Friday fun: Presidential horoscopes
September 9th, 2011
05:04 PM ET

Friday fun: Presidential horoscopes

We all have guilty pleasures – some of us prefer curling up on the couch with tabloid magazines, while the rest of us are content with kicking back and catching the latest episode of our favorite reality show. There is one shameful indulgence that unites us all, however, and it goes by the name of astrology.

And though some followers of the “science” are more, shall we say, invested in its words than those that simply read it in jest, there’s no denying that every person has heard of astrology, even if they don’t know their sign (but we’re betting you know yours!) What’s more, each of the 12 – or 13 if you’ve been reading recent news – zodiac signs carry weights and meanings to their names, and more often than not, the personality traits of the signs match up with their respective owners.

This is all fine and dandy if you’re an average joe. But what if you’re the president of the United States? How close does your astrology sign meet your personality? Are more presidents likely to be Leos, which makes sense as the lion sign is born to lead? Or does the commander-in-chief tend to be more like a Taurus, known for their financial security? Let’s find out.

Aries are known for their courage, their determination, and above all else, their belief in the freedom of choice, according to horoscope.com. As one of the founding fathers who believed in freedom of thought, it’s no surprise to us that Thomas Jefferson was born under the ram.

When following a commander into battle, soldiers want a leader with a strong, dependable attitude, and according to horoscope.com, that’s exactly the qualities found in Taurus president Ulysses S. Grant, the U.S. general credited with ending the American Civil War.

John F. Kennedy, affectionately known as JFK to the American people, was rumored to have some less-than-likeable qualities too, including his womanizing ways – which makes sense, seeing as most Geminis are known for being fickle in love, according to horoscope.com.

Cancers are known for their emotion and compassion, according to horoscope.com. (Finally, an explanation as to why Gerald R. Ford – born under the crab – pardoned Nixon after his resignation!)

Natural born leaders, Leos have a tendency to be creative, passionate and outgoing, according to horoscope.com. Barack Obama certainly fit this profile during his 2008 election campaign, didn’t he?

William Howard Taft spent the years following his presidency serving others, a trait reserved for the Virgo. One such example includes the League to Enforce Peace, an organization founded by Taft in 1915.

Libras are well respected for their fairness and balance, according to horoscope.com. Rutherford B. Hayes exemplified this during his term as president, as he believed in a “government which guards the interests of both races carefully and equally,” according to rbhayes.org.

John Adams, born under the Scorpio, once said that, “May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof,” referring to the White House. (Fitting, as a true scorpion believes in truth, facts and being right, according to horoscope.com.)

According to horoscope.com, Sagittarius people are notorious for their sense of humor…and with that hair, Martin Van Buren certainly had a grand sense!

A prime example of the fast-fading American dream, Millard Fillmore’s rags-to-riches (or log cabin-to-white house) story couldn’t have been possible without his Capricorn qualities, including discipline, responsibility and professionalism.

The Aquarius is known for being progressive, independent and humanitarian, according to horoscope.com. Born under this zodiac sign, Franklin D. Roosevelt showed these qualities and more when he “helped the American people regain faith in themselves,” by proclaiming “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” according to whitehouse.gov.

George Washington was the leader of many different men with many different beliefs, including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin… not unlike the Pisces, which is “often found in the company of a variety of different personalities,” according to horoscope.com.


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  1. Jay in NC

    No substance only hopes, dreams and now horoscopes. That sums up this president very well.

    September 10, 2011 at 8:30 am |
    • Republicans elect and attract the not so smart

      @Jay in NC,

      No matter how much Bush infuriated (I know this might be too big a word for you), others with is foibles, we still believed he was doing his best a good person. He, like you, just wasn't that smart in the head.

      However, your stupidity and ignorance as it pertains to President Obama is epic.

      Grow up, shut up or get lost....Any one of those are acceptable

      September 11, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
      • Howard

        QUOTE OF THE DECADE – from CZECH REPUBLIC OBSERVER

        "The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama Presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their President. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their President."

        September 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
      • jean2009

        Thank you...someone else to take on Jay is much appreciated.

