Justin Trudeau just became the second youngest Prime Minister of Canada at age 43. He's the first born son of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who was the Prime Minister of Canada for 16 years from 1968 to 1984.
Besides politics being in his blood, what does Justin's astrology chart say about his ability to lead a country?
Justin was born on Christmas Day in 1971. He's a Capricorn Sun, Virgo rising with an Aries Moon.
This is a chart of a man who is absolutely made to be a leader! First of all, he's a Capricorn Sun. Capricorn is the sign of authority, leadership and government. Capricorns always rise to the top like cream in whatever endeavour they choose to pursue. That Capricorn Sun is square powerful Pluto. Wow! This is quite a combination. This shows that he does not shy away from challenges, and may even thrive on them. That Sun (father) square Pluto in Libra also points to his having a very powerful father, and interestingly enough his father Pierre Trudeau had a Sun in Libra. Justin's Ascendant is 3 degrees of Virgo, and his Sun at 3 Capricorn exactly trines that Ascendant. He actually is who he seems to be.
His Moon is in warrior Aries in the 8th house. Aries Moons fight for what they believe is right, and they have no time or patience for subterfuge or dishonesty. Aries is the most honest sign of the zodiac, mostly because they are so in the moment in their feelings. The 8th house is all about change and transformation, so he's here to make a difference. That Moon is exactly oppose changeable Uranus, so he's not kidding when he talks about making a significant change in this country. That aspect is also an aspect of being separated from those he loves. It speaks to his turbulent childhood when his mom had some mental health issues and he was separated from her for a while, as well as the ups and downs of being the child of a powerful man, as well as dealing with the death of his brother. (Actually, Margaret Trudeau used to babysit my best friend here in North Vancouver, way back in the day) That moon in passionate Aries trines Jupiter in expansive Sagittarius. He has big ideas, and lofty ideals and he truly believes that he can achieve them. I have no doubt that he can as well.
He has responsible Saturn - the ruler of his Sun - sitting right at the top of his chart. Saturn here says he is seen as 'the one in charge', as this position denotes his reputation as well as his career. In this position it also says that he takes his position very seriously and is bound and determined to do what is right. It's an ambitious placement, but you'll find its a very common placement in the royal family, as they were born into duty and responsibility, just as Justin was in a sense. Saturn here shows someone who is very ambitious and hard-working and perhaps even methodical in his approach to achieving his dream. Saturn here wants to be at the top of the heap. That Saturn squares his Asc, showing that its part of who he is, and that he'll always be trying to prove himself in some way, possibly because of his father, or trying to live up to his father. His Saturn is also retrograde. This is usually the position of someone who's father was not there for him in some way, and leaves the person with the sense of having to prove himself, or prove to himself that he is capable and worthy. His Capricorn Sun and Saturn retrograde tells me he has a lot of self doubt actually, but its being channeled in a positive way. When you think about it, who would really want to take on the job of running a country? Who would really want that kind of pressure, and not great pay? Someone who has something to prove, which means they almost all have strong Saturn in there somewhere.
He also has idealistic Neptune exactly square his Ascendant. This can be the aspect of someone who has rose-coloured glasses on and who doesn't see reality as it is. With all his earth, this is not really a problem for Justin, and that Neptune just adds to his sense of idealism and hope for a better future. It's the perfect combination - he has the vision, as well as the practical earth to ground it all into reality.
His North Node is in Aquarius in the 6th house and is conjunct Venus. The North Node is like a destiny point - it points to where one is supposed to go in this lifetime. And if one goes there, then the Universe supports you. In Aquarius, his destiny is wrapped up in doing things 'for the people', and in the 6th house of duty. His South Node is in Leo, so in a past life he was already royalty or a leader in some respect, so he already knows how to do that. In this lifetime, he can use that talent, he can springboard it forward and use it to be there for the people. Conjunct Venus in Aquarius, it shows that the public love him, and will continue to love him and support him. Especially women. And look at the guy - he has movie star good looks, which does not hurt his cause at all.
He has a singleton planet in water - his Mars in Pisces. Singletons have a lot of power, simply because all the water energy has to siphon out through one planet. This makes his Mars quite powerful. It also adds a nice touch of softness to his tough chart. Mars in Pisces people care! This is a sensitive placement and shows that he cares about the plights and feelings of the people. It is also a placement of fighting for the underdog.
His Virgo rising speaks to his methodical approach and strategic planning. Yes, his chart is quite earthy, with Cap Sun, Virgo rising and Saturn at the top. Perfect for politics. And he has a nice hefty dose of idealism and passion thrown in to make him want to actually do what he says he will do - create positive change. I like his chart very much.
How does Justin connect to the chart of Canada?
Justin's Moon in Aries is right on the Ascendant of the chart of Canada! He speaks to and connects with us. His Moon is also conjunct Canada's Neptune. We glamorize him, or we connect to his sense of idealism and hope. He actually has a lot of aspects to the chart of Canada, showing that he resonates with the country.
How will Justin get along with the US gov't? Well, its very interesting that Justin's Sun-Moon midpoint is 25 Aquarius. The US chart's Moon is 25 degrees of Aquarius. The Moon of a nation's chart denotes the people of the country. All the US presidents have significant planets at 25 Aquarius, because it shows they resonate with the people. I think this shows that the US people are really going to like Justin - a lot. But the gov't may not. Justin's Uranus is conjunct the US's Saturn, which is their government. They're not going to like Justin's agenda for change, which means he may not be playing ball with the criminals and bullies that are the US gov't. Thank goodness. It won't be easy for Justin Trudeau, but he is obviously determined, and we all want him to succeed. The US may try to sabotage that of course. However, the charts also show that Justin can be the spark that gets the ball rolling in terms of positive change for the US as he may inspire the people of that country too.