Decoding the Cosmic Blueprint of Women in Politics

| Alyssa Meng

Have you ever read astrology horoscopes and thought, “Wow, that sounds like me”?  Modern-day astrology may seem like trivial readings on prediction apps, but its origins are rooted in many diverse and rich cultures. From the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, along the Silk Road, and to the bustling streets of modern metropolises, astrology has long captured the imagination of humanity. Rooted in the belief that the positions and movements of celestial bodies influence human affairs, astrology has been both a guide and a source of fascination for millennia. But what happens when we apply this ancient wisdom to the world of women in politics? Explore the astrological profiles of trailblazing women leaders, and you might even see a little bit of yourself in them. 


♈Aries (March 21–April 19): Nydia Velázquez (March 28, 1953)

In the political arena, Nydia Velázquez, the esteemed US Representative for New York’s 7th District, exemplifies the dynamic traits of an Aries through her bold advocacy and fearless pursuit of justice. As the first Puerto Rican woman in Congress with the vigor of an Aries warrior, Rep. Velázquez relentlessly pushed for robust federal aid and oversight to address Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis. Velázquez’s fierce dedication to small businesses as the Ranking Member of the House Small Businesses Committee embodies her Aries traits as a passionate leader who builds community. Her Aries-like determination can also be reflected in her advocacy for affordable housing and equitable urban development. With the courage and resilience of an Aries, Velázquez continues to lead the charge for transformative change, inspiring others to join her in the pursuit of a more just and inclusive society.


♉ Taurus (April 20–May 20): Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928)

Iconic child-star-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple Black epitomizes the steadfast and determined nature of a Taurean. With the resilience of a bull, Black tackled diplomatic challenges head-on during her tenure as the United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia. Like a true Taurus, she was known for her practical approach to problem-solving, prioritizing stability and security in her diplomatic efforts. Black’s dedication to public service extended beyond her ambassadorial roles, as she also served as a delegate to the United Nations and as the Chief of Protocol of the United States. Her unwavering commitment to diplomacy and her ability to navigate complex international relations with grace and determination reflect the enduring qualities of the Taurus archetype.


♊ Gemini (May 21–June 21): Sharice Lynnette Davids (May 22, 1980)

Sharice Davids, the spirited US Representative from Kansas’s 3rd District, dazzles the political stage with her Gemini-like versatility. Much like the celestial twins, Rep. Davids can navigate many pursuits. As a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee member, Davids has skillfully advocated for infrastructure investments to spur economic growth while advocating for sustainable solutions to address climate change. Davids’ background as one of the first openly lesbian Native American women elected to Congress imbues her politics with a rich tapestry of perspectives, echoing the Gemini’s love for diversity and intellectual exploration. 


♋ Cancer (June 22–July 22): Sonia Sotomayor (June 25, 1954)

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor illuminates the halls of justice with her Cancerican sensitivity and empathy. Like the nurturing crab, Justice Sotomayor approaches her role on the bench with a deep sense of emotional understanding, always mindful of the human impact of legal decisions. Her landmark rulings, such as her advocacy for individual privacy rights in US v. Jones, reflect her Cancer-like commitment to protecting the vulnerable. Moreover, Sotomayor’s own personal journey, rising from humble beginnings in the Bronx to becoming the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, epitomizes the Cancerian spirit of resilience and familial loyalty.


♌ Leo (July 23–August 22): Mia McLeod (August 19, 1968)

Mia McLeod, the state senator from South Carolina, radiates the fiery charisma and bold leadership synonymous with a true Leo. Much like the regal lion, Senator McLeod fearlessly champions causes close to her heart, such as education reform and women’s rights, earning her a reputation as a fierce advocate for the marginalized. Her passionate advocacy for comprehensive healthcare access and criminal justice reform exemplifies Leo’s innate sense of justice and fairness. McLeod’s larger-than-life presence and magnetic personality command attention, making her a powerful force for change in the legislative chambers. 


♍ Virgo (August 23–September 22): Pramila Jayapal (September 21, 1965)

Virgo’s attention to detail and dedication to service are on display in US Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington’s 7th Congressional District. Her tireless advocacy for healthcare reform reflects her Virgo-like commitment to improving the well-being of society through logical, practical, and data-driven approaches. Moreover, Rep. Jayapal’s unwavering integrity and commitment to social justice issues, such as immigration reform and workers’ rights, embody Virgo’s sense of duty and moral clarity. Whether she’s scrutinizing legislation or spearheading grassroots organizing efforts, Jayapal’s sharp intellect and unwavering work ethic make her a formidable force for positive change in the political arena.


