Here we will discuss characteristics and traits of Jim Simpson's generation. Of course, Jim 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 Jim'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 Jim's age group. The third and last topic describes what is new and different in his age group; it highlights areas in which Simpson'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 Jim Simpson's Age Group:
Jim Simpson 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 Simpson'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 his or her inner potential.
However, Simpson'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 Simpson's age group.
The Ideals and Illusions of Jim Simpson's Age Group:
Jim Simpson is part of a 14-year group of people that have very intense psychic sensitivity and imagination. Jim Simpson's age group is very attracted to the strange, the bizarre and the unusual. Their affinity for things macabre is reflected in much of the music, art, and fashions of Simpson's age group. Novels and movies with mystery and chilling suspense are also popular with Jim Simpson's age group. Emotional depression, drug use, and suicide are likely to be relatively high in Jim Simpson's age group. There is also a deep mystical sense, and Eastern religions and meditation are very attractive to his age group.
Jim Simpson was also born during a period that lasted approximately 5 years and is characterized by an unusually high degree of imagination and sensitivity. He is part of a group of people who are very inspired yet also unstable. The bizarre and the unusual are standard fare among Simpson's age group. Jim's generation also inspires intense political movements that are often fanatical or unreasonable in their goals.
The entire generation to which Jim Simpson belongs has tremendous opportunities for spiritual rebirth and awakening. This will not be forced upon Simpson or precipitated by unavoidable events, but rather will come from an inner yearning and a natural propensity to seek out depth.
What is New and Different in Jim Simpson's Age Group:
Jim Simpson is part of a 7-year group of people who have a strong need to feel unrestrained by family ties and personal heritage. His 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 Jim's age group, and divorce rates are high in his 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 Jim.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto in Leo
Neptune in Scorpio
Uranus Square Neptune
Neptune Sextile Pluto
Uranus in Cancer