Barack Obama Birth Chart – Leo Zodiac Sign Horoscope & Birthday

Barack Obama’s birth chart, interpreted by The AstroTwins

The following analysis by celebrity astrologers Tali & Ophi Edut, aka The AstroTwins, highlights the most interesting astrological features of Barack Obama’s birth chart for all level astrology readers to understand.
Additional reporting by Astrostyle Contributing Editor Tasha Beg @thepopastrologist

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When Is Barack Obama’s Birthday?

Barack Obama’s birthday is August 4.

Barack Obama’s Sun Sign Is In Confident Leo

•The Sun represents the essence of your personality, your main character energy•

Barack Obama’s astrological sign is Leo. He was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Leo the lion is the noble ruler of the zodiac. Ruled by the Sun, Leos possess a natural gravitas and superstar-like quality that people can’t seem to get enough of. Leos are natural-born leaders and performers, they usually love being in charge! 

Obama’s Leo Sun is in his sixth house of work. The sixth house is traditionally associated with Virgo energy, adding an element of service to Obama’s identity. Sixth house Suns are notorious workaholics who love nothing more than to put their skills to use. 

Not limited to just work, the sixth house is also a house of health and daily routines. Despite a grueling 2008 presidential campaign, Obama was disciplined in his commitment to his daily exercise routine. In his memoir, A Promised Land, he notes that he’d “wake up after five or six hours and try to squeeze in a workout at whatever facility [he] could find.” Written like a true sixth house Sun.

Obama’s Chart Features A Magnetic Leo Stellium

•A stellium is when three or more planets are in the same zodiac sign or house in a birth chart•

Not only is Obama a Leo Sun, he also has his Uranus and Mercury in the dynamic fire sign as well! 

Uranus is a generational planet associated with rebellion, youth, and breakthroughs. Simply put: Uranus is here to unapologetically break the rules, leaving folks in shock and awe in its wake. Mercury on the other hand is a personal planet, linked to communication and intellect. Mercury can also describe our style of speaking as well as the nature of the speeches we give.

With all this concentration of Leo energy in his chart, it’s no surprise that Obama experienced an unprecedented climb to the political top, serving as a U.S. Senator for just three years before being elected the first African-American president of the United States. 

At the time it would’ve been almost unthinkable to imagine a junior senator winning the Democratic nomination, yet Obama and all his Leo were simply too hot to handle (and too inspiring to deny)!

Barack Obama’s Destiny Is ALSO In Regal Leo

•Astrologers use the nodes of the moon (found opposite each other in your birth chart) to determine where your destiny lies (North node) and what you were in past lifetimes (South node).

Obama has his South Node (past-life karma) in Aquarius and his North Node (destiny) in Leo. With a South Node in Aquarius, Obama is no stranger to feeling like the outsider looking in as Aquarius is known as the sign of the rebel/revolutionary. 

And yet, having an Aquarius South Node, Obama has to learn to navigate the “haters” to deliver an important message in this lifetime. With a North Node in Leo, Obama is learning to find the right audience and platform to articulate his truth. He is here to step into his royal destiny.

His North Node is in his seventh house of others, ranging from marriage and close partnerships to open enemies and challenges. In other words, Obama is not here to carry out this mission alone, he’s going to need the help of some trusted allies.

Obama has certainly been in the center of some beautiful relationships (his wife, Michelle, and U.S. president Joe Biden come to mind) as well as more contentious ones from across the aisle who he’s had to work with during his time in the White House to pass landmark and progressive (Aquarian) policies. 

Barack Obama’s Moon Is In Busy Gemini

•Your moon sign governs the “inner you” and influences your emotions•

Obama’s moon is in Gemini, an air sign that loves to communicate, whether that’s through writing or dialogue. Obama is a gifted writer who’s authored four books: the aforementioned A Promised Land, Dreams From My Father, The Audacity of Hope and Renegades

It’s not just books that Obama is known for—he’s also got his wildly popular Summer music playlist (how very Gemini) that has seemingly become an ultimate vessel for uniting the public. In true Gemini fashion, his playlists span traditional and modern, featuring an assortment of artists ranging from Ice Spice and Burna Boy to Aretha Franklin.

