Al Gore, born March 31, 1948, if elected, will join a very short list of Sun in Aries Presidents: John Tyler and Thomas Jefferson.
However, his lifepath number which is 11 puts him in a rather large group of presidents who have had this master number for a lifepath: John Adams, William Henry Harrison, Herbert Hoover, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton.
The combination of Al's Sun sign and his Moon sign blend the attributes of the Ram (Aries) and the Goat (Capricorn), equipping him well for the task of battering and climbing. This position gives natural talents for managing and directing as the driving force of Aries is tempered with the persistence and deliberate judgment of Capricorn. He has an inner drive for success that is rarely equaled. There are also very definite ideas about where he is going and how he is going to get there; and he's not one to let anything stand in his way. In many ways he is an opportunist who knows how to judge people, spot problem people, and problem situations, before they get the upper hand. He may not get to his goals as quickly as many fellow Aries, since avoiding the pitfalls and waiting for the chance that is really what he wants. This is a strength that other Aries may not possess. Nonetheless, his drive is always hard, and fast, compared to normal standards. Though he is full of energy and determination, he seems to waste very little of these on nonproductive activities. He seems to know how to direct his efforts to get what he wants. Being a very worldly person, fame and recognition are his top priorities or at least very near the top. He will give up a lot in a personal sense for success. His intellect is not unsound, but abstract knowledge or knowledge for its own sake, holds little appeal to him. Common sense seems much more valuable so far as he is concerned.
Like George W., Al Gore also has Leo on the Ascendant. So, no matter who gets elected, we are going to have pseudo royalty at the helm for the next four years. 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 house placement of the Sun shows the area of life where the vital energies generated by the Sun are likely to focus. The Sun associated with any house illuminates the meaning of that house. It does so in the manner discussed in the reading of the Sun sign. Through the life, this energy of the Sun is evident. The subject matter of the house may prove to be the focus of most of his drive.
Al Gore's Sun resides in the sign ruling his tenth house. This placement denotes fame and honor, or sometimes scandal. In either case, this position is one that suggests that he will be noticed and is well suited for leadership. He is driven to reach a station of authority, power and responsibility. This in an indicator of a high degree of worldly honor and political power. Few with this elevated Sun remain obscure. Respect and social standing are necessary for him, and he may have been born to these. In a certain sense, the term nobility may fit Mr. Gore.
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 Al Gore's chart, Saturn is positioned in the first house and it has apparently become an important element of his personality. This placement suggests a conservative or very "wooden" slant to his personality. He projects a certain stiffness, seriousness, and determination reflected in his presentation of himself to the world. He can become somewhat of a law unto oneself, trying to dominate others with whom he comes in contact. His disposition is serious and resolute making it hard for him ever to relax and have a good time. He is highly self-disciplined, but prone to depression at times. He has to deal with a very sharp conflict in his nature imposed by Saturn, as your demeanor can be a coverup for a shyness or an inferiority complex. This planet adds much stability to your nature, a serious side, if you will.
Some of the major aspects in Al Gore's chart:
Sun trine Saturn-A trine formed between the Sun and Saturn makes it easy for him to accept and handle responsibility. Difficult times in his life result in minimal struggle. He inherently know how to react to problems and take advantage of counteracting opportunities. He may have ambitions, but these are not very strong. Most of the time he attains success by doing what is right, when the time is right. Somehow he brings a sense of stability to every situation. Life is not always a basket of roses, and sometimes he get depressed and deflated. Yet he can always get reorganized and back on the right track.
Sun trine Pluto-The Sun in his chart is trine Pluto giving him a highly evolved power of concentration and will. He has a way of mobilizing his talents to reach his goals. He has many leadership abilities, but he may not be so interested in leadership. He focuses instead on his personal agenda. He often displays an attitude of righteous indignation toward those who bend the truth and take advantage of others. He is an extremely perceptive person. There is much investigative skill associated with this aspect, and his insight in human motivations can serve him well in fields of behavior sciences. He may not always agree with people, but he understands them very well.