This will be a lengthier article than what I wrote about Mike Pence. There are a few reasons for that. One, we do have an accurate birth time for Kamala Harris, which means I can see all of the Astrological information available. Two, a large part of my ability to see how the Astrological dynamics have played out in your life is in being able to see how it manifested in your childhood, what I call your ‘childhood creation mythology.’ For Mike Pence I could find very little early biographical information, although I did find it quite interesting to discover that he started out as a Catholic Democrat and only later became an Evangelical Republican.
For Kamala, I was able to find some interesting accounts of her childhood and of her parent’s experience as part of that childhood. And, I can certainly see how that story is reflected in her chart.
I also feel that it is quite possible that Kamala Harris could become the first female, first South Asian/African-American President. And she also comes from a background I am somewhat familiar with. She grew up in Oakland/Berkeley, a place where I also lived for a short time. In fact, while Kamala Harris was also living there as a child. And I have visited and stayed in Oakland and Berkeley several times over the years. Although we used to call it: ‘Bezerkly.’
So, to begin, Kamala Harris is a Libra. Being a Libra myself, of course I am going to like that part. There are several factors in her chart, however, which would indicate why she might not come off as a Libra at first glance.
They do say that Libra is ‘The iron fist in the velvet glove.’ I always say that that quality is quite helpful for my own work, where I have to say rather heavy things to people sometimes, but I have such a soft voice you can hardly tell what hit you. I also leaven the heaviness with a fair number of jokes.
There are various reasons why Kamala Harris doesn’t seem to have that much of a ‘velvet glove,’ which will become apparent as I proceed.
The only Libran President I can think of is Jimmy Carter, and I have often used him as an example in stating that I think Libra’s make better diplomats and ambassadors than they do Presidents.
Kamala, however, is obviously a Libra with different stripes than Jimmy Carter. These ‘stripes’ make her seem quite a bit more capable of serving in a leadership role, as well as a little concerning as to how she might function in a leadership role. I say that with the confession that I couldn’t look at any person’s chart without feeling concerns as to how they would function as President. It’s why I think only I could be a truly successful President. (said half-jokingly).
Kamala has a configuration in her chart that is somewhat akin to an Astrological dynamic in Mitt Romney’s Chart. Mitt Romney is a Pisces but he ‘thinks’ he’s a Gemini. Well, Kamala thinks she is a Gemini, but pretends she is a Pisces.
They both have Gemini Rising for which Hilarion* says:
Gemini This sign when rising will give to the self-image an aspect of mental emphasis, due to its rulership by Mercury. The self is viewed as being quick and alert mentally, as being versatile and creative, and as being something of a conversationalist or a wit. These traits may be imaginary or real, but they certainly will influence the way the individual interacts with others. (End Quote)
Clearly Kamala is quite good at being the fast thinker, fast talker of someone with Gemini Rising.
The ‘pretending’ she is a Pisces part is because she has a Pisces Midheaven, indicating the way in which she would present herself to the world. This would be a projected image to the world which can be very emotionally sensitive, compassionate and vulnerable with, however, the temptation to play the role of the victim or the martyr.
Now, she has a lot more feisty, fiery energy in her chart to be revealed in due course which would make her less prone to be seen as a victim. But this combination of the fast-thinking, edgy, at times critical, Gemini Rising along with the Pisces Midheaven, I think was evident in her Presidential Primary debate with Joseph Biden. This was when she was ripping in to Biden for some political vote he had made in his career relative to racial integration, and she then revealed how that issue and that vote had a direct personal effect on her life, as a little girl. She started out with the edgy Gemini, and then brought in the sensitive, vulnerable Pisces.
Now the feisty, fiery energy present in her chart is relative to her having the Moon in Aries and Mars in Leo. Curious to note, Donald Trump, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris all have Mars in Leo. Trump’s and Harris’ Mars are conjunct to each other, within 5 degrees.
When people have asked me what I thought about the Pence/Harris debate I have stated: “The debate I would like to see is Kamala Harris vs. Donald Trump.”
