Astrological Profile of President Barack Obama
Barack Obama Is a Great Speaker
Barack Hussein Obama is the 44th President of the United States, and the first African American to be elected to this office. His presidency has been a difficult one, fraught with two wars he “inherited” and a dire financial situation that was in full swing when he was inaugurated.
President Obama is such a great speaker that much of the American public fell in love with him when he gave the keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, where he spoke about hope and change, and said that “We are the change that we seek.” The next morning, everyone was saying, “Did you hear that man’s speech? He was amazing!"
Obama Presidency Upsets Certain People
Although President Obama is very popular in other countries, there is a contingent of people in the U.S. who dislike him and have tried to discredit him from the moment he took office. I am casting his Astrological profile to give my readers a picture of Obama the man, not the politician. He was born August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and I will not respond to anyone who insists he was born in Kenya. There are also those who insist the President is a Socialist, although the U.S. is a Democratic Republic, and remains so. There are many people who live in Socialist countries or countries with active Socialist parties at Hubpages, and if anyone still harbors this incorrect belief, I am sure other hubbers would be happy to explain Socialism to you. If you have any questions about the Astrology chart, I will be happy to answer them. I also invite other Astrologers to add to my interpretation, as we have several excellent ones here at Hubpages.
President Barack Obama is a Sun Sign Leo
The President has a Sun in Leo, in his 6th house. Leo is a fire sign, and Leos are warm and charming individuals. They are full of vitality, very generous to friends, and have a knack for making everyone they speak to feel important. Like the Lion who represents the sign, and is King of the Jungle, Leos love the spotlight, and know how to shine in it. They want to get lots of attention. Leos are lucky too, they just have a way of being in the right place at the right time. Providence steps in for them just at the time when they need it. Communication is an important skill for a President, and this one uses it well. Leos have noble ideas, and are great at self expression.
As this writer has watched President Obama, it became obvious that he is a very disciplined and organized person. I expected to find something in Capricorn, and I did. His Saturn is in the 11th house of hopes, wishes, and friends, in Capricorn, and is part of a Mars/Saturn trine. This indicates ability for very hard work, and serious, purposeful action. He has given speeches where he sounds like the Father who says, “You have to take the bad medicine now if you want things to get better.” Mars is exalted in a house ruled by Capricorn, so Obama is capable of producing a maximum amount of positive results with a minimum of wasted energy. The man has tremendous willpower, and this will be seen again, as important traits show up several ways in a horoscope. This President attacks problems with almost mathematical precision, and is also highly ambitious, as a result of his Mars (actions, what you like to do) and also wants to be in positions of authority. This is also because of his Leo planets, which we will discuss. He is a shrewd politician, and is very patient, although he is also skillful and daring in his actions when he deems it necessary. He favors those on his staff who shoulder serious responsibilities well. Barack Obama also has the mental and emotional strength to endure hardship and much stress, if he believes it will help to achieve the results he wants. He has endurance and stamina too. He has been called, “No drama Obama” by his staff.
Barack Obama's Birth Chart
President Obama Is Very Ambitious and Practical
The Saturn in his 11th house is an indicator of his strong ambition for power, status and authority, and this usually manifests through business, science and politics. President Obama feels he needs to make significant achievements in his career and undertakes no endeavors without practical purposes in mind. He wavers between favoring his ambitions and protecting his security, because his Saturn and Jupiter are conjunct. Obama has an aura of dignity and is very serious, and because of his Aquarius ascendant, can sometimes appear austere and cold. He is actually conservative, since he had to struggle so much in his early life to fit in, and this has helped to form the practical and conservative nature he now has. President Obama feels everyone should earn what they get from their own efforts, and that when others “reach the top,” they should reach out and advise others so they too, can help themselves. Obama is responsible towards his friends and group associations, and may seek to know important and influential people to advance his status and career. He is a loyal friend and appreciates anyone who can help contribute to his knowledge and intellectual growth. Obama likes to establish relationships with older, serious, career minded people, as they have a maturing affect on him.
