The Baby Boomer B Generation – (July 1955 – December 1962)

The generation commonly referred to as the Baby Boomers actually straddled two generations, the Sagittarius-Sagittarius (February 1948 – July 1955) generation followed by the Sagittarius-Scorpio generation (July 1955 – December 1962).  Generational experts already have decided that the Baby Boomers born up to 1955 (Baby Boomers A) are different to the Baby Boomers born from 1955 onward (Baby Boomers B).  For a detailed analysis of Baby Boomers, see the introduction to Generational Astrology.

General Characteristics

The characteristics we should expect from a generation focused on Sagittarius and Scorpio is a continuation of Baby Boomers A’s wild optimism but with more reality and a sense of some insecurity – and a cutting edge.  Some researchers (who are not astrologers), have noticed the arrival of Scorpio archetypes in the Baby Boomers B.  The new characteristics that these researchers assigned to post 1955 Baby Boomers are: less optimism, distrust of the government and general cynicism.  Maybe Baby Boomer B’s are the churlish Baby Boomers?  They may also be “the driven” Baby Boomers – not just waiting for luck to take them on their merry way through life?

What do Baby Boomer B’s want? I have been developing an hypothesis that each generation seeks the opposite quality of their birth generation.  For example, with Baby Boomer B’s (Sagittarius-Scorpio), they seek Gemini-Taurus.  Gemini would imply a less “moralistic” stance on issues – as apart from the fact that Sagittarius is the sign of morals, Gemini is the sign that sees everything in shades of grey rather than black and white.  Gemini is not orientated towards expansion but to fragmentation.  Gemini is a strong media sign so Baby Boomer B’s are attracted to all forms of media – this also applies to Baby Boomer As and Pre-Boomers as all three generations have a Sagittarius component and are ‘attracted’ toward Gemini archetypes .

Taurus implies wealth and stability, peace and calm and a strengthening of culture.  It is this attraction to Taurus that separates Baby Boomer B’s from Pre-Boomers (Capricorn-Sagittarius) and Baby Boomer As (Sagittarius-Sagittarius) and may explain why the wealthiest Baby Boomer in the world comes from this Baby Boomer B generation – Bill Gates.  The attraction toward Gemini (by all three Baby Boomer generations) has already experienced great strides in the western world towards less religious ‘moralistic’ approaches to issues such as homosexuality, adultery and victimless crimes.


Another way to understand the archetypal relationships of this generation is by examining how Sagittarius combined with Scorpio manifested in world affairs during its time. The continuing influence of Sagittarius is generally associated with the post-World War 2 economic boom and a good example was the US Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 for the mass construction of tens of thousands of interstate highways.   The expansionary nature of Sagittarius is again demonstrated with JK Galbraith appropriately publishing “The Affluent Society” (1958).

This affluence created in the previous Sagittarian periods continued, especially in Germany and Japan with both experiencing massive economic growth by supplying the goods needed for the consumer-led society in both Europe and the United States.  Both Germany and Japan are strongly associated with Scorpio, and a Sagittarius period stimulates Scorpio’s 2nd house of income.  Both countries arguably had the greatest economic growth in this Sagittarius-Scorpio period.  In 1962 Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart store in Arkansas.  The first underwater transatlantic telephone service by cable (1956) is also an example of the fusion of Scorpio with Sagittarius as anything international is associated with Sagittarius while anything down deep is related to Scorpio.

It is also relevant to mention the creation of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 1960 as Sagittarius activates Pisces’ (oil) 10th house of status and leadership.  This suggests that the Gemini sub-age decan and overflow period (1970 – 2029 – 2089) is fraught with danger for OPEC as Gemini opposes the status of Sagittarius.  This will be especially true for the Gemini quasi sub-age decan (2000 – 2059) and especially the second half post 2029 when Gemini enters its most potent time.  The impact of American shale oil productions has recently seriously undermined the impact of OPEC on the world oil markets, and the swing to renewables demonstrates that the arrow is pointing in a different direction compared to the last century or more – that appropriately came under the influence of the Pisces sub-age decan and overflow (1851 – 1895 – 1970) with Pisces the sign of oil.

It did not take long to see the desultory inroads Scorpio commenced to make in the Sagittarius-Scorpio generation period.  In 1957, Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” started to provide a totally different post-modernist view of western society and the USA from the perspective of the Beat Generation.  Postmodernism describes a broad movement that developed in the mid- to late 20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture and criticism which marked a departure from the highly positive modernism. While encompassing a broad range of ideas, postmodernism is typically defined by an attitude of skepticism, irony or rejection toward grand narratives, ideologies and various tenets of universalism.[1]  Post-modernism seems to have spread from the Beatniks into the hippy generation and is now encroaching upon the mainstream.

Scorpio is the 12th house to Sagittarius, the religious sign, and with the 12th house also strongly associated with endings, one of the world’s most renowned religious figure, the Dalai Lama, was forced to flee Chinese invaders of Tibet in 1959.  The rise of rock-and-roll was also adequately expressed by Elvis Presley with his very first hit song, “Heartbreak Hotel” in 1956.  Rock-and-roll was considered scandalous due to the sexual (Scorpio) undertones.  By 1962 the Beatles had released their first single, “Love Me Do”.

Scorpio has always been associated with outer space, and the successful launch of Sputnik 1, the very first artificial satellite, by the USSR (Russia) commenced the space race in 1957.  They also launched Sputnik 2 later in the same year which carried the first animal into space. In 1958 NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was created to compete with the USSR.  Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space in 1961 and one month later, Alan Shepard became the first American in space.

Scorpio is also associated with revolution, and in 1957 nine African-American students enrolled at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas and were met with resistance by protesters including the state’s governor. US Federal troops had to escort the students into the school at the command of President Eisenhower.  This was a key development in the American Civil Rights Movement.  By 1962, James Meredith became the first African-American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi.  The southern states of the USA had in effect a rascist Apartheid policy similar to South Africa.

Revolution was not limited to the USA as in 1959 the Cuban revolution ended and Fidel Castro came to power, creating the first communist nation in the West.  The relationship between communism and Scorpio is defined by the fact that Scorpio redistributes (Taurus) wealth.  The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis had the world on the edge of another World War as the United States and USSR came incredibly close to launching nuclear attacks.  This is considered the most dangerous incident in modern times that came very close to a nuclear conflict.

Some astrologers have trouble relating Scorpio with computers and the internet, but the relationship between Scorpio and the new cyber world is based on the fact that this has produced a world focused upon virtual reality in place of physical (Taurus) reality.  The new cyber-world is an extremist example of (Scorpio) cultural minimalism with just dots on a screen.  Aquarius and Gemini also have important roles with the internet.  It is therefore appropriate that in 1958 the microchip was co-invented by Robert Noyce and Jack Kilby.  Of course, sitting behind the scenes is always the overpowering Pisces age overflow (1433 – 3574) and for the first half of this period at least (1433 – 2503) Pisces remains the strongest sign in the world.  Anything virtual can readily be associated with Pisces.

The Cold War definitely has Scorpio undertones as (Scorpio) ice is cold (and stand-offish) plus Scorpio rules all things nuclear.  The Cold War became a grim reality during this time because both sides had the power and technology for a nuclear holocaust, but equally both knew any war could not truly be won.  As one piece of graffiti in Sydney, Australia from this period so clearly stated the situation – “mutate now & avoid the rush”.

Some events during this period seem to combine both Sagittarius and Scorpio such as the final journey of the Orient Express in 1961 combining Sagittarius long distance travel with Scorpio cessation.  The 1962 liberal Second Vatican Council combined Sagittarius religion with Scorpio “revolution”.  The Great Chinese Famine automatically aligns with Scorpio when between the years 1959 and 1961 there was widespread famine which may have killed up to 15 million Chinese due to drought, poor weather, and the disastrous economic policies of China’s ruler Mao Zedong.  This occurred during the Sagittarius inspired Great Leap Forward campaign from 1958 to 1962 which was aimed to rapidly transform China from an agrarian economy into a socialist society through rapid industrialization and collectivization. However, it is widely considered to have caused the Great Chinese Famine following the old Law of Unintended Consequences that seems to be the underlying paradigm of modern politics.

The 1956 Suez Crisis began after Egypt nationalized (Scorpio redistribution of assets) the Suez Canal. It was attacked by the UK, Israel and France to retrieve the canal from the Egyptians under President Nasser.  The attempt failed due to concerted opposition by the USA and the USSR.  Historians have concluded that the crisis “signified the end of Great Britain’s role as one of the world’s major powers”.[1]  Taurus is strong in the UK’s totem pole and any Taurus aligned nation is in detriment in a Scorpio period.  The (anti-Taurus) Scorpio period is particularly strong from 1970 to 2059 and is probably a significant factor in Brexit with the UK virtually committing economic suicide to appease the racist sentiment of a significant part of its population – specifically the old conservative voter.

The penultimate expression of the ugly side of Scorpio was probably when the USA decided to send 3,500 U.S. troops to Vietnam in 1960 leading ultimately to the (Scorpio) death of around 1.3 million people including over 600,000 civilians.[2]  This was actually a (Scorpio) revolution against European powers controlling affairs in Viet Nam. The fake news generated by the USA for this war removed the fact that at the end of the Second World War, Ho Chi Minh requested assistance from the USA against their French overlords who intended to reconstitute their colonial empire making the Vietnamese subordinate in their own country.  The USA refused this request and instead supported the French colonial government as a continuation of European colonization.  Ho Chi Minh had no choice other than turn to Communist China for assistance.  This is why one commentator stated that “all wars begin with lies”.

Finally the environmental side of Scorpio (regeneration) made an appearance in 1961 with the creation of the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature).  Many astrologers have trouble with the association between Scorpio and most environmental issues but examination of Scorpios’ archetypes of destruction, regeneration, recycling, rebirth, garbage and excrement (pollution) etc. cements Scorpio to most environmental issues.[3][4]

House Relationships to Birth Generation

The Sagittarius-Scorpio generation belongs to the 50% of “mixed” generations which occurs with every second generation.  Every person that was born in this generation will work their way through the following periods and activate specific house relationships on the way.  Table 1 display these periods and relationships and will constantly be referred to in the following case studies.

GENERATION: Sagittarius-Scorpio Houses
Stage Period: Period Signature H1 H2 H3 H4
1 Jul-55 Sagittarius -Scorpio 1 12 1 12
2 Dec-62 Scorpio-Scorpio 12 12 1 1
3 May-70 Scorpio-Virgo 12 10 12 10
4 Oct-77 Virgo-Virgo 10 10 11 11
5 Apr-85 Virgo-Leo 10 9 11 10
6 Sep-92 Leo-Leo 9 9 10 10
7 Feb-00 Leo-Cancer 9 8 10 9
8 Jul-07 Cancer-Cancer 8 8 9 9
9 Dec-14 Cancer-Gemini 8 7 9 8
10 Jun-22 Gemini-Gemini 7 7 8 8
11 Nov-29 Gemini-Taurus 7 6 8 7
12 Apr-37 Taurus-Taurus 6 6 7 7
13 Sep-44 Taurus-Aries 6 5 7 6
14 Mar-52 Aries-Aries 5 5 6 6

Table 1 – House Relationships

The main function for Table 1 is to define the house relationships between each period to the birth generation.[2]    The H1, H2, H3 and H4 columns refer to the following house relationships:

H1 – first period sign to first generational sign

H2 – first period sign to second generational sign

H3 – second period sign to first generational sign

H4 – second period sign to second generational sign

H1 to H4 covers all possible relationships though H1 and H4 may be the most relevant relationships.


Many famous people are born in each astrological generation, and this Sagittarius-Scorpio generation (July 1955 to December 1962) is no exception.  Some notable names  that stand out are: Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Mel Gibson, Theresa May, Spike Lee, Stephen Fry, Sid Vicious, Michael Jackson, Ellen DeGeneres, Prince, Madonna, Tim Burton, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, Emma Thompson, Mike Pence, Hugh Laurie, Jeremy Clarkson, Bono, Antonio Banderas, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, John F Kennedy Jr., Kenneth Branagh, Barack Obama, George Clooney, Princess Diana, Eddie Murphy, Susan Boyle, Peter Jackson, Steve Carell, Tom Cruise, Steve Irwin, Demi Moore and Bill Gates.

Perhaps one of the reasons why movie stars factor so largely in lists of famous people is that the STRONGEST sign in the world is currently Pisces, due to the Pisces quasi age (352 AD – 2503 AD) despite the fact that the Age of Aquarius arrived in 1433 (the midpoint of the 352 to 2503 time-frame).  It takes a new age a time period of half an age to increase its emergent influence until it is more powerful than the overflow from the previous age.

Bill Gates

Born into the beginning of the Baby Boomers B generation (Sagittarius-Scorpio) in October 1955, he is certainly the most financially successful Baby Boomer (of the Sagittarius – Sagittarius and Sagittarius – Scorpio generations). This may seem counter-intuitive as some astrologers may consider that the most successful entrepreneur in the world should be in the pure Baby Boomer A generation associated with this double Sagittarius period.  However, in the same way that the Baby Boomer’s A were unable to produce a US president (perhaps from inhaling too much), it seems that a dual sign generation has more to call upon – not being limited to the one sign that applies to a pure generation.  Gate’s supports the proposal that the Baby Boomer B generation is the ‘driven’ Baby Boomers!

Bill Gates 2015

Certainly Scorpio is associated with the 2nd – 8th houses wealth axis and I have also noticed that people with strong Scorpio, Pluto or 8th houses in their horoscopes are often wealth focused – possible due to their Scorpio financial insecurities?  Secondly, there is a determination associated with Scorpio not so evident with Sagittarius.  Thirdly, Scorpio is the sign the helps define our new cyber world because Scorpio is the sign most bereft of physical tangibility that is associated with Taurus – the sign of opposite nature to Scorpio.  The Scorpio cyber-world of basically dots-on-a-screen can be seen as a low point for the sensual and physical associated with Taurus.

Gate’s company, Microsoft, was approached by IBM in July 1980 for an operating system for its new personal computer.  Soon Gates provided IBM with the operating system but retained the copyright,[3] and the rest is history.   This all occurred in the Virgo-Virgo period with Virgo activating Sagittarius’ 10th house of status and recognition and Scorpio’s 11th house which is associated with Aquarius – the sign of all things electrical, including computers.

The Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world and was founded in 2000, but its forerunner, the William H. Gates Foundation commenced in 1994 in the Leo-Leo period.  Leo-Leo is highly favorable to both Sagittarius and Scorpio, activating the 9th and 10th houses.  The actual setup of the Gates Foundation in 2000 in the following Leo-Cancer period retains a strong and favorable 9th house influence but with the addition of Cancer now adds the 8th house to the mix which is the house of gifts (and giving away one’s wealth).  It should be noted that the 8th house also includes receiving gifts and the Gates Foundation received a massive pledge donation from Warren Buffett in 2006[4] which was received in the following Cancer-Cancer period (July 2007-Dec 2014) when the Cancer-Cancer period split the influence between the highly favorable 9th house and gift-orientated 8th house.

Barak Obama

Born August 1961, he became a community organizer in Chicago, in 1983 after graduating.  This occurred in stage 4 (Virgo-Virgo) activating jointly the 11th house of community service and 10th house of career.  He enrolled in Harvard in 1988 and demonstrated his potential when he became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.  This occurred in stage 5 (Virgo-Leo) which reduced the emphasis on the 11th house by 25% and introduced the 9th house of law.  With the arrival of stage 6 (Leo-Leo) in 1992, which increased the 9th house of law to 50%, Obama was teaching law and became a member of the Illinois Senate in 1997.

Barak Obama

Obama started to gain national attention when he was elected to the US Senate in 2004 in stage 7 (Leo-Cancer) with 50% emphasis in the 9th house of law.  He was elected president of the USA in 2008 in stage 8 (Cancer-Cancer), with the emphasis equally split between the 8th and 9th houses.  The 8th house immediately manifested, and even before moving into the Whitehouse, Obama had to start dealing with the banking crisis associated with the Global Recession, which strongly affected his first term in office.  With the 8th house also associated with socialism and recovery, many of his early landmark bills were associated with the 8th house: Obamacare, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization.  Another 8th house issue he was also embroiled in was the national debt limit resulting in the Budget Control and the American Taxpayer Relief Acts.  Another 8th house focus was the reduction in nuclear arms agreement with Russia and authorizing the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist – Osama bin Laden.

Obama’s second term as president straddled stages 8 and 9 with both stages 50% focused upon the 8th house.  Such 8th house activities during his second term included: inclusiveness for LGBT Americans (ie sexual issues); gun control due to school shootings; the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and the orchestration of the nuclear deal with Iran.[5]  Obama has demonstrated yet again that a major challenge for everyone in their life is dealing with the 8th house influence, the most difficult house any adult person usually encounters in their life.  In past centuries and millennia, this is when most famous people appeared to die.

Michael Jackson

The King of Pop was born in August 1958 and became one of the most popular and successful entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist at the time of his death. Michael joined his brothers onstage in 1964 in stage 2 with the emphasis split between the 1st and 12th houses, the houses of self and music.  The group set a chart record when it attained the distinction of having four singles peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.  Three of these four occurred in Stage 3 (Scorpio-Virgo) jointly activating the 10th house of status and recognition and the 12th house of music.  In the exact month I have for the beginning of Stage 3, the Jackson family moved into a large home on two-acre estate in Encino, California as a sign of their new found success.

Soon after the arrival of stage 4 in October 1977 (Virgo-Virgo), Michael started his film work in 1978 and during this stage he achieved much success, and with Virgo-Virgo stimulating both his 10th house of success and 11th house of friends, it was during this stage that he teamed up with some very notable friends including Freddie Mercury, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger.  He produced Thriller in late 1982 which became the best-selling album worldwide in 1983, and became the best-selling album of all time in the USA.  With the addition of his moonwalk in 1983 “Michael Jackson went into orbit, and never came down”.[6]

Jackson’s humanitarian work (11th house) was recognized in May 1984, when he was invited to the White House to receive an award from President Ronald Reagan for his support of charities that helped people overcome alcohol and drug abuse, and in recognition of his support for the Drunk Driving Prevention campaign. Jackson donated the use of “Beat It” for the campaign’s public service announcements.  At the tail end of this stage 4, Jackson’s charitable work and humanitarian awards continued with the release of “We Are the World” (1985), co-written with Lionel Richie. The song earned $63 million for famine relief, and became one of the best-selling singles of all time, with 20 million copies sold.

The stage 5 Virgo-Leo period (Apr 1985 – Sep 1992) activating the 10th & 11th houses, and for the first time also the 9th house, which coincided with his changing appearance, tabloids, Bad, films, autobiography, and Neverland and ended up with being called “Wacko Jacko” – but he continued to produce award winning songs.  Perhaps this is the case of the 9th house being 12th house to the 10th house which can introduce an unfavorable focus on public standing?

The arrival of stage 6 (Leo-Leo) in September 1992 (jointly activating the 9th and 10th houses) began with The Dangerous World Tour in June 1992, grossing $100 million.  It was during this stage that word came of possible sexual abuse and his first marriage to the daughter of Elvis Presley.  His 9th house influence of self-made problems involving his public persona double in strength in stage 6 compared to stage 5.

Stage 7 Leo-Cancer (Feb 2000 – Jul 2007) activated his 8th house for the first time (along with the 9th & 10th houses).  Invincible was released in October 2001 and was Jackson’s first full-length album in six years, and the last album of original material he released in his lifetime.  Also appropriate for the arrival of the 8th house, the release of Invincible was preceded by a dispute between Jackson and his record label, Sony Music Entertainment, over rights to licenses of the masters of his albums – a classic 8th house property “partnership” dispute.  Between 2002 and 2005 Jackson was acquitted of his second child sexual abuse allegations and in March 2006, amidst reports that Jackson was having financial problems, the main house at Neverland Ranch was closed as a cost-cutting measure – another 8th house archetype.

Stage 8 Cancer-Cancer (Jul 2007 – Dec 2014) doubled the 8th house influence and relatively promptly, in late 2008, financiers threatened to foreclose on Neverland Ranch, which Jackson had used as collateral for many tens of millions of dollars of loans.  In March 2009, Jackson announce a series of comeback concerts titled This Is It, his first tour since 1997, and Jackson suggested he would retire after the shows, saying it would be his “final curtain call”.  Both a “comeback” and “final curtain call” invoke the 8th house.  However, less than three weeks before the first show was due to begin in London, with all concerts sold out, Jackson died after suffering cardiac arrest in June 2009.[7]

For the 30 years from May 1970 until February 2000, Michael Jackson experienced 4 generational periods where 50% of the emphasis was firmly placed on his 10th house.  It was during this time that Michael achieved his fame and recognition.  The introduction of the 8th house in 2000, and its strengthening in July 2007 saw his “downfall” only two years inside stage 8 with the maximum focus possible now upon his 8th house of financial problems, sexual allegations and finally death.

Theresa May

Born 1st October 1956 at the beginning of the Sagittarius-Scorpio generation, Theresa was first elected a Member of Parliament in the UK in 1997 in stage 6 (Leo-Leo) activating her 9th & 10th houses equally.  From 1999 to 2010, May held a

Theresa May

number of roles in the opposition Shadow Cabinets which mostly aligned with stage 7 (Leo-Cancer) activating her 8th, 9th and 10th houses with the strongest focus on the 9th house.  Between 1986 and 1994 May was elected to local government mainly associated with stage 5 (Virgo-Leo) with a 50% focus upon the 10th house.  When the conservatives formed government in 2010, May became Home Secretary and was distinguished for being the longest serving Home Secretary in 60 years.  This was mainly associated with stage 8 (Cancer-Cancer) with the focus equally split between the 8th and 9th houses.

With the Brexit referendum shock result, the prime minister resigned and Theresa May became prime minister of the UK in 2016 to handle Brexit but almost lost government when she called general elections in June 2017.  Both these events occurred in stage 9 (Cancer-Gemini) invoking the 7th, 8th and 9th houses but with the emphasis on the 8th house (50%).  This fragile house played out with the insecurity suffered from losing outright majority in parliament and also the ‘divorce settlement’ with the European Union which is a classic 8th house event.  Astrologically, someone ideally born in May’s generation with the strong emphasis upon the 8th house is best suited for the difficult Brexit negotiations (similar to Barak Obama having to deal with the Global Recession).  The 7th house influence places a focus on the other party, in May’s case, the other party can both be construed as the left leaning Labor Party and the European Union.[8]

Susan Boyle

Born in April 1961 towards the end of the Sagittarius-Scorpio Baby Boomer B generation, Boyle therefore encountered the various astrological stages at an earlier time in her life.  She had a difficult childhood due to being bullied for her learning disability but she had a musical influence from her father who was a part time singer.  Until October 1977 when she was 17, Boyle was heavily influenced by the 12th house with the 12th house accounting for 50% of the influence for these early years.  The early 12th house influence that everyone experiences early in life creates a kind of bubble or cocoon that facilitates the fantasy of

Susan Boyle

youth (experience without responsibility), but in Boyle’s case, it also brought the dark side of the 12th house with her childhood 12th house bubble of paradise pricked by bullies.

Her singing career commenced taking off around 1989 and 1990 with a self-funded recordings which found their way onto the internet following her first televised appearance.  This occurred in stage 5 (Virgo-Leo) with the strongest focus at this stage on the 10th house of recognition.  Since February 2000, Boyle has encountered stages that each includes an 8th house influence, and since 2010 has actively participated in many charity performances.[9]

Though Boyle did not win the Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 she won the public vote.  This brought her international fame  which is appropriate for stage 8 (Cancer-Cancer) jointly activating the 8th and 9th houses, and the 8th house fragility also manifested as after completing Britain’s Got Talent, Boyle briefly entered a private psychiatric clinic.

Bjorn Borg

Born June 1956 in Sweden, Bjorn is considered to be one of the greatest professional tennis players.  Between 1974 and 1981 he became the first man in the Open Era to win 11 Grand Slam singles titles (six at the French Open and five consecutive at Wimbledon).  1974 sits within stage 3 (Scorpio-Virgo) with the focus equally split between the 10th and 12th houses, with this stage the fir

Björn Borg

st stage associated with the 10th house of career.  The end of his winning streak occurred in stage 4 (Virgo-Virgo), again with 50% of the house influence directed to his 10th house of professional success.  It was in this stage that in 1979 he was the first player to earn more than $1 million in prize money in a single season.  The other house activated in stage 4 is the 11th house, which is the house of finances to the 10th house (2nd house to 10th).

Borg went mainly into the fashion business after retiring in the early 1980’s. However his companies Bjorn Borg Invest AB and Bjorn Borg Enterprises Ltd. collapsed in 1989 and were declared bankrupt in 1990. This is perhaps one case where the signs of the stages play a part, as 1989 and 1990 occur in stage 5 which is Virgo-Leo.  Virgo is in opposition to Pisces – the sign of fashion.  Between 1991 and 1993, Bjorn attempted a comeback, possibly due to his bankrupt business ventures, but failed.[10]  This timeframe straddles the stage 5 and 6 cusp with the 9th house first appearing in stage 5 and strengthening in stage 6.  The 9th house detracts from the 10th house of success as the 9th house is the 12th house to the 10th house.

Osama bin Laden

Osama, born March 1957 gained fame as the orchestrator of the 9/11 attacks upon the USA and temporarily made his organization, al-Qaeda, the most reviled organization of terrorists in the world. It was not until stage 4 that Osama transformed from a ‘normal’ son of a billionaire and became a freedom fighter in Pakistan against the USSR in 1979.  Stage 4 has the highest level o

Osama bin Laden

f all the stages for its focus on the 11th house (50%) with the 11th house focused upon ‘improving’ the world.

Bin Laden was on the FBI’s lists of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and Terrorists for his involvement in the 1998 US embassy bombings.  This occurred in stage 6 with the focus equally spread between the 10th and 11th house, with the 10th house focused upon his personal ‘fame’.  He managed to successfully stay underground until 2011 when undercover American forces killed him in Pakistan.[11]  This occurred in stage 8 (July 2007 – December 2014) with stage 8 the first stage to have the highest possible focus on the 8th house of death.

Steve Irwin “The Crocodile Hunter”

Steve rose to fame with the television series The Crocodile Hunter (1996–2007), an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series.  This straddles stages 6 (Leo-Leo) and 7 (Leo-Cancer) with stage 6 equally focused upon 10th house fame and 9th international house.  His death after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film occurred in September 2006[12] near the end of stage 7 (Leo-Cancer), with stage 7 the first to include the 8th house of death.  With the arrival of stage 8 in July 2007, which increased the strength of the 8th house, Steve Irwin appeared via archived footage in his daughters Bindi the Jungle Girl television series. Also appropriate for the 8th house (of inheritance), there was a family struggle between his wife and father, and Steve’s father resigned from Australia Zoo in 2008.[13]

Previous Sagittarius-Scorpio Generation

Around every 165 years, another Sagittarius-Scorpio generation usually appears, but this was an exception to the rule for this generation due to the cusp of the Sagittarius and Scorpio sub-ages in 1791.  Consequently, no Sagittarius-Scorpio generation appeared in the 18th century as Scorpio was “missing” from the micro-ages.  The same situation is found in the 17th century at the cusp of the Capricorn and Sagittarius sub-ages in 1612 where Sagittarius is “missing”.  Therefore, the last Sagittarius-Scorpio generation the world has experienced occurred in 1448 to 1455.  This is shortly after the arrival of the new Age of Aquarius (1433) and this Sagittarius-Scorpio generation seemed to have produced many of the major historical characters that defined the new Age of Aquarius, one way or another.  This supports the hypothesis that Scorpio gives an edge that is missing from the ‘pure’ Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation that defined the Baby Boomer A generation.  The Baby Boomer B’s are Baby Boomers with a bite!

Some very notable people born in the last Sagittarius-Scorpio generation include: Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo de’Medici, John Cabot, Queen Isabella I of Castille, Savonarola, King Richard III, Johannes Engel and Amerigo Vespucci.  Even in this Sagittarius-Scorpio generation over 5 centuries ago, we see the stamp of Sagittarius with the number of famous maritime explorers:  John Cabot, Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci with Columbus discovering the Americas and Amerigo Vespucci even providing the source of the name ‘America’.  These were the real movers and shakers at the early days of the Age of Aquarius.

Christopher Columbus

In 1492 Columbus landed on San Salvador, an island in the Bahamas archipelago, and thus opened the Americas to Europeans and

Christopher Columbus

unwittingly provided one of the major underpinnings of the new world order under the Age of Aquarius – globalization.  1492 is in stage 6 (Leo-Leo) equally activating the 10th house of fame and 9th house of foreign lands. His second and third voyages (1493 and 1498) occurred in stage 7 (Leo-Cancer) activating his 9th house 50%, 10th house 25% and for the first time his 8th house.  Columbus was accused of tyranny in 1500 and was eventually forced to make peace with the rebellious colonists on humiliating terms. Rebellions and tyranny are ruled by the 8th house.  The Spanish Crown had him removed as governor, arrested, and transported in chains to Spain.  He wrote two books in 1502 and 1505 in stage 8 (Cancer-Cancer) activating jointly his 8th and 9th houses, and appropriate for the 8th house, he got into a fight with the Spanish Crown over what he believed were his rightful claim to royalties from his discoveries.[14]  His death in this stage accompanied the 50% focus on the 8th house.