        September 11, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        You have the audacity to claim that I "just wasn't that smart in the head", yet you are the one that uses phrases like .. "others with is foibles" and "he was doing his best a good person." If you are going to act superior then at least take the time to check your grammar. Telling someone to "Grow up, shut up or get lost" gives us some insight into your age.

        September 11, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
    • Howard

      Notice how the attention of the American people was shifted on Thursday, right after Obumer's ridiculous 'vote for this bill NOW' speech, to a fake terror alert. Once again, a fake crisis was used to sabotage his opposition's criticism. This lying snake will stoop to any level, in order to deceive the public for his own gain.

      September 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
      • Juan

        Pres. Obama did not know anything about the terror threat, dumb a$$. He had to be briefed on the terror attack which, was credible.

        September 11, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Howard how much more moronic can you be...Get real! I would classify President Obama as one of our most experienced presidents.
        Obama-Biden 2012

        September 11, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
    • Joan ne H.

      Why are those republicans trying to do away with my social security? What in the world would we live on today? Obama is my President and (if you knew better) he would be yours too. We suffered thru bush now haven't you learned anythinh\g????

      September 11, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        What? It is your president that is advocating cutting Social Security. Here is what CNN had to say "Payroll tax cuts: Employees normally pay 6.2% on their first $106,800 of wages into Social Security, but they are now paying only 4.2%. That tax break is set to expire at the end of the year, and Obama would like to expand and extend it. He would cut it in half to 3.1%. Obama also wants to cut the payroll tax businesses pay in half - to 3.1% - on the first $5 million in wages."

        Therefore it is your guy that is taking from Social Security. Liberals should just change their names to hypocrite.

        http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/08/news/economy/obama_stimulus_plan/index.htm?cnn=yes&hpt=hp_bn2

        September 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
    • AstroBoy

      really? if check out his horoscope at http://astrogod.com it will say you opposite

      April 8, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
  2. PRISCELA

    RICK PERRY ZODIAC SIGN; PERRY WAS BORN 1950-A TIGER EYAR BORN HES WARM-
    HEARTED-BRAVE=LOYAL THOUGHFULHARD WORKING-LOVABLE-INDEPENDENT-ENTHUSIASTIC-HONORABLE\GENEROUS.A NATURAL BORN LEADER AS A TIGER.
    PISCES-FAMAILY MAN-SPIRITUAL PISCES- HARD WORKING WATER SIGN AND COOL GUY.ETC.\COMMNET FROM THE PHSYCHIC LADY.

    September 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
  3. ss26mar

    interestingly even a puff piece ignores the republican presidents of great accomplihments: eisenhower, nixon, reagan, bush 41 and 43 while including ford a quasi president - sad!

    September 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
    • jean2009

      A.) Eisenhower would not have known today's Rethugliklan party and its love affair with the military industrial state.
      B.) Richard Nixon resigned before he would have been impeached....on some pretty conclusive and solid grounds.
      C.) Ronald Reagan basically it is a myth that he was a great president. He is where the rubber meets the road for spending this country into the deficit we see today. Having lived through him...he was the worst president of my 76 years.
      D.) George H.W. Bush – half-way George didn't finish the job on Saddam when he had the opportunity, appointed Clarence Thomas to the SC (awful choice), recession, Iran Contra, should I go on?
      e.) George W. Bush may go down as the worst president in American history. I have no doubts he thought he was doing right, but for starters he selected Dick Cheney for his running mate (horrible choice), started two unfunded wars, ballooned the federal deficit, cut EPA budget and programs, Abu Ghraib, failed Katrina response, prohibited negotiation for drug pricing for Part D Medicare...and the list goes on, and on, and on.

      September 11, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        So you blame President George H.W. Bush for not finishing the job on Saddam, yet blame President Bush for finishing the job on Saddam. You Liberals are such hypocrites.

        September 11, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
      • Howard

        Twelve Words to Describe Obama's Jobs Speech

        Presumptuous: He demanded – 17 times – that Congress immediately pass a bill no one has seen.

        Tired: The speech contained little new, just mostly recycled ideas or extensions of current programs that haven’t worked.

