Barack Obama is a fiery, emotional creature. As a result of the preponderance of emotion, sensation, and feeling in his psychological make-up, he has acquired a deep sense of his individuality and uniqueness. He sometimes feels “different” – set apart from others. In order to justify this idea of himself, he attempts to behave differently, to impress the crowd, and the product of his efforts is usually rather grandiose and exaggerated.
It’s a self-perpetuating bind, because his impressive deeds usually earn recognition for him, and reinforce his self-assurance and his certainty that he does indeed stand head and shoulders above the rest. He sometimes makes an attempt to bluff and show off with an emotional display. He likes to take risks and give people advice. Nevertheless, at the basis of his conduct, there is a feeling of social anxiety, which is probably unconscious or unconfessed. He may fear being absorbed or enslaved by society.
The positive side of this unconscious anxiety is that it drives him to create, to counteract the deeply felt effects of time and the masses on his ego. By creating something, he can make his own individual mark on the world; he can organize it to reflect his own image, instead of allowing himself to be submerged by it. The preceding comments about creating the world in your own image are strong indications that he seeks to identify with his superego. The difference between his ideal of himself and the individual he knows himself to be in truth, measured in terms of his social recognition or the recognition of his creations (children, works of art, etc.), will determine his state of mind. It is therefore important for him to make these images match to a certain extent, to reduce the gap as much as possible.
The psychological dynamic described earlier explains many of the pluses and minuses in his personality. His dignity and self-assurance may border on vanity; his strong instinct and ambition combined with his somewhat exaggerated individualism incline him to be self-focused. He may be proud, but he is also courageous, determined, and generous. He has the skills of an educator or an artist; moreover, he is mysteriously lucky.
Due to the influence of Aquarius rising, Barack Obama has an independent and individualistic temperament, sometimes aggravated by outer discipline and authority. His need to preserve his originality and freedom often inspires him to display eccentric and unconventional behavior, even if it shocks the people around him. He is also reluctant to be tied down unnecessarily, so he may exaggerate his detached “lone wolf” aspect. Actually, he is passionately fond of developing a strict and monastic inner discipline. Others generally appreciate his optimism and intellectual qualities, the originality of his opinions, and the subtlety and keenness of his insights. However, his taste for paradox and provocation may not be for everyone. He is attracted by exploration and discovery and enjoy modernistic or futuristic settings. As a result, he may feel somewhat out of place socially in a traditional environment. It is important for him to commit himself to groups which share his ideals and conceptions of their purpose and that he assume responsibilities, such as transmitting the enthusiasm of his visionary projections. He is exceptionally talented for parceling out energy, and could successfully assume an executive or managerial role. Although he is more mind-oriented than sensual, he is quite honest when expressing his emotions, which often feel more platonic than passionate.
Barack Obama is a pleasure lover and will find self-fulfillment in creative activities.
The ego which is available to others is no longer completely self-possessed. He invests all his energy in his relationships and partnerships.
At the time of Barack Obama’s birth, his rising sign was located in Aquarius (the Water Bearer), while the sun was passing through the sign of Leo (the Lion). A summary of the various clues mentioned above provide his personality profile. The following key words capture the essence of his character and indicate certain contradictions which may be sources of tension:
Independence – Narcissism – Rebelliousness – Determination – Originality – Pride and self-assurance – Fluctuation – Superiority – Irritability – Brilliance – Inventive spirit – Generosity – Sense of paradox – Optimism.
His strong personality and straightforward nature displays marked egocentric tendencies. He is convinced of his internal greatness, and consider that he is predestined to accomplish some extraordinary purpose in life.
Generous and idealistic, he has faith in himself and his ideas, and often figures he alone are capable of doing a good job. He tends to be somewhat eccentric, refusing common usage and custom. He will not hesitate to contradict or challenge anyone he does not agree with.
Although he finds competition stimulating, his common-sense deficit often limits the scope of his accomplishments. Very proud and short-tempered, he must nevertheless learn how to deal with other people and accept criticism. Only then will he be able to accomplish the great mission with which he is invested.
Born in the seven to ten days after the full moon rose, Barack Obama is of the “last quarter” lunar type. As a result, his personality is fairly independent and self-sufficient. His ideas are original and often bold, but, to his dismay, do not often garner a majority of followers.
His sense of humor is his best communications tool, but he often switches to a more severe tone which breaks his charm over his audience, and his methods do not always please the masses.
His lack of flexibility hinders his strategies and projects, and he would gain by developing his sense of diplomacy and tact. Although he is not unduly attached to success, because he is so used to being ahead of his time, his failures take a psychological toll on him. Because each setback wears him down a little more, he should try to avoid further disappointments by conforming to contemporary reality a little more closely.