SOUL AGE * FOCUS * PERCEPTION
INFANT: Survival/Existing - Me, not me
+ innocent openness
– terrified aversion
BABY: Structure/Organizing, Arranging - Me, other me's
+ formation and structuring
YOUNG: Success/Doing - Me, you
+ worthwhile accomplishment
MATURE: Relationships/Perceiving - You, as you perceive yourself
+ resonant perception
– subjective perception
OLD: Context/Being - You, as part of something greater
TRANSCENDENTAL: Social revolution - Synthesis
INFINITE: Spiritual revolution - Tao
I sense different energies with different soul ages, but it is hard to
put them into words. It's a little like saying, "This
second-mature sage has an amusing bouquet that's a combination of
French oak and rotting squirrels. OR Here is a clever king that's young
but has an elegant nose and a long, satisfying finish."
But I'll take a stab at it anyway:
The number one soul age builds a foundation, just as servers, the number one role, are the foundational role.
I have virtually no personal experience with infant souls, but from
what I've heard, their lives, while probably not easy, are
uncomplicated. The feeling: simplicity.
The number two age, like the number two role, artisan, wants to build a
structure on the foundation. It is rudimentary, not yet fleshed out.
Baby souls are less simple than infant souls, but are still relatively
simple. They place a high importance on their community structures,
whatever they are. It would be unusual to find a baby soul willing to
disrupt the status quo very much, whereas an infant soul might, simply
out of not knowing better. The feeling: basic.
The number three age correlates with the role of warrior; both are
hard-working and are about outer form. A young warrior, especially
third-level young, is quintessential. Unfortunately, the only celebrity
example I'm able to come up with at the moment is Hitler. Sorry,
warriors! If it makes you feel any better, Dane Cook is a sage.
I have a few clients who are late young. I don't recall any who are
younger, although I've done charts for a few who have shown mild
interest. Among the clients, those who have come to me out of their own
interest (not because someone else pushed them) have done equally as
well as those I've gotten as being older, both in terms of
understanding/grokking the material and responding to the energy work.
So I don't think that soul age limits capability as much as interest.
An analogy is young people, even children, who are masterful
musicians--it's unusual, but completely possible.
The young soul cycle is a time of individuation, the point at which the
soul most experiences self as separate, furthest from a sense of
oneness with the whole. The soul must get to know itself without
outside influences before it can rejoin the whole with self-knowledge.
You might think of youngsters whose cry is
"Let me do it myself!"
All chart elements work together. Priests and servers, being
inspirational, are always about connection, so they manifest young less
extremely than, say, warriors and kings, who highly value
self-sufficiency (although they balance that with a strong emphasis on
Young souls have a hard determination, not unlike the steely resolve of
a warrior. In extreme cases, there is ruthlessness, like the corporate
mogul who will do anything to succeed. However, most are more benign.
Like young people, young souls are characterized by high vitality,
allowing them to pursue outward
success. However, that doesn't exclude also pursing a rich spiritual
life if desired. The feeling: coolness. Even in warm-hearted young
artisans and servers I know, there is a certain cool flavor there
reminiscent of the warrior.
In heavily young-soul cultures, like Hollywood and the corporate world, this quality is exaggerated.
The number four age correlates with the role of scholar. The stereotype
has mature souls being emotional and dramatic, which is at odds with
the stereotype of scholars being neutral and detached, but they share
in common the internal processing of assimilation. And there are many
mature souls who are not overtly dramatic. The majority of my clients
are mature. The feeling: newly plowed earth, friction, texture, and
Mature-soul cultures, such as those typified on television dramas and soap operas, exaggerate that heat.
The number five age correlates with the role of sage, and also the
higher intellectual center. Old souls seek an overarching philosophy to
explain it all. To do so, they must detach somewhat from the physical
plane. In the positive pole, old souls are refined and light. In
general, the feeling: breezy.
I find mature and old souls to be much more alike than different. Both
have an inward focus, as opposed to younger souls, who have a more
outward focus. The main difference between mature and old souls is that
mature souls go deep, and old souls go high.
Everyone has relationships; consistent with mature souls going deep,
their relationships are two-pronged, in the sense of trying to grok the
deeper meaning of "you and me." Old soul
relationships are three-pronged, seeking to understand "you,
me, and context," as if viewing them from above. Younger souls
may value their relationships just as much, but they are taken more for
granted in order to focus on the outer world; relationships come into
the spotlight at the mature level, rather than being means to an end.
Even the oldest souls, being human, have issues to work on. There is no
end to the available lessons of the physical plane. It's like what they
say about writing: you never finish--you just stop. There are no
perfect people; there is a spectrum from less conscious to more
conscious, although we may be conscious
in some areas and not in others, so it's complicated, and it's not
primarily a matter of soul age. One of the most conscious people I know
There's a simple test to determine whether you still have issues: Look
down. If you see a body, you still have issues. If you don't see a
body, you *really* have issues, and need to go find your body!