Obama’s Sun in the 6th house of work reveals that he takes his work very seriously. Leos can be hard workers, and put a lot of energy into their work relationships. They try really hard to get along with anyone who they must interact with on a regular basis. He also has a stellium in Leo in the 6th house, besides his Sun in 12 degrees of Leo, his Mercury is in 2 degrees of Leo, and Uranus is in 25 degrees Leo. Leos think everyone has as much integrity as they do, and can be overly confident if they are not careful. They are also frank and outspoken, as Leo is a fixed sign, meaning they are stubborn and do not easily change. Once Obama sees the point in a discussion, he wants to move on. If others disagree with him, he will listen to their views as long as his dignity is respected. Do not forget, Leos want to be liked, and he puts considerable energy toward that goal.
Obama Is at Home in Positions of Authority and Responsibility
Leos are dramatic, that’s a given. They need approval and will do much to get it from others, but will sacrifice the public approval if it means a sacrifice to their self approval. Obama is very hard on himself, and will not allow himself to be forced into a compromising position. As long as he is in the position of authority and responsibility, no stone will be unturned to justify the confidence placed in him. Leos are natural leaders, creative at making policies, because they are practical, philosophical and stubborn. The President will not fight unfairly, and is magnanimous in defeat. He is sensitive to the working conditions of others, but likes to do things in his own way, and does not like to work under close supervision.
The Sun in the 6th house of health and diet means he needs good eating habits, but with First Lady Michelle making healthy food habits her pet project, I doubt this is a problem. Obama probably experiments with different diets, and seems to be naturally thin. People with 6th house Suns seek distinction through work and service, and take great pride in their achievements. They are also very demanding of their employees.
Having planet Uranus in the 6th house indicates that Obama has unusual and advanced ideas regarding work and service. He approaches problems with originality and inventiveness. This is often a placement found in engineers and technicians, or computer programmers. Obama likes to be around people who make him feel mentally stimulated. President Obama’s campaign was the first to utilize the internet to the point that many small donations from many people added up fast. It also allowed Obama to get his message out fast, to squash any rumors or bad news in the same day’s news cycle. So he was able to address the American people more than any other campaigning President had done prior to his run for office. President Obama worked at the University of Chicago Law School for 12 years, teaching and lecturing as a Professor of Constitutional Law, and was the first Black President of the Harvard Law Review, a huge achievement. When he is described as “a community organizer” these important facts are conveniently left out. He also worked as an associate at two law firms, Sidley Austin and Hopkins and Sutter. He was a consultant and instructor of the Gamaliel Foundation, a community organizing institute. He graduated Harvard Law School magna cum laude, then travelled to Europe, and finally to Kenya, to meet his paternal relatives for the first time. It was during his period working at Sidley Austin that he met Michelle, though she did not want to date him at first!
Barack Obama Is Resourceful and Ruled By His Head
Mercury (how you think) is also in the 6th house, showing President Obama’s strong will and fixed purpose once again. He is capable of focused concentration. He likes to be regarded as an authority in his chosen fields, and he communicates with a dramatic flair and forceful manner, if need be. He has self confidence and a positive attitude when tackling problems. This man deals with things in large and general terms, and likes to leave the little details to others. A stubborn Mercury in Leo makes him slow to form opinions, and reluctant to change them.
Barack Obama’s Moon is in 3 degrees of Gemini. Since it sextiles his Mercury in Leo, he easily empathizes with all people and understands their situations. His ability to express himself in such a way that his listeners are deeply moved is an asset to him. His Moon is in the 4th house, meaning Obama’s home life is very meaningful to him. Since the Moon represents change, we know that he moved many times as a younger person. He lived in Hawaii with his Mom, but when she remarried a few years later, Obama lived in Indonesia for four years. He can speak Indonesian on a conversational level. He spent most of his life raised by his maternal grandparents, and his father left when he was 2. His emotional nature is vacillating, though he is quick witted and resourceful. In fact, he would talk constantly if people let him, but can get annoying. Obama is inclined to rationalize his emotions, so sometimes even he is not really sure how he feels with that Gemini Moon. He is a restless person, and his changes of residences growing up did not hurt him. He likes to take short vacations, and is a rather nervous and fidgety person, something the public does not see. President Obama has a tendency to spread himself too thin. But this Moon position is another indication of his resourceful thinking and ideas, though his emotions are subject to rational analysis.