John Cabot

John Cabot (c. 1450 – c. 1500) was a Venetian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of King Henry VII of England was the first European exploration of the mainland of North America since the Norse (Vikings) visited Vinland in the 11th century. 1497 occurred in stage 7 (Leo-Cancer) with a 50% focus on 9th house foreign lands, and 25% on status.  In 1497 the John Cabot was awarded a government pension activating the remaining 25% focus on his 8th house while in stage 7.

Great confusion exists about Cabot’s second expedition in 1498 and whether he survived it? There is some evidence he did, and that he returned to Britain in 1450.  He was last mentioned as a member of an expedition led by his son Sebastian in 1508-1509. Nothing is known about Cabot after that; perhaps he died during the journey, or more likely shortly after returning.[15] 1509 is in stage 9 with a 50% focus upon the 8th house of death and one on the 9th house of foreign travels.

Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci (1454 – 1512) was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia’s eastern outskirts (as initially conjectured from Columbus’ voyages), but instead constituted an entirely new landmass previously unknown to people of the Old World (Europe).  This colloquially became known as the New World, and formally termed “Americas”, deriving its name from Americus, the Latin version of Vespucci’s first name.

Of the four voyages possibly made by Vespucci, two probably never occurred.  The two likely voyages occurred in 1497/8 and 1501/2 – with the first in stage 7 (Leo-Cancer) activating the 9th house 50% and 25% each to the 8th and 10th houses.  The second voyage was probably in the beginning of stage 8 (Cancer-Cancer) activating equally his 8th and 9th houses.

After the first half of the expedition, Vespucci mapped Alpha and Beta Centauri in the constellation of the Centaur, as well as the constellation Crux, the Southern Cross and the Coalsack Nebula. Although these stars had been known to the ancient Greeks, gradual precession had lowered them below the European horizon so that they had become forgotten. On his return to Lisbon, Vespucci wrote in a letter to Medici that the land masses they explored were much larger than anticipated and different from the Asia described by Ptolemy or Marco Polo and therefore, must be a New World, that is, a previously unknown fourth continent, after Europe, Asia, and Africa.  His death in 1512 in stage 9 occurred with a 50% focus on the 8th house of death.[16]  Columbus may have discovered the New World, but Vespucci was the first to realize the extent of this discovery.

Lorenzo de’ Medici

Lorenzo de’ Medici (1449 – 1492) was a significant Italian Renaissance statesman and de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic and was also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent.  He sponsored artists such as Botticelli and Michelangelo. His life coincided with the mature phase of Italian Renaissance and his death coincided with the end of the Golden Age of Florence.  Under Lorenzo, Florence was at the top echelon of European civilization immediately before the reality of the New World hit Europe.

By 19 he had made a name for himself by winning, without bribes, the first prize in a tournament of the sons of the leading families of Florence against the best men at arms of Italy.  This occurred in stage 3 (Scorpio-Virgo) where, for the first time, the 10th house made an appearance but the 1st house of ‘self’ remained present.  This is the same year (1469) that Lorenzo took on a leading role in his family upon the death of his father.  The Medici family were a classic example of corporate fascists and they were ruthless when required and consequently had many enemies – but also brought many favors and benefits to their supporters and Florentines.

In 1478 Lorenzo miraculously escaped assassination but his brother was killed, when a conspiracy to take over Florence was organized by the enemies of the Medici including the Pope.  The usurpers were murdered by the populace.  Lorenzo was subsequently excommunicated and the wrath of the Pope was focused upon Florence.  This occurred at the cusp of stage 4 and 5 with stage 5 (Virgo-Leo) first introducing the 9th house (the house of religion and fall in status) but with 50% focus remaining on the 10th house.  This represented a turning point as from hereon in, Lorenzo focused upon maintaining peace and shoring up alliances, including good relations with Sultan Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire.

Lorenzo’s death in 1492 occurred on the cusp of stages 6 and 7 with stage 7 (Leo-Cancer) activating his 8th house of death for the first time.  In his later years, he was under the spell of Savonarola who even visited him on his deathbed.[17]  Most of this influence from Savonarola occurred in stage 6 (Leo-Leo) with 50% influence from the 9th house of religion.


Girolamo Savonarola (1452 – 1498) was the Billy Graham of Renaissance Florence.  As an Italian Dominican friar and preacher, he was known for his prophecies of civic glory, the destruction of secular art and culture, and his calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule and the exploitation of the poor. He prophesied the coming of a biblical flood and a new Cyrus from the north who would reform the Church.  Savonarola’s devotees, the Piagnoni, kept his cause of republican freedom and religious reform alive well into the following century, although the Medici—restored to power in 1512 with the help of the papacy—eventually broke the movement.

Obviously Savonarola was a very early example of the fervor of Aquarius and commenced writing apocalyptic poetry in 1472 with “On the Ruin of the World”.  This occurred in stage 4 (Virgo-Virgo) with the emphasis equally split between the 10th and 11th houses.  It should be noted that Virgo is opposite Pisces, one of the key signs of Christianity.  The 11th house focused is the traditional focus upon righting the many wrongs of the world very popular with youth.  In this same stage Savonarola entered the Order of Friars Preachers in 1475.

The turning point occurred in 1478 (cusp of stages 4 & 5) after possibly alienating his superiors by disagreeing with their proposed watering down of the rules preventing the ownership of property by members of the Order.  In 1482, Savonarola was assigned as lector, or teacher, in the Convent of San Marco in Florence.  After some itinerant years, he was persuaded to return to Florence under the rule of Lorenzo in 1490 in stage 6 (Leo-Leo), activating the 9th and 10th houses equally.

Savonarola seemed to have a similar perspective to the later Protestants.  He ‘saved’ Florence from the invading French in 1494 in stage 7 (Leo-Cancer) with the 8th house now activated.  He instituted the standard Taliban-style opposition (that is normal with ultra-conservative religions) to homosexuality, adultery, public drunkenness, and other perceived moral transgressions, while the streets were patrolled to curb immodest dress and behavior.  This common element of extreme bullying that becomes evident in most religions if they gain any power is derived from the fact that most religions began under the influence of the Aries age and overflow (2916 BC – 732 BC – 1433 AD) when force ruled supreme.

In 1497 he was excommunicated and in 1498 was executed in stage 7 with the 8th house of death active.  However, Savonarola’s movement was kept alive in Florence until 1530, equivalent to the cusp of stage 11 and 12, with stage 11 (Gemini-Taurus) exactly opposite in nature to his birth stage of Sagittarius-Scorpio thus placing a ‘stop’ to his momentum?  However, Savonarola’s teachings eventually made their way to Martin Luther and also influenced the Huguenot Protestant reforms and later reformers into the 20th century.  The Roman Catholic Church has even considered his beatification.[18]  Like Columbus, Savonarola can be considered an early manifestation of the anti-corrupt church sentiment that led to the Protestant Reformation and he was therefore an instrumental figure in the early days of the new Age of Aquarius.

Queen Isabella I of Castile

Born in 1451, just 18 years after the start of the Age of Aquarius, Isabella is one of two female sentinels at the start of the new age.  The new Age of Aquarius (1433 – 3574) also commenced with the Libra age-decan (1433 – 2148), the harbinger of female rights brought to a world still strongly under the influence of the male-dominated Aries age and overflow (2916 BC – 732 BC – 1433 AD) and which remains active even in the 21st century.  The two female sentinels for this massive change of focus from Aries to Libra are Queen Isabella of Castile and Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.  Queen Elizabeth I was born into a Taurus-Taurus generation (1530 – 1537) which may account for the stability she brought to England after her father had worn out so many wives and chopped off so many heads.

Queen Isabella avoided a number of unsuitable matches and her big opportunity arrived in 1468 when she became heir-presumptive to her brother, the king.  This occurred in stage 3 (Scorpio-Virgo) – the first stage that had a 10th house influence in her life.  In 1469 Isabella married Ferdinand II of Aragon – also born in the same Sagittarius-Scorpio generation.  Upon the death of her brother in 1474, she was crowned queen in stage 4 (Virgo-Virgo) where the 10th house influence was first at its highest peak including the next two stages.  Queen Isabella with Ferdinand successfully united Spain.

However, due to difficult treaty obligations with Portugal, Spain was locked out of most of the known Atlantic Ocean where gold reserves existed, and this is where Christopher Columbus enters the story, as his discovery of the Americas opened up a whole new dimension for the division of the rights to the Atlantic that existed between Spain and Portugal.

It is interesting that Isabella’s first major reform in trying to strengthen the Spanish government was the creation of a police force in 1476 stage 4 (Virgo-Virgo) with Virgo the sign of police.  1492 was a big year in Spain, as not only did Christopher Columbus set off to unwittingly discover the New World, but the Reconquista came to an end with the Spanish Christians expelling the Muslims from southern Spain whose ancestors had arrived in 711 AD.  The Islamic presence in Spain lasted 781 years and closely matches the 720 years Cancer age-decan overflow (713 – 1433) with Cancer a key sign for Islam.

1492 sits towards the end of stage 6 (Leo-Leo) activating the 9th and 10th houses equally, with the 9th house ruling foreign lands and religion.  1492 was the same year that Spain commenced the ethnic cleansing of Jews and Muslims from their country.  The Spanish Inquisition began in 1478.  By 1502, any remaining Muslim or Jew was forced to become a Christian or be expelled.  This was at the beginning of stage 8 (Cancer-Cancer) with the house emphasis equally distributed between the 9th of religion and 8th of expulsion and the first stage with such a strong emphasis on the 8th house of death.  One of Isabella’s daughters became the first of many wives of King Henry the XIII of England.  Queen Isabella was post humorously recognized as a Servant of God by the Catholic Church in 1974 in a Scorpio-Virgo period jointly activating her 10th and 12th houses with the 10th of prestige and recognition and the 12th the house of servitude.

In comparing the modern Sagittarius-Scorpio generation and this much earlier Sagittarius-Scorpio generation, just after the beginning of the Age of Aquarius, the sheer energy of the new age is evident in the 15th century generation.

The application of house analysis of famous people using these 7 1/2 year generational periods will never replace personal horoscopes, but could be useful for those historical people  of which we have no birth details. For example, Jesus was most likely born in a Scorpio-Virgo generation (8 BC – 1 BC) equivalent to the first post Baby Boomer generation of the 20th century covering the period (May 1970 – October 1977).  Scorpio is the sign of inner truth and Virgo the sign of the common worker.  He started out as a carpenter, and all his disciples were ordinary working class people.

The progression through these houses in retrograde direction compared to the normal order of signs and houses does provide an alternate life stages profile.  In its most basic terms a person starts at the 1st house of their entry into the world, the 12th house provides the bubble of childhood like some kind of protective cocoon, and the 11th house brings in the reality of friends and idealism of how the world should be.  The 10th house brings career (and status for the select few), the 9th house brings bounty, travel and wisdom and then the 8th house brings a pullback of one sort or another.  Finally the 7th house brings a person the culmination of their life allegorically aligned with the setting of the Sun.  For all people born before 1970 and still alive at 1970, this house progression towards the 7th house is a little faster.  For example, Stephen Hawking was born in the Pre-Boomer generation (1940 – 48) ruled by Capricorn-Sagittarius and died in a Cancer-Gemini period (2014 – 2022) with Capricorn-Sagittarius directly opposite of Cancer-Gemini.


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[1] Postmodernism. (2017, December 21), Wikipedia, Retrieved 03:04, December 24, 2017, from

[2] This table will not be identical for preceding and succeeding generation due to a sub-age cusp in 1970 that introduces a minor house relationship anomaly that will appear in a different period for different generations born before 1970.

[3] Bill Gates. (2015, December 3), Wikipedia, Retrieved 00:40, December 6, 2015, from

[4] Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (2015, December 11), Wikipedia, Retrieved 00:28, December 13, 2015, from

[5] Barack Obama. (2017, December 23), Wikipedia, Retrieved 04:15, December 25, 2017, from

[6] “Berry Gordy Addresses Michael Jackson Memorial Service” Hark.

[7] Michael Jackson. (2017, November 26), Wikipedia, Retrieved 03:29, December 6, 2017, from

[8] Theresa May. (2017, December 6), Wikipedia, Retrieved 07:16, December 8, 2017, from

[9] Susan Boyle. (2017, December 5), Wikipedia, Retrieved 02:38, December 9, 2017, from

[10] Björn Borg. (2017, December 15), Wikipedia, Retrieved 02:35, December 19, 2017, from

[11] Osama bin Laden. (2017, December 13), Wikipedia, Retrieved 02:47, December 19, 2017, from

[12] Steve Irwin. (2017, December 6), Wikipedia, Retrieved 03:06, December 19, 2017, from

[13] Australia Zoo. (2017, December 5), Wikipedia, Retrieved 03:05, December 19, 2017, from

[14] Christopher Columbus. (2017, December 14), Wikipedia, Retrieved 03:01, December 22, 2017, from

[15] John Cabot. (2017, December 21), Wikipedia, Retrieved 02:44, December 22, 2017, from

[16] Amerigo Vespucci. (2017, December 17), Wikipedia, Retrieved 03:14, December 22, 2017, from

[17] Alum. (2017, December 21), Wikipedia, Retrieved 00:57, December 23, 2017, from

[18]Girolamo Savonarola. (2017, December 5), Wikipedia, Retrieved 01:35, December 23, 2017, from

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Introduction to Generational Astrology

The Pre-Boomers (Capricorn-Sagittarius generation Aug 1940 – Feb 1948)

The Baby Boomers A Generation (1948 – 1955)


The Baby Boomers A Generation (1948 – 1955)

The generation commonly referred to as the Baby Boomers actually straddle two generations, the Sagittarius-Sagittarius (February 1948 – July 1955) generation followed by the Sagittarius-Scorpio generation (July 1955 – December 1962).  Generational experts already have decided that the Baby Boomers born up to 1955 (Baby Boomers A) are different to the Baby Boomers born from 1955 onwards (Baby Boomers B).  For a detailed analysis of Baby Boomers, see the introduction to Generational Astrology.  This Part 3 is focused exclusively on the Baby Boomer A generation.

