2020 presidential election

The astrology of Michael Bloomberg

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Other posts in the series “Road to 2020:”

  1. Joe Biden
  2. Bernie Sanders
  3. Elizabeth Warren
  4. Kamala Harris
  5. Pete Buttigieg
  6. Tulsi Gabbard
  7. Andrew Yang
  8. Amy Klobuchar

And posts written about Donald Trump.


Michael Bloomberg is late to the 2020 Democratic nomination – he only announced his candidacy in November 2019.  He has been a remarkably flexible politician: a lifelong Democrat until 2001 he ran for mayor as a Republican and endorsed both George W. Bush and Barack Obama for president (he switched his affiliation back to Democrat in 2007).

Bloomberg has not only the Sun in Aquarius, but also the Moon, Mercury, and Venus – a large stellium of Aquarian planets that also includes Ceres.  Aquarius is known for its eccentricity and unique life view as bestowed by Uranus, but it is often forgotten that Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius which confers the detachment and rational mind that Aquarius is also known for.  Emotions do not cloud the clarity of the Aquarian perception – personal feelings don’t get in the way.

In fact, Bloomberg’s chart has no water signs other than the Cancer ascendant (and the South Node, about which more will come later).  Individuals with no water in their chart sometimes lack empathy and can find it difficult to express or identify with their feelings and emotions, but the ascendant reflects the way that we appear in the world.  Yet the Moon in Aquarius rules the ascendant and therefore a critical element of the chart, showing the importance of integrating the inner world of feelings into Aquarian world of reason. It’s not […]

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By |2020-02-26T08:43:18-05:00February 26th, 2020|Politics|8 Comments

The astrology of Amy Klobuchar

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Other posts in the series “Road to 2020:”

  1. Joe Biden
  2. Bernie Sanders
  3. Elizabeth Warren
  4. Kamala Harris
  5. Pete Buttigieg
  6. Tulsi Gabbard
  7. Andrew Yang
  8. Amy Klobuchar

And posts written about Donald Trump.


Amy Klobuchar is now third in the CNN poll of Democratic candidates in New Hampshire.  Unlike the other candidates, Klobuchar doesn’t really have a “hook.”  Bernie is Bernie.  Warren “has a plan for that.”  Biden is “Uncle Joe.”  Yang offers Universal Income, and Buttigieg is “Mayor Pete.”  Ms. Klobuchar doesn’t seem to have a hook like this, other than she is running as a moderate centrist.

We are fortunate to have a birth certificate time for Ms. Klobuchar (thank you Astro.com!) so that we can create an accurate birth chart.  From this we can see that she was born under a New Moon, with the Sun and Moon conjunct in Gemini.  New Moon people are changemakers – they were born at the beginning of a new lunar phase and they are ready to wipe the slate clean.  We saw this with Queen Victoria, another politician with the New Moon in Gemini who single handedly erased the shame of the loss of the American colonies and presided over the greatest expansion of Empire the world had ever seen.

I’m not saying that Ms. Klobuchar has that kind of potential, but the enthusiasm and electricity of the New Moon personality is not to be denied.  The double Gemini influence carries a sharp intellect and consistent good humor, but also there can be a tendency towards the superficial and a changeability that […]

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By |2020-02-11T07:32:50-05:00February 10th, 2020|Politics|9 Comments

The astrology of Andrew Yang, Democratic candidate for president

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Other posts in the series “Road to 2020:”

  1. Joe Biden
  2. Bernie Sanders
  3. Elizabeth Warren
  4. Kamala Harris
  5. Pete Buttigieg
  6. Tulsi Gabbard
  7. Andrew Yang

And posts written about Donald Trump.


Andrew Yang is an unusual candidate in that he has no real political experience.  His career path has taken him from corporate attorney, to philanthropic fundraiser, to party organizer, to healthcare and then landed him in a small test preparation company that was later acquired by Kaplan, a giant in the field.  This enabled him to begin Venture for America, a nonprofit investing in future entrepreneurs, winning him an award as Champion for Change by the Obama administration.  Yang’s primary platform in his presidential campaign is that of Universal Basic Income, where each citizen is given $1000 a month to combat the negative effects of automation on the job economy.  This idea is slowly gathering support both on the left and on the right.  Although Yang is running as a Democrat, he is not particularly partisan. He cheerfully appears on Fox News and is gathering support among conservatives because he is pragmatic and technocratic rather than stuck in ideological positions.  I confess that the more I read about him to research this article, the more I like him too.

Fortunately we have a birth time from Yang himself through his campaign (thank you astro.com)  which gives us a more complete picture of his personality.  He is a double Capricorn, with both the Sun and ascendant (rising sign) in that sign of achievement and practicality.   Yet, he has the Moon, […]

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By |2019-12-27T16:57:32-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Politics|11 Comments

The astrology of Tulsi Gabbard

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This is the latest in a series of profiles of Democratic presidential candidates.  For the others, see the list at the bottom of this article. In this series I am making every attempt to be objective, but sometimes my bias may seep through. 

Tulsi Gabbard is a curious candidate and hard to pin down.  She is economically progressive, supporting Medicare for All, and socially progressive as a fairly recent convert to LGBTQ rights.  She is vegan and a practicing Hindu. She has practiced and taught martial arts and served in the armed services.  She is anti-war, except when it comes to terrorism in which case she is an avowed hawk, blaming Islam for the spread of terrorism around the world which is more of a right-wing position. This has made her a right-wing media darling, praised by Breitbart and Steve Bannon as well as David Duke and Richard Spencer, noted white nationalist leaders. In some ways this is not surprising given her background – there appears to be a natural enmity between Hindus and Muslims which wasn’t helped by the partition of Pakistan. But it does put her to the right of many Democrats in opposition to her more liberal stances on other policies.

It will not surprise astrologers to learn that Ms. Gabbard (born April 12, 1981, time unknown, in American Samoa) was born under the sign of Aries, a sign ruled by Mars and dedicated towards an aggressive assertion of the Self.  Aries individuals tend to be courageous and idealistic, but usually not afraid to back down in a fight.  On top of this, her Sun conjoins Mars, the planetary ruler of Aries, which is also in Aries where it is strongest and most easily able to […]

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By |2019-11-27T12:19:08-05:00November 27th, 2019|Politics|10 Comments

The astrology of Marianne Williamson

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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 […]

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By |2019-10-31T14:23:56-04:00October 16th, 2019|Politics|2 Comments