Here we will discuss characteristics and traits of Norman Mailer's generation. Of course, Norman 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 Norman'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 Norman's age group. The third and last topic describes what is new and different in his age group; it highlights areas in which Mailer'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 Norman Mailer's Age Group
Norman Mailer is part of a 25-year group of people who have strong feelings for home and country. This is a sentimental group that feels deeply attached to family and country. They cling to the familiar, are distrustful and fearful of different cultures, and consequently a great deal of racial and ethnic prejudice is common among Mailer's age group.
Their need for close relationships and togetherness runs very deep and causes them to bond closely to family members and old friends, and also makes them prone to mass movements and group activities since they cater to their largely subconscious need for acceptance and support. Unfortunately, Mailer's age group is easily carried away by group frenzy and many of them often lack the integrity or courage to think and act in an independent and rational way.
Norman's generation is very emotional and tenderhearted. Many of Mailer's group sacrificed a great deal to help their children or other family members, while other generations are unwilling to give as much as they have. Tender feelings and regard for the well-being of others can spur Mailer's age group to make contributions towards feeding the hungry, caring for the neglected and supporting the needy, particularly children and mothers. It is a group of people with a loving heart and a helpful hand. Many of them have parents and/or children who are not nearly as supportive and helpful; many of their contributions are not completely appreciated and may even go unnoticed.
Norman Mailer was also born during a period that lasted approximately 5 years and is characterized by a very dynamic and competitive spirit. Mailer's age group has yielded many reformers and dynamic personalities who introduce fundamental changes in all walks of life, science, politics, etc. He is part of a dynamic wave of highly spirited, progressive thinkers. They have the opportunity to be instrumental in inspiring a great deal of reform, most of which will be positive and constructive.
The Ideals and Illusions of Norman Mailer's Age Group
Norman Mailer is part of a 14-year group of people that have a very vivid and colorful imagination. Their love of color, fashion, and drama is very intense. His generation gave tremendous impetus to Hollywood movies and other spectacular arts. Most people of Mailer's age group have many fantasies and naive, starry-eyed ideas about movie stars and other idols. Needless to say, this tendency to idolize people can lead to major disappointments, and those of them who married early in life projected their fantasies onto their spouses, and had to gradually face reality as they matured.
What is New and Different in Norman Mailer's Age Group
Norman Mailer is part of a 7-year group of people who are very creative in the arts, music, literature, and philosophy. His age group draws upon some new inspirations and has a talent for weaving many seemingly disparate styles into a new, refreshing fabric. Much of the creative inspiration of Mailer's period is very refined and sensitive, and some of the greatest artistic and literary works of Mailer's generation will receive full recognition only after many decades have passed. It is a group that is primarily concerned with the quality of their creative endeavor rather than its distribution and marketing.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto in Cancer
Uranus Trine Pluto
Neptune in Leo
Uranus in Pisces