General Characteristics

The characteristics we should expect from a generation focused entirely on Sagittarius is wild optimism with a determination for success in business, strong philosophical or religious leanings and a love of foreign travel.

“The media has portrayed the Baby Boomer Generation in many lights. With increased educational, financial and social opportunities, the Boomer Generation is often portrayed as a generation of optimism, exploration and achievement. Compared with previous generations, more young adults pursued higher education or relocated away from family to pursue career and educational interests. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, post-war optimism inspired a sense of stability, opportunity and prosperity—values commonly held by the middle class. This was the dawn of space exploration, accessible long-distance travel and prosperity for many Americans.

Though the Boomer Generation saw increasing social and economic equality, they also came of age in a period when the country was frequently torn by differing views on politics, war and social justice. The Baby Boomer Generation witnessed and participated in some of the greatest social changes in the country’s history during the 1960s and 1970s with the Civil Rights Movement and the Women’s Movement. This generation experienced dramatic shifts in educational, economic and social opportunities.”[1]

Opposite Signs

Do Baby Boomer A’s pine for the sign opposite Sagittarius – Gemini in their lives?  Superficial examination of previous generations suggests that famous people from each generation seem to achieve their peak worldly achievement in the period of opposite signs to their birth generation.   For the Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation, this will occur in the Gemini-Gemini period (Jun 2022 – Nov 2029).  Certainly this generation has experienced smart phones, email and the rapid development of all forms of online media that are all associated with Gemini.  However, since 1970, the world has encountered the Gemini sub-age decan and overflow (1970 – 2029 – 2089) – so it is hard to say if the Gemini focus is just coincidental or not.

Do Baby Boomers seek fiction, such as provided in novels, or somehow seek the opposite of truth?  Gemini is the sign of communication and therefore words, and so it should come as no surprise that words experienced a deficiency in this generation (see table below).   [2]

In the above table, only “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” was published during this generation.  The coming Gemini-Gemini period may produce the greatest western novelists of all time because no similar period with such strength focused upon Gemini has been experienced since around 900 AD at the conclusion of the last Gemini sub-age.

Historical Events

One way to understand the archetypal relationships of this generation is by examining how Sagittarius manifested in world affairs during this time. The most notable technical advance in this time frame is the first flight of a Boeing 707 in 1954 commencing the era of modern mass international travel in 1958, a firm Sagittarius archetype.  The 707 is generally credited with ushering in the Jet Age.[3]  Very few people traveled by air prior to the Boeing 707, but the arrival of the Boeing 707 ushered in the modern era of air travel.  This was a highly significant development.

Another noticeable difference in this time frame is that the western world extracted itself from the harshness and cruelty of the after-effects of the Second World War.  The post–World War II economic expansion, also known as the postwar economic boom and the Golden Age of Capitalism, was a period of economic prosperity and lasted until the early 1970s. Booms in individual countries differed, some starting as early as 1945, and overlapping the rise of the East Asian economies into the 1980s or 1990s.

During this time, there was high worldwide economic growth; Western European and East Asian countries in particular experienced unusually high and sustained growth, together with full employment. Contrary to early predictions, this high growth also included many countries that had been devastated by the war, such as Japan (Japanese post-war economic miracle), West Germany (Wirtschaftswunder – German for “economic miracle”), France (Trente Glorieuses – “The Glorious Thirty” years), Italy (Italian economic miracle), and Greece economic miracle.[4]

Everything associated with the arrival of the Baby Boomer A generation is associated with expanding possibilities, good fortune, increased wealth, the beginning of the international boom in travel and a general sense of optimism and good fortune despite the fact that the first half of the 20th century saw more death, destruction and evil of any known century in history.  This positive sentiment has further propelled the world into the population and consumption overdrive leading to the new climate change reality of the contemporary world in the 21st century.  In this context, it could be said that the Baby Boomers were the last curse of the Sagittarius sub-age and overflow (1612-1791-1970).[5]

House Relationships to Birth Generation

The Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation belongs to the 50% of “pure” generations which occurs with every second generation.  Every person that was born in this generation will work their way through the following periods and activate specific house relationships on the way.  Table 1 display these periods and relationships and will constantly be referred to in the following case studies.

GENERATION: Sagittarius-Sagittarius Houses
Stage Period: Period Signature H1 H2 H3 H4
1 Jul-55 Sagittarius -Scorpio 1 12 1 12
2 Dec-62 Scorpio-Scorpio 12 12 12 12
3 May-70 Scorpio-Virgo 12 10 12 10
4 Oct-77 Virgo-Virgo 10 10 10 10
5 Apr-85 Virgo-Leo 10 9 10 9
6 Sep-92 Leo-Leo 9 9 9 9
7 Feb-00 Leo-Cancer 9 8 9 8
8 Jul-07 Cancer-Cancer 8 8 8 8
9 Dec-14 Cancer-Gemini 8 7 8 7
10 Jun-22 Gemini-Gemini 7 7 7 7
11 Nov-29 Gemini-Taurus 7 6 7 6
12 Apr-37 Taurus-Taurus 6 6 6 6
13 Sep-44 Taurus-Aries 6 5 6 5
14 Mar-52 Aries-Aries 5 5 5 5

Table 1 – House Relationships

The main function for Table 1 is to define the house relationships between each succeeding period to the birth generation.[6]  I am ignoring the birth generation as a period to analyze and so Stage 1 for each person born in this generation commence somewhere in the weeks after birth to up to 7 ½ years of age.  The H1, H2, H3 and H4 columns refer to the following house relationships:

H1 – first period sign to first generational sign

H2 – first period sign to second generational sign

H3 – second period sign to first generational sign

H4 – second period sign to second generational sign

H1 to H4 covers all possible relationships though H1 and H4 may be the most relevant relationships.

Due to the Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation being a “pure” generation, H3 and H4 exactly replicate H1 and H2.

There is a particular quirk encountered by pure generations that cross sub-age borders in their lifetimes.  In the case of Baby Boomer A’s, they cross the sub-age borderline in May 1970, and as a consequence, encounter no Libra period and therefore no Baby Boomer A has an 11th house generational experience.  The 11th house has to do with civic duties and this may explain the anomaly of why this generation has never become president of the USA?  The previous Capricorn-Sagittarius  generation (Aug 1940 – Feb 1948) was above average in producing US presidents with the average at almost one two-term president per generation.  That generation has already produced three presidents: Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Donald Trump .  Perhaps it wasn’t because the Baby Boomer A generation inhaled too much?  Perhaps the Baby Boomer generation is just below par on 11th house civic responsibility?

In addition, the lack of the 11th house stage meant that Baby Boomer A’s arrived at the 10th house stage earlier than most generations (by an average of 7 1/2 years). This may help explain why so many famous Baby Boomer A’s experienced phenomenal success much earlier in life than is the norm?


Al Gore

Born March 31, 1948, at the very beginning of the Baby Boomer A generation, he became a Congressman in 1977 and regardless of the exact month, this period was totally focused upon Stage 4 –  the 10th house of public recognition and career (Oct 1977 – Apr 1985). From 1985 to 1993 he served as one of Tennessee’s Senators which almost exactly coincided with Stage 5 (Apr 1985 – Sep 1992). Stage 5 is equally focused between the 9th and 10th houses.  Gore was vice president to President Clinton from 1993 to 2001 that coincided with Stage 6 (Sep 1992 – Feb 2000) with the focus exclusively on the highly favorable 9th house.  At the end of Clinton’s second term as president, Gore was picked as the Democratic nominee for the 2000 presidential election but lost to George W Bush.  This occurred in Stage 7 (Feb 2000 – Jul 2007) where for the first time, the 8th house of “death” made an appearance.  It certainly killed Gore’s political career!

After leaving office, Gore remained prominent as an author and environmental activist, whose work on climate change earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.[7]  Appropriately this occurred in Stage 7 because, while the 8th house is generally detrimental, it is the house of pollution and environmental work.  In December 2016 he met with Donald and Ivanka Trump due to Ivanka’s interest in environmental issues.  This occurred in Stage 9 with the focus split between the 7th and 8th houses.  The 7th house is the beginning of Baby Boomer A’s fulfillment phase but it also indicates partnership.  This will need to be watched!

Lindy Chamberlain

Born 4 March 1948, she is a New Zealand-born woman who was wrongfully convicted in one of Australia’s most publicized murder trials. Accused of killing her nine-week-old daughter, Azaria, while camping at Uluru (Ayers Rock in the central deserts of Australia) in 1980, she maintained that she saw a dingo (wild dog) leave the tent where Azaria was sleeping. The prosecution case was circumstantial and depended on flimsy forensic evidence.  1980 Occurred in Stage 4 exclusively focused on 10th house public recognition, and while she would have preferred not to be known falsely as a child-murderer, this is what brought her fame.

Lindy Chamberlain upon release from prison

Chamberlain was convicted on 29 October 1982.  After the discovery of new evidence, Chamberlain was released from prison on remission on 7 February 1986. This occurred in Stage 5 with the emphasis split between houses 9 and 10, with the 9th house a favorable house.  Also in this stage, Meryl Streep played the part of Lindy Chamberlain in the 1988 movie “A Cry in the Dark” (and called “Evil Angels” in Australia).  Her conviction was squashed in 1988 and in 1992 the Australian government paid Chamberlain $1.3 million in compensation.  1992 is the beginning of the highly favorable Stage 6 with the focus exclusively on the 9th house.

In 2012, an Australian coroner made a final ruling that a dingo dog took baby Azaria Chamberlain from a campsite in 1980 and caused her death.  The coroner apologized to the Chamberlain family while an amended death certificate was immediately made available to them.[8] This occurred in Stage 8 with the focus exclusively on the 8th house of death.

Tony Blair

Born 6 May 1953, he was a Member of Parliament (UK) from 1983 to 2007 commencing his political career appropriately in Stage 4 exclusively focused upon the 10th house of public office.  He was elected Labour Party leader in July 1994 in Stage 6 with the focus entirely upon the 9th house.  While remaining in Stage 6, in May 1997, the Labour Party won a landslide general election victory, the largest in its history, allowing Blair, at 43 years old, to become the youngest Prime Minister since 1812 and he served as Prime Minister of the UK from 1997 to 2007.  This period as prime minister straddled into Stage 7 (Feb 2000 – July 2007) with the focus split between the 8th and 9th houses.

Blair resigned as Prime Minister on 27 June 2007 – almost at the exact end of Stage 7 (July 2007).  On the day that Blair resigned as Prime Minister, he was appointed the official Special Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, an office which he held until 27 May 2015.  This coincided almost exactly with Stage 8 (Jul 07 – Dec 14) with this stage entirely focused on the 8th house.  In 2016, the Iraq Inquiry strongly criticized his actions and described the invasion of Iraq as unjustified and unnecessary with some calling for Blair to be charged with a crime against humanity.  This occurred in Stage 9 (Dec 14 – Jun 22) with the focus spread between the 8th house of death and destruction and the 7th house of opposition.

Matt Groening

Born February 15, 1954, he is the creator of the television series The Simpsons (1989–present) and Futurama (1999–2003, 2008–2013). The Simpsons has gone on to become the longest-running U.S. prime-time-television series in history, as well as the longest-running animated series and sitcom.   At its peak, the cartoon was carried in 250 weekly newspapers.

Groening made his first professional cartoon sale in 1978 at the beginning of Stage 4 appropriately focused exclusively upon the 10th house of career and recognition.   In 1985, James L. Brooks contacted Groening with the proposition of working in animation a Fox variety show.  To avoid complications with his existing cartoon series, he came up with the Simpson family which commenced showing in 1989 – in Stage 5 focused upon the 9th & 10th houses.  In 1997, Groening and former Simpsons’ writer David X. Cohen developed Futurama, an animated series about life in the year 3000, which premiered in 1999.[9]  This occurred at the end of Stage 6 with the focus exclusively on the 9th house.

Steve Jobs

Born February 24, 1955, he was the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc.; CEO and majority shareholder of Pixar; a member of The Walt Disney Company’s board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Jobs was adopted at birth in San Francisco, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s. Jobs briefly attended Reed College in 1972 before dropping out. He then decided to travel through India in 1974 seeking enlightenment and studying Zen Buddhism.  This occurred in Stage 3 (May 1970 – Oct 1977) with the focus slit between the 10th & 12th houses with the 12th house explaining his drive for spiritual fulfillment and drug use during this time.  He used illegal drugs in college including marijuana and LSD.

Steve Jobs shows off the iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference

Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976 to sell Steve Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer.  The duo gained fame and wealth a year later for the Apple II, one of the first highly successful mass-produced personal computers.  This conforms to Job’s entry into Stage 4 in October 1977 in the highly favorable 10th house phase – which is also applicable to Steve Wozniak who was born in August 1950 and therefore another member of the Baby Boomer A generation.

Stage 4, with its exclusive focus on the 10th house, saw Steve Jobs go from strength to strength.  He was privy to a private viewing of an experimental mouse developed by Xerox in 1979 which ultimately led to the breakthrough Macintosh computer in 1984. The Macintosh computer instigated the sudden rise of the desktop publishing industry in 1985 with the addition of the Apple LaserWriter, the first laser printer to feature vector graphics. 1985 marks the start of Stage 5 (Apr 1985 – Sep 1992) introducing for the first time the 9th house which is associated with publishing.  However this cycle also saw Jobs forced out of Apple after a long power struggle.

While out in the cold, he founded a new computer platform (NeXT) for higher-education and business markets with higher education associated with the 9th house.  Jobs also helped to initiate the development of the visual effects industry and with the newly formed Pixar would eventually produce the first fully computer-animated film, Toy Story in 1995.  This occurred in Stage 6 (Sep 1992 – Feb 2000) with the influence exclusively orientated to the favorable 9th house.

In 1997, Apple acquired and merged NeXT, allowing Jobs to become CEO of Apple once again, reviving the company at the verge of bankruptcy.   Beginning in 1997, Jobs worked closely with designer Jonathan Ive to develop a line of products that would have larger cultural ramifications: the iMac, iTunes and iTunes Store, Apple Store, iPod, iPhone, App Store, and the iPad. Mac OS was also revamped into OS X.

Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in 2003 in Stage 7 (Feb 2000 – Jul 2007) which first introduced the 8th house of death.  Jobs died on October 5, 2011[10] in Stage 8 with the house focus now exclusively focused on the 8th house of death.

