Here we will discuss characteristics and traits of James Joyce's generation. Of course, James 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 James' 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 James' age group. The third and last topic describes what is new and different in his age group; it highlights areas in which Joyce'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 James Joyce's Age Group
James Joyce is part of a 30-year group of people who are highly motivated by practical concerns. There is a very strong psychological need to feel that there is a firm foundation and a solid basis for one's life. There is an irresistible urge to make sure that the basics are taken care of and everything is built on a solid foundation. Consequently, Joyce's generation works hard to improve the economy, ensure adequate food supplies, maintain and build roads and buildings, increase productivity, and develop other facilities that are essential foundations for a healthy, thriving economy.
There is a strong tendency to measure the value of something by its utilitarian value. For example, in education and research the emphasis is on ideas of practical value and there is little support for more purely theoretical research.
James' generation is pragmatic and productive, and is driven by a need to build and improve tangible things. This concern with practical affairs often becomes unbalanced, and a rampant materialism with little regard for humanitarian, ethical, and spiritual values often develops in James Joyce's age group.
There is also a strong sensual craving in James Joyce's age group, and a great deal of emphasis is placed on physically comfortable surroundings and good food. Romance is particularly important to this age group, and great emphasis is also placed on the physical attractiveness of the opposite sex.
A small minority of members of Joyce's age group are likely to be uncomfortable with the practical and materialistic atmosphere of the times, and consequently become alienated and antagonistic towards social norms.
The Ideals and Illusions of James Joyce's Age Group
James Joyce is part of a 14-year group of people that are very practical and down-to-earth in their religious philosophy and spiritual outlook. His age group incorporates its ideals and visions into everyday life, and invests more time and energy than other generations in beautification projects, developing parks and recreation areas, and preserving beautiful or unique natural wildlife areas. Building construction is also done with careful attention to aesthetic quality, and Joyce's generation finds it difficult to understand how other age groups can erect buildings with so little aesthetic appeal.
His age group does not speculate a great deal about spiritual and metaphysical matters. They are more involved in utilizing their imagination and intuition in practical, artistic ways rather than exploring metaphysical issues. Some of the art and music of Joyce's generation is among the world's most beautiful.
James Joyce was also born during a period that lasted approximately 5 years and is characterized by an unusually high degree of imagination, intuition, and sensitivity. He is part of a group of people who are very inspired. His age group is rather zealous and enthusiastically rallies behind new visions of society. They succeed in bringing a breath of fresh air to art and religion and also inspire new ideals and goals for nations. James Joyce is part of a creative group that can do much to inspire a fresh vision and renewed hope for others.
What is New and Different in James Joyce's Age Group
James Joyce is part of a 7-year group of people who employ their skills and creativity to promote a great deal of practical reform in education, medical care, and other social services. Their innovations are not radical or unusual, but they are usually effective.
James' generation also boasts a curious mixture of both conservative, ethical people, and rebellious, disruptive people. There seems to be little middle ground for Joyce's age group, and he swings from one extreme to the other. The conservative people strive to reinstate strict moral standards, want to swiftly punish criminal behavior, and strive to highlight the importance of old-fashioned values in our lives, laws, and overall life style. On the other hand, the rebellious people of Joyce's generation are angry at the established way of doing things and act in a defiant, crude, and coarse manner.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto in Taurus
Neptune in Taurus
Uranus Trine Neptune
Uranus in Virgo