Nancy Reagan, a ferociously determined Cancerian, has died aged 94. Her 52 year marriage to former president Ronald Regan was once described as the US presidency’s greatest love affair.
Born 6 July 1921 1.18pm Manhattan, New York, she had a fractured childhood with her parents splitting just after her birth. Her actress mother went off to pursue her career leaving her with an aunt and uncle for six years; and occasional contact with her father was frightening.
She had her Cancer Sun conjunct Mars Pluto trine Uranus – so there would be a good deal of fear and frustration in her early relationships but it produced a backbone of steel for her later life. Her Leo Moon was in her 10th, suiting her for a public career.
She was very different from her husband with his laid back Aquarius Sun square Jupiter and placid Taurus Moon.
On the synastry there’s a series of mixed aspects suggesting it was not all as rosy as the public image suggested. Certainly his Jupiter in Scorpio was trine her Sun Mercury Mars Pluto – he would boost her morale and bring her luck. But his Sun opposed Her Neptune; his Mars opposed her Pluto; his Uranus opposed her Moon; and her Uranus was conjunct his Venus. There would be all manner of glitches and irritations from those cross aspects.
But his Moon fell in her 7th which is positive along with his Saturn – so support and hard work involved. And her Sun Mars Pluto Mercury fell in his 7th (4.15am BT?) – so again a formidable partnership.
Their relationship chart had a lively, fun-loving composite Mars Jupiter opposition Mercury Venus. But Mars Jupiter also squared a composite Saturn Pluto conjunction; with Venus square Saturn. So there would be aggravations and unkindness as well as adventure in their lifelong partnership. But her childhood experiences would have made her used to enduring difficult situations. Compared to her father, 23 February 1894, a controlling and slightly mad Sun Pisces square Pluto Neptune, Ronald would seem like a dream. Her relationship chart with her father was dreadful with a composite Uranus opposition Neptune square Mars Saturn.
But the psychology will roll down the generations no matter how glitzy the exterior looks. Both the biological children had problematic relations with their mother. Ron has a 12th house Moon opposition Saturn square Mars; and Patti in her relationship chart with her mother a composite Moon Saturn Mars. The two step-children who came into the marriage from Ronald’s marriage to Jane Wyman, referred to their stepmother as the Dragon Lady.