Here, again, is what Hilarion says about Mars in Leo:
Leo This sign has its greatest problem in arrogance and pride. Mars here, when afflicted, gives a tendency to escalate arrogance into actual dislike or disdain for others. There is a tendency to have a chip on the shoulder, and to be quite antagonistic to those whose interests conflict with one’s own. Often dislikes are taken to others for no apparent reason — merely that “he rubs me the wrong way”. (End Quote)
Clearly that is not a very Libran, charming, diplomatic, relationship-harmonizing type quality. Although, in full disclosure, I also have Mars in Leo. I do think, however, that my awareness of it , and my Scorpio Rising, perhaps my Cancer Moon, along with my Libran Sun help to keep it somewhat subdued. Those of you who have followed my writings for some time, however, know that I can get a little arrogant at times, especially towards those whose views I don’t agree with. I confess, I’m still working on it, and trying to do better.
Kamala, however, doesn’t have too many Astrological elements subduing that feisty Mars of hers, at least in her outer political life.
There is another, perhaps much more significant, fiery element in her chart at play here. She has the Moon in Aries, in the 11th House, which Hilarion has reclassified as the house of karma with former enemies, although it is also the house of your relationship to the outer community and society at large.
Hilarion states quite clearly that the Moon and aspects to the Moon are going to indicate factors affecting you in your childhood. This is why my opening line on Kamala’s chart would be: “You are a Libra, you think you are a Gemini, you pretend you are a Pisces, and in your childhood you had to be an Aries, (adding), all in a manner of speaking.”
Now there are a number of other factors in Kamala Harris’ chart relevant to her childhood, and although this is going to be a lengthier than average article, it is not going to be the equivalent of one of my 2-hour Astrology Readings.
Hitting the high points and summarizing a fair bit, however, I would start by indicating that an Aries Moon indicates a childhood involving conflict. If not with you, at least around you.
This Moon is at the 28th degree of Aries. It is exactly opposite to her Sun in Libra, which is also at the 28th degree. That is a pretty tight opposition. I would say that some of the conflictual energies in her childhood would have made it hard for her to be a Libra.
Now it is easy to surmise that the divorce of her parents, along with the attendant custody battle, and the fact that her mother continued to carry resentment towards Kamala’s father following the divorce, would be relatable to this tension. Sun/Moon tensions often coincide with a conflict between the parents in childhood.
Libra’s do, however, need to learn that the fairy tale of the ‘Prince and Princess living happily ever after’ is really symbolic of balancing the male and female within oneself and does not describe actual human relationships. With Kamala’s Sun/Moon opposition I would say that she had to learn this lesson quite early in life.
There are specific karmic placements in her chart that indicate why she had the parents that she did, but that is material for a fuller, lengthier interpretation.
Nonetheless, the influence of her parents, always a major factor in our lives, does show up in both positive and challenging ways for Kamala. And these are ways that would affect her capacities and behavior in her professional life.
For example, she was born with a Uranus/Pluto/Venus conjunction in the 4th House, the house associated with the sign Cancer. It is the house of home, family, sanctuary and childhood.
A Uranus/Pluto conjunction always indicates that this person is a product of what we now refer to as: “The 60’s.” The reason being that the Uranus/Pluto conjunction that was active in those years is the largest part of the Astrological configuration which would describe the energies manifesting in those years.
So, everyone born in the 60’s has this Uranus/Pluto conjunction somewhere in their charts. The house that it falls in, however, would have changed every 2 hours the day they were born, therefore indicating something much more personal to them.
As I said, Kamala has this conjunction in her house of home and family, hence growing up in ‘Bezerkly’ with parents who both had to reject the conventional expectations of their parents in India and Jamaica in order to come to the U.S. to study.
And they were both drawn to the University of Berkeley, one of the epicenters of Uranian revolutionary, and Plutonian transformational, socially-engaged energies occurring on the planet at that time.
Here is some of the biographical information I discovered relative to Kamala’s parents:
‘I had to go there’
For decades, the brightest students from British colonies like Jamaica and India had been sent, by reflex, to Britain to pursue advanced degrees. But Donald Harris and Shyamala Gopalan were different. Each had a compelling reason to want an American education.
In Ms. Gopalan’s case, the trouble was that she was a woman.
Ms. Gopalan, the oldest child in a high-achieving Tamil Brahmin family, wanted to be a biochemist. But at Lady Irwin College, founded by the British to provide an education in science to Indian women, she had been forced to settle for a degree in home science. Her brother and father thought it was hilarious.
“My father and I used to tease her like nobody’s business,” said her brother, Gopalan Balachandran, who would go on to earn a Ph.D. in computer science and economics. “We would say, ‘What do you study in home science? Do they teach you to set up plates for dinner?’ She used to get angry and laugh. She would say, ‘You don’t know what I’m studying.’”
