exciting eight years on the national stage, America’s favorite political
soap opera is entering its final episode. President
Bill Clinton, the handsome and charismatic alpha male of the
ensemble, will be shifting gears and easing into a new lifestyle. With
all his faults, America loves him still, but what lies ahead for this
complex man, at once so bold and brilliant, and yet so tragically flawed?
Clinton is a Leo, born Aug. 19, 1946, at 8:51 am CST in Hope, Arkansas,
and he could serve as a textbook example of the legendary king of beasts.
A brilliant politician with more natural leadership ability than the law
allows, he radiates an optimism and polished enthusiasm that is just plain
difficult to resist. A self-made man who started life with less than nothing,
like the Sun, he draws others into orbit around his power center. Even
the most cynical Republicans would have to admit that he genuinely cares
for those he is sworn to protect, and the country has certainly prospered
under his paternal guidance.
to do everything in a big way, and even their personal failings seem outsized
in proportion. Clinton’s need for dramatic love affairs has proven to
be his undoing, time and time again. Bill has more than done his part
to cement Leo’s reputation as the sign of love and romance, but will he
ever really change?
be facing some challenging astrological aspects as he leaves office to
begin his new life. Transiting Uranus, currently moving through Aquarius,
will be badgering Clinton’s natal Leo and Taurus planets. Radical Uranus
will rock the boat, and its effects can range from unsettling to shockingly
explosive, even on its good days. With his recent bout with skin cancer,
Clinton may be feeling the Uranus tremors already.
Uranus is currently forming a square, or 90 degree aspect to Bill Clinton’s
Moon in Taurus. The square can be a difficult aspect, pitting these two
powerful planetary forces against each other. The Moon often describes
women in a man’s chart, revealing how he feels about his home and family.
The Moon also tells us a lot about a person’s unconscious routines, and
our instinctive, emotional reactions, much of which we pick up from our
during this time period, Clinton’s family and daily routines will be undergoing
a complete shake-up. He will be moving into new digs after eight years
in the same old house, and while his influence is on the wane, his wife
is emerging in her own right, more powerful than ever.
have a few surprises in store for Bill. She could have a tighter grasp
on their finances than he does. Furthermore, in her upcoming book, she
is expected to finally break her silence and address his past infidelities.
Hillary may be signing her own declaration of independence, and as Chelsea
heads back to college, Bill’s family seems to be splitting apart. This
could be a difficult year for an already difficult marriage, with cracks
extending deep into the bedrock of the Clinton home. Advantage: Hillary.
for Bill is a new sense of emotional freedom and a chance to break out
of restrictive patterns. After eight years on a presidential leash, he
can feel free to experiment and be himself without having to worry about
how it will affect his approval ratings.
feeling of freedom is also indicated by the planetary activity in his
natal Fifth House. The Fifth House rules fun, pleasurable activities,
such as hobbies, entertainment, gambling, children and especially love.
The Fifth House is where we get to express ourselves doing what we want
to do. Transiting Uranus is already moving through Clinton’s Fifth House,
and transiting Neptune in Aquarius is just about to enter it.
is exhausting, and right now, this is probably one tired, good ole boy.
He wants to kick back and have some fun. Heaven knows he’s earned it.
Besides, a man like Bill Clinton can accomplish more for the common good
on a golf course or a fishing trip than the next 50 politicians put together.
Clinton’s ambition is eternal, but we’ll be seeing more of the golf shirt
and baseball cap than the coat-and-tie. He’ll be peddling his influence
with the big boys, but he is going to have a lot more fun and freedom
in doing it.
Next for Clinton?
He has some
far-sighted, creative projects in mind, including publishing his side
of the story. His undeniable star power could lead him to draw on his
influence within the entertainment industry for help in establishing his
agenda. His new, laid-back leadership style should be a big success as
he carves out his own unique place in the political landscape.
life may be more muddled. Neptune, the planet of dreams and delusions,
will be entering his Fifth House, which is associated with, among other
things, love affairs. Clinton was born with a prominent Mars-Neptune
conjunction on his Libra Ascendant (the “front door” of his chart), and he tends to
delude himself about his affairs. His own self-delusion, under scrutiny,
quickly turns to deceit.
transit will tightly aspect his natal Mars-Neptune conjunction, representing
an opportunity to spiritualize these issues, perhaps using religious counseling
to come to a higher awareness of his real desires. But will he do it?
It could also be too easy for unworthy underlings to sneak into his intimate
So it looks
like more of the same for Bill Clinton—glorious success in his ambitions,
but continued confusion at home and in his relationships. He’s leaving
the White House at exactly the right time, as the economy that buoyed
his administration heads into a downturn. There are bound to be days in
the new conservative Bush
era when we will fondly recall how much more fun it was having a Leo in
the White House!