena, astrology, and other metaphysical sciences. Arnold's generation also takes a rather intellectual, non-emotional attitude towards religion, and is quick to detect logical flaws in religious doctrines.
The entire generation to which Arnold Toynbee belongs has tremendous opportunities for spiritual rebirth and awakening. This will not be forced upon Toynbee or precipitated by unavoidable events, rather it comes from an inner yearning and a natural propensity to seek the depths.
What is New and Different in Arnold Toynbee's Age Group
Arnold Toynbee is part of a 7-year group of people who strive for greater equality in relationships. They treat parents, children, and spouses much more like friends and equals than other generations do, and many of them will experiment with alternative marriage styles that allow for greater freedom and equality in relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto in Gemini
Neptune in Gemini
Neptune Conjunct Pluto
Uranus in Libra