Here we will discuss characteristics and traits of Smokey Robinson's generation. Of course, William 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 William'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 William's age group. The third and last topic describes what is new and different in his age group; it highlights areas in which Smokey Robinson'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 Smokey Robinson's Age Group
Smokey Robinson 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 Smokey Robinson'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, Smokey Robinson'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 Smokey Robinson's age group.
The Ideals and Illusions of Smokey Robinson's Age Group
Smokey Robinson is part of a 14-year group of people who are conservative and moderate in their spiritual aspirations. His age group tends to avoid speculation on metaphysical matters, and interest in psychic phenomena is considered very strange and weird by Smokey Robinson's age group. They also have a strong sense of right and wrong and religious practices tend to highlight ethical and moral judgment. The conservative, straight-laced attitude of Smokey Robinson's age group is frustrating to more imaginative types, who consequently rebelled against it.
What is New and Different in Smokey Robinson's Age Group
Smokey Robinson is part of a 7-year group of people who are very progressive in business and practical matters, and implement scientific ideas in practical ways to make life more comfortable. Home appliances, for example, were improved and marketed by Smokey Robinson's age group to a much greater degree than was previously done.
Smokey Robinson's age group is also rather sensual and romantic, and is uninhibited in expressing romantic feelings. His age group rebelled against repressive attitudes towards sexuality, and promoted overt expressions of sexuality in movies, music, etc.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto in Leo
Neptune in Virgo
Uranus in Taurus