Bill Gates (2015)
Bill Gates (2015)

Note: Bill Gates also belongs to the Baby Boomer A generation as has been analyzed in Generational Astrology – Part 1 Introduction

Terry MacKinnell

I also belong to the Baby Boomer A generation.  While in Stage 1, I had a relatively normal middle class upbringing in Sydney, Australia.  Quickly upon arrival of Stage 2 in December 1962, with its focus now exclusively on the 12th house of inspiration and seclusion, our family moved to California for a little over two years.  In those days the USA was far and away ahead of the rest of the world in numerous areas, and I found the Californian experience very inspirational (12th) but I was secluded from my friends in Australia.  Stage 3, split between the 10th & 12th houses, commencing in 1970 coincided with university, and leaving home and dropping out of university (1971).  Most of the balance of this stage was focused upon my ”spiritual” search and journey but I also achieved my first “success” in becoming second-in-charge of a larger spiritual non-profit organization and became its Chief Financial Officer and a company director.  The confluence of these two aspects of the same thing is in sync with the 10th and 12th houses.

Stage 4 commencing in October 1977 started an entirely new stage in my life and within a year I was no longer with the non-profit “spiritual” organization.  I got married, had three kids and started my first business of owning and managing a health food store that ultimately developed into a chain of three stores.  By Stage 5, commencing in April 1985, with the focus split between the 10th and 9th houses, I was divorced and experienced my first bout of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).  I retained my involvement in the health food store (10th) but incorporated lengthy trips to South-East Asia – especially Bali (9th house).  I also began learning Vedic astrology.   I started my second major relationship towards the end of this stage and I made the startling discovery that the Age of Aquarius commenced in the 15th century which commenced the beginning of my life’s work on this project.

Stage 6 starting in September 1992, with the focus exclusively on the 9th house, was a “magic” period of working with my new partner in managing a major outdoor conference center associated with my former “spiritual” group in Stage 3.  It lasted one month short of the end of this stage in January 2000 when I succumbed to a second bout of CFS and we handed over the management of the conference center.  Stage 7 starting in February 2000, now with the first involvement of the 8th house, saw a major transformation in my life both internally and externally, with the external element associated with purchasing a rural property with my partner.  Stage 8 commencing July 2007, with the focus exclusively on the 8th house, had me receiving a small inheritance and some extremely transformative experiences as I rediscovered Bali and South East Asia from 2008 onward.

Stage 9 commencing in December 2014, with the focus split between the 7th and 8th houses, basically aligned with my retirement.  I did step up my lecture and workshop schedule in this stage.  I also broadened my astrological research from the astrological ages and now added whole sign houses to the mix.  Based on the fact that the next Stage 10 commencing in June 2022 is aligned exclusively with Gemini and focused solely upon the 7th house, that I can expect the culmination stage of my life in the worldly sense.   Though the correlation between my life and these generational stages do not include the kind of detail I expect from the various astrological techniques applied to horoscopes, I can certainly detect a clear correlation nevertheless.

Previous Sagittarius-Sagittarius generations

Around every 165 years, another Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation appears (most of the time).  The last Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation was from July 1784 to December 1791.[11]  Three US president came from this generation – Presidents John Tyler (10th president), Zachary Taylor (12th president) and James Buchanan (15th president).  This Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation did not have a fault line on the “missing” 11th house as was the case with the recent Baby Boomer A generation.  Its fault line was with the “missing” 12th house.

Notable people born in this generation were Jacob Grimm (folklorist), Davy Crockett (American adventurer), George Byron (poet) and Michael Faraday (scientist)gftc

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm was a German philologist, jurist, and mythologist. He is known as the discoverer of Grimm’s law (linguistics), the co-author with his brother Wilhelm of the monumental “The German Dictionary”, the author of Deutsche Mythologie (tracing the mythology and beliefs of the ancient Germanic peoples) and, more popularly, as one of the Brothers Grimm and the editor of Grimm’s Fairy Tales.[12]

David “Davy” Crockett was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet “King of the Wild Frontier”. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the Texas Revolution.  Crockett became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs. After his death, he continued to be credited with acts of mythical proportion. These led in the 20th century to television and movie portrayals, and he became one of the best-known American folk heroes.[13]  His reincarnated female form has appeared in the Hunger Games, with Jennifer Lawrence playing Katniss Everdeen, a thinly disguised female version of Davey Crocket.

Michael Faraday was an English scientist who contributed to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include the principles underlying electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis. Albert Einstein kept a picture of Faraday on his study wall, alongside pictures of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell. Physicist Ernest Rutherford stated,

“When we consider the magnitude and extent of his discoveries and their influence on the progress of science and of industry, there is no honour too great to pay to the memory of Faraday, one of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time.” [14]

It is also possible that Charles Babbage, born December 26 1791, may have been born in this generation.  Considered by some to be a “father of the computer”, Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex electronic designs, though all the essential ideas of modern computers are to be found in Babbage’s analytical engine.[15]

In all the above, the sheer energy of Sagittarius is seen from this generation, and this Sagittarian energy, from the end of this generation in 1791, went on and “conquered” the world in the Sagittarius sub-age overflow (1791 – 1970) – the period basically defining the modern USA, the world population explosion and modern economic “miracle”.  Davey Crocket was one of the key archetypal inspirations for the fledgling USA.


Generational Astrology – Part 1 Introduction

Generational Astrology – Part 2 Pre-Boomers (1940 – 1948)


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[1] The Baby Boomer Generation [Born 1946–1964],

[2] CHRISTINA STERBENZ, “These Charts Reveal How Best-Selling Novels Have Changed Over Time”, Business Insider Australia, JUN 3, 2014

[3] Boeing 707. (2017, February 13), Wikipedia, Retrieved 04:58, February 18, 2017, from

[4] Post–World War II economic expansion. (2017, January 13), Wikipedia, Retrieved 05:07, February 18, 2017, from

[5] Terry MacKinnell, “Baby Boomers in the Age of Aquarius”, 3 May 2008,

[6] This table will not be identical for preceding and succeeding generation due to a sub-age cusp in 1970 that introduces a minor house relationship anomaly that will appear in a different period for different generations born before 1970.

[7] Al Gore. (2017, February 14), Wikipedia, Retrieved 07:09, February 18, 2017, from

[8] Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton. (2017, February 7), Wikipedia, Retrieved 05:28, February 22, 2017, from

[9] Matt Groening. (2017, February 17), Wikipedia, Retrieved 03:44, February 19, 2017, from

[10] Steve Jobs. (2017, February 18), Wikipedia, Retrieved 03:49, February 19, 2017, from

[11] I cannot confirm the accuracy of the dates down to the monthly level

[12] Jacob Grimm. (2017, February 8), Wikipedia, Retrieved 06:01, February 22, 2017, from

[13] Davy Crockett. (2017, January 31), Wikipedia, Retrieved 06:06, February 22, 2017, from

[14] Michael Faraday. (2017, January 23), Wikipedia, Retrieved 05:58, February 22, 2017, from

[15] Charles Babbage. (2017, February 21), Wikipedia, Retrieved 06:11, February 22, 2017, from

The Pre-Boomers (Capricorn-Sagittarius generation August 1940 – February 1948)

I am commencing the generational analysis with the Capricorn-Sagittarius generation, the Pre-Boomers, because they remain at the top rung of leadership in the world.  Few current leaders or influential people in 2016 are from the previous Capricorn-Capricorn generation (Mar 1933 – Aug 1940) purely due to their ages which in 2016 will range from about 76 years to 83 years.  I will not be ignoring this generation and my intention is to provide the same thorough review at a later stage comparable to younger generations.

US Presidents

There is clear evidence that the Capricorn-Sagittarius generation remains active on the world stage because, at a minimum, three of the top contenders running for US President in 2016 are from this generation: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders (as of December 2015).  The other key contenders are from younger generations.  It is worth noting that this Capricorn-Sagittarius generation is above average in producing US presidents with the average at around one two-term president per generation.  This generation has already produced two two-term presidents: Bill Clinton and George W Bush. Not one president was sourced from either the previous Capricorn-Capricorn generation (Mar 1933 – Aug 1940) or the earlier Aquarius-Capricorn generation (Oct 1925 – Mar 1933).  However the Aquarius-Aquarius generation (May 1918 – Oct 1925) produced three US presidents: George Bush senior, Jimmy Carter and John F. Kennedy (JFK).

Research does confirm that the most noticeable quality associated with US presidents is that to date, of the 44 presidents, 70% came from a generation where the second sign was either an Air of Fire sign.    Air signs are the most popular signs for the second sign of generations accounting for 41% of presidents.

It is also notable that after the two presidents from the Capricorn-Sagittarius generation (Bill Clinton and George W Bush) the Baby Boomer generation was skipped with Barak Obama belonging to the following Sagittarius-Scorpio generation (July 1955 – Dec 1962).  Perhaps the Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation inhaled too much?  It is possible that the Capricorn-Sagittarius generation has some quality making them strive for public office that is absent from the immediate surrounding generations?  Capricorn combined with Sagittarius may be a superior combination?  Generations with mixed signs may include greater diversity of traits?

Are the Two Generational Signs Equivalent?

The two signs associated with each generation are not identical.  The first sign represents the entrenched influence for the generation while the second sign represents the emergent energy.  Every second generation has two signs that are the same and this means that for the double-sign generations, though it has already established a firm foundation in the nature of the sign, it is still growing with ‘freshness’.  It is the emergent Air and Fire signs that appear to be the primary key for US presidents.

Generations where the (second) emergent sign is Air or Fire seem to have more political drive either due to their dynamic nature or intellectual projection.  Aquarius is the most popular sign for producing presidents and the most radical of the Air signs ruling extremist ideology which is why, from the same generation, we can have Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon on the conservative extreme and Kennedy on the other extreme.  Extremists seem to be more politically motivated than other generations as if they have a political fire in their belly.

Though there is a difference between the statuses of the two signs that define the nature of each generation, it is not a major factor but something to take into consideration.  There is something about the emergent energy that allegorically can be associated with new life.  Further research and case studies may clarify the difference between the two generational signs.

General Characteristics

The characteristics we should expect from a generation with Capricorn combined with Sagittarius is an optimistic pragmatic outlook.  Capricorn will breed a sense of duty and desire for recognition and status, while Sagittarius will express itself with almost boundless optimism.  Capricorn would normally limit such optimism to be harnessed wisely.

The difference between this generation of Pre-Boomers and the following Baby Boomers is that the Pre-Boomers seemed to have taken a leadership role in the heady and revolutionary days of the 1960s and early 70s when on average, they were in their early 20s.  Doug Owram argues that some of the most influential people among boomers were musicians such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones[i] mostly drawn from this Capricorn-Sagittarius generation.  With Capricorn and Sagittarius combined we have Capricorn leadership and public status  with the good fortune of Sagittarius – a winning combination!

Opposite Signs                                                                                                                                                

There is tantalizing evidence that generations seek or are orientated in some way towards the opposite signs of their generational signature.  For the Capricorn-Sagittarius generation, this means an orientation towards Cancer and Gemini.  Did this generation seek something in Cancer and Gemini archetypes that is noticeable?  Possibilities include real estate, sensitivity, communication and travel.  The case studies may shed light on this possibility?

Historical Events

Another way to understand the archetypal relationships in this generation is by examining how Capricorn and Sagittarius manifested in world affairs during this time.  This period/generation commenced in the midst of the most disastrous times in the 20th century when tens of millions of innocent people were needlessly killed by a cloud of darkness that descended upon the world in the Second World War.  The preceding Capricorn-Capricorn period (Mar 1933 – Aug 1940) saw the descent into this darkness with no light at the end of the tunnel.  The situation quickly changed with the arrival of the Capricorn-Sagittarius period in August 1940 as within 16 months, the USA entered the war and changed the whole dynamics due to the massive economic resources of the USA, which were then turned to war industries. The light at the end of the tunnel arrived soon after the appearance of Sagittarius!

With the end of the Second World War in 1945, much of Eurasia had succumbed to the military insanity that has been relatively common in the world since the arrival of the peak of the Aries age around 2900 BC.  But the darkness of Capricorn did not stop there.  Due to the devastation of the war and the economic destruction it brought, there were shortages of food and many essential items, so rationing that appeared in many countries during the war, continued on for many more years.  This is Capricorn’s austerity and frugality.  Secondly, the dark hand of communism spread out of the USSR engulfing Eastern Europe and China fell to the communists.  The dark forces of war then bred the dark forces of totalitarianism hiding behind socialism.

Despite the height of darkness associated first with the Capricorn-Capricorn period leading into the Capricorn-Sagittarius period, compared to many people today, people in those times were stoic and seemed to have backbone in the face of unimaginable devastation.  Compare this with some extremist Goth-inspired Islamists doing their best to bring mayhem and destruction to the ‘civilized’ world and any intelligent person would realize that the world in 2015 leading into 2016 is a Sunday school picnic compared to times under Capricorn.  However, the world since December 2014 is in a Cancer-Gemini period (archetypally directly opposite to the Capricorn-Sagittarius period) which explains why so many people today display wimpish or immature emotional responses when faced with the antics of a few Gothic terrorists.  People and society have no backbone today as Cancer is the sign that represents no-backbone.  We should expect people born in any generation associated with Capricorn to have backbone.

Due to the Second World War, there were no Olympic Games for 12 years (Capricorn again), but in 1948, the Olympic Games recommenced, but became known as the Austerity Games because of the economic climate and post-war rationing.  Unlike the modern Olympics, no construction preceded these games.  Germany and Japan were excluded and the USSR did not attend.[ii]  Nevertheless, it was a step forward showing signs of Sagittarius’ expansion.  Apart from the noticeable worldwide increase in births in the Capricorn-Sagittarius period, the world commenced moving forward again, and some impressive Sagittarius archetypes manifested.

Firstly, Sagittarius is closely associated with air travel, and the first large-scale mass-produced helicopter, and the first jet aircraft appeared in this period (initially only as fighter planes).  By 1947 the first supersonic flight occurred.  Sagittarian Air transportation was on a mission.  Sagittarius also rules religion (and combined with Capricorn for antiquities), the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1946.  The Scrolls are believed to date from the last three centuries BC and the 1st century AD and provided a hitherto unrivalled access to the ancient scriptural traditions associated with the evolution of the Hebrew Bible.[iii]  These scrolls were a major revelation.

The famous Kon-Tiki expedition commenced at the end of the current period.  It was a journey by raft across the pacific from South America to forward the theory that Polynesia could have been populated by immigrants from South America.  Later research supports South Americans arriving on Easter Island between the 13th and 15th centuries AD.[iv]  The Sagittarian influence is clearly seen here with the world responding to the adventurist spirit of the expedition.

