“Ten of America's 43 Presidents were born with Mars in Leo, a statistical anomaly that far exceeds chance,” wrote Wolfstar in 2005. Hillary Clinton has Mars in Leo.
Her big problem astrologically is her Moon in Pisces: no US president has ever had this placement: it betokens self-sacrifice, even a sense of victimhood, characteristics at odds with the carnivorous and opportunistic requirements of the US presidency – certainly being married to leg-over Bill has drawn on her capacity to delay gratification.
Her seven planets in fixed signs suggests a stubborn, strong-willed individual. Her Mars has been retrograde in Gemini since November 15th, indicative of her recent problems, but it goes direct from late January 2008: her New Hampshire victory is timely then. She was always going to struggle in January. After January, her chart looks very positive, particularly around summer and November, so I can understand why the Mail’s Jonathan Cainer thinks we shall hail a Mrs President this year. On the other hand, astrologer Marjorie Orr foresees a Republican victory, so the stars offer something for everyone.
Incidentally, I won’t hear a word against Private Eye, but is its new cover a bit dubious? Is the US presidential election really about black versus white? (eg Obama heading for the “Black House”). Isn't it about non-Bush versus non-Bush? The Eye is usually very sharp to the under-currents (brilliant on vicar Blair and “pipe-smoker” Brown) but I think that cover is ... dodgy.