Whether you believe in star signs or not, the following article reveals how famous politicians embody their star sign. Before any pessimism is thrown my way, this article is intended to entertain people interested in both politics and astrology and should be received in a light-hearted manner ? 

Cancer – Angela Merkel

Cancers are empathetic, caring and nurturing. Merkel certainly embodies these qualities as she has often implemented generous policies to help those in need. Following the Syrian refugee crisis, Merkel announced that Germany without exception will accept all refugees and prepared the country for taking in 800,000 refugees by 2015 — more than what the entire European Union took in 2014. However, Merkel has recently stepped down on her ‘open door’ policy in order to save her coalition government. Consequently, the emerging right-wing direction of European politics politics has led to her announcing plans to step down as Prime Minister when her term ends in 2021.

Ironically, her right-wing rival Horst Seehofer who is also a Cancer, could follow in her footsteps and also quit — as sources close to the leader tell the media he is ready to stand down. Cancers are the most sensitive and emotional sign of the zodiac. It doesn’t come as a surprise then, that the intense political climate of European politics is too precarious to handle for the politicians who fall under the sun sign of cancer. Cancer’s also tend to be intuitive, so perhaps Merkel and Horst can sense further problems arising in the future regarding the migration and EU refugee policies.

Scorpio – David Cameron & Hillary Clinton (as well as leaders of 22 countries)

Scorpio’s are determined, forceful and very stubborn. David Cameron’s resignation after the results of the European referendum comes as no surprise, as the stubborn nature of Scorpios makes them opt out of projects, relationships and unions they do not agree with. Hillary Clinton has also demonstrated similar characteristics. It took Clinton a whole six months after news broke about her use of a private email server whilst being Secretary of State to finally apologize, despite weeks of endless nudges from her aides that she must explain herself.

Being the most common sign of country leaders, the star sign of Scorpio dominates leadership positions around the world with 22 countries having Scorpio as a star sign. Indeed, this again comes as no surprise since Scorpios have also been labelled as the ‘most powerful sign of the zodiac’ with great skills of manipulation, ambitious power and strategic rationale.

Aries – Hitler (Cusp of Power) & Nigel Farage

Aries people tend to be proud and outspoken, often saying the first thing that comes to their mind and lacking any filter. Hitler and ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage perhaps have this in common, as both tilt towards proud nationalistic perceptions of politics. This also includes Gerard Batten, the current leader of UKIP who is also an Arian. It is important to note that what separates Hitler from other Arians or world leaders is that he was born between the transition of Aries and Taurus, enabling him to be born on the cusp of power. Being born on the cusp of power enables one to be authoritative, resilient, and immensely dedicated to passions and goals, despite any set-backs and struggles faced. Indeed, Hitler portrays this due to the gradual and lengthy process it took for him to rise to power.

Leo – Barrack Obama & Bill Clinton

Charismatic, charming and enthusiastic. Leo’s are known for their warm-hearted nature and ability to charm just about anyone. Hence it would make sense that this is exactly what Obama and Clinton are known for, their communicative and pleasant charisma and ability to form an instant connection with the public. Leo’s tend to draw attention wherever they go (without even trying) and are more often loved by those around them. In particular, Obama has been labelled as the ‘best president’ of recent years according to the PEW Research Centre. Research further shows that 44 per cent say Obama is the best or second-best president of their lifetimes, compared with 33 per cent who mention Bill Clinton. Popular Leo presidents? Why is this not a surprise?

Gemini – Boris Johnson & Donald Trump

At the opposite end of the zodiac spectrum, we arrive at the least favourite star sign … Gemini. Is it a complete shock that the least favourite politicians are Geminis? I think not and I really hope the idea behind star signs is beginning to sink in and convince you that astrology most certainly holds some capacity for truth. Despite being expressive, quick-witted and adaptable Geminis receive a lot of bad press for their unreliable nature and tendency to come across as having multiple personalities. (From personal experience, having a Gemini friend equates to having a whole squad of friends!)

A YouGov survey precisely demonstrates the unquestionable unpopularity Boris Johnson attains with voters, agreeing that he would make a worse PM than Theresa May. After resigning from his position as Foreign Secretary, Johnson may come across as the most conflicted on the issue of Brexit. He has been known to hold almost all political stances, from liberal to conservative, and has often released contrasting statements surrounding his views on Brexit. One of the many contradictions Johnson portrayed was over the single market. He simultaneously supported the single market but was quick to say it would be ‘mad’ to stay in the single market after Brexit. A contradictory and indecisive Gemini? Another surprise?

Donald Trump inevitably follows Johnson in the same moderate fashion, being a Gemini himself. A fact that also means being voted as the least favourite president and having unwavering unpopularity from all across the globe. Trump holds the most negative rating among the five world leaders, according to a new poll conducted by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. A high 70 per cent of respondents across over 20 countries confirmed his unpopularity, claiming they do not trust or agree with his political approach — giving Trump a significantly higher disapproval rating than the leaders of Germany, France, China and even Russia’s President Putin.

So there you have it. Now consider, is astrology just a bit of nonsense or can it reveal things about people that are remarkably accurate?

I’ll leave you to your thoughts.

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