Culture is usually strongly influenced by these periods, and a noticeable new style of music appeared in the early 1940’s – Bebop.  Bebop developed in reaction to popular swing styles focused on dancing to a new style with a faster tempo and a strong influence upon improvisation.  Bebop was the beginning of modern jazz which matured in the early 1960s and therefore suggests that Bebop and modern jazz were a product of fiery Sagittarius as its formation, development and peak occurred in the Sagittarius macro-generation/period ( Aug 1940 – Dec 1962).  Key bebop musicians include: Sonny Rollins,  John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.[v]

A “New Look” in fashion spearheaded by Christian Dior in 1946 reestablished Paris as the center of the fashion world in 1946.  It rejected (Capricorn) boxy, fabric-conserving shapes of the World War II styles replaced by voluptuous use of material that highlighted the female curvaceous form.  However Capricorn manifested in another way as the New Look covered up women’s legs and there was some opposition to the (Sagittarius) profligacy of the new style.[vi]

House Relationships to Birth Generation

The Capricorn-Sagittarius generation will have one foot in stoic and austere Capricorn, and one foot into Sagittarian optimism, positivity and expanding good fortune.  Every person that was born in this generation will work their way through the following periods and activate specific house relationships on the way.  Table 1 display these periods and relationships and will constantly be referred to in the following case studies.

GENERATION: Sagittarius-Capricorn Houses
Stage Period: Period Signature H1 H2 H3 H4
1 Feb 1948 Sagittarius -Sagittarius 1 12 1 12
2 Jul 1955 Sagittarius -Scorpio 1 12 12 11
3 Dec 1962 Scorpio-Scorpio 12 11 12 11
4 May 1970 Scorpio-Virgo 12 11 10 9
5 Oct 1977 Virgo-Virgo 10 9 10 9
6 Apr 1985 Virgo-Leo 10 9 9 8
7 Sep 1992 Leo-Leo 9 8 9 8
8 Feb 2000 Leo-Cancer 9 8 8 7
9 Jul 2007 Cancer-Cancer 8 7 8 7
10 Dec 2014 Cancer-Gemini 8 7 7 6
11 Jun 2022 Gemini-Gemini 7 6 7 6
12 Nov 2029 Gemini-Taurus 7 6 6 5
13 Apr 2037 Taurus-Taurus 6 5 6 5
14 Sep 2044 Taurus-Aries 6 5 5 4

Table 1 – House Relationships

The main function for Table 1 is to define the house relationships between each succeeding period to the birth generation.[i]  I am ignoring the birth generation as a period to analyze and so Stage 1 for each person born in this generation commence somewhere in the weeks after birth to up to 7 ½ years of age.  The H1, H2, H3 and H4 columns refer to the following house relationships:

H1 – first period sign to first generational sign

H2 – first period sign to second generational sign

H3 – second period sign to first generational sign

H4 – second period sign to second generational sign

H1 to H4 covers all possible relationships though H1 and H4 may be the most relevant relationships.


Bill Clinton

Born in August 1946 Clinton was the Arkansas state Attorney General from 1977 to 1979 mainly in Stage 5 in the Virgo-Virgo period which is a prime period in any person’s life as the influence is equally mixed between the strong 9th and 10th houses.  This was his launching pad to high political office.  Also in stage 5 he became governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and again from 1983 to 1992. His wife Hillary was born only one year later and is therefore also of this same generation. 

Clinton became US president from 1993 to 2001 almost exactly in parallel to the new Leo-Leo period (Sep 1992 – Feb 2000).  The Leo-Leo period activates stage 7 which is equally split between the fortunate 9th house and difficult 8th house, and in this case the connection between the 8th house and sex had a strong influence on his presidency via the Monica Lewinski scandal.  His 8th house vulnerability also was expressed by the fact that in 1994 when the Republican Party won control of Congress for the first time in 40 years.  His 8th house again was invoked when he was impeached – though he was acquitted.

He was the most popular president on leaving office since WW2 matching those of Ronald Reagan and Franklin D. Roosevelt as the highest ratings for departing presidents in the modern era.[vii]  This may harks back to his strong 9th house influence associated with his presidency.  This popularity probably has a stronger connection to the Leo-Leo period he was president because if any period is going to positively promote a leader, Leo, the king of the jungle, will be the best sign to accomplish this.  It may also be relevant that Bill Clinton belonged to the US Democratic Party that was formed in 1828 in a Virgo-Leo period.  Virgo sits well with both Capricorn and Sagittarius (9th and 10th houses respectively) and Leo sits very well with Sagittarius and only the Leo to Capricorn invokes a difficult house relationship (8th house).  It seems appropriate that in his Leo-Leo presidency, Clinton was caught with his pants down with a female subordinate.  This typical alpha male behavior obviously did not negatively affect his reputation.  Clinton just so happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Clinton’s greatest health crisis time commenced in September 2004 with a quadruple bypass surgery followed by surgery for a partially collapsed lung in 2005.This occurred in his stage 8 when 50% of the house associations to his Capricorn-Sagittarius generation were from the dreaded 8th house and this period was in the middle of the strongest 8th house influences in his life. In 2010 he had two coronary stents inserted into his heart in stage 9 where the 8th house retained its double strength influence.  Due to his vulnerability to health issues, he adopted a vegan diet and with cows and bulls ruled by Taurus, associated with the 2nd house.  It is highly appropriate that Clinton became a vegan under the 8th house influence as the 8th house is directly opposite the 2nd house.  The 8th house is the house of research and someone certainly did high quality research to end up with such a good diet for someone with heart problems.   It was under this same strong 8th house period that Hillary Clinton spectacularly failed in her bid for the Democratic candidate for the 2008 US presidential election.

By the end of Bill Clinton’s presidency, the Clinton’s were broke due to legal fees and this again is entirely appropriate under the 8th house. However, the Clinton’s earned more than $160 million in the decade after Bill’s second presidential term came to an end. This occurred mainly in Stage 8 and into stage 9 with both stages strongly linked to 8th house financial vulnerability.  It is also notable that as soon as Stage 9 appeared in July 2007, Clinton vigorously advocated on behalf of his wife, Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential candidate in the 2008 elections. However Clinton also enthusiastically endorsed Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention which again activates the 7th house of ‘the other person’.

Since December 2014, Bill Clinton is in stage 10 with 50% of house influences on the 7th house, so we can expect that again he will be an enthusiastic supporter of Hillary’s pitch for the Democratic candidate for the 2016 presidential elections as the 7th house equally indicates the partner and opponent.  Hillary’s candidature again for US president in the 2016 elections is in her stage 9 period of Cancer-Gemini.  The strongest house influence is from the 7th house and it should be noted that the Cancer-Gemini period is directly opposite her birth Capricorn-Sagittarius period.  This places the stress on allies and oppositions, so it will most likely be an extremely hard fought operation or she will hit the proverbial brick wall of the 7th house.

Hillary Clinton also comes to the 2016 election with vulnerabilities from her time as Secretary of State (Jan 2009 – Feb 2013) related to the 2012 Benghazi attack.  This all occurred in her stage 9 Cancer-Cancer period.  The 8th house of vulnerabilities (and death) was strong during this time and can be associated with the deaths of American consulate personnel in Libya.  In contrast, her election as a New York senator in 2000 and again in 2004 both occurred in a Leo-Cancer period with the remnant influence of the strong 9th house still influential though the 8th house of debt and vulnerability was very strong during this time.

George W Bush

Born in July 1946, in the same generation as Bill and Hillary Clinton, he became US president in January 2001 in his stage 8 which is not as favorable as Clinton’s Stage 7 presidency.  This may be reflected in the fact he is one of only four presidents who received less votes than his opponent (Al Gore).  His astrological golden years (1992 – 2000) under Leo-Leo saw him governor of Texas.  Bush most notably was president during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the USA and arguably has inflamed if not created most of the current major problems in the Middle East and particularly ISIS due to his maligned attack upon Iraq in 2003.  Compared to other First World countries, an extremely large sector of the US general public not only prefers guns, but under pressure, they prefer to shoot first and ask questions later which Bush certainly responded to. 

Much of his presidency was aligned to 8th house issues, the house which was strongest in his stage 8 presidency.   These issues included amending the Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriages, broad tax cuts which have subsequently sent the USA hurtling towards bankruptcy, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and funding for the AIDS relief program. His tenure saw national debates on Social Security and torture.

[All these issues are related to the 8th house.  Even the 9/11 terrorist attack has strong 8th house connotations as the terrorists capitalized upon the USA’s vulnerabilities, especially in its security agencies.  By attacking Iraq, the USA demonstrated that it was a gorilla to be reckoned with, but now the gorilla is confused because though it won the war it has lost the peace.]

Stephen Hawking

Born in January 1942 he was the first scientist to set forth a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.  However he is also well known for his rare medical condition of early-onset and a slow-progressing form of motor neurone disease which became noticeable towards the end of his stage 2 with the dominant influence the unfortunate 12th house.  His disease was medically diagnosed in 1963 at the beginning of the stage 3 with the 12th house influence remaining the major influence (for stages 1, 2 and 3).  By the end of stage 3 he was in a wheelchair.  By stage 5 he was virtually unintelligible.  At the very beginning of stage 6 he almost died of pneumonia in mid 1985.  Stage 6 (Apr 1985 – Sep 1992) introduced the 8th house of mortality for the first time.

In 1974 he discovered that black holes emit radiation, now known as Hawking radiation – which was widely accepted as a significant breakthrough in theoretical physics.  This occurred in stage 4 (May 1970 – Oct 1977) with the entry of the 9th house relationship into the equation.  He received increasing academic recognition of his work during stage 4 and was appointed a professor with a chair in gravitational physics in 1977 – the same year commencing his stage 6 Virgo-Virgo period and the second period of his 9th house being the dominant influence.  Hawking’s famous book, “A Brief History of Time” was published in mid-1988 with the 9th house of publishing at full strength in stage 6. A film version of “A Brief History of Time” produced by Steven Spielberg, premiered in 1992 at the end of stage 6. 

In 2006 in stage 8, which is the first appearance of the 7th house influence, Hawking’s divorced his second wife and resumed amicable relationships with his first wife, children and his grandchildren that had been interrupted with his second marriage. The 7th house can bring rapprochement.  However with the 7th house ruling opposition, Hawking’s experienced a major humiliation in mid-2012 when the Higgs boson particle was discovered in July 2012 at CERN after Hawking claimed it would never be found.  He then experienced another humiliation in January 2014 when he acknowledged his “biggest blunder” for formerly alleging the loss of information in black holes which contradicted other scientific theories.[ix]  Both these humiliations occurred in his stage 9 when houses 7 (opposition) and 8th (vulnerability) were equally strong.

As of December 2014 Hawking has entered stage 10 which is the middle period of a 50% influence from the 7th house and the first appearance of the 6th house of health.  This is a Cancer-Gemini period directly opposing his Capricorn-Sagittarius birth generation.

 Joan Baez

With room for only one more case study, I decided to select a notable female.  Amongst female actors in this generation, there was a large choice with Raquel Welch, Faye Dunaway, Barbra Streisand, Sharon Tate and so on all the way to Barbara Hershey.  Other notable women from this generation include:  Billie Jean King (tennis), Camilla Parker Bowles (royalty) and Hillary Clinton.  However, it is from amongst the singers that I chose Joan Baez.  Other notable singers in this generation include: Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Cilla Black, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Bette Midler, Cher, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris but I chose Joan Baez because of her civic consciousness.

Joan Baez was born very early in the Capricorn-Sagittarius generation in January 1941.  At the age of 13 she went to a performance by the musical activist Pete Seeger which firmly precipitated her musical direction thereafter.  This occurred in the Sagittarius-Sagittarius period or her Stage 1 with the only two dominant house influences equally split between the 1st house of self and the 12th house of music and inspiration (and drugs).  It is worthwhile mentioning that her parents were fearful at the time that her musical interest would lead her to becoming a drug addict.

The next notable change occurred in stage 2 when in 1958 her family moved to Boston.  This stage introduced the 11th house of civic consciousness and friends and was the beginning of her up-and-coming folk-music scene.    Baez gave her first concert in 1958 and other highlights at this stage were performing at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival and signing her first recording contract in 1959.  Baez went on to introduce Bob Dylan to the general public in the early 1960s, and they had a relatively short term relationship.

Very early in stage 3, Baez appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in November 1962. Stage 3 is equally focused upon 12th house inspiration and music and 11th house civic consciousness.  She was one of the principal performers at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the day on which Martin Luther King delivered his “I have a dream” speech.  Towards the end of this stage in 1969, her appearance at Woodstock afforded her international musical and political recognition, particularly upon the successful release of the documentary film Woodstock in the following year.  1970 marks the beginning of stage 4 with the dilution of the former 12th and 11th house influences and the arrival of the 10th house of career and recognition and 9th house of international fame.  Baez is notable at being one of the first musicians to use her popularity as a vehicle for social protest, singing and marching for human rights and peace.

With the arrival of stage 5 in October 1977, Baez entered her astrological magic period equally divided between the 9th and 10th houses.  For example, in 1980, Baez was given an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for her political activism and the “universality of her music”. In 1983, she appeared on the Grammy Awards, performing Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”, a song she first performed twenty years earlier.  This was the period she had a relationship with Steve Jobs of Apple Computer fame.

The arrival of stage 6 now included an 8th house influence for the first time and this is reflected in the fact that Baez also played a significant role in the 1985 Live Aid concert for African famine relief and she assisted many other causes.  In this stage Baez in May 1989, performed at a music festival in communist Czechoslovakia, and met the future Czechoslovakian president Václav Havel and became friends.

1992 saw the arrival of stage 7 with the 8th house influence equal to that of the 9th. In 1993, at the invitation of Refugees International and sponsored by the Soros Foundation, she traveled to the war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina region of then-Yugoslavia in an effort to help bring more attention to the suffering there.  The new 8th house influence may correlate to the fact Baez stopped writing her own songs in this stage (around 1989)?[x]

With stage 8 arriving in February 2000, this was the middle of the strongest period of the 8th house, and appropriately in 2001 her first 13 albums were re-released featuring digitally restored sound, unreleased bonus songs and new and original artwork.  More old albums were rereleased in 2003.  It was in this stage she changed one of her songs as a tribute to her late sister and in December 2005. Baez also appeared and sang “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” at the California protest at the San Quentin State Prison against an execution.[xi]

Stage 9 commenced in July 2007 keeping the influence on the 8th but equally shared with the 7th house.  Around 2011 Baez almost stopped singing as she thought her voice had become unmanageable but was quickly remedied by a vocal therapist.  The 7th house can sometimes appear like a brick wall in your path.

