The astrology of Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders is an unusual choice for a presidential candidate. He would be the oldest person to be elected president of the United States. He is Jewish, and an avowed socialist. He has no handlers and no PACs, and he is virtually ignored by mainstream media. Yet he is gaining support in unexpected places – from liberals of course, but also from independents and even evangelicals who resonated with his speech at Liberty University.
One has to wonder why, after a long and illustrious career in Congress, does Sanders suddenly want to be President? Perhaps a look at the astrological influences can add some insight.
Bernie Sanders (September 8, 1941, Brooklyn NY, time unknown) was born with the Sun in Virgo, the sign of service and humility. His Sun is conjunct the North lunar Node, the point that shows us the way towards our future destiny. Sun/North Node people typically have a sense from childhood that they have a special mission to fulfill – a particular path to walk.
We don’t know Sanders’ ascendant (rising sign) without a time of birth, but his Aries Moon shows his fiery and passionate nature, especially since is Moon aligns with Mars, the planet that energizes and motivates us, but which also adds an aggressive quality to the chart. This is especially true because Mars is in Aries, its own sign, which essentially doubles the intensity of the assertive quality.
The Mars/Aries dynamic quality is out of sync with the humility of Virgo, and finding a way to balance those two forces has likely been one of the themes of Sanders’ life. Sanders’ chart lacks the water element which often suggests an individual for whom empathy and compassion is difficult. Yet he has Mercury (communication) in peace-loving Libra, suggesting that he is easily able to see another […]