Nicolas Sarkozy has bounced back into French political life running in the primary for the centre-right party leadership, which votes this November, in preparation for the Presidential election next April/May. He’s running on a nationalist ticket, emphasising French identity and way of life, hoping to eat into Marine Le Pen’s far-right vote. His limp legacy from his last term in office tells against him, as does a complicated series of legal investigations against him; and it’s by no means certain he’ll be the chosen one.
Born 28 January 1955 10am Paris, he has an attention-seeking 5th house Aquarius Sun sextile a fiery (seven impossible things before breakfast) Moon Mars in Aries in his 7th. Plus a relentlessly Fixed Mercury in Aquarius opposition Pluto square Saturn in Scorpio; with Saturn trine a lucky Uranus Jupiter in Cancer. (He was born three days before Carole Middleton, who has the same chart though with a Taurus not Aries Moon.)
He looks downcast late this November when the primary is run – Nov 20/27th – with tr Saturn opposition his Mars/Pluto over the second stage. And right through the 2017 general election looks completely deflated with the hopes-dashed tr Pluto conjunct his Mars/Neptune midpoint from mid March to June.
Marine Le Pen, 5 Aug 1968 11.20am Neuilly Sur Seine, who is expected to get into the second round of next April/May’s election, has a 10th house Sun and Mercury in Leo with a Capricorn Moon; and an ambitious Mars in Cancer in the 10th – so definitely pro-active. She has a challenging Yod of a 12th house Uranus Pluto sextile Neptune inconjunct Saturn in self-reliant, unsentimental Aries in the 7th. That’s a really difficult Yod to handle well and tr Uranus will be conjunct the focal point Saturn exactly over the final round in early May 2017 – impossible to tell whether this will click her Yod into place into speedy fast-forward or derail her altogether. Tr Pluto is also conjunct her IC opposition her MC; and her Solar and Lunar Returns over the election don’t look too ecstatic. If past experience is anything to go by, she’ll peak, give the country a fright at the prospect of a cleaned-up neo-nazi winning and then fall back.