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Constitutional Astrology: Presidential Aquarians

January 24, 2012 by Sayeh Hormozi


For many, the stars (the ones made of hydrogen and helium) serve as a GPS for life. Should I go on that blind date? Should I ask my boss for that raise? Well, is Mercury in retrograde?


The constitutional astrologers here at Constitution Daily (yes, we exist) take a radical new approach to the zodiac: What does your sign say, not about the future but about the past?


While many will still look to political pundits (also often  filled with gas) to comprehend current events, we watch as the planets shift and the moons of Jupiter align to help you make sense of it all. Visit this space each month to find out your historical horoscope and the U.S.  Presidents who share your sign.

Aquarius (January 21 to February 19)

Only 3 weeks into the new year, many of us are striving to follow through on resolutions to eat better, exercise more and generally improve ourselves. For some of us, it’s a daily struggle. Every time there are donuts in the office kitchen, we find it harder and harder to pass up the pristine, glazed confections. As the temperature drops, we find it tougher and tougher to leave our toasty homes, and make it to the gym. Strong-willed Aquarians, however, have it a little easier. Once they make up their minds, they become passionate about seeing things through.

Presidential Aquarians

William Henry Harrison: February 9, 1773


Abraham Lincoln: February 12, 1809


William McKinley: January 29, 1843


Franklin D. Roosevelt: January 30, 1882


Ronald Reagan: February 6, 1911


It is this single-focused determination that can often leave Aquarians feeling isolated from others. Even the most outgoing of the bunch are prone to loneliness, and must take great care to share their feelings with their loved ones. If they don’t, Aquarians may find it difficult to have lasting relationships, since their inability to express themselves may make them seem aloof and distant. Abraham Lincoln, for example, was once described as a man “who handled other men remotely…like pieces on a chessboard,” despite being generally admired and captivated by many of his peers.


Although resolute, Aquarians are an incredibly open-minded and honest bunch. They are not afraid to reconsider their strongly-held opinions when they receive evidence that they have perhaps made a mistake. Ronald Reagan exemplified this quality when he addressed the American people about the scandalous Iran-Contra affair, when he said, “A few months ago, I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that’s true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not. There are reasons why it happened, but no excuses. It was a mistake.”


You have so much going for you, Aquarius. Your magnetic personality and frank honesty draws people to you effortlessly, but keeping them close is where your work begins. Balance your natural ability to lead and your penchant for being a loner with your love of helping others to make your life more well-rounded and you’ll go far. It’s no coincidence that some of the nation’s most well-loved presidents share your sign.


When she is not star-gazing Sayeh Hormozi is Senior Manager for International & Civic Engagement at the National Constitution Center.


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