My original plan was to continue profiling the candidates (see other posts in the series here) in their polling order, and I frankly didn’t think Marianne Williamson would stay in the race as long as she has. But she continues to raise money and attract voters to her events and she has said that she will continue her run for the presidency.
Williamson is an unlikely presidential candidate, which is what makes her interesting. After a youth spent, as she says, “mired in a series of unhappy love affairs, alcohol and drug abuse, a nervous breakdown, and endless sessions with therapists,” she discovered the book A Course in Miracles and became a spiritual teacher. She has written 13 books and was a favorite of Oprah.
Williamson’s chart shows a heavy emphasis in the sign of Cancer, with Sun, Venus and Uranus all conjunct in that sign which is focused on family and tribe. Cancerians tend to feel the troubles of the world more deeply than most, and a strong desire to help others runs through the archetype of Cancer. Her Cancer planets form a challenging square to Neptune, suggesting early challenges in forging an identity and a high level of creativity combined with a tendency to be more idealistic than realistic.
We are fortunate to have a birthtime for her which reveals an ascendant (rising sign) in Gemini. The ascendant describes the way in which we move through the world, which is different from the Sun which tends to show instead the individual’s personal quest. Those with Gemini rising (like me!)often find it difficult to focus on any one thing, and we can see this with Williamson’s personal history. Her Wikipedia page includes over ten different vocations which she has […]