        Small: Its proposals, while expensive, offer little hope of really jump-starting the economy.

        Mind-boggling: Mr. Obama wants to drains hundreds of billions from Social Security for another stimulus.

        Slippery: It will all be paid for, the president said, but it’s up to a Congressional committee to figure out how.

        Misleading: These were just GOP ideas. Really? Republicans have proposed another $450 billion stimulus bill, Mr. Obama?

        Arrogant: He refused to consult in advance with anyone on the Hill, even refusing a meeting request from the House Speaker and Majority Leader.

        Self-centered: The only job he’s really concerned about is his own. If he really wanted a bipartisan package, he would have worked with Republicans to come up with one.

        Unnecessary: The president would have been better off traveling the country this week to lay out proposals, surrounded by people he could claim would might benefit.

        Completely political: Before he spoke, Mr. Obama sent supporters an email titled “Before I head to the Capitol” that ended with “You should donate today.”

        Hyper-partisan: This speech – especially its angry tone – was aimed at setting up the Republicans for blame next fall. Then he’ll say the economy would be better if the GOP has just done what I ordered them to do.

        Misguided: Mr. Obama is betting his re-elect on a massive spending bill.

        September 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
  4. Liz Carter in Georgia

    The Reagans, at least the former First Lady Nancy Reagan was a horoscope watcher! Oh, it was accepeted as cute then! So now what's changed, as if I didn't already know? Since she's was said to have been Ronald Reagans' close and personal advisor, did that sum up his Presidency too! Jay, forget it...My goodness...you do need to stop with the negative, dismissive OBAMA BS! You're nothing but a pot always trying to 'spew' about the kettle! It's becoming tiresome to even read all of your propagandist poison!

    September 11, 2011 at 1:33 am |
    • Jay in NC

      "'spew' about the kettle?" Is this your way of saying "call the kettle black?" Don't use words like that or the Liberals will call you a racist. Oh, wait, you are a Liberal, well then, they will give you a pass.

      September 11, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
      • jean2009

        Jay you are petty and tiresome. Liz has it right, you are always negative and dismissive. The bottom line is we know where Liz is coming from and where you would be coming from...it is not a pass just our being astute.

        I don't buy into the silly horoscope thing, but then I don't buy into a lot of myth type things.

        September 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
    • Howard

      Liz ... thank you for your never ending praise of that lying, radical, racist, skunk, Barack Obama ... it's obvious that you get all your astrological insights from Your Anus !!!

      September 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
  5. Liz Carter in Georgia

    They will not even have to GIVE ME A PASS! Most intelligent Americans who've heard or even know anything about the quotation I just mentioned, knows that it means one's just as good as the other or one's just as bad as the other. They understand that what's considered good for one, ought to be good for the other! Some use 'it's six of one thing and a half dozen of the other'! SO? Maybe you're at a lost of what that means; it means 'what's good for the goose ought to be good for the gander'. RACE? Pathetic!!

    September 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Yes I know what it means. That is why I mentioned "pot calling the kettle black", it means the same thing. Goodness girl, you just want to disagree no matter what.

      September 11, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
  6. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @Howard, you're welcome, LOL! but you didn't have to mention it! Just know I will continue to DEFEND President Barack H Obama's genuine efforts to raise this nation up out of the 'gutters of poverty' and the 'just barely getting by' of 95% of AMERICANS, due mainly to the 'corporate capitalistic' greed of a few! I'll certainly DEFEND him against your personal attacks because he can't! Even if he could or did, you hateful berating instigators of lies and propaganda would fall over backwards! 'OH HE'S ANGRY'!

    September 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  7. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Furthermore..I ONLY PRAISE GOD! However, I'm proud of this mans' strong character and his accomplishments and I will continue to speak about them from time to time, because I see you and your ilk are perpetually enviously begrudging him because of them. You all work hard to downplay, denounce, dismiss, and reduce the effectiveness and importance of his lifes' accomplishments, even before he was President! You all are a bunch of left-over, ignorant sore-loosers who need to get over yourselves! HE WON! OK?