Barack Obama’s Moon in the 4th house means he has a deep, emotional identification with home and family. His Grandparents played an important role in trying to keep his home life stable. He is a person who would never be happy if he was unable to marry and form a strong attachment to someone to have a family life together. His family relationships (or lack of one with his Father, and little attention from his Mother) have affected his outlook on life. Because he has lived in another country, he does have a broader world view than some people do. He wrote the book Dreams of My Father to make an attempt to understand him better.
Inaugeration Day for the Obama Presidency
President Obama is Personable and Popular Worldwide
President Obama’s Moon trines his Jupiter, meaning he enjoys the simple, everyday happenings of the present. He is normally a good natured person, and well liked by his entourage. Obama likes to have an active social life and wants his life and relationships to go smoothly. He is fond of moments when he can relax and unwind, because of the nerve wracking Gemini Moon. He also likes privacy more than one would expect, but is capable of giving it up if work demands it. This Moon also squares Pluto, and President Obama distrusts large groups. Growing up with a black and white parent, and moving around so much, he felt different all the time, sort of like “the Ugly Duckling.” It's always hard to be "the new kid" and even though we mature and change, that pain is still there, it just gets sublimated into something else. The President feels his characteristics and past seem alien to others, and as if he always had to try extra hard to fit in. He needs to be accepted, but will not forsake his values to be liked. If you watch his eyes when he is delivering yet another speech about how Congress blocked one of his good ideas, you can see the anger in them, but he is highly disciplined, so this is how he gets by with them doing everything in their power to try to make him fail.
Obama’s Moon also trines Saturn; again showing us how important a stable family life is to him. He is true to himself, but is logical and a perfectionist even in his most intimate behavior. He does not try the easy way out of difficult situations; this just brings out his best traits of stability and perfectionism. He does have deep emotions, but is reserved and does not always like to show them outwardly. If he had his way, he would like more time for reading, studying and contemplation.
President Obama has Venus in Cancer, in the 5th house, so is actually much more emotionally vulnerable than one would expect. He is sensitive and tender, deeply romantic behind that dignified exterior. Venus in Cancer people are normally shy in social situations, but all those Leo planets help him become more outgoing. This means he would be more of a homebody if he could. His moods fluctuate often, and his strong desire for a calm and happy home life stem from his unpredictable upbringing. Obama truly cherishes his wife and daughters. He likes to have a good time, and has a sunny outlook on life. The Venus in the 5th house means his marriage will be happy, and that he has a strong love of the arts, likes the theatre and musical performances. Obama has a deep love of children, and with Venus in the 5th house, if he had others, they would likely be girls. Several aspects have shown that the President has artistic abilities. He has been heard to sing on occasion, and actually did sing a few lines of an Al Green song a few months ago, and sounded very good. Record sales for the song went way up!
The Look of Love
Obama Is a Democratic and Spiritual Man
Obama has Venus in 1 degree of Cancer, which sextiles his Pluto in 6 degrees of Virgo in the 8th house; a clear indication of his strong emotions. He possesses keen and clear perceptions and understands the transforming power of love. The Venus also trines Neptune, and tells us again President Obama has a highly romantic nature, which he keeps very private. A person with his Venus placements would not normally be inclined towards practicality, but too many other aspects in Obama’s horoscope point to his practical and perfectionist nature. He has a special and mystical understanding of other’s deep emotions, and it is soothing to be in his presence. Once again this is an aspect which shows artistic creativity in art or music. He truly understands the laws of balance and harmony as they relate to creative principles. The President has a Cancer Venus sextile a Virgo Mars, showing his happy and energetic disposition. This aspect assures compatibility in his marriage, and his inclinations to be a social creature. This is probably one reason he has used the media in such a positive way, as his popularity has been a professional asset in his business dealings.
