Millennials ruined the domestic beer industry, prefer experiences over material items, and value honesty. Generation Z can be quite sensitive, are large advocates for structural change, and seek job stability over risk-taking.
But Millennials and Gen Z aren’t really ruining anything. They’re just innovating and redefining our current culture and society with the previous generation’s influence, which these younger Americans have been shown to do.
These young Americans are spearheading mass movements and technological advancements at an incredible pace while facing intense scrutiny from previous generations. Though they do things much differently and are more independent in their daily lives, the impact that late-Millennials and Gen Z will have could be substantial. But what exactly could be the cause of this dramatic rift between generations? The stars may have the answer.
Astrology is comprised of a birth chart system in which you can determine your own personalized natal chart by entering in your birth date, time and place into an online generator (if you’re an expert, you can do it manually).
With this information, a representation of where the planets and stars were at your exact moment of birth is created, and all of your most innate ways of thinking, methods of communication, and possibly even deepest insecurities are revealed. According to author Yasmin Boland, aside from a few people who were born around the same place and specific time as you, no one will have your exact chart for another 26,000 years.
In astrology, the planets represent areas of your character, including ego and overarching personality (Sun), love (Venus), emotions (Moon), aggression and desire (Mars), and communication (Mercury), to name a few.
The signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces, represent how this part of your character is expressed. Each sign rules one planet, and some planets have two sign rulers. The planets and their sign rulers share many distinct qualities.
Some planets, like your sun sign, the one people are referring to when they ask you, “What’s your sign?” stay in the same sign for as little as a month. Other planets like Neptune and Pluto represent generations, as they stay in the same sign for about 14 and 21 years, respectively. That’s why signs like Pluto have such a transformative impact on such large groupings of people.
Pluto is, generally speaking, the planet of transformation, death, and rebirth, among many other profound and inexplicable qualities. Pluto rules Scorpio, a deep, intense and emotional zodiac sign, and is the planet that guides our most regenerative forces.
On November 10, 1995, Pluto entered Sagittarius, where it stayed until January 27, 2008, when it entered into Capricorn. It will remain in Capricorn until January of 2024. Because of this shift in the late nineties and the lack of specific numerical definitions for the terms Millennial and Gen Z, Pluto in Sagittarius often refers to Gen Z, and the current Pluto in Capricorn represents the generation to follow. There is obviously some overlap, but essentially, late Millennials and Gen Z combined make up the Pluto in Sagittarius generation.
It is to be assumed that “baby boomers” (primarily the Pluto in Leo generation) are Pluto in Sagittarius’ harshest critics. This may come from Leo’s fixed quality, making the generation traditional, confident in their works and resistant to change. Part of this rift may also stem from Sagittarius’ sometimes blind optimism in play with its mutable quality, making the Pluto in Sagittarius generation’s relaxed and flexible energy seem dismissive or aloof to their elders.
Capricorn’s hardworking, stable, and business-oriented nature coupled with Sagittarius’ wanderlust, adaptability and optimism may seem counterproductive. Although the Sagittarius generation living and innovating for a Pluto in Capricorn world creates an unconventional duo, when working inter-connectively, this could be the cause of a real driving force of change.
The last time Pluto was in Capricorn, the American Revolution occurred. With the initiators of the Capricorn generation and the adaptability of the Sagittarius generation, late Millennials and Gen Z will accomplish anything and everything they set their minds to.