A new article by Vox News reports that 30% of the age group commonly referred to as Millenials (described in this article as age 22-38, corresponding exactly to the period when Pluto was in Scorpio, is lonely.
22 percent of millennials in the poll said they had zero friends. Twenty-seven percent said they had “no close friends,” 30 percent said they have “no best friends,” and 25 percent said they have no acquaintances.
This 30% loneliness figure compares with 15% of the Baby Boomers born under Pluto in Leo, and 20% of those born under Pluto in Virgo.
Pluto spends between 12 and 20 years in each sign, and the generations born under these signs share certain qualities, although they are not the same. The Baby Boomer generation, born under Pluto in Leo, generally share some Leo qualities of creative self expression and a relentless desire for joy. Generation X, born under Pluto in Virgo, share some Virgoan qualities of service and self-effacement. In my article on Saoirse Kennedy Hill I discussed the challenges of the generation with Pluto in Sagittarius.
The Millenial generation, born when Pluto was in Scorpio between approximately 1981-82 and 1995-96, share Scorpionic qualities of intensity and a deep understanding and familiarity with the notion of the end of life, an understanding where there are no illusions, no false optimism. Every individual is different, but this generation generally won’t surround themselves with large number of friends and will count themselves lucky if they have one or two close friends with which to share their secret fears and personal dramas.