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Politics as a Vocation: Sebastian Kurz und Emmanuel Macron

16 May 2018 | © Tanja Ristovski 2009 - 2018

Exactly 99 years ago, Max Weber wrote about the nature of politics and profession of the politician: "'politics' for us means striving to share power or striving to influence the distribution of power, either among states or among groups within a state. " And:" He who is active in politics strives for power either as a means in serving other aims, ideal or egoistic, or as 'power for power's sake,' that is, in order to enjoy the prestige-feeling that power gives. "

So who are these "innately »destined« leaders of the people"? Whether professional politician or occasional politician like Trump, there is a specific personality profile behind the purposeful  media self-presentation. What is the driving force behind the prominent political figures? Are there more common denominators except "pursuit of power"? Or do in politics operate people like us, only at a high level?

With these background thoughts, I will look at the horoscopes of two young politicians with spectacular career development: Sebastian Kurz and Emmanuel Macron.

The Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

The birth chart of Sebastian Kurz shows the Sun in Virgo and the Moon in the Gemini, both in square with the Saturn. The Sun rules the Leo Ascendant, the Moon is in the 11th house. This is the image of a person where intellect and rationality dominate. He is very receptive to information of all kinds, and most likely he absorbs easily large amounts of data and facts. There is a lot of thinking and analyzing, the depth of thought usually does not go beyond the clever and strategic combinatorics. Capricorn Mars supports the strategic action of a pragmatically oriented Virgo Sun.

The ambition is strong, the sense of responsibility as well. Both are connected to work. The Saturn-Sun-Moon constellation relates to the 1st and the 6th house, the 6th contains Mars, and all this indicates a tireless worker. This constellation also refers to his endurance, and his ability to control emotions. The Gemini Moon in the 11th house suggests a natural talent for networking. The square to Saturn adds an emphasized instinct for strategy. The Moon under tension aspects rules the 12th house, which may imply that Kurz is not disinclined to use underhand means if that serves his purpose.

The Virgo Sun with the Gemini Moon is a combination that believes in its own intellectual superiority. The Quindecile (165 ° aspect) of the Sun with the Jupiter enhances the sense of superiority, gives a very strong focus on success, and lends confidence that is otherwise not so characteristic of Virgo Sun. Opportunism can also accompany these constellations. The two practical mercurial signs Virgo and Gemini also suggest a propensity for achieving practical benefits. Combined with the Saturn square, this depicts a person who does not passively wait for good opportunities, but actively creates them.

The Leo Ascendant suggests talent for skillful self-presentation, as well as the ability to attract attention. The eloquence of Mercury in Leo is solid, but more focused on effect. Mercury square Moon also suggests communication skilled at attracting attention. However, despite the intelligence, combinatorics, and desire to be perceived as rational and objective, his thinking is strongly influenced by the ego. The thought process and communication serve more his personal motivations and impulses, than the exchange or the subject in matter.

The President Emmanuel Macron

What is the horoscope of Emmanuel Macron telling us? His horoscope shows the Sun in Sagittarius and the Moon in Taurus. The Ascendant is in Capricorn, ruled by Saturn in the 7th house; the Sun shares the sign with Mercury and Venus. This astrological images depicts a man who nourishes and cherishes idealistic, perhaps even romantic ideas, but never leaves the pragmatic completely out of sight. Opposition to Jupiter emphasizes further the self-assurance and enthusiasm of a Sagittarius Sun. The Mars in Leo in the 7th House forms a T-square with the Uranus and the Moon, and suggests increased need for recognition and prestige. This is also the image of a very dynamic person, who tries to win others over by action and inventiveness. The Capricorn Ascendant adds structure and thoughtfulness to the passion and enthusiasm of the Sagittarius stellium and, together with the Moon, supports its practical expression.

The thought process of Mercury in Sagittarius is speculative, indicating that Marcon easily works with abstractions. The connection between Mercury and Jupiter suggests strong convictions, but also a tendency to exaggerate and err, based on preconceived notions or even prejudices. Despite the moderation of the Capricorn Ascendant, there is an increased willingness to risk and speculate in this horoscope, but only so much as the practical safety, required by the Taurus Moon, is not endangered. The biggest bet here is his own ego; the (own) money is not risked. The Moon in opposition to Uranus and in square to Mars suggests an individualist who will do things in his own way, although the well-trodden paths are never essentially abandoned - in this chart the Sagittarius is too dominant for that. The Venus conjunction to Neptune is not very prominent, but corroborates the friendly and charming general attitude of the Sun-Moon combination.

These are astrological personality profiles of two professional politicians. The shooting stars of politics differ significantly from each other. The horoscope of Sebastian Kurz suggests an ambitious, calculating and pragmatic person who can also be described as a careerist. In the horoscope of Macron, the ego and the urge to achieve prominence are driving forces, as well as his world-views, whatever they may be. Whether that also says something about the structures of politics?


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