Here we will discuss characteristics and traits of John Edwards' generation. Of course, John 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 John'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 John's age group. The third and last topic describes what is new and different in his age group; it highlights areas in which Edwards' 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 John Edwards' Age Group
John Edwards 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 Edwards' 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, Edwards' 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 Edwards' age group.
The Ideals and Illusions of John Edwards' Age Group
John Edwards 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. John Edwards' 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. His 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 Edwards' 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.
John Edwards 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 Edwards' age group. John's generation also inspires intense political movements that are often fanatical or unreasonable in their goals.
The entire generation to which John Edwards belongs has tremendous opportunities for spiritual rebirth and awakening. This will not be forced upon Edwards 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 John Edwards' Age Group
John Edwards 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 John'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 John.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto in Leo
Neptune in Libra
Uranus Square Neptune
Neptune Sextile Pluto
Uranus in Cancer