The Mars in 22 degrees of Virgo in his 7th house trines his 11th house Saturn in 25 degrees Capricorn, promising energy and skill whenever work is concerned. Mars rules sharp instruments, and Virgo rules precision, so many surgeons have this aspect. In this case, Obama plans actions very carefully, and executes them systematically. He will not act without good, practical reasons. The President is a strong perfectionist, and is very critical and organized, expecting his staff and friends to be so in their responsibilities as well.
Barack Obama has an Aquarius Ascendant, which is an air sign that can make a person appear detached, and ascendants are about how you appear. He is determined, philosophical and a humanitarian, who comes across as refined. Obama has a reasonable disposition, is thoughtful, with a good memory and he is discriminative about how he uses his time and who he spends it with. He lives in a very mental world, sometimes lost in his thoughts, but has clear responses and is very capable of dealing with facts. Aquarius influences make one fond of reforms, and they are champions of progressive ideas. They have generous and good hearted natures. Since Aquarius is a fixed sign, like his Leo Sun, Obama has strong likes and dislikes. But he is very sociable, and has many acquaintances. He is capable of a steady application of concentration and thought, and an inventive genius when it comes to his literary abilities. He appreciates all kinds of knowledge, as he is intelligent and has great reasoning abilities, which we have seen with his Mars in Capricorn. Most important traits in a person’s horoscope will show up in more than one way. The President is fond of his friends, and they know he is a humanizing influence, because he truly believes all people should be equal. Obama has Neptune in his 9th house, showing an interest in all forms of religions and that he is a spiritual person.
Barack Obama is a very hard working, intelligent and disciplined man. In this writer's opinion, the way Congress has treated him is a disgrace, wasting much of the President's whole term by opposing anything he wanted. It is doubtful they even read or listened to much of what was proposed. But he still managed to accomplish a lot. The country was ready to fall into a Depression when Obama took office. He saved the auto industry. And he is working hard to see as many people as possible have health care. He believes women can be trusted to know their own bodies, even if it causes them to make heartbreaking decisions like abortion. It is never a decision that is taken lightly. I believe that anyone who has a background even a little bit different than their own scares many American people. The lies and misrepresentations of Barack Obama's life have disgusted and shocked me. I hoped and believed that at this juncture in history, people realized that we are all the same, regardless of the color of our skin, or the differences of our upbringing. It appears that some people in the U.S. truly think Barack Obama has tried to turn our country into a Socialist nation. But we, the American citizens, elect both the President and the Congress. This is why it is so important to VOTE in your local and state elections, not only the Presidential ones. I wish Barack Obama the very best at his second run for the Presidency, and hope that Democratic voters come out on Election Day in great numbers to support him, as I will.
President Obama’s Jupiter is conjunct his Saturn, giving him his serious outlook on life, and involvement in heavy responsibilities. He must overcome severe obstacles (Saturn) to expand his business affairs (Jupiter), and will need infinite patience to realize them (which he seems to have). Jupiter is in a weak conjunction to the President’s Aquarius ascendant, meaning that he does not have class, racial or religious distinctions about people. He insists that social, religious and moral values are universal, and is democratic in every respect. His Jupiter in Aquarius is an indicator that he knows we can learn unique lessons and have valuable contributions from each person in society. He has a strong desire to share spiritually with people from all walks of life, and is wished the very best in what will be a close election. President Barack Obama realizes that each person has an important role to play in the spiral of life.
Toward the Future
The face of our country is changing rapidly, and is becoming the melting pot is was meant to be when it was founded. America is still the greatest country in the world, and we can make it greater still. We need each other to do that, and must meet each other halfway.
People come from all over the world to live here and find opportunity, and we are still bound by Lady Liberty's invitation, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses." We will find our way together.
The Obamas 2nd Presidential Inauguration Ball
© 2012 Jean Bakula
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