Which Astrological Generation Do You Belong To?

One way we try to understand people collectively is by grouping them together within a certain period of time, usually around 15 to 20 years, which we call generations.  Each generation has distinctive historical events that shape them and attitudes that define them.

This article will look at astrological generations based on the two slowest moving bodies in our solar system, Neptune and Pluto, and discuss the distinctive characteristics of those generations based on the signs those points occupied when they were synched up.

The Current Six Generations (by Common Name and Time Period)

If you search news feeds at this time, you will find plenty of articles about Millennials and Baby Boomers, and the significant tension between the generation going into or already in retirement (Boomers) and the generation coming into its prime economic power (Millennials – age 28 to 40).  The prime economic power time for Boomers was between 1974 and 1994.

Each generation has significant markers that help define the generation as a “generation”.  Below are the current six-generation divisions and the moniker given to each.

As of 2019, the breakdown by age looks like this:

  1. The Greatest Generation (or GI Generation): They were born in 1924 or earlier.
  2. The Silent Generation: They were born between 1925-1945.
  3. Baby Boomers: They were born between 1944 and 1964.
  4. Generation X: They were born between 1965 – 1979.
  5. Generation Y (Millennials): They were born between 1980 and 1994.
  6. Generation Z: They are the newest generation to be named and were born between 1995 and 2015.

Astrology offers generational groups based on specific times Neptune and Pluto enter and exit signs, and on the duration, they align together and overlap.

The Six Astrological Generations

Rather than talk in terms of social change, popular culture, politics, and economics, which shape the traditional generational categories, astrological generations are more clearly and easily identified.  While the individual meanings of Neptune in a sign and Pluto in a sign have their own merit, it is the overlapping periods I want to focus on for this article, which will combine the two separate meanings into a generational combination.

Neptune Periods

  1. In Libra 1942 to 1956
  2. In Scorpio 1956 to 1970
  3. In Sagittarius 1970 to 1984
  4. In Capricorn 1984 to 1998
  5. In Aquarius 1998 to 2012
  6. In Pisces 2012 to 2026

Pluto Periods

  1. In Leo 1939 to 1956
  2. In Virgo 1956 to 1971
  3. In Libra 1971 to 1984
  4. In Scorpio 1984 to 1995
  5. In Sagittarius 1995 to 2008
  6. In Capricorn 2008 to 2024

Neptune/Pluto Generations

  1. Neptune Libra/Pluto Leo (1942 to 1956)
  2. Neptune Scorpio/Pluto Virgo (1956 to 1970)
  3. Neptune Sagittarius/Pluto Libra (1971 to 1984)
  4. Neptune Capricorn/Pluto Scorpio (1984 to 1995)
    1. Outliers: Neptune Capricorn/Pluto Sagittarius (1996 to 1997)
  5. Neptune Aquarius/Pluto Sagittarius (1998 to 2008)
    1. Outliers: Neptune Aquarius/Pluto Capricorn (2009 to 2011)
  6. Neptune Pisces/Pluto Capricorn (2012 to 2024)

Neptune Libra/Pluto Leo (1942 to 1956)

If you were born between 1942 to 1956, then you are spiritually (Neptune) concerned about justice and fairness (Libra) while experiencing significant transformation (Pluto) through creativity and performance (Leo).  Not surprisingly your generation was the first to grow up on television as the new staple in the American home.  Shows like “I Love Lucy”, “The Honeymooners”, “Father Knows Best”, and a host of westerns, like “Bonanza” all presented idealized versions of the American family.

Neptune Scorpio/Pluto Virgo (1956 to 1970)

If you were born between 1956 to 1970, then you are spiritually (Neptune) concerned with hidden truths, death/rebirth, and the darker side of human nature (Scorpio) while experiencing significant transformation (Pluto) through service and invention (Virgo).  Your generation was the first to be affected by feminism and the sexual revolution, as well as mental health issues as a way to understand your feelings about your family, work, and personal development.

Neptune Sagittarius/Pluto Libra (1971 to 1984)

If you were born between 1971 to 1984, then you are spiritually (Neptune) concerned with mastery of knowledge and connecting to the wider world (Sagittarius) while experiencing significant transformation (Pluto) through the law, partnership, and negotiation (Libra).   Your generation spearheaded the evolution of the global economy and would be involved in the trade agreements that greased the global markets.

Neptune Capricorn/Pluto Scorpio (1984 to 1995)

If you were born between 1984 to 1995, then you are spiritually (Neptune) concerned with achievement and accomplishments (Capricorn) while experiencing significant transformation (Pluto) through power struggles, sexuality, and trauma (Scorpio).  Your generation has seen the largest gap between rich and poor re-emerge since the time before and just after the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

Outliers: Neptune Capricorn/Pluto Sagittarius (1996 to 1997)

If you were born between 1996 to 1997, then you have the unique distinction to be between the 10-year generation of Neptune Capricorn/Pluto Scorpio and the other 10-year generation of Neptune Aquarius/Pluto Sagittarius.

You form a bridge between the two with your spirituality (Neptune) concerned with achievement and accomplishments (Capricorn) while experiencing significant transformation (Pluto) through travel, belief, and issues of authority (Sagittarius).

Neptune Aquarius/Pluto Sagittarius (1998 to 2008)

If you were born between 1998 to 2008, then you are spiritually (Neptune) concerned with how best to help humanity, new visions of community, and rebellion (Aquarius) while experiencing significant transformation (Pluto) through travel, belief, and issues of authority (Sagittarius).  Your generation is facing and will face the implications of globalization and the most interconnected period of human history.

Outliers: Neptune Aquarius/Pluto Capricorn (2008 to 2011)

If you have children born between 2008 to 2011, then they have the unique distinction to be between the 10-year generation of Neptune Aquarius/Pluto Sagittarius and the other 10-year generation of Neptune Pisces/Pluto Capricorn.

They form a bridge between the two with their spirituality (Neptune) concerned with how best to help humanity, new visions of community, and rebellion (Aquarius) while experiencing significant transformation (Pluto) through achievement, responsibility, and consequences (Capricorn).

Neptune Pisces/Pluto Capricorn (2012 to 2024)

If you have children born between 2012 to 2024, then they will express their spirituality (Neptune) through dreams, global consciousness, and “oneness” (Pisces) while experiencing significant transformation (Pluto) through achievement, responsibility, and consequences (Capricorn).

Philip Young, PhD

I am a spiritual adviser located in Cary, North Carolina. I earned my PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1996 and had a career in academics until 2007, when I retired to become a stay-at-home father. In 2013 I “hung out my shingle” starting my business Black Unykorn Enterprises, LLC. I provide spiritual guidance using different tools: astrology, tarot/oracle cards, numerology, and past life regression (using muscle testing). With a home office, Zoom, WeChat, and WhatsApp, I work with local clients in person and distance clients from around the world. You can read about my practice and contact me through my website: https://www.blackunykorn.com.

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