But she had a plan: In America — unlike India or the United Kingdom — it was still possible to apply for a degree in biochemistry, her brother said. She presented her father with a fait accompli: She had been admitted to the University of California at Berkeley.
Her father was astonished, her brother said, but not opposed. “He was only worried: None of us had been abroad. He said, ‘I don’t know anybody in the States. I certainly don’t know anybody in Berkeley.’ She said, ‘Father, don’t worry,’” he said. He offered to pay for her first year of studies.
Eight thousand miles away, in 1961, something similar occurred with Mr. Harris, who was seeking a doctorate in economics.
When he was awarded a prestigious scholarship administered by the British colonial government, it was assumed he would study in Britain, like the recipients who had preceded him.
But Mr. Harris didn’t want to go to Britain. His early education had marinated him in British culture, all of those obedient choruses of “Rule, Britannia.” (“Read the words, you’ll be astonished!” he said.) He began to see, he said, how Britain’s “static rigidity of pomp, ceremony and class” had been transplanted onto plantation society in Jamaica.
No, he was drawn to the United States.
As a teenager he had listened to big-band jazz music broadcast from the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo, and stumbled onto a late-night rhythm and blues broadcast from WLAC in Nashville. To him, the United States looked — “from a distance and perhaps naïvely,” he said — like a “lively and evolving dynamic of a racially and ethnically complex society.”
U.C. Berkeley had come to his attention in a news story about student activists traveling to the South to campaign for civil rights.
“Further investigation of information about this University convinced me I had to go there,” he said. Using the scholarship to study in the United States was such a “grave departure from custom and tradition,” he said, that the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education wrote for advice to an eminent West Indian professor, Sir Arthur Lewis, who was teaching economics at Manchester University. The deliberation took so long that classes had already started when the economist’s letter of approval arrived.
(End Quote-found online in an article at www.nytimes.com.)
So, clearly, Kamala had Uranian, revolutionary, ‘bucking the system’ genes in her blood coming from both sides of the family.
Kamala’s Uranus/Pluto conjunction with Venus shows how personally emotionally engaged her parents would have been with the collective revolutionary energies of Berkeley in the 60’s, as I have come to find out was in fact the case in her parents’ student activism at the University of Berkeley and elsewhere.
Venus in the 4th House also indicates that Kamala Harris definitely received a good dose of genuine authentic love in her childhood, in spite of the conflictual energies of the Moon in Aries.
This Uranus/Pluto/Venus conjunction is also in harmony with, sextile, to her Neptune. Her Neptune is right at the very end of the 5th House but, to my view, pulled into the 6th house, the Virgo house of work, service, activity in the world. I would say that is an indication of how Kamala’s parent’s social activism was motivated by a compassionate desire to aid those who were unjust victims in the world.
The Neptune also has some difficult aspects to it, so this daily worldly service would also have been likely to involve some Neptunian ‘illusion, confusion, delusion, victimhood and martyrdom.’ Again, in a fuller Reading I could explore more of those details.
To state a few general things about this Neptunian tension, nonetheless, we find it in a ‘T-Square’ of tension. In her case a square to her Mars in Leo in the 3rd House of mind, thinking and communication, and an opposition to her Jupiter in Taurus in the 12th House of the deeper unconscious, the memory of your most recent past life, and the inherited unconscious of family members around you.
Now, Jupiter in Taurus people can do well financially but need to learn that over-emphasizing material wealth at the expense of your emotional affectionate fulfillment is not worth it.
Well, Kamala’s single-parent mother did rather struggle financially, and it would have been in her unconscious, I suspect, the belief that making it to the U.S. you should (to some degree) have a life of relative affluence.
There would likely have been some other themes in how Neptunian, i.e. self-sacrificing, choices that had been made which would have been at odds with those Jupiter in Taurus materially ambitious desires. But these are Kamala’s karmic lessons, explaining what she would have been learning and working on in her childhood, and why she had the childhood she had.
The Mars in Leo, in the house of thinking, would be the completing element to this T-Square of tension. The Mars is also in opposition to her Saturn, almost creating a ‘Grand Cross.’
Fortunately, her Saturn has mostly positive aspects to other planets. For example, it is harmonious with, sextile, to her Moon. So, in spite of the conflictual energy of her Moon in Aries, it was helped a lot by some Saturnian dedication, commitment and loyalty. And Kamala’s Saturn is also harmonious with, trine, to her Sun in Libra. So Saturnian qualities of loyalty, hard work, and dedication would be helping to harmonize both ends of her Sun/Moon opposition. I believe this is something she received from both parents, although she was closer to, and lived with, her mother.
