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The Great Generational Divide


The Great Generational DivideFrom feedback regarding social attitudes that has demonstrated clashes of viewpoints between age groups, I thought it would be good to revisit the concept about which I’ve previously written:  tackling generational differences from an astrological point of view.

Millennials, also called Gen Y, would astrologically be in a philosophical conflict with their grandparents and even their parents.  In large measure, this is because of a phenomenon regarding the lengthy passage of the planet Pluto through different zodiac signs that encompass whole generations and reflect different sets of values.

Millennials are considered those born between 1978 and 1994.  Their current age range going into this new year would be between 24 and 40. They are known as a massive group of individuals, the most educated group in our history, 57% of whom are women and high earners. Their characteristics are being tech savvy, civic-minded, progressive and liberal. They are entrepreneurial conscious capitalists who identify as diverse and global. They are frugal, non-religious, and pragmatic idealists, known for being nomadic, adventurous and impatient. During these years, Pluto moved through the sign of Libra and into Scorpio. Libra is representative of marriage, beauty, harmony, diplomacy, and social interaction. Scorpio sees the dark side of life represented by terrorism, gangster idealization, strong sexuality, and huge wealth.

My article, written in May 2006, is posted on the web at http://wisdompath.com/articles/karmic_waves_destiny_of_the_united_states.pdf. The greatest clash for this generation would naturally be seen in those born with Pluto in Cancer and Leo, the two signs that are in hard aspect to the Millennials’ Libra and Scorpio. This generation encompasses people born from 1925 into the mid-50s, and within this generation are included the Traditionalists, some of whom are called The Silent Generation during which children were to be seen and not heard while their parents coped with the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, starvation, and world war.  In the current new year these people range in age from 73 to 93, and their values are those of family, tribe, tight-knit clan, and survival. Also within this group is contained the Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, whose values comprise feeling special, rejecting traditional values, enjoying privilege and affluence, and focusing on self-expression and creativity, as well as many ego trips. Also known as the “Me” Generation, these individuals in 2018 range in age from 54 to 74.

Considering the differences in their childhood experiences, the emphasis on the types of energies apparent when Pluto transverses different signs, and what they would then hold dearest or feel most important for a good life, it’s not hard to see the tremendous conflict between the Millennials and The Traditionalists/Baby Boomers.

Other generations born between these two groups are also covered in my article but will not be addressed in the confines of a blog posting. My attempt here is to span the youngest adults and the oldest adults, to give a little insight into why there is such a division politically in our nation and in the world, between the elders who value certain things and the young ‘uns who have quite an opposite mindset.

Is there a simple solution? No, because everyone is seasoned (some would say tainted) by the historical circumstances that molded them. It may simply be an eternal story of the older versus the newer generation, but maybe this can give some little insight into how things are playing out in the current Great Divide.

One last thought: Remember, love conquers all.

Judi Thomases is a contributing blogger for JenningsWire online magazine.

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