The Warrior Soul race processes information by action. They are the "do-ers" of the 4 basic soul types. When a task needs to be done, you can count on a Warrior soul to complete it. They are at a loss when nothing is to be done. You can often tell a bored Warrior soul by their toe-tapping or finger-drumming activities. Warriors need to be in motion, acting upon the impulses of their souls.
In the early stages of their evolution, Warriors process by means of the "action-reaction" cycle. This mechanism helps them engender karma during this period. As they mature as souls, the mechanism changes to an "action-proaction" cycle, in which they carefully plan strategies and alternatives to the action stimulus. Mature Warriors make excellent strategists, teachers, and physicians, and one can often find them in these roles.
As soul-types, Warriors are less interested in inspiring others than in helping build the necessary foundations by which the other soul types may function. Once the foundations and framework for each scenario is laid, Warriors tend to become easily bored and wanting to move to something "new." Do not expect a pure Warrior type to carry an entire project to its fruition. Once the Warrior's job is done, they are ready to move on to other areas. Warriors initiate, but rarely complete.
As vocations go, Warriors tend to chose action-oriented jobs and careers. In their early stages of evolution, Warriors tend to gravitate toward the lower military (enlisted men), police and security work, firefighting, paramedic and emergency rescue work, and other such occupations that allow them to lay their lives on the line on a daily basis. Warriors of lower inclination will gravitate to the underworld where they find expression among the gangster life, where life and death is decided on a daily basis. As the balance of energy moves from the lower (root and sacral centers) to the solar plexus, throat, and heart centers, Warriors become more interested in executive action. If they are drawn to the military, it will be more along the lines of an enlisted officer or someone in the chain of command. Warriors here tend to make excellent executives, being able to assess various decisions and rapidly decide on the best alternative. A charismatic warrior can inspire others under him or her to follow directions, and are excellent delegates of responsibility. Politics or any other field of leadership may appeal to this level of warrior. In the more advanced cycles, as the focus of energy moves towards the head, Warriors begin to meet their karmic obligations, expiating them in such fields of service as medicine, law, and education. A warrior will approach these fields as if on a battlefield; in medicine, s/he is often the surgeon making the incisions and removing the diseased matter; then moving on and allowing the others to clean up and tend to the patient. In law, these are more often the criminal lawyers, battling their cases out in the courtroom arena. Contract, corporate, and civil law bores them with their endless loopholes and ramifications. In education, they pass down their innate knowledge of decision-making and strategy to their students.
Warrior teachers are more interested in teaching their students how to think, then setting them to their tasks and stepping back, ready to step in at any minute that a student needs aid, but allowing them to process the information and decisions for themselves. A Warrior teacher will more than likely be drawn to fields with practical application, such as mathematics, engineering, computers, and business. Abstract philosophy holds little if any interest for them; concrete philosophies such as logic appeal more to them.
Warrior types may be found in any field of endeavor, although the above fields tend to intrigue them the most. They are often bored with art or music, unable to see any practical "here and now" applications for them. Warrior artists and musicians are in the business to make a point or deliver a specific message, rather than explore an entire genre. Such artists and musicians may specialize in a certain technique or field, perfecting it and honing it to a sword's blade point. In music, Warriors are drawn more to the gutsy "hard rock" and tend to be solo artists leading a backup group rather than many artists working together; often the band may be named for them. If a warrior is not a band leader, they will tend to fade into the woodwork, providing backup support for the other musicians. Examples of famous Warrior musicians would be: Elton John, Billy Joel, Prince, Madonna, Elvis, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, and Ted Nugent. Many Warrior musicians emerged during the late 70's and the 80's during the passage of the last Warrior cycle. Warriors that achieve fame as musicians will often have a cult following and a "larger than life" image surrounding them, such as Elvis or Madonna.
