Generational Planets in Astrology

Generational Planets in Astrology

The generational planets are the outer planets and these are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. These planets move slower than inner “personal” planets. As a result, some even stay in one sign for way over a decade! In results, this would be where the term “generational planet” comes from.

You will share this planet in the same sign as your classmates or generation because these planets take longer than the inner planets to move sign to sign. This doesn’t mean that generational planets are not important because they are very important! Not just by the sign it rules but through the house it activates. Especially if any aspect is made from a generational planet to an inner planet.


Jupiter rules over our wisdom and expands everything it touches. Because of this, this planet is associated with good luck and fortune. We find where we are most optimistic through Jupiter so it is where we look for growth. Either mentally or spiritually. Jupiter rules our philosophical nature and generosity. This is also where understanding and trust in others falls under this planet.


Ruled by Capricorn in the 10th house, Saturn represents discipline, restrictions, and boundaries to keep you focused. Because of Saturn, we are reminded of our boundaries, our responsibilities, and our commitments. In results, it shows structure and stability. How do we look for success? Where are we restricted at? This all plays out through Saturn. Our karmic duties and self-control are questioned under this disciplined planet.


Ruler of Aquarius and the 11th house. Uranus represents more of your generation period rather than your exact nature. Uranus shows our originality and innovative side. This planet is also reckless so we can be careless and rebellious with this planet. Brilliance, experiments, new ideas, and even astrology fall under Uranus. Because of Uranus's fast paced movement, this planet shocks and surprises everyone. Somebody with Uranus strong in their chart can indicate a person who is very eccentric and always changing!


Ruled by Pisces and the 12th house, Neptune shows our intuition, mysticism, psychic abilities. Neptune is the planet of mysticism, spirituality, fantasy, confusion, delusion, and deceit. This planet makes you view things and people from rose-colored glasses and heavy Neptunian natives may always feel like they are in a fog. This planet has a hard time with learning boundaries and can easily fall into self-sabotage. Addiction and guilt is associated with Neptune. Compassion, intuition, and empathy is also found within this planet.


Ruled by Scorpio and the 8th house, Pluto rules transformation process, power, life, death, control, and finances. Pluto is the ultimate transformer. It will break you down in unbelievable ways and build you right back up, stronger than ever. It is the planet of destruction and transformation. It's best to accept Pluto rather than running away. Pluto uncovers our insecurities and hidden secrets. It can be obsessive for desire of power and control. It is your souls evolution.