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3:07 pm - 09.24.04
The Presidential Astrology Charts
The 2004 Presidential Canidates
We asked master astrologer Jeff Jawer to analyze the compatibility of the two sets of running mates, John Kerry with John Edwards for the Democratic Party and George Bush with Dick Cheney for the Republican Party. Here are excerpts from his articles, with links to the full stories.
The Executive Odd-Couple
George W. Bush is a warm, outgoing leader with effervescent Leo rising in his chart. And behind that presidential smile sits a very personal Sun in Cancer that tempers his Leo confidence with a down-to-earth regular guy kind of feeling. While far from being a master of details, the candidate for re-election brings a sense of certainty to his supporters. He also brings Dick Cheney, his running mate and vice-president for the past four years.
No one has ever accused Dick Cheney of getting his way with an engaging smile. The long time executive - in and out of government - is a smart-as-a-whip Aquarius who understands the complex power struggles of Washington. His depth of experience added much-needed substance to the President's campaign back in 2000, giving Bush supporters confidence that the two-term Texas governor's back would be well protected.
Astrologers generally don't consider a personal Cancer like President Bush and an intellectual Aquarius like Vice-President Cheney to be a comfortable match, but there are other factors that link their charts in ways that make them at ease with one another. Aquarius, for example, is the sign opposite George Bush's Leo Ascendant, putting the vice-president's Sun in President Bush's house of partnership. While Leo is out front rallying the troops, Aquarius is the less visible team player more in need of results than attention.
Dick Cheney was born with Virgo as his ascendant, which means that the sign of details dominates the most obvious part of his personality. Yet in his house of partnership we find the Moon in Pisces, a water sign compatible with the President's Sun in watery Cancer. So... much as Bush needs a cool partner, Cheney needs a warm one.
Their relationship seems to be one where each plays his part with the full confidence of the other, both men so different, yet closely aligned with trust and by a clear understanding of each other's role.
The Tale of Two Johns
First there was the serious one, Sagittarius John Kerry. Sagittarians are supposed to be a playful bunch, ruled as they are by Jupiter, the planet of optimism, and we see this trait in Kerry's love of sports. But, when John Kerry was born Saturn was right next to his Moon and opposite his Sun, the two most important points in his chart. Saturn is astrology's heavyweight, the planet of responsibility and order, the planet of seriousness. Kerry certainly demonstrated this gravity of purpose as a war hero, political activist, prosecutor and U.S. senator. But, in spite of decades in the public eye and many successful political campaigns, he's often been described as patrician and aloof, a cool candidate for these hot times.