Here we will discuss characteristics and traits of Joseph Smith's generation. Of course, Joseph 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 Joseph'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 Joseph's age group. The third and last topic describes what is new and different in his age group; it highlights areas in which Smith'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 Joseph Smith's Age Group
Joseph Smith is part of a 25-year group of people who are highly imaginative and intuitive. Joseph Smith's age group has a deep, inner yearning for a more idyllic life, and their rich imagination dreams up many ways to attain these lofty goals. The yearning for a more perfect and beautiful world sometimes leads to feelings of frustration with the "real world". It is particularly difficult for those of Smith's generation who experience difficult childhoods or lack the inner strength to adequately meet life's challenges; consequently, increased alcoholism and drug use can easily ensue.
Unique contributions to literature and music abound in his generation. Spiritual and religious aspirations are also common. Joseph's generation is driven by less tangible ideals than other generations. Spiritual aspirations, artistic inspirations, hopes and fantasies are the driving power behind Smith's age group.
The Ideals and Illusions of Joseph Smith's Age Group
Joseph Smith is part of a 14-year group of people that have very intense psychic sensitivity and imagination. Joseph Smith'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 Smith's age group. Novels and movies with mystery and chilling suspense are also popular with Joseph Smith's age group. Emotional depression, drug use, and suicide are likely to be relatively high in Joseph Smith's age group. There is also a deep mystical sense, and Eastern religions and meditation are very attractive to his age group.
What is New and Different in Joseph Smith's Age Group
Joseph Smith is part of a 7-year group of people who strive for greater equality in relationships. They treat parents, children, and spouses much more like friends and equals than other generations do, and many of them will experiment with alternative marriage styles that allow for greater freedom and equality in relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto in Pisces
Neptune in Scorpio
Uranus in Libra