George W. Bush, born July 6, 1946, has a Cancer Sun sign. If elected, he'll join a short list of Cancer presidents, none of whom were standouts; Calvin Coolidge, John Q. Adams, and Gerald Ford.
George W.'s lifepath number is 6. Again, there is a short list of lifepath 6 presidents before him; James Madison, Dwight Eisenhower, and Warren Harding. Not exactly the cream of the crop here either.
George W.'s chart has sort of an unusual shape. Horoscopes take on shapes that produce subtle differences in an individual's nature. The different shape configurations produce distinctive tendencies. The placement of planets in his chart produces a rather rare configuration known as a bundle. The bundle is rare because all of the planets have to be clustered in just 120° or one third of the circle. This often shows a somewhat complacent and provincial person not easily capable of well-rounded development. His thinking is likely to be channelled and confined and may not be well suited for the complexities of such a high office. The bundle is a very self-obsessed mode, and he tends to need little feedback or encouragement from others. He has a way of drawing from others what he does need, with a sort of magnetic attraction. He has a marked capacity to make a good deal out of little or nothing; to do much with the most limited apparent talents. Much importance and focus is cast on to the cutting planet, Jupiter. With Jupiter in high focus, generosity comes out and there is a tendency to do everything in a big way. There is usually a sense of importance in his demeanor. Friendly, folksy, and paternal, Jupiter takes charge and wants to do everything in a grand fashion.
The combination of George's Cancer Sun and Libra Moon creates a curious blending of independence and dependence, an entwined network of contradictions. The Cancer side of him wants to withdraw and become emotional; the Libra reaches and can remain detached and analytical. There is a constant pull between sheer objectivity and some pretty serious emotionalism. He does seem to absorb other people with a charm that makes them readily be drawn to him. Socially, he is a winner, but more so in a large gathering than in small groups. In many ways, he is a romantic. He likes to have people around him, and he likes to receive attention and notice for what he does. Yet he may have some difficulty responding in kind. There is a strong self-protective mechanism between him and others, and he seems to keep everyone at arms length with a certain analytical cleverness. He has an wonderful inborn ability to see all the strengths and flaws in those around him, and unless he finds few or no weaknesses in a person, it will be very difficult for them to penetrate the barrier and get very close to him.
George W. has Leo on the Ascendant. Leo rising produces a personality that is generous, warmhearted, and forceful. Leo is the royal sign, and having this sign for his Ascendant gives him a regal bearing and a sense of control over most situations. He is a very open and active person, showing a very happy face when things are going well. Integrity, courage, and dignity are his chief virtues, and his "sunny," extroverted disposition helps him gain the popular following he needs.
Being fond of power and command, he sometimes attempt to dominate situations when it may not be called for. He carries himself so proudly and almost reek dignity and self-assurance. He's so self-confident that he may be even a little careless at times.
Though he is quick tempered, he'll get over his upsets as quickly. His personality is so engaging when everything is going well, but he is less well equipped to handle adversity. He haughtily ignores persons causing conflict in his life.
There is a tendency for him to overdo, at times becoming too extravagant and too daring. He is stubborn, but not in an unpleasant or disagreeable way. He is romantic and sentimental, but sometimes a little foolhardy. He appreciates what people do for him, and he is a devoted friend who will remember and repay a kindness. He has royal tastes and a sense of luxury, prompting him to spend much to keep up appearances. His personality is on the dramatic side, steeped in pomp and ceremony, and he may look for opportunities to release a flamboyant side of his nature.
The Sun in George Bush's horoscope, surprisingly, is located in the twelfth house. The Sun in this house will rarely produce worldly leaders, but rather one who is more comfortable remaining in the background and influencing matters only in a subliminal fashion. An example of this would have been his behind the scenes ownership of a baseball team.
No matter who is elected this year, our president will have Pluto residing in his first house. This planet represents reforming and regeneration. Pluto positioned in first house results in an increased intensity of the personality and a more powerful will. Both candidates have a personality that is magnetic, and both crave power, as the ego is very strong. Both may have an expanded sense of initiative, but find it difficult to work with people some of the time. This is because of an explosiveness in their respective natures. There is also a mystery here, as both are a difficult individuals to really get to know.
In George W. Bush's chart, Venus is in the first house. Venus near the Ascendant suggests the help that Venus provides is apt to be most noticeable in his personality and in the way he relates to others. This suggests he possesses a generous portion of personal grace, a pleasing manner, and a normally friendly demeanor. The effect of this placement has helped him to become more socially outgoing and he indeed has a generally happy outlook on life. His personality strives to develop friendships and relationships. This is a considerable advantage to George W. in politics and social contacts.
A couple of the significant aspects in his chart:
Mercury conjunct Pluto- The conjunction of Mercury and Pluto shows that his mind is deep, penetrating, and somewhat inclined to extremes. He looks for hidden meanings in what others say, and he evaluates everything subjectively. He sees through people and senses their motives. Once he has made up his mind on a subject he will rarely change his views, and he is very assertive in expressing them. So much so, he can be overbearing at times. Nonetheless, he is a spokesperson for whatever cause he engenders.
Sun square Jupiter- This may show the party side of George W. Additionally, he is the kind of person who takes on more than is expected or perhaps more than he should. He may lack moderation in much he does. In many ways, he's an extremist. He expects too much of himself and sometimes he expects too much of other. Yet he always has the good intentions. Full of vitality, he knows how to have a good time. This aspect provides a certain verve and good spirit. There is a lot of the wheeler-dealer in this aspect, as an expansiveness marks his nature. The negative side of this aspect is that self-indulgence may cause physical problems. Food (especially rich foods), drink, and pleasure must be balanced.