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Author: Alison Price   –   Published: April 2021   –   Revised: January 2024

Millennial or a Gen “Z”


The other day I was having a patio lunch with my daughter. She spoke about how sometimes she feels she relates better with Gen “Z” than the Millennials. She was born around the division between the two generations and the Millennials is where she felt she was. This got me thinking, and I have some answers for those born on the cusp of the Millennial / Gen “Z” generations with the help of astrology, of course.



Categorizing people into generations is a way to analyze trends in society. One generation group will do things this way and the next cohort will do things another.

The specific dates when one generation ends, and another begins are blurred. Astrology has a way to categorize each generation by the outer planets. Heck, the outer planets are even called the “Generational Planets.”


Visible Planets

The seven visible planets are the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. They are called the visible planets because you can go outside and look (GOAL) up at the night sky and see all of the seven planets.


Generational Planets

The three generational planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The generational planets are outside the usual visible planets realm from the Sun to Saturn.



Uranus is the modern ruler of the sign of Aquarius the Water Bearer. The traditional ruler for Aquarius is Saturn. Uranus takes seven years to pass through one sign.



Neptune is the modern ruler of the sign of Pisces the Fish. The traditional planetary ruler for Neptune is Jupiter. Neptune takes around fourteen years to transit a sign.



Pluto is the modern ruler of the sign of the scorpion, Scorpio. The traditional ruler of Scorpio is Mars. Pluto takes, on average, 25 years to transit each sign, but this can be wildly different for Pluto as its orbit is more elliptical than the other planets. It is much faster through Scorpio (20 years)  than Taurus (35 years).


Named Generations List

The named generations list, as referenced in Wikipedia, shows the current thinking for each generation’s years.

  • Lost Generation: 1883 – 1900
  • Greatest Generation: 1901 – 1927
  • Silent Generation: 1928 – 1945
  • Baby Boomers: 1946 – 1964
  • Generation “X” (Gen “X”): 1965 – 1980
  • Millennials (Gen “Y”): 1981 – 1996
  • Generation “Z” (Gen “Z”, Zoomers): 1997 – 2011
  • Generation Alpha (Gen “A”): 2012 – 2025
  • Generation Beta (Gen “B”): 2025 –

Millennials and Gen “Z”

Millennials are those who achieved adulthood around the year 2000. They are widely accepted as having been born loosely between 1981 and 1996.


Generation “Z” are those born after the Millennials. They are widely accepted as having been born loosely between 1997 to 2011.



Outer Planets  and Generations

Astrology has a way to differentiate between the generations. We are specifically looking at the border between the Millennials and Generation Z people. This time frame could also be called a cusp between the generations. 

Let’s take a closer look at where the outer planets were between these two generations. The years we are zooming in on are 1995 and 1996. We are going to look at where the outer planets were and which zodiac signs they were in at this cusp moment.



Note: If your birthday is on any date in the table above, you will have to cast your birth chart to find out exactly which signs your outer planets were in when you were born.

You are a Millennial if…

You are a definitely Millennial if:

  • you have Uranus in Sagittarius, or Capricorn and you have Pluto in Scorpio.
  • Millennials may have Pluto in either Libra or Scorpio.
  • Millennials may have Neptune in either Sagittarius or Capricorn.
  • Millennials may have Uranus in either Sagittarius or Capricorn.


You are a Gen “Z” if…

You are definitely Gen “Z” if:

  • You have Uranus in Aquarius or Pisces, and you have Pluto in Sagittarius
  • Gen “Z” may have Pluto in either Sagittarius or Capricorn.
  • Gen “Z” may have Neptune in either Capricorn or Aquarius.
  • Gen “Z” may have Uranus in either Aquarius or Pisces.





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