Let’s say Barack Obama and John Boehner were a couple and came into the astrologer’s office for some marriage counseling. I imagine it would go like this:
John Boehner: We were so attracted to each other when we first met! It was like the 4th of July. Then it all changed and he became cold as ice (Scorpio sun square Leo sun).
Barack Obama: It’s not me that runs hot and cold. It’s you (Leo sun square Scorpio sun).
BO: We have different values about money which is why we argue. I like to spend money on family (Venus in Cancer) and he likes to spend money on things that impress others to earn their respect (Venus in Capricorn).
JB: I believe you should buy the best that’s out there (Venus in Capricorn, moon and Neptune in Libra), that’s all. I’m not trying to impress anyone (moon in Libra denying need to be popular).
BO: Every time I spend money on family (Venus in Cancer) you get so nasty and critical (Saturn conjunct Mars in Virgo).
JB: I’m critical? Didn’t you tell me the other day that my shirt was ugly (Mars in Virgo)?
BO: Yes, because I bought you a new shirt to go with those khaki pants (Venus in Cancer).
JB: I thought you said you hated those khaki pants? One day you say one thing, the next day another (moon in Gemini). Besides, why did you go shopping without me (Scorpio hurt feelings and need to control)?
BO: I wanted to surprise you (Gemini moon lie).
JB: Why didn’t you take me? I love shopping. It’s like you want to have fun without me (BO Saturn on JB Jupiter).
BO: How can I buy you a present if you’re with me (Gemini moon need for freedom)?
JB: Are you seeing someone else (Suspicious Scorpio sun)?
BO: Absolutely not (with Gemini moon, we’ll never know). I love you more than a sunflower loves the sun (Mercury in Leo dramatic expression).
JB: Then why, last October 14 at the Anderson’s party, the night with the crab cakes where you wore that gauzy white shirt, did you turn away from me when I offered you a second glass of champagne and tell the handsome man next to you that single people had such freedom (Saturn conjunct Mars in Virgo attention to detail with Scorpio grudge attached)?
BO: What party (Leo sun and Gemini moon lives in the present)?
JB: Don’t pretend you don’t remember (Scorpio pressure to agree or suffer the pains of a lifetime of revenge and banishment).
BO: Oh that night (Gemini moon lie and ability to adapt and change the situation). I said to him that Swedish people had such freedom. He was an international lawyer, remember (Gemini moon subterfuge)?
Obama then opens his arms for a big hug. Boehner, not able to resist affection and intimacy, leaps right into his arms.