Now I would say that Libra’s really do want to serve the cause of harmony in relationships, and relationships of all kinds. Aries is not always so interested in such harmony, but more in having the courage to do what they think needs doing. Applying herself in hard-working, dedicated, Saturnian ways would be Kamala Harris’ way of healing and integrating the conflictual tension between these two planets.
The Saturn/Mars and Mars/Neptune tensions, however, would be problematical and indicative of some of the factors at play in how she would function with varying degrees of authoritative power.
For example, here is what Hilarion says about Mars/Saturn tensions:
Saturn in aspect to Mars is not the terrible thing that some astrologers pretend. Mars is energy and any close Saturn aspect will tend to sit on the energies and cap them up from time to time. However, the outer circumstances of the life — even with the square or opposition — do not usually reflect the dire events that one might be led to expect from a perusal of the available astrological texts. The secret here is the balancing-off of the restrictive tendency of Saturn against the expansive, not to say explosive tendency of Mars. If the individual can learn to find the mid-point between these principles, balance in the life pattern is possible. If he cannot, then wild swings between over-repressive and overly energetic states can be expected. Typically, such a person finds himself under the cold, limiting hand of Saturn for extended periods, and when he cannot bear the frustration any longer, breaks free and shoots the Martian energy in all directions, usually in a destructive way. (End Quote)
So, with that said, I suspect that Kamala could be the Saturnian force that feels the need to discipline, if not totally squash, the arrogant egotistical Mars in Leo characters she has had to deal with in her various careers.
Or, she could muster her Mars in Leo arrogance, especially in the house of mental thinking and communication, to fight against the restrictive Saturnian authorities and conventional belief systems that she feels needs to be destroyed and transformed.
The Mars/Neptune tension is where that Mars in Leo, Mars in the 3rd House feisty communicating energies, can be particularly stimulated by those who suffer an unjust victimhood. It could also be, however, where Kamala herself may, at times, suffer as an unjust victim by the arrogant aggressive communications of others. As I have said several times in previous writings, difficult Neptune aspects have a high propensity of bringing about the ‘Victim/Victimizer program.’
Since Kamala’s Mars in Leo is conjunct the Mars in Leo of Donald Trump, clearly there is something of a ‘karmic set-up’ between them. I would still love to see that debate, although I think the dynamic between them is already rather apparent.
As far as Kamala Harris’ transits or ‘current exams,’ they do look rather challenging this year, although I suspect more in her personal and family life. Since I am not privy to those details, I will not offer any conjecture as to how or why that may be playing out.
Next year, however, looks to be a pretty positive year of some significant transformation for her. I’m not predicting, but opting for the belief, that that transformation is relatable to her being able to play the role of the first female Vice President.
I think this is where I will end this analysis of Kamala Harris’ Astrological birthchart. Perhaps when she runs for President, I will bring this article out again and write an addendum.
I must say, I do feel inspired to put extra energy into what I am trying to share with you all these days, as a result of all of the positive support, both emotional and financial I have received from many of you following the loss of my house due to the recent wildfire.
As you might imagine, my life has been, and still is, in quite a flux since then, and I want to extend my heartfelt apologies to all of you who donated who I have not yet personally thanked. I’m still hoping to get to it, but know in the meantime that I am very grateful for everything you have been inspired to share with me.
It is true that my not having a homestead to be materially engaged with all of the time is freeing up my life to be a bit more focused on my mental/professional endeavors, and it is my hope to make good use of that free space.
I do confess, however, that I miss my old homesteader’s life and sometimes think I would like to own a place again. Aside from the heart twinges that still come every day as I continually remember additional precious irreplaceable items that I lost in the fire, I get similar ‘twinges’ as I walk through the hardware or building supply store looking for something, and then see something on the shelf that makes me think: “Oh, that would be good to have back at my house.” Of course, then I have to quickly realize “Oh, I don’t have a house anymore.”
I know we have all suffered great losses in our lives and the grieving process is just something you have to go through. Still I feel blessed to have faith that it all happens for a reason. And I feel blessed to have the compassionate support and donations that you have given me that can help me to replace at least some of the things that are replaceable. For that I really really want to thank you.