♎ Libra (September 23–October 23): Ilhan Omar (October 4, 1982)

Ilhan Omar, the outspoken US Representative from Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, brings a harmonious balance to the political arena with her Libra-like diplomacy and dedication to justice. She is the first African refugee to become a member of Congress and one of the first two Muslim-American women elected to Congress. Like the scales of justice, Rep. Omar tirelessly advocates for fairness and equality, using her platform to amplify voices from marginalized communities. Her fearless advocacy for human rights and civil liberties reflects Libra’s innate sense of fairness and commitment to social harmony. With her sharp intellect and unwavering commitment to justice, Rep. Omar stands as a shining example of Libra’s quest for balance and equity in the political sphere.


♏ Scorpio (October 24–November 21): Evelyn Sanguinetti (November 12, 1970)

Former Lieutenant Governor of Illinois Evelyn Sanguinetti embodies the intense and transformative nature of a true Scorpio in the political arena. With the determination of a scorpion, Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti fearlessly tackles pressing issues such as criminal justice reform and economic development, earning her a reputation as a fierce advocate for her constituents. Her unwavering commitment to justice and equity, exemplified by her efforts to support marginalized communities and promote social welfare programs, reflects Scorpio’s innate sense of integrity and passion for transformation. 


♐ Sagittarius (November 22–December 21): Susan Collins (December 7, 1952)

US Senator Susan Collins from Maine embodies a true Sagittarian’s adaptable and adventurous nature. With the wanderlust of an explorer, she has demonstrated a knack for finding common ground and forging bipartisan solutions to complex issues, earning her a reputation as a bridge-builder in a polarized political landscape. Whether she’s advocating for healthcare reform or championing environmental conservation efforts, Senator Collins approaches every challenge with the passion and enthusiasm characteristic of the Sagittarius spirit.


♑ Capricorn (December 22–January 19): Katie Porter (January 3, 1974)

With her fast-paced and determined nature, Katie Porter, the US Representative from California’s 45th congressional district, is a true Capricorn.  Rep. Porter fearlessly tackles complex economic and financial issues with the precision of a seasoned strategist, earning her a reputation as a formidable advocate for consumer rights and financial accountability. Her iconic whiteboard presentations, where she breaks down intricate financial concepts with ease, showcase the Capricorn’s knack for practicality and attention to detail. Rep. Porter’s unwavering commitment to holding powerful corporations and government officials accountable reflects Capricorn’s sense of duty and integrity. 


♒ Aquarius (January 20–February 18): Angie Chen Button (February 9, 1954)

Texas state representative Angie Chen Button is a shining example of the progressive and visionary traits of an Aquarius. As the last air sign, a true Aquarian is intellectual, curious, and social. Much like the forward-thinking water bearer, Rep. Button leads with innovation and originality, constantly seeking creative solutions to the challenges facing her constituents. Her advocacy for technology and STEM education reflects the Aquarian commitment to progress and societal advancement. As Chair of the House Economic + Small Business Development Committee, Rep. Button has spearheaded initiatives to support small businesses and foster economic growth, embodying the Aquarian’s humanitarian nature. 


♓ Pisces (February 19–March 20): Tammy Duckworth (March 12, 1968)

US Senator Tammy Duckworth from Illinois represents the compassionate nature of a true Pisces. As the final sign, Pisces has absorbed every lesson–every joy and pain–learned by all of the other signs, making them the most understanding of the struggles of others. As a combat veteran and the first disabled woman to be elected to the United States Senate, she has championed legislation to support veterans and individuals with disabilities, reflecting the Piscean desire to alleviate suffering and promote healing. Her ability to rise above adversity and overcome challenges, including losing both of her legs in combat, showcases the Piscean trait of resilience and inner strength. With her compassionate leadership and unwavering integrity, Senator Duckworth continues to be a beacon of hope and inspiration in the political landscape, proving that empathy and kindness are powerful forces for positive change.


Each astrological sign offers unique insights into these trailblazing women’s leadership styles and motivations. However, your exploration journey is just beginning. If any of these inspiring women, their stories, or their astrological sign traits resonated with you, you should consider running for office! By joining the She Should Run Community, you can delve into resources like the Public Office Profile Suite to figure out which elected office is right for you. 


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