Stage 10 arrived in December 2014 with the dominant influence from the 7th house but introducing the 6th house of health for the first time.  It is too early to know if it has any effect yet.

Previous Capricorn-Sagittarius generations

Around every 165 years another Capricorn-Sagittarius generation appears most of the time.  The last Capricorn-Sagittarius generation was from February 1777 to July 1784.[xii]  Only one US president came from this generation – Van Buren who is assessed as an average president.

Washington Irving

The only recognizable person born in this period is the American author Washington Irving (b. Apr 1783) best known for “Rip Van Winkle” which fictitiously plays with (Capricorn) time.  He is also author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” which was recently made into a feature film directed by Tim Burton in 1999 starring Johnny Depp.  Again the dour influence of Capricorn is seen in this story.  He was America’s first genuine internationally best-selling author.  He was also author of a number of historical works including studies on George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith, Muhammad and several histories of 15th-century Spain including Christopher Columbus, the Moors and the Alhambra.  Irving was one of the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving influenced other American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. He was also admired internationally by Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell, Francis Jeffrey, and Charles Dickens.[xii]  His subject matter seemed mainly Capricorn but his expansive fictional and non-fiction writing and international acclaim is Sagittarius.

[i] Owram, Doug (1997), “Born at the Right Time”, Toronto: University Of Toronto Press, p. xiv, ISBN 0-8020-8086-3

[ii] 1948 Summer Olympics,  Wikipedia, Retrieved 00:34, December 25, 2015, from

[iii] Dead Sea Scrolls, Wikipedia, Retrieved 00:48, December 25, 2015, from

[iv] Kon-Tiki expedition. (2015, November 15), Wikipedia, Retrieved 01:00, December 25, 2015, from

[v] Bebop. (2015, December 23), Wikipedia, Retrieved 02:46, January 7, 2016, from

[vi] Christian Dior. (2015, December 31), Wikipedia, Retrieved 02:54, January 7, 2016, from

[viii] Bill Clinton. (2015, December 17), Wikipedia, Retrieved 02:46, December 21, 2015, from

[x] Joan Baez. (2015, December 12), Wikipedia, Retrieved 02:55, December 23, 2015, from


[xii] Washington Irving. (2015, December 21), Wikipedia, Retrieved 02:09, December 25, 2015, from


[ix] Stephen Hawking. (2015, December 18), Wikipedia, Retrieved 03:44, December 22, 2015, from



Introduction to Generational Astrology

A horoscope at the time of birth for a person (or event) provides the most critical astrological insights.  The insights may be based on western astrology, Indian (Vedic) astrology, Chinese astrology or whatever form of astrology that is preferred.  However, very few astrologers know that each person is also born into an astrological generation defined by one or more sub-periods of the astrological ages such as the Age of Aquarius.  The birth generation is incredibly accurate in describing the nature of each generation and predicting what major events they will experience in life as each new generational period appears.  Furthermore, it is not limited to famous or notable people as it applies to everyone, though the unique way this will occur for each person will be based on their standard natal horoscopes etc. combined with normal predictive techniques.

The following table displays generations commencing May 1799 until September 2044.

Month Year Generation
May 1799 Libra-Libra
Nov 1806 Libra-Virgo
Jul 1815 Virgo-Virgo
Sep 1821 Virgo-Leo
Feb 1829 Leo-Leo
Jul 1836 Leo-Cancer
Jan 1844 Cancer-Cancer
Jun 1851 Cancer-Gemini
Nov 1858 Gemini-Gemini
Apr 1866 Gemini-Taurus
Sep 1873 Taurus-Taurus
Mar 1881 Taurus-Aries
Aug 1888 Aries-Aries
Jan 1896 Aries-Pisces
Jun 1903 Pisces-Pisces
Dec 1910 Pisces-Aquarius
May 1918 Aquarius-Aquarius
Oct 1925 Aquarius-Capricorn
Mar 1933 Capricorn-Capricorn
Aug 1940 Capricorn-Sagittarius
Feb 1948 Sagittarius-Sagittarius
Jul 1955 Sagittarius-Scorpio
Dec 1962 Scorpio-Scorpio
May 1970 Scorpio-Virgo
Oct 1977 Virgo-Virgo
Apr 1985 Virgo-Leo
Sep 1992 Leo-Leo
Feb 2000 Leo-Cancer
Jul 2007 Cancer-Cancer
Dec 2014 Cancer-Gemini
Jun 2022 Gemini-Gemini
Nov 2029 Gemini-Taurus
Apr 2037 Taurus-Taurus
Sep 2044

Table 1 – Starting dates for each generation (or period)

The first notable point in Table 1 is that each generation (or period) is composed of two signs.  These two signs are identical in every second generation so there is a 50% chance to be born into one.  Someone born in June 1978 is born into a Virgo-Virgo generation.  There is no advantage of being born into a double-sign generation.  For example, the Virgo-Virgo generation merely maximizes its projection of Virgo archetypes compared to the following Virgo-Leo generation. There are both advantages and disadvantages to being born in a double-sign generation.  The case studies at the end of this introduction will demonstrate how notable people have responded to their generational signature and their changing fortunes.

The astrological generation a person/event is born into will not correlate to any personality trait of the person, but will define the specific characteristics imbedded within the whole generation.  For example, if someone was born in a Pisces generation, they will be of a generation that will contribute far more than a normal generation’s share of actors, poets and abstract painters but they will not have a Pisces personality.  Similarly, Aries’ generations contribute far more warmongers and dynamic active people compared to other generations.  These generations are basically concerned with peoples’ roles in society and the world.

Each of the above generations are almost 7 ½ years long.  What creates these generations?  Basically, each astrological age of approximately 2,150 years has 12 sub-ages of about 179 years each.  Drilling down even further, each sub-age has 12 micro-ages of almost 15 years each.  It is these 15 year micro-ages that provide the underlying basis for Table 1.

(For those astrologers technically inclined, Table 1 is based on a combination of 15 years micro-ages and 15 years quasi micro-ages.  Quasi micro-ages are delayed half a micro-age. Half of 15 years is 7 ½ years.  This almost 7 ½ year delay provides the timescale for each of these generations See “The Age of Aquarius for Dummies” for a detailed background explanation of macro-astrology).

It is also possible to combine pairs of the generations in Table 1 which commence with the same sign into a super-generation.  For example the Sagittarius –Sagittarius generation commencing in February 1948 can be combined with the following Sagittarius–Scorpio generation commencing in July 1955 to create a Sagittarius super-generation commencing in February 1948 and lasting until December 1962.  This super-generation is not normally called the Sagittarius super-generation as they are commonly known as Baby Boomers.

Baby Boomers

The following graph displays the recorded births in the USA with the Baby Boomers highlighted in red.

US Birth Rate 1909-2008
“US Birth Rates” by Saiarcot895 – Own work. Licensed under CC0 via Commons –

According to Wikipedia, the Baby Boomers are that generation of people born from 1946 to 1964, compared to February 1948 to December 1962 for the Sagittarius super-generation.  The Sagittarius super-generation is a little tighter than the common dates assigned to the Baby Boomers because the generational theorists do not have the advantage of understanding the correlations to the sub-periods of the astrological ages.  Nevertheless their observations are relatively accurate which is to be expected by professionals in any field.  The above graph depicts a boom in births which should be expected from a Sagittarius generation as a key archetype associated with Sagittarius is expansion combined with fortunate circumstances.

“In Europe and North America boomers are widely associated with privilege, as many grew up in a time of widespread government subsidies in post-war housing and education, and increasing affluence.”  Interestingly this reference is from “Born at the Right Time” by Doug Owram.  Other notable facts associated with the Baby Boomers are their increased activity, better health (compared to previous generations) and they grew up with the firm expectation the world would improve with time – in other words, they had Sagittarius’ optimistic outlook.  Their levels of income were unprecedented and therefore they could engage in excessive consumerism and another archetype associated with Sagittarius – a lot of foreign travel.  Baby Boomers considered themselves as a special generation, markedly different from previous generations.  One description of the Baby Boomers was they were “the pig in the python”.  As early as 1948, Newsweek proclaimed “Babies Mean Business” indicating they could see the resultant economic boom to follow the massive increase in the birthrate.

Baby Boomers may be more philanthropic than previous generations as in the USA, one third of Baby Boomers indicated they would prefer leaving their inheritances to charities rather than to their children.  Another generational expression of the Baby Boomers was rock and roll – they were the first generation to grow up with TV.  Another comment was: “never before in history had youth been so idealized as they were at this moment”.  The key political associations to the Baby Boomers are the revolutionary counterculture of the 1960s, the African American civil rights movement (in the USA) and the feminist cause of the 1970s.

Continuing on with the example of the Baby Boomers, the Sagittarius super-generation is also situated in a larger Sagittarius macro-generation comprised of three generations associated with Sagittarius. This super-generation commenced when Sagittarius first arrived until it finally departed.  Referring to Table 2, Sagittarius first appeared with the Capricorn-Sagittarius generation in August 1940, and departed with the end of the Sagittarius-Scorpio generation in December 1962.

Month Year Generation
Aug 1940 Capricorn-Sagittarius
Feb 1948 Sagittarius-Sagittarius
Jul 1955 Sagittarius-Scorpio
Dec 1962 End

Table 2 – Sagittarius macro-generation

I will not normally be referencing macro-generations, however the three parts of the Sagittarius macro-generation displayed in Table 2 each have historical correlations that have been duly noted.  Firstly, let’s examine the early Capricorn-Sagittarius generation (Aug 1940 – Feb 1948).  If you examine the Baby Boomers’ births graph, you will notice that the birth rate began to seriously increase as soon as the Capricorn-Sagittarius generation commenced in August 1940, even though the Baby Boomers generation technically did not commence until much later in the decade. The rise in birth rates commencing in 1940 indicates the arrival of expansionary Sagittarius with the Capricorn-Sagittarius generation.

Researchers however have noticed a difference amongst Baby Boomers that correspond remarkably well with the three divisions of the Sagittarius macro-generation in Table 2.  The Capricorn-Sagittarius generation (Aug 1940 – Feb 1948) or Pre-Boomers were technically born before the Baby Boomer generation but many in this generation strongly influenced the Baby Boomers, mainly through music such as the Beatles (all born between 1940 and 1943), Bob Dylan (b.1941), and the Rolling Stones (all born in the early 1940s except Bill Wyman b.1936).  Other key musicians and other leaders that influenced the Baby Boomers include Frank Zappa (b.1940), Joan Baez and Jesse Jackson (both born 1941), Muhammad Ali, Stephen Hawking and Jimmy Hendrix (all born 1942), Bob Marley, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison (all born 1945), plus Elton John and Carlos Santana (both born 1947).

The first half of the Baby Boomers were the people born from February 1948 until July 1955 and could be labelled as the ‘pure’ Baby Boomers represented astrologically as the Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation.  Some researchers have used 1955 as a key demarcation point for the Baby Boomers born 1946 to 1955 with the second group 1955 to 1964.  The first group were the main participants in the revolutionary 1960s and early 70s.  Their key characteristics were their experimental nature, individualism, free spirited and orientation towards social causes.  The second group were the Sagittarius-Scorpio generation and some researchers (who are not astrologers), have noticed the arrival of Scorpio archetypes in the Baby Boomers part two.  The new characteristics for post 1955 Baby Boomers are: less optimism, distrust of the government and general cynicism.

Generation X

The Baby Boomers were succeeded by Generation X with the notable impact that according to observers, Generation X was the first modern generation to enjoy a lesser quality of life compared to the generation preceding it,[i] thus cementing the Sagittarius bulge of the Sagittarian Baby Boomers.  The main definition for Generation X is that this generation was born after the Baby Boomers and is usually said to be those born from 1961 to 1981.  The starting date is close enough to December 1962 for the start of the Scorpio-Scorpio generation.

In the preface to “Generation X Goes Global: Mapping a Youth Culture in Motion”, Professor Christine Henseler summarized it as “a generation whose worldview is based on change, on the need to combat corruption, dictatorships, abuse, AIDS, a generation in search of human dignity and individual freedom, the need for stability, love, tolerance, and human rights for all”.[ii]  Many of the these attributes are closely linked to Scorpio such as “change”, AIDS, the search for human dignity and the one thing missing in Scorpio – stability.  Interestingly, the attributes of stability and tolerance are normally associated Scorpio’s opposite sign Taurus.  Perhaps each generation recognizes what it lacks and therefore what it strives towards?

According to BBC News, Generation X members were born from 1962 to 1982.[iii]  A Canadian researcher believes Generation X were those born from 1960 to 1966 closely aligned to the Scorpio-Scorpio generation (Dec 1962 – May 1970) followed by the “Bust Generation” 1967 to 1981[iv] roughly aligned to the Scorpio-Virgo generation (May 1970 – October 1977).  Generation X roughly coincides with the Scorpio super-generation (Dec 1962 to Oct 1977) – see Table 3.

Dec 1962 Scorpio-Scorpio
May 1970 Scorpio-Virgo
Oct 1977 Virgo-Virgo
Apr 1985

Table 3 – the Scorpio super generation and Generation X

The time frames assigned to Generation X do not have the same level of accuracy as for the Baby Boomers but generational theorists have to work with what they have, and Scorpio is not outwardly as noticeable a sign as Sagittarius.  The bulge of Sagittarius is highly noticeable at both ends, but few of the following generations have this attribute.

Generation Y (Millennials)

The Millennials or Generation Y are usually said to be born commencing the early 1980s until the early 2000s and roughly coincide with the Virgo-Leo and Leo-Leo generations (which is the same as the underlying Leo micro-age) in the following Table 4

Apr 1985 Virgo-Leo
Sep 1992 Leo-Leo
Feb 2000 Leo-Cancer

Table 4 – Generation Y?

The appearance of Leo is the first appearance of a fiery generation since the Sagittarian Baby Boomers and this is reflected by the observation that the Millennials are sometimes also called Echo Boomers, referring to the generation’s size relative to the Baby Boomer generation and due to the significant increase in birth rates during the 1980s and into the 1990s. In the United States, birth rates peaked in August 1990 when Leo was near its peak strength.  In his book “The Lucky Few: Between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom”, author Elwood Carlson called Millennials the “New Boomers” (born 1983 to 2001), because of the upswing in births after 1983.[i]  1983 to 2001 is very close to the combined Virgo-Leo and Leo-Leo two generations (April 1985 – February 2000) in the above Table 4.  (These two combined generations are the same as  the Leo micro-age from which these 7 ½ years generations are derived).

