The Soft is that which is placed in the world, that which is presented “here and now”; the life and consciousness indwelling the being; the immortal and imperishable; that which survives beyond birth and death; the living and the life-observing; the vital and eternal; the immaterial and timeless; spirit and soul. It is the other-world, which confronts the world of the physical and causal as equal-ranking counterpart.
Persons who tend rather to turn to the Soft have faith in a higher Power, in divine providence, the immortality of the soul, a purpose to their existence; they believe in the good in people. For them the glass is “half-full”. Live and let live is their motto. They admire the saints, the sages and the good, and they see the blood on the hands of the heroes and the tears of their victims. For them the World of the Hard is a valley of tears; a place of tests and karmic bonds; a deceptive world of transience; a world of misdirected passions, in which perfect happiness is not possible; the realm of the earthly, worldly and evil, of darkness and cruelty. Here it is not the material-energetic that is at the fore but the soul-spiritual. Fulfilment, happiness, a sense of purpose and meaning, and contentment, are important, and not power, violence and opportunism.
The Soft is mild, compliant, neutral, calm, tactful, altruistic, flowery, relaxed, friendly, sweet, light, enthusiastic, cheerful, open, unprejudiced, tolerant, easy-going, tender, gentle, kind, soft-hearted, euphoric, spirited, admiring, mutually supportive, warm, reconciling, conciliatory, affable, helpful, considerate, obliging, sympathetic, enlightened, sunny, fluctuating, hearty, credible, trusting, caring, honest, comfortable, bouncy, unbothered, carefree, confiding, confident, religious, laissez faire. As warmth and moisture, it is friendly to life.
The Soft matches our cultural idea of the feminine – “typical woman”. This stereotype generally has the qualities of Venus/Faunus (weak, gentle, timorous, sensitive, romantic, affectionately, cuddly etc.) and Jupiter/Neptune (intuitive, religious, non-logical, unrealistic, sympathetic etc.).