“I had expected that technology would be core to the identity of the cohort I call Generation K—young people aged 13 to 20 years old, born between 1995 and 2002, ” writes Professor Noreena Hertz in The New York Times.
You’d be right, Prof, because you’ve chosen the exact years that the planet of hi-tech Uranus was transiting his own sign, Aquarius, the sign of the geek (or wizard). Basically, that creates a whole generation with a powerful dash of Aquarius in their collective character. Of course, for every individual this works out differently, depending on how Uranus interacts with the other planets.
Professor Hertz is just publishing a survey of American and British girls from Generation K. In her piece in the Times, she pretty much describes the characteristics you’d expect of the Uranus in Aquarius generation.
Uranus in Aquarius
April – June 1995
December 1995 – March 2003
September 2003 – December 2003
Uranus in Aquarius is not just about technology.
“As many as 30 percent of teenage girls either don’t want to get married or are unsure if they want to get married. Even more strikingly, 35 percent are either unsure if they want to have children or definitely don’t. This is a seismic difference compared to older millennials.”
Yes, that would the Aquarian saying I’d rather be single than settle.
And here’s that Aquarian sense of community.
“…this generation’s amplified experiences of injustice are leading them to have a much more pronounced sense of community.”
“But equality for this generation is not about conformity.”
And finally, if there’s one word any Aquarian would choose to describe themselves?
“When I asked the young women I surveyed to describe themselves in one word, “unique” was the word they most commonly chose.”
Oh and in case you were wondering. Generation K is named after Katniss Everdeen, the brave, independent, resourceful, revolutionary heroine of The Hunger Games, portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence is too old to be a K kid herself, but she does have Aquarius Rising with the North Node. And Katniss Everdeen is every inch a Uranus in Aquarius girl.
To read the whole piece, in The New York Times, click here.