The Leo archetype also seems to be associated with the Millennials.  Jean Twenge, the author of the 2006 book “Generation Me”, considers Millennials, along with younger members of Generation X, to be part of what she calls ‘Generation Me’. Twenge attributes Millennials with the traits of confidence and tolerance, but also identifies a sense of entitlement and narcissism based on personality surveys that showed increasing narcissism among Millennials compared to preceding generations …”.[ii]  Leo is rather fond of confidence and narcissism.

Generation Z

Those born after the Millennial Generation have no agreed name or range of birth dates… yet. A common name given to them is Generation Z, and sources date the generation from the mid or late 1990s – or the more widely used period from the mid-2000s to the present day (2015?).  2000 to 2015 coincides with the two generations displayed in Table 5 and these two generations combined align with the underlying Cancer micro-age (2000 – 2014).

Feb 2000 Leo-Cancer
Jul 2007 Cancer-Cancer
Dec 2014 End

Table 5 – Generation Z

What does this all mean?  It strongly insinuates that the most important astrological indicator of generations is not derived from the outer planets or from Jupiter-Saturn cycles but from the sub-periods of the ages and that the process of identifying the two aspects of the almost 15 year micro-ages, as I have presented here, is the appropriate way to identify generations astrologically. This does not mean that all those people grouped together by whatever sign Pluto, Neptune or Pisces are located in will not share some common features, but just that these features are not strong enough to be noticed by independent generational theorists compared to periods derived from micro-ages.

I first noticed this generational influence well over a decade ago when researching all the micro-ages and micro-age decans since 1791 but did not follow up on it because at that stage, my main focus was fine-tuning the accuracy of the rectification of the astrological ages by correlating ever smaller sub-periods of the astrological ages until I now believe I have it accurate to within one month. I am currently attempting to introduce  pico-ages which are nominally only about 5 weeks in length.


The following case studies of Louis Pasteur, George Orwell, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein will demonstrate the power of these generations and how each generation interfaces with the following 7 ½ year generational periods.

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur was born in 1822 in a Virgo super-generation and Virgo-Leo generation.  He discovered the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization which has become such a contentious subject in the world today.  Virgo is the sign of health and Leo the sign of fame – both of which certainly applied to Pasteur as he became the ‘father of modern bacteriology’ following his discovery of vaccination to prevent illnesses.  He became a professor in 1867 early in a Gemini-Taurus period.  Gemini is Virgo’s 10th house of status, Taurus rules Leo’s 10th house of status, Taurus is in total harmony with Virgo at 9th house position (of universities).  He became a professor in a ‘magic’ high profile period for his Virgo-Leo generation.  Perhaps the recent Virgo-Leo generation (Apr 1985 – Sep 1992) will produce someone with another groundbreaking medical discovery?  He died in September 1895 near the end of the Aries-Aries period (Aug 1888-Jan 1896) with Aries activating the 8th house of death to Virgo.  Interestingly, the dormant anti-vaccination movement erupted into broad daylight in the mid 1970’s with the reappearance of the first of three Virgo generations/periods in 1970.

George Orwell

George Orwell (the source of the terms “big brother is watching you”[i] and “the thought police”) was born in June 1903 on the exact border of an Aries-Pisces generation (Jan 1896 – Jun 1903) and Pisces-Pisces generation (Jun 1903 – Dec 1910).  A person can swing either way on a cuspal month but when someone is born on the border with the second possible generation a ‘double’ generation, I use the double generation due to the way these generations have been constructed from the underlying micro-ages.  Certainly the focus upon double Pisces manifested in George Orwell’s life as he was fixated upon Pisces ruled bureaucracies and mind numbing situations aptly displayed in his two most popular books: “Animal Farm” (p.1945) and “Nineteen Eighty-Four” (p.1949).  The first book was published in a Capricorn-Sagittarius period with Capricorn ruling Pisces neutral 11th house of civic mindedness and Sagittarius ruling Pisces’ 10th house of status.  The situation improved with “Nineteen Eighty-Four” published in a Sagittarius-Sagittarius period with Sagittarius promoting Pisces 10th house of status in an amplified way as it was Sagittarius-Sagittarius to Pisces-Pisces.

“Animal Farm struck a particular resonance in the post-war climate and its worldwide success made Orwell a sought-after figure.”[ii]

This period of his life reinforced the magnitude of possibilities for a Pisces-Pisces person in a 10th house Sagittarius – Sagittarius period which is the magic 10th house period for his generation.  Was George Orwell attempting to introduce the opposite element to his strong Pisces be introducing a Virgo element?  Certainly in his novels, he was attempting to prick the bubble of (Pisces) illusions associated with the ‘trendiness’ of communism at the time.  This is what Virgo is notable for, pricking illusionary bubbles. “Animal Farm” conjures up the Virgo archetype!

Bill Gates

Born into the beginning of the Baby Boomers B generation (Sagittarius-Scorpio) in October 1955, he is certainly the most financially successful Baby Boomer (of the Sagittarius – Sagittarius and Sagittarius – Scorpio generations). This may seem counter-intuitive as some astrologers may consider that the most successful entrepreneur in the world should be in the pure Baby Boomer A generation associated with this double Sagittarius period.  However, in the same way that the Baby Boomer’s A were unable to produce a US president, it seems that a dual sign generation has more to call upon – not being limited to the one sign that applies to a pure generation. 

Certainly Scorpio  is associated with the 2nd – 8th houses wealth axis and I have also noticed that people with strong Scorpio, Pluto or 8th houses in their horoscopes are often wealth focused – possible due to their Scorpio financial insecurities?

His company, Microsoft, was approached by IBM in July 1980 for an operating system for its new personal computer.  Soon Gates provided IBM with the operating system but retained the copyright,[iii] and the rest is history.   This all occurred in the Virgo-Virgo period with Virgo activating Sagittarius’ 10th house of status and recognition and Scorpio’s 11th house.

The Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world and was founded in 2000, but its forerunner, the William H. Gates Foundation commenced in 1994 in the Leo-Leo period.  Leo-Leo is highly favorable to both Sagittarius and Scorpio, activating the 9th and 10th houses.  The actual setup of the Gates Foundation in 2000 in the following Leo-Cancer period retains a strong and favorable 9th house influence but with the addition of Cancer now adds the 8th house to the mix which is the house of gifts (and giving away one’s wealth).  It should be noted that the 8th house also includes receiving gifts and the Gates Foundation received a massive pledge donation from Warren Buffett in 2006[iv] which was received in the following Cancer-Cancer period (July 2007-Dec 2014) when the Cancer-Cancer period split the influence between the highly favorable 9th house and gift-orientated 8th house.

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg (b. May 1984) from the Virgo-Virgo generation (October 1977 – April 1985) launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room in February 2004 in a Leo-Cancer period (February 2000 – July 2007).  In May 2007 the embryonic Facebook platform was developed further and at the beginning of the Cancer-Cancer period (July 2007 – December 2014) Microsoft purchased 1.6% of Facebook shares for $US240 million.[v]  It was in the Cancer-Cancer period that Facebook became what it is today and by 512px-Mark_Zuckerberg_at_the_37th_G8_Summit_in_Deauville_018_v1January 2011 Facebook was valued at $50 billion.[vi]  What is the relationship between Zuckerberg’s Facebook successes in the Cancer-Cancer period to his Virgo-Virgo generation?  Cancer sits at the 11th house position of friends, and that basically is what Facebook is all about – friends connecting.  The double Cancer-Cancer to Virgo-Virgo increases this astrological focus upon the 11th house.  Zuckerberg will probably achieve the apex of his personal success in the Gemini-Gemini period (June 2022 – November 2029) when there will be a double emphasis on the 10th house of status and success (Gemini 10th house position to Virgo).

It is certainly a reasonable possibility that being born in a double Virgo generation Zuckerberg was in the opposite position to George Orwell, but with Zuckerberg he was seeking to introduce Pisces into his world?  Certainly Facebook has many of the attributes of Pisces.  It is a massive organization with a glossy front and is attempting catch nearly everyone, and increasingly is using Piscean advertising methods whereby people unknowingly are promoting products to their friends.  Deceptive advertising techniques  is pure Pisces.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi (b. Oct 1869) is from a Gemini-Taurus generation.  He was a (Gemini) lawyer promoting (Taurus) non-violent civil disobedience.  The Gemini component may help explain his ideal of religious pluralism he hoped for India in reconciling the Hindu and Muslim populations.  The honorific “mahatma” was first applied in 1914 in a Pisces-Aquarius period with Pisces in the 10th house position of status to Gemini and Aquarius in the 10th house position to Taurus.   (All generations will experience double strength house aspects and it is not limited to those born in a generation where both signs are the same).  Pisces also aspects Taurus from the 11th house position of civic duty.  He became leader of the Indian National Congress in 1921 in the Aquarius-Aquarius period with Aquarius still activating his 10th house to Taurus and positively activing his Gemini from the favorable 9th house position. Mahatma-Gandhi

The famous Salt March against a British imposed tax occurred in 1930 in the Aquarius-Capricorn period with Aquarius in favorable 9th house aspect to Gemini, 10th house to Taurus and Capricorn ruling the 8th house of tax to Gemini and favorable 9th house to Taurus.  The double influence in the case on the 9th house is interesting inasmuch the 9th house is the house of conflict to the 3rd house of short journeys.  Gandhi used this famous march as opposition to the British imperialists.

Gandhi finally got his wish of self-rule for India in 1947 in the Capricorn-Sagittarius period (Aug 1940 – Feb 1948) but from the early 1940s Gandhi was challenged by a new Muslim nationalism which was demanding a separate Muslim homeland carved out of greater India.  The new Sagittarius influence, which also commenced in 1940 opposed his Gemini, and activated Taurus’ 8th house of vulnerability.  Capricorn, while favorable to Taurus, again activated the 8th house to Gemini.  He was assassinated in January 1948[vii] at the very end of this period while the 8th house of death was activated in two ways.

Did Gandhi’s Gemini-Taurus generation influence orientate him towards the opposite Sagittarius-Scorpio ideals?  Sagittarius is a religious and a big picture sign and even Gandhi’s “mahatma” honorific plus grand plans for India align well with Sagittarius.  Scorpio is the sign of revolution, and regardless of how a revolution occurs, Gandhi spearheaded the Indian nationalist revolution against their imperialist colonial overlords.

Albert Einstein

Finally I will conclude with Albert Einstein (b. March 1879) from a Taurus-Taurus generation (September 1873 – March 1881).  Arguably the most famous scientist the world has known to date and he produced the most famous scientific equation of all times: e = mc2.  It also seems totally appropriate that he was born in a Taurus-Taurus generation because his famous equation redefined what matter is – it is energy.  Taurus is always the sign of the basic fundamental structure, and Einstein certainly accomplished the greatest understanding of matter in his lifetime.  He obtained his PhD in 1905 which has been called Einstein’s ‘annus mirabilis’ (miracle year), when he published four groundbreaking papers.  This miracle year occurred in a Pisces-Pisces period (Jun 1903 – Dec 1910) doubly activating the 11th house (of higher intellectual activity?) to Taurus.  Einstein became famous in 1919 when it was observed that light could be bent by a star which he had predicted.  The London Times printed a banner headline that read: “Revolution in Science – New Theory of the Universe – Newtonian Ideas Overthrown”.  This occurred in an Aquarius-Aquarius period (May 1918-October 1925) doubly activating his 10th house of status and career and he won the Nobel Prize in 1921 in the same period. Any strong Aquarius period will also foster intellectual advance in the world.th_12_Einstein1921

In 1933 Einstein was visiting the USA when the Nazi’s came to power in Germany, and being a Jew, Einstein considered it prudent to avoid returning to Germany.  This occurred in the Capricorn-Capricorn period (March 1933- August 1940) stimulating Taurus’ 9th house of foreign lands.  Most of Einstein’s involvement with the development of the nuclear bomb occurred in the Capricorn-Sagittarius period (August 1940-February 1948) with Sagittarius ruling Taurus’ 8th house, the natural house of Scorpio and nuclear bombs.  Einstein died in April 1955[viii] near the end of the Sagittarius-Sagittarius period (February 1948 – July 1955) doubly activating the 8th house of death for Taurus.

Einstein’s Taurus-Taurus generation may have made him the new bedrock for modern science but was he also orientated towards Scorpio, Taurus’ opposite sign?  Like Gandhi, he was a revolutionary, but in the field of science, and is the most revolutionary scientist of the modern overthrowing the formerly well-establish Newtonian world view.  Scorpio is also the sign of deep perception, something that Einstein appears to have had in abundance.


Generational astrology will not replace natal charts of one form or another, but these generations do provide an additional tool when examining people and events, especially famous people.  However anyone, no matter how humble, will still personally experience the change in their own fortune as they wend their way through these generational periods.  These periods certainly affected me as I was born in a Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation but during the Cancer-Cancer period (July 2007 – December 2014) I had my closest brush with mortality when I suddenly was required to have an operation on my heart.  This Cancer-Cancer period doubly activates the 8th house of death and mortality for a double Sagittarian.  The Cancer-Cancer period (July 2007 – December 2014) was particularly pernicious for many of my Baby Boomer friends with many experiencing financial disaster due to the Great Recession (Global Financial Crisis) in this Cancer-Cancer period and some even committed suicide due to their financial destitution.


Experienced astrologers will have no problem predicting life events based upon the birth generation of anyone, as determined in Table 1, and then using the house structure between signs to understand what can be expected in the following periods.  In my following posts on Generational Astrology, I will be providing a review of all generations of people currently living.  (For novice astrologers, and the general public, I will be providing relevant information about how to compare any two signs using the astrological house structure as each generation is reviewed).

For those readers wanting some background reading on this topic, see US Presidents in the Age of Aquarius (Revised for 2012) where I was grappling with the concept of generational astrology without being fully aware of their ultimate power and scope.

More on Micro-ages: The micro-ages form the underlying basis of the generations used in Generational Astrology. Basically, each age of some 2,150 years has 12 sub-ages of some 178 years each.  Each sub-age has 12 micro-ages of almost 15 years each.  Intensive research has confirmed that these micro-ages have clear and concise correlations to historical events.  For example, based on Table 1, the world is currently in a Cancer macro-generation/period (Feb 2000 – Jun 2022) and Cancer super-generation/period (Jul 2007 – Jun 2022) and Cancer-Gemini generation/period (Dec 2014 – Jun 2022).  This means that Cancer is currently very strong in the world.  The key Cancer archetypes in the world are the Middle East, the movement of people looking for a new home (refugees and illegal immigrants), China and issues related to water such as floods and droughts.  For a comprehensive review of Cancer in the world see Cancer – the New Paradigm for the World.


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