Here we will discuss characteristics and traits of Iris Berben's generation. Of course, Iris 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 Iris' 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 Iris' age group. The third and last topic describes what is new and different in her age group; it highlights areas in which Berben'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 Iris Berben's Age Group
Iris Berben is part of a 20-year period that is often referred to as the "ME" generation, a generation that has a very proud and self-reliant attitude. It is a generation that is very concerned with self-development and personal integrity. Women's rights and minority rights are issues that Berben's generation has fostered and they reflect their concern with individual respect, integrity, and honor. This age group has a deeply felt sense that each person has an equal right and opportunity to fully develop her or her inner potential.
However, Berben's group also finds it difficult to be part of a team and a powerful egotism makes group efforts difficult; they tend to see the individual as more important than the group. They also defy authority and often feel that no one has the right to tell the other what to do. The strong movement against drafting into the military is one example of this age group's strong sense of individual rights and freedom.
This age group has popularized the idea of self-development, and has contributed a great deal to the development of individual potential as well as human rights. However, there is also a tendency to be rather self-centered; others may wonder how so much time can be spent on self-development and so little time on family and other relationships!
This interest in personal development sometimes manifests as a fascination with particular individuals and rampant hero worship. Every generation has ample idols, but this generation is in particular need of a specific individual to represent and embody an idea or feeling, and to serve as a focal point of interest. Perhaps the most extreme example of this is the concept of the guru that was popularized by Berben's age group.
The Ideals and Illusions of Iris Berben's Age Group
Iris Berben is part of a 14-year group of people who have a very idealistic sense of brotherhood and universal cooperation, which helped to foster the peace movement. Iris Berben's age group is also interested in the spiritual philosophy and ideals of other cultures, and is not in the least dogmatic in its approach to religion. They incorporate the approaches of other religions. Her age group tends to have an eclectic approach to religion, utilizing elements from many religious perspectives (e.g. Eastern and Western), and finds it difficult to follow traditionally defined religious practices.
The gullible and non-judgmental nature of Berben's age group leads to their being easily deceived, and consequently many of their well-intentioned ideals and goals are frustrated by a lack of clear purpose and direction.
The entire generation to which Iris Berben belongs has tremendous opportunities for spiritual rebirth and awakening. This will not be forced upon Berben 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 Iris Berben's Age Group
Iris Berben is part of a 7-year group of people who have a strong need to feel unrestrained by family ties and personal heritage. Her age group tends to find personal relationships very restrictive, and to feel alienated and distant from family ties and concerns. Forming long-term personal relationships is difficult for Iris' age group, and divorce rates are high in her group. However, it is also an emotional and sensitive group, and this instability is painful at times. Finding personal freedom and closeness with others at the same time is a major challenge for Iris.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto in Leo
Neptune in Libra
Neptune Sextile Pluto
Uranus in Cancer