Obama’s Gemini moon is located in his fourth house of privacy and it’s a placement associated with the “midnight” point of the chart. When he was President, Obama was a self-proclaimed “night guy”— relishing in after-dark hours he used to catch up on intelligence reports, briefing memos and more, with sports playing in the background (talk about some major Gemini multi-tasking!)

Barack Obama’s Rising Sign Is Community-Oriented Aquarius

•Your rising sign, or ascendant, is the first impression you make. Like a filter, it “tints” your Sun sign•

Barack Obama is an Aquarius Rising. Aquarius risings are known for their humanitarian way of viewing the world, idealizing a vision of the future that might not presently exist. Even before Obama enrolled in Harvard Law School, he was a known community organizer in his hometown Chicago, an unsurprising Aquarius rising move.

On a personal note, Obama has previously described his challenges growing up as a young adult with his multi-racial heritage; Obama was born to an American mother and a Kenyan father. Social projections around his heritage ultimately evolved into ugly conspiracy theories (another point for the Aquarius Rising) about his birthplace and religion.

Barack Obama’s Has Two Chart Rulers

•Your chart ruler is the planet that rules over your rising sign•

As an Aquarius Rising, Barack Obama happens to have two chart rulers, giving us some extra information about his personal avatar in the movie of his life (get it, he’s a Leo?). Obama has both Saturn and Uranus steering his natal chart. 

Obama has his Saturn in Capricorn, the sign typically associated with the father. Obama’s Saturn in Capricorn is located in the twelfth house of unity and loss. Twelfth house placements can act like personal gurus for the collective as the twelfth house is associated with Pisces energy (Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac). 

We can certainly remember Obama breaking into a powerful impromptu performance of “Amazing Grace” while delivering his eulogy for South Carolina State Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney, one of nine victims of the 2015 shooting at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episocpal Church in Charleston, S.C.. This delivered a moment of much needed spiritual unity for the country.

On the other hand, Obama has his rebellious Uranus in playful Leo. Leos certainly love a good peacocking moment and with Uranus involved, expect there to be some controversy surrounding it, especially since it’s located in his seventh house of open enemies! Tan suit anyone?

Love Astrology of Barack Obama: Family Matters

•Venus and Mars are the love planets in astrology. In your birth chart, Venus represents seduction and romance while Mars represents lust, motivation and erotic instincts.

Mars and Venus in Obama’s natal chart are situated in a typically synergistic aspect known as a sextile. Obama has his Mars in Virgo and his Venus in Cancer. 

Virgo and Cancer tend to speak the same love language, understanding the importance of acts of service and that relationships involve nurturing and care. Responsibility and family matters hold great importance with this configuration.

While he was president, Obama was famously known to have dinner most nights with first lady Michelle and their children, Sasha and Malia. The Washington, D.C., political scene was critical early on in Obama’s presidential term, many claiming that he wasn’t social enough. Well, they should’ve seen his chart! His love cup was certainly getting filled at home!

The Literal Neptunian Symbolism In Obama’s Birth Chart

•Neptune reveals where your imagination reigns supreme and where you can heal and do inner work•

Astrology can sometimes be incredibly literal, and Obama’s chart is no exception. One of Obama’s most famous accomplishments in his first term as president was his ordering of Operation Neptune Spear, the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, founder of the terrorist organization al Qaeda.

Neptune in Obama’s chart is located in his ninth house of foreign affairs and happens to trine his natal Venus in Cancer. Trines are traditionally viewed as a harmonious aspect, indicative of the favorable reception the country (Cancer) had towards the successful operation—a major factor that helped him win his presidential re-election.

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