Sylvia Sky, astrologer, Tarot reader, and gemstone enthusiast, is a widely published author of books and articles about spiritual matters.
Former Republican Elizabeth Warren
A registered Republican from 1990 to 1995, Elizabeth Warren switched to the Democratic Party because she thought Republican values had changed. She's not the only flip-flopper in politics: Her critic Donald Trump was a registered Democrat from 2001 to 2009, and a Republican before then and afterward.
As a candidate and president, Trump derided the U.S. senator from Massachusetts as “Pocahontas” because she claimed to have Native American ancestry. She said her family told her so. There was no proof until DNA testing in 2018 showed a Native American ancestor six to 10 generations back. It was through this fuss that most people outside of Massachusetts and Washington first heard of Elizabeth Warren.
Sun in Cancer: Love It or Hate It
Warren’s public release of her DNA test results—unprecedented in politics—and the focus on her background confirm the most basic element in Warren’s natal horoscope: She was born with a Cancer Sun, and Cancer Suns live family-oriented lives, love it or hate it. Warren tells and retells how her father’s heart attack when she was 12 set her Oklahoma family on the financial edge. They lost their car and almost their house. As an adult she became a leading expert on bankruptcy law and consumer protection.
Warren was born Elizabeth Herring on June 22, 1949 in Oklahoma City. No birth time is available so we present a classic default natal chart set for that day at sunrise. This maps out Elizabeth Warren’s natal planets in their correct zodiac signs and the relationships between those planets. Her true rising sign and the 12 houses of the chart cannot be figured without a birth time. Yet the horoscope tells much.
Elizabeth Warren's Birth Horoscope, Sunrise
Haunted by the Past
Warren was born under an exact Sun-Uranus conjunction in Cancer and it’s huge because astrologers look first at the natal Sun and what’s up with it. Warren has a dowdy look but a supernova mind and memory. As a Cancer Sun with a Taurus Moon she is a fusion of the two most money-minded signs.
Nobody feels money like a Cancerian. During an interview with Vogue in 2010, when her job was grilling Wall Street bankers about what they did with government bailout money, she made her cup of tea with a used teabag and advised saving 20 percent of earnings, paying the bills, then buying the cute shoes if anything is left.
Those born with Sun-Uranus conjunctions are idealists and reformers unless that conjunction is in Cancer: then, family first. Warren at 13 worked to contribute to the family and later waited until her first child was two before enrolling in law school. Haunted by the past she studied family bankruptcies to learn why they happen so often, and how to fix that.
After the crash of 2008, President Obama appointed this Harvard professor and Washington newbie to his new federal commission on bankruptcies. In 2012 she ran for the U.S. Senate and won. Her opponent was the first to raise the “Native American ancestry” issue.
The Tug Toward Leadership
U.S. presidential birth charts tend to have all their planets compressed into one-third or even one-quarter of the entire chart circle. Warren’s birth chart is not competitive. The planets are scattered, and one planet, the apex, sits off by itself opposite all others. Those other planets’ energies are “funneled” through the isolated apex planet and sign.
Warren’s apex planet is Jupiter, retrograding in the sign Aquarius. It tugs her towards leadership and shows growth through public service. Retrograde in Aquarius, sign of crowds, movements and the masses, this Jupiter can limit popularity.
Warren’s commitment to legal reforms and taxes on the wealthy and higher minimum wages seems sincere. What her generous Jupiter does wrong is over-reach and over-share so her plans seem impractical or self-serving. Conservatives grumbled that she exploited her ancestry and is starting a class war. Liberals whined that she’s not the type of candidate they’d want to have a beer with. (She knew that and took action; more about this later.)
Explaining the "Yod" or "Finger of God"
The “yod” geometrical shape on a horoscope is visualized as a long narrow triangle with a planet at each angle. In the above chart, this triangle is outlined in brown with green at the bottom.
“Yods” bestow a sense of mission or a compulsion to shoulder and complete a certain life task. All the planets in Warren’s yod are aligned within one degree; it’s a 99-percent-perfect “Finger of God.”
“Finger of God” is only a nickname for a yod and a misleading nickname. It does not signify any special relationship with the divine. Natal yod/Finger of God people include Princess Diana, Pablo Picasso, Karl Marx, Larry Fine, MC Hammer, Prince, and Jussie Smollett. That said, most people with natal yods are not famous.
With Elizabeth Warren, the yod's apex or "pointer finger" is Jupiter retrograde in Aquarius. The two narrower angles are Warren's Cancer planets and Saturn in Virgo.
Saturn in Virgo runs a tight ship. Saturn in Virgo enrolls in law school when her child turns two and no sooner. When Mitch McConnell told this Saturn in Virgo (with Pluto in Leo) to shut up, she persisted. In 2018, Warren announced not a candidacy but an “exploratory” committee to gauge if running for president in 2020 would be worth it. She decided it was.
What Makes Elizabeth Run?
The words “intense,” “driven,” “a larger destiny,” “chosen,” and “frustration” turn up when trying to interpret a yod, but without a birth time Warren’s horoscope furnishes no clues as to how her yod would manifest. Warren is 70, so it has probably manifested already. Because Jupiter is the yod's apex and also the “handle” of her bucket formation, Warren in high office might have a savior complex. Maybe she hopes to write a book for big money. It will be her choice, because the meaning of a horoscope unfolds through its owner's choices.
Warren manifested as an educator serving the young and as a public crusader for changes in banking, finance, consumer protection and the U.S. Treasury—topics eclipsed by her ancestry. Her experience is limited to domestic issues. She could be a Democratic Pence to someone else's Trump.
Warren’s natal Mars-Mercury conjunction is in the active, high-strung and verbal sign Gemini. Quick with words, she can also be glib and argumentative. Her Neptune in Libra, like your mother's Neptune in Libra, makes her think she knows what's good for us.
Thinking (About 2020) and Drinking (Beer)
Warren announced on Monday, December 31, 2018 that she was forming a committee to explore whether she ought to try becoming the Democratic nominee for the U.S. presidency in 2020. She also invited everyone to her family New Year’s Eve through an Instagram feed.
It was clear that Warren did not consult an astrologer about timing that announcement. On that day:
- The transiting Sun in Capricorn, with grinchy Saturn sitting right on it, opposed Warren’s natal Sun. Odds were against success.
- That Sun-Saturn transit also opposed and squelched the natal Sun-Uranus that gives her a brilliant mind.
- Transiting Mars exactly squared her Sun-Uranus conjunction; the announcement did not generate excitement but rather undermined it.
- The Moon in Scorpio that day opposed her natal Moon: Privately she was under tremendous stress.
On camera she “cracked open a beer." Cringe-worthy but, in its own way, radical: In politics the rule has always been “Never be photographed with a drink in your hand.”
Warren’s vision of a future based on a fairer distribution of wealth and a far higher minimum wage is utopian and can’t happen overnight or even in one presidency. An inability to be anybody but her idealistic self won’t play well among fans of sound bites and scandals. The business world sees her as an enemy.
I think she hoped with her candidacy to draw the media’s attention toward issues and values she believes are of prime importance, such as making America a family.
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© 2019 Sylvia Sky
Jean Bakula from New Jersey on February 14, 2019:
Really interesting, Sylvia. I like Warren, but think she already messed up with the college application saying she was Native American, and the Beer Video was flat. My friends in NJ want to see a Biden/Beto ticket. It's sure to get interesting, with such a large field of Dems. I can't find a birth time for Beto.