The zodiac signs of recent presidents can be a new way of looking at candidates, or an astrological way of getting to know yourself through a fellow sun sign. Presidential politics give Americans an up-close and personal view of politicians, and these most recent five presidents display the characteristic traits of their astrological signs and their best astrological compatibility.
Ronald Reagan – Aquarius
The 40th U.S. President demonstrated classic Aquarius characteristics during his two terms. Aquarians tend to be popular personalities, with an unusual way in the world. Certainly Reagan’s transformation from movie star to the Oval office is one-of-a-kind. People born under Aquarius tend to be humanitarians. President Reagan accomplished his goal of restoring “the great, confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism” by revamping the tax code, cutting taxes and government spending for the benefit of the “greater good.”
George H. W. Bush – Gemini
President Bush, the 41st U.S. President, was born under the sign of Gemini. Known as the twins for having two distinct sides to their personality, Geminis have quick thinking, adept communication and ease with change. Bush demonstrated both a very secretive, discreet side to his personality as a Director of the CIA and as a Liaison in the People’s Republic of China. He also displayed his extroverted side in his public roles as Vice President and President. During his one term, Bush’s ability to quickly and intelligently deal with change helped the nation cope as the Berlin Wall crumbled, the Communist bloc fractured and the Gulf War erupted in the Middle East.
Bill Clinton – Leo
Happy in the spotlight and optimistic in nature, Bill Clinton, the 42nd U.S. President, is the epitome of Leo personality. Likeable, heart-felt and also able to roar, Leos emit the warmth and growth of their ruling planet, the Sun. Clinton’s charismatic personality helped him maintain popularity, even during the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky scandals. His optimism brought about a rare time of economic stability, which created a surplus in the U.S. budgets for the first time in decades. Lionesque Clinton could effectively take down the opposition with his speaking gifts and ability to fight. When in conflict with the Republican-led House of Representatives over the budget, Clinton came out on top through his stealth political maneuvers.
George W. Bush – Cancer
The 43rd U.S. President, George W. Bush, was born under the sign of Cancer. Cancers are known for being close to women, emotional, and having a tendency to move sideways rather than forward. After the frightening attacks of September 11, 2001, Bush brought the nation together with a heartfelt and patriotic speech. His administration also choose an unexpected strategy to retaliate by sending troops to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, rather than just prosecute the individual terrorist cells, to contain the Taliban and other terrorists.
Barack Obama – Leo
Barack Obama was born a Leo, and shares Clinton’s charismatic leadership style. Obama’s popularity comes from his eloquence on difficult issues like race and political differences, while always taking the optimistic view that the nation’s basic decency will bring Americans together. Though less gregarious than Clinton, Obama’s warmth of personality comes through in his lifelong dedication to serving others, his close-knit family, and desire to create affordable health care for all. He can also show deft leadership, as when he ordered the secret mission to execute Taliban leader Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.