Here we will discuss characteristics and traits of Emily Dickinson's generation. Of course, Emily may not share all of the characteristics of her generation, but she is greatly affected by the tone that is set by her 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 Emily'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 Emily's age group. The third and last topic describes what is new and different in her age group; it highlights areas in which Dickinson'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 Emily Dickinson's Age Group
Emily Dickinson is part of a 30-year group of people who have the courage to dispense with routine customs and habits and explore new options. Emily's generation is motivated by a deep sense of individuality, freedom, and independence. They are a group of freethinkers and individualists who do not tolerate oppressive authority, and sometimes resist even mild authoritarian pressures. A sense of individual freedom and self-determination runs very deep, and many of them stubbornly resist social customs, and become iconoclasts and outspoken critics of long-held beliefs. They do not balk at attacking sacred doctrines or institutions, and the world is certainly left a much-changed place by the time Dickinson's generation reaches later life!
Dickinson's generation has produced new concepts in government, society, science, and the arts. Only a handful of people in her generation will go down in history for proposing radically new ideas or inventing new methods, but everyone in her generation is caught by the fire of innovation and discovery.
Radical changes and new ideas are not easily implemented, and many of the ideas brought forth by Dickinson's generation will be overlooked or will fail to find practical application for several decades. Other ideas, however, will be readily applied and utilized in practical ways.
Some of the concepts and perspectives offered by Dickinson's age group are rather simplistic and one-sided, particularly in areas that involve many complex issues, such as political science, sociology, and psychology. Too often a member of Dickinson's generation follows an ideology with fanatical fervor, failing to consider all sides of an issue and disregarding virtually all of the wisdom and understanding gained through history. Emily Dickinson's generation has a youthful, groundbreaking exuberance but tends to lack the wisdom and experience required to devise a comprehensive and adequate plan.
Some members of Dickinson's generation will become spokespersons of the generation's desires and goals. Others, on the other hand, will try to avoid getting caught up in the fervor. The best approach is to "do your homework" and then forge ahead!
Emily Dickinson belongs to a group of people who will be the positive reformers and innovators in society. Peaceful methods and new techniques which do not create too much disruption, but which bring about fundamental and profound changes in society, will be her contribution.
The Ideals and Illusions of Emily Dickinson's Age Group
Emily Dickinson is part of a 14-year group of people who are conservative and traditional in their spiritual aspirations and religious outlooks. Her age group reverts to certain religious basics, as well as to traditional styles in music and art. Classical music and literature have a newfound appreciation among Emily Dickinson's age group, and great inspiration is gained from the masters of Arts, music, literature, and philosophy throughout history. Emily Dickinson's age group is contemplative and reflective about religious matters and they approach religious issues objectively and logically. Many of them are cynical and critical of spiritual and metaphysical ideas.
Other age groups criticize Dickinson's group for not having enough heart and compassion. Sometimes this is true and is evidenced by some unusually crafty and manipulative fraud and deception that occurs in the higher ranks of governments and large businesses.
What is New and Different in Emily Dickinson's Age Group
Emily Dickinson is part of a 7-year group of people who are very bright and inventive, and contribute much to sciences. Her age group advances technology at an even greater rate than previous generations, and they develop extremely large facilities for furthering research and development of new technologies. Increased cooperation and communication throughout the world assists them in this progress, for most of the development is made possible by large-scale cooperation rather than single individuals. Concern with barriers between governments and between members of industry (e.g. labor versus management) is very important to this age group, and tremendous effort is put into improving the relationships between these various groups of people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto in Aries
Uranus Sextile Pluto
Neptune in Capricorn
Uranus in Aquarius