Of our 43 presidents, the most common sun signs are Aquarius and Scorpio. Each sign of the zodiac has a mode – fixed (stable, strong, unwavering), cardinal (starter, bossy, active) or mutable (changeable, adaptable, impressionable). Of the 43 presidents, 18 (42%) have been in fixed signs (Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio).
What’s this love of fixed signs in American politics? As an astrologer, I watch every election for the insult that someone is “waffling,” the very opposite of being fixed. Americans love politicians who do not waffle, who believe in a something and stick with that one idea or belief for a very long time. Changing one’s mind or talking about the complications of a situation are very unpopular behaviors for anyone running for office in the United States.
The least common sun signs for American presidents are Gemini, Virgo and Aries. One of the Gemini presidents, John F. Kennedy, did not complete office and the other Gemini president (George Bush Sr.) only lasted one term. In our 234-year history, the United States has been run by a Gemini president for a mere 6 years.
Whenever I happen upon Gemini in the chart of a politician, I get very interested in how this intellectual, changeable, double-personality sign has managed its way into office. When I see Gemini in the chart of a politician, I look, more than usual, for the hidden life behind the public image.
Mike DeWine, Ohio’s Attorney-General elect and former Ohio Senator, has sun in Capricorn with moon in Gemini. Capricorn is that ambitious earth sign known for seeking positions of authority and respect. Gemini, the sign of the twins, is known for its dualistic and, gone bad, duplicitous nature. Capricorn and Gemini combined in a chart represent an individual who is motivated by ambition and intellectual stimulation and moved very little by feelings. Do not cry on the shoulder of Mike DeWine.
Do ask Mike DeWine to tell you about his beliefs and you will find yourself in a very heady, deep conversation. Keep on your toes because Gemini moon conjunct Uranus in DeWine’s chart makes him a wily debater with a quick, agile mind. He can pick up facts from the air to challenge you at every point. After your long, detailed conversation with him, you will walk away wondering how he talked you out of your most basic beliefs. He may have appeared to contradict himself, but somehow he explained that too. You agreed with him but now you wonder why . . . Even if you don’t agree with Mike DeWine you can learn much from his tremendous intellectual power. Mike DeWine has the intellectual ability (Gemini) and authoritative nature (Capricorn) to convince you the sky is green.
Dewine’s Venus and Jupiter are conjunct in Scorpio which add intensity to an already serious nature. Saturn and Pluto are conjunct in Leo which square the Venus/Jupiter conjunction. This Saturn/Pluto conjunction, which occurred right after WWII, can also be found in the chart of Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson. Like Frank Jackson, DeWine probably received negative messages during his youth that taxed his self-esteem and challenged his sense of self. For both Jackson and DeWine, growing up post-WWII must have been difficult.
The office of Attorney General should be a comfortable one for Mike DeWine, a Capricorn whose very nature is one of Top Cop. As an astrologer, I’ll still be watching for that Gemini moon and that “other” Mike DeWine that does like to break the rules.