Who has not ever wondered what is actually making the leaders of our modern world tick?
Why do they do and say things that either inspire us or make us feel appalled? And what kind of person rises to a position of great power? If we look into the natal charts of these leaders, the zodiac tells us about the mechanics of their personalities. We can learn exactly who we are dealing with, and why they have so much control around the globe.
President of the United States, Donald Trump
Birthdate 14 June 1946
Donald Trump’s Mars sign and Rising sign are in Leo, which makes him highly driven to be a leader. His corporate and political drive to be the “king” is extreme, and he presents himself as one. However, his Sun sign is Gemini, so in his true essence, he has the qualities of a court jester. A jack of all trades and a master of none? Time will tell.
Trump’s Moon is in Sagittarius, so he constantly feels restless. He only finds comfort in the thrill of the chase, as he hunts down his challenges and goals. His Mercury and Venus are both in Cancer, so he tends to use emotional thinking, rather than factual rationality.
President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin
Birthdate 7 October 1952
Vladimir Putin has both his Venus sign and Rising sign in Scorpio. You would never want to upset him as Scorpio never misses fine details and is swiftly vengeful. As a leader, he appears to his nation as passionately devoted to them. His Mars in Sagittarius drives him to hunt down, and achieve his goals, with striking precision.
Putin’s Moon is in Gemini, so he is comfortable in multiple environments. This causes him to have adaptable instincts on the world stage. His Sun and Mercury are in Libra. This causes him to constantly think in terms of creating harmony, justice, and stability.
Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu
Birthdate 21 October 1949
Binyamin Netanyahu’s Venus sign and Rising sign are in Sagittarius. He always feels and appears optimistic about achieving his goals. Mars in Leo drives him to be a leader. His leadership is warm and passionate.
His Sun, Moon, and Mercury are in Libra. This makes him feel comfortable only when there is fairness, justice, and harmony. He communicates messages of peace on the world stage.
Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Birthdate 16 July 1939
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has his Sun, Moon, and Venus are in Cancer. Cancer is maternal and always on the defensive. This leader is constantly defending his nation like a fierce mother animal. He will not fail to retaliate if threatened.
His Mercury sign is Leo, so he thinks like a leader. He commands with authority and with a ferocious message. Combined with his Mars sign in Aquarius, he is a radical warrior. Unpredictable on the world stage.
Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis
Birthdate 13 December 1969
Pope Francis’s Rising sign is Cancer, so he appears to his flock as a maternal nurturer. It is not surprising therefore that he chose his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. With his Mercury in Capricorn, he presents a clear message, in no-nonsense black and white.
His Mars is in Libra, which drives him to achieve peace and harmony. He passionately seeks justice and fairness. With his Moon and Venus in Aquarius, he longs for radical change within his church. He will only feel comfortable when the practices are up to date and forward thinking.
Queen of England, Elizabeth II
Birthdate 21 April 1926
Queen Elizabeth is Rising Capricorn. This gives her a no-nonsense appearance as a leader. She was comfortable being born into her position in life. Especially with her Moon in Leo, which only makes her feel comfortable when she is the ultimate authority.
Her Sun in Taurus explains her stubbornness in remaining as the leader even in very old age. This gives her heir and eldest son Charles little opportunity for the same. With her Venus in Pisces, she is easily moved to emotion and shows compassion when necessary. Her Mars in Aquarius has driven her historic empire into the radicalness of the modern world.
King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Birthdate 31 December 1935
King Salman’s Sun and Mercury is in Capricorn. He naturally falls into the position of leadership he was born into. He commands in a no-nonsense fashion and has an aptitude for doing business.
With his Moon in Pisces, he feels very deeply and has a private emotional side. His Venus in Scorpio deepens his feelings to a passionate level, but also it gives him strong control over them. His Mars in Aquarius drives him to be a radical and unpredictable warrior.
Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel
Birthdate 17 July 1954
Angela Merkel has both her Mars and Rising signs in Sagittarius. This causes her to appear immensely driven to achieve her goals. She does this with optimism and expertise. And with her Venus in Virgo, she longs for order and rationality.
Her Moon in Aquarius makes her only feel secure when creating a radically modern Germany. She takes comfort only when achieving her humanitarian efforts. Her Sun and Mercury in Cancer causes her messages to have a nurturing tone. She governs her nation in a maternal way.