    September 11, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  8. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Setting up the REPUBS for the blame next fall? They have been the blame for most of his concessisions already! They haven't given him anything that he's asked for in it's original form. Anything he puts before them, they add to it, or subtract from it before they sign off on it; and all the rest of the time, they've JUST SAID NO! They are setting OBAMA up to look even more ghastly by not wanting to see AMERICANS go to work! Next fall if they're still not working, how could they vote for him again? SICKOS!

    September 11, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
    • Howard

      Liz ... your adoration for Obama is obviously based on UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, but love for our leaders should, and must, be based upon CONDITIONAL LOVE. If you honestly judge Obama on his accomplishments, and what he has done to this country, he is an abject failure. Also, I agree that our leaders should give the less fortunate among us A HAND UP ... not A HAND OUT. Give people a chance to bootstrap themselves out of poverty ... not a way for them to game the system ... or a way which requires the hard working citizens among us to constantly carry and pay for the free loaders among us.

      September 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
  9. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Howard; everything you spew has to be from no other place but your anus! I would hope that all that BS wasn't drummed up in a brain, at least not an intelligent human brain!

    September 11, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  10. Howard

    We don't know what's in Obama's bill (it hasn't been written yet) ... we don't know how much it will cost ... we don't know where the money will come from ... but, Obama is trying to RUSH IT THROUGH. How could anyone allow this thief and con man to get away with this ???

    September 12, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
  11. Liz Carter in Georgia

    I can agree with your thinking of a HAND UP rather than a HAND OUT. However, how much would it cost us as a nation to sift the HAND UPS from the HAND OUTS? How will we discern, or what specific criteria will you suggest we use to identify who's qualified to a HAND UP versus one who's a HAND OUT? A thin line there! HAND UPS are the ones who're not satisfied with it; HAND OUTS are the ones who are many times at that point in life, where they've accepted their 'lots'. 'I've got to try to make it out of this'.

    September 12, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
  12. Liz Carter in Georgia

    BTW, I really don't have an unconditional love for any man! I do require certain conditions. Howard, I'm a retired federal employee myself, and of course I've taken a licking in my own income. My insurance went up $60.00 and my federal taxes went up $35:00 more from last year! My little measley pension check is close to $100.00 less this year. I'm hurting myself; I still have rent, utilities, car ins, groceries, and car note to pay. They didn't go down, and gasoline went up; but I understand why this is!

    September 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
  13. Liz Carter in Georgia

    It's what you may percieve or consider as 're-distribution of wealth'. It seems to me that the top 3% think they're the only ones affected, but that's not true. OBAMA told us ALL plain and clear that we may ALL have to feel a little pain! He meant from the poorest to the wealthiest AMERICANS, in order to balance the books, so to speak. He campaigned with that message. I've given mine!...Problem is, the wealthy don't want to give their share, so the GOP's started all of a sudden, crying about the HAND OUTS.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
  14. Liz Carter in Georgia

    We all pay for the hand ups as well as the hand outs. I have not had one child biologically, but I know that my taxes and hospitalization ins premiums have also helped to pay for people who did not have insurance. So for you all to try to act like the rich are 'carrying' this country, at worst you act like they are the only ones carrying it, is a farce...rhetorical propaganda! The greedy, wealthy usually don't even have to pay for amenities. They often get pushed through for free, because of WHO they are!

    September 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm |
  15. Liz Carter in Georgia

    OBAMA IS NOT A FAILURE! YOU, THE GOP, TEAPARTYERS and the rest of the beligerent anti-OBAMA loons are working hard and wagging your demonic tongues daily to downgrade him to appear as a failure, and I detest it, will not allow it to continue to happen on this blog or anywhere else, without at the least saying something! And I don't care how much you all deny it and try to dismiss me, I KNOW the bottomline to all of the obstruction is RACISM! Therefore...WHAT? 'LET'S MAKE BARACK OBAMA A ONE TERM PRESIDENT'!

    September 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
  16. horoscopes

    Nonsense debates why should be throwing such as bad words why we discuss thoughts of how to eliminate problems?horoscopes

    September 24, 2011 at 3:02 am |