As performing artists, Warriors also tend to specialize in one particular field of endeavor. Many may be drawn to ballet or dance because of the rhythmic motions and the ability to focus and concentrate on a particular field. Warrior actors such as John Wayne, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Katheryn Hepburn, Helen Hays, Arnold Swartzeneggar, Steven Segall, Chuck Norris, and Lorraine Bracco enjoy portraying very strong, powerful individuals on the stage or screen, but are less interested (and less adept) at playing a variety of characters. Such figures may develop a stereotype or hero-like quality that pursues them throughout their careers.
If a warrior enters the ministry or pastoral service, he or she is likely to be very charismatic and achieve a great deal of power. Evangelism is the feature of famous Warrior ministers, such as Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, and Oral Roberts. They tend to have an intensity of purpose and can sway vast groups of people with their leadership qualities. Warrior ministers must be careful not to fall into the trap of self-aggrandizement or self-ish power, as it can lead to widespread tragedy such as the Jim Jones mass suicide or the David Koresh/Branch Davidian tragedy in Waco, TX.
One of the favorite fields for Warriors is that of athletics. In their early stages of evolution, Warriors may test themselves by going out for "extreme sports" such as skydiving, mountain-climbing, and auto racing. As they evolve, Warriors tend to choose a particular athletic field and become an expert in it. The fields of martial arts appeal to warriors because of the level of focused, concentrated energy it requires. Warriors may be drawn to yoga, Tai Chi, or other spiritual-oriented martial arts in their advanced evolutionary cycles.
Warriors tend to be conservative; yet, at the same time, they constantly test their limits and the limits of society. In some lifetimes they may be found performing extreme actions; usually to "shock" the masses into understanding a vital concept. The singer/actresses Madonna and Bette Midler both use the "shock" effect to get their points across. Under the facade, both of these actresses have a reserve and conservative outlook, practically a shyness, that mystifies others who come in intimate contact with them.
As challenges, Warriors must constantly battle with impatience and stubbornness. Impatience is characteristic among young-soul Warriors who are reactionary and quick to anger. Stubbonness tends to be a characteristic of older-soul Warriors, especially when they have been backed into a corner. The tenacity of their fighting spirits has a tendency to become crystallized.
As a Yang (proactive) race, the Warrior race has tended to favor masculine virtues (power, leadership, decisiveness) over the feminine ones (nurturing, creativity, and receptivity). This can be seen even among female warriors who tend to dismiss female virtues as passive or "wimpy." Among lesser-evolved warriors, there may be a total disregard for the feminine principle; women and men espousing the gentler, more feminine aspects may be dismissed or derided as being "sissy" or inconsequential. As the warrior soul progresses, it must integrate the balance of masculine and feminine energies into a working whole, applying both energies to their endeavors.
There are many mythological archetypes for the Warrior, among these being Gilgamesh, Lancelot, Cu Chullain, The Morrigan, Beowulf, Prince Rama (from the Ramayana), Sigifrith the Walsing, Brunnhilde the Valkyrie, Jason (the Argonaut), Achilles, Indra, El Cid, and Don Quixote (a caricature of what happens when a warrior gets too "bored.") Among the Gods, Goddesses, and Angels: Apollo, Artemis, Skadi, Thor, Freyja, the Dagda, Hercules, Vishnu, Athena, the archangel Michael.
Other famous warriors: Joshua (from the Bible), Alexander the Great, King David, Elijah, Jezebel, Xerxes of Persia, Joan of Arc, Queen Boadicea, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, Alaric the Goth, Charlemagne, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, General Douglas MacArthur, George Washington, George C. Scott, Raisa Gorbachev, Carrie Nation, Abraham Lincoln, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Stockard Channing, Sam Elliott, John Cleese (Monty Python), William Shatner, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Norman Mailer, Charles Bronson, Pete Townshend (the Who), Ringo Starr (The Beatles), Joey Ramone, Mike Love (of the Beach Boys), Janis Joplin, Peter Gabriel, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler, Madonna, Lawrence of Arabia, Sarah Bernhardt, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Sean Connery, Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Bruce Willis, General George Patton, Bill Gates.
Keyword of the Warrior: I DO.
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