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Constitutional Astrology: Presidential Sagittarians

November 23, 2011 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.

Sagittarius (November 23 to December 22)

It's no wonder that the beginning of Sagittarius's reign brings about the busiest travel time of the year: Thanksgiving. Sagittarians love to get out of their comfort zones and explore the world. Fueled by their adventurous spirits, they are avid travelers and love meeting new people. It's not a surprise then that their free spirits hate to be tied down, and need the freedom to constantly test the limits and boundaries of their ever-changing ideas and notions about life.

Presidential Sagittarians

Martin Van Buren December 5, 1782

Zachary Taylor November 24, 1784

Franklin Pierce November 23, 1804

    Their natural knack for teaching and penchant for law, politics and public service make Sagittarians a natural fit for the presidency.

    But be careful, Sag, sometimes you can become a bit too fixated on an idea. Once it's in your head, it's tough to keep you from going through with it. And although that trait can be admirable, and proved extremely useful to Van Buren during his presidency (he was known for going after his own political ideas and ambitions pretty ruthlessly), it can often be damaging to personal relationships because it makes it tough for you to consider others in your pursuits.

    And like Zachary Taylor, who was fiercely loyal and cared enormously for the men he commanded when he was in the military, your friends are extremely important to you and you are devastated when they are not happy.

    So strive to keep balance between that easy-going nature of yours that makes you so popular and easy to be around, as Franklin Pierce was, and your darker, more rigid side that often clings to a ritual or concept a little too tightly, and you will go far!

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

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