Hillary Clinton’s Birth Chart
This is the first installment of what will be a series of astrological articles on the upcoming 2008 presidential election in the United States.
I just got back from the NCGR conference in Baltimore Maryland where I was able to confirm my previous suspicions about Hillary Clinton’s birth time with what I consider to be a reasonably reliable source. One of the issues that astrologers are going to run into when trying to cover the upcoming election is that birth data on the majority of the candidates is pretty scarce. That is to say, we don’t have reliable birth times for a number of the candidates, and this information is quite important when casting charts using horoscopic astrology.
Hillary Clinton is a unique case insomuch as there appears to be a few conflicting reports about what time she was born. Her data is currently listed on Astrodatabank as being Dirty Data where there are “two or more conflicting quotes that are unqualified”. One is an 8:00 pm chart with late Gemini rising that is apparently quoted from Hillary herself, and the other time is quoted from an article in the Chicago Sun Times that said that “Her mother went into Edgewater hospital after midnight and Hillary was born early on the morning of October 26th.” Source
In addition to these two birth times there has been this third birth time floating around for a while now that has Scorpio rising. I remember seeing it a few years ago during the 2004 election and remarking to myself about what a strong chart the Scorpio rising one was if indeed that was the correct birth time. Over the past few months I started looking at Hillary’s chart again and renewing my interest in the question since the new election cycle has begun, and I was convinced that the Scorpio rising chart had to be the correct birth time because it was the only chart on that day that had the type of eminence indicators that one would expect from someone like Hillary, and it also seemed to match up quite well when I did a somewhat cursory comparison with her biography. Despite this I still had no hard evidence for my suspicions since the Scorpio rising time seemed to be seriously in conflict with the other two sources.
After speaking with a source at the NCGR conference I am reasonably confident about the birth time now, and I am also a bit excited because it provides us with one of the first timed charts to analyze in order to kick off this series of articles on the 2008 presidential election in the United States. I will simply use this article as an opportunity to post the chart and the data and point out a few of the eminence indicators that I noticed from a Hellenistic astrological perspective, without going into too much detail at this point.
The birth data that I am using for Hillary Clinton at this point is October 26, 1947 at 8:02 am in Chicago, Illinois. The chart is cast in Solar Fire using whole sign houses, and the tropical zodiac.
A rundown of some of the notable points in this chart is in order:
- This is a day chart with the Sun in a water sign, so the trigon lords of this chart are an angular Venus in the 1st whole sign house as the primary lord, an angular Mars in the 10th whole sign house as the secondary lord, and a succedent Moon in the 5th place of Good Fortune as the cooperating lord. These would be considered to be very strong trigon lord placements due to the angularity of the two principle rulers.
- The ruler of the first house is Mars which is placed in the 10th house which pertains to one’s career, reputation and social standing. This obviously signifies someone who is highly focused on their career.
- It is notable that this Mars in Leo in the 10th house is strengthened considerably by being in a mutual reception with the Sun in Scorpio in the 1st house.
- It may be notable that Mars is also the ruler of the Lot of Fortune which is placed in Aries in the 6th whole sign house, and that Mars holds a 5th house position relative to Fortune. This adds even more emphasis to Mars as a very important planet in Hillary’s chart.
What this all means within the context of the upcoming election will be the subject of future research and articles.
Update: See my latest article on birth data problems in the 2008 election.