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Mike Huckabee. Character Makes a
Difference. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2007.
24 August 1955
ASC = 9GE48’20”
there is no reported birth time for Mike Huckabee.
Determine the Ascendant Sign.
Factors favoring nocturnal sequence:
Jupiter Period. 24 August 1975 – 23 August 1987.
Worked with televangelist James Robison who mentored
Huckabee in media communications. A match to Jupiter/Leo in
the 3rd house of communications/publicity.
Jupiter-Sun subperiod 27 January 1979 – 14 October 1980.
Became congressional pastor.
Node. 24 August 1994 – 23 August 1997. Ran for Senate
and acceded to position of Arkansas Governor after Governor
Jim Tucker’s indictment on fraud and conspiracy charges.
Node. 24 August 1997 – 23 August 1999. Protests
against welfare reform (29 April 1998), the Jonesboro School
Massacre (24 March 1998), and the commutation of Bobby Ray
Fretwell’s death sentence (6 February 1999) marred the
Period. 24 Aug 1999 – 23 August 2009. Selected
26 Jan 2001. Teacher salaries raised $3000 by Arkansas
House of Representatives (29 March 2001), a legislative
priority of Huckabee. Venus falls in 3rd of
primary education. Sun falls in 4th, 2nd
from 3rd, or teacher’s money by derived houses.
Sun-Mercury. 3 July 2002. Moved back into governor’s
mansion, two years into a $5 million renovation, 25 July
2002. Renovations continued for balance of Mercury
subperiod. Characterization of house as ‘abuzz with
activity’ (New York Times, 25 July 2002) is consistent with
Mercury/Virgo which denotes workers as busybodies
because Mercury is the universal significator of workers and
Virgo is the sign of meticulous detail. Mercury is placed
in the 4th of real estate. Mercury/Virgo also
signifies Huckabee’s own One Minute Manager executive
Sun-Saturn. 11 May 2005. Published Quit Digging
Your Grave with a Knife and Fork on 10 May 2005.
Saturn/Scorpio ruling the 8th of death in the 6th
of illness is a match to this event because Saturn/Scorpio’s
paranoia and fear acts as a motivator to lose weight.
Sun-Jupiter. 14 Oct 2006. Appeared on celebrity roster
for New York City Marathon (8 November) as published in the
New York Times, 29 October 2006. This was Huckabee’s 4th
marathon. During this subperiod Huckabee announced his
Presidential Bid (29 January 2007) and as of early December
2007 achieved frontrunner status in polling for the Iowa
sign and position. Moon falls in Scorpio the entire day
of Huckabee’s birth. Choice of Nocturnal Fidaria sequence
means the Moon’s range is either 18SC09 – 20SC53 or 27SC23 –
29SC58. Position of tr. Jupiter 29TA07 on day of his
Covenant Marriage Ceremony 14 February 2005 suggests the
latter Moon position, but this is not conclusive. Lack of
event data for his mother, wife, and daughter makes testing
the trial Moon position difficult.
aspects. Given the Moon’s degree range, there are four
possible aspect combinations:
separates from Saturn and applies to Mercury
separates from Mercury and applies to Mars
separates from Mars and applies to Venus
separates from Venus and is void of course
four possibilities, I suggest the Moon’s separation from
Venus to a void of course position is the best match for
Huckabee’s long-term life path. To date, the most important
career shift Huckabee made was from the priesthood to
politics on 3 February 1991 when his resignation of pastoral
duties took effect. In Character Makes a Difference
(2007), Huckabee stated he became disillusioned when his
congregation made petty issues ranging from the
appropriateness of food menus, clothing color coordination
to music volume their chief concerns; effectively making
Huckabee an ‘ordained cruise director’ (Huckabee, 47).
These congregational desires are a match to Venus/Leo in
Huckabee’s figure. That Huckabee left these concerns behind
suggests Venus/Leo is a planet the Moon separates from as
If so, this
narrows Huckabee’s birth time to 10:33 p.m. – 12 Midnight,
making his Ascendant either Taurus or Gemini.
This photograph of Mike Huckabee
speaking at an event organized by the Department of Health
and Human Services is a textbook example of the Virgo facial
appearance (Judith Hill, Astrological Body Types,
Bayside, CA.: Borderland Sciences Research Foundation, 1997,
p. 63). Features of the Virgo face include an oval to
oval-round head, a thin and precisely drawn mouth, and a
tapered chin. Huckabee is a dead-ringer for Hill’s drawing
of the Virgo face (see p. 71).
If Virgo dominates Huckabee’s facial
features, then his Ascendant must be Gemini, not Taurus.
Furthermore, as ruler of the first decan of Gemini,
Mercury/Virgo suggests Huckabee’s birth time can be narrowed
to the range of 10:58 p.m. – 11:34 p.m. in order for the
first decan of Gemini to rise.
Given the choice of nocturnal Fidaria
sequence, the only other Ascendant possibility consistent
with the dominant Virgo facial features is Virgo rising just
before sunrise. With the Sun in the second degree of Virgo,
that leaves less than an 8 minute window before the Sun
rises and the Fidaria changes to the diurnal sequence.
That’s pretty tight and does not match the Moon’s separation
from Venus as delineated above.
Configuration of Chart
figure cast for 11:16 p.m., 5 Gemini rising, yields several
matches to Huckabee’s life affairs. First is Sagittarius on
the 7th, ruled by Jupiter/Leo, as significator of
his wife whose vigorous athletic adventures have included
bungee jumping. Second is his Aquarius Midheaven falling in
the 9th house by whole signs, making religion a
primary focus of Huckabee’s career. Lord Saturn/Scorpio
signifies of fear and paranoia. Scorpio is a fixed sign as
is Aquarius, the Midheaven and 9th whole sign
house cusp. Now consider this statement:
with a biblical worldview says humans are by nature
selfish. We are not basically good; rather, we are
basically self-centered, look out for ourselves first, and
preserve ourselves first at all costs. Only two things will
change this behavior: either our nature will be changed by
a supernatural experience with God through Christ, or we
will fear the consequences of not doing the right thing. If
we remove those consequences and make it easy to steal and
lie with impunity, then we will do those things freely. We
will do whatever brings us pleasure (Huckabee, p. 112).
theology is one of absolutes (fixed signs) and fear/paranoia
(Saturn/Scorpio). That Huckabee presents himself with a
more positive message shows the influence of Jupiter/Leo
which separates from the square of Saturn. The
fear/paranoia of Saturn/Scorpio is an influence which
Huckabee leaves behind as he ages because the aspect
separates. Though Jupiter does not rule the 9th
house of God, Jupiter is conjunct the Part of Faith and is
ruled by the unafflicted Sun. In the final rectification,
Jupiter will prove to be the Ascendant’s bound ruler, giving
Jupiter another claim on Huckabee.
II: Confirm Ascendant to 1-4 degrees.
attempts to narrow the degree range of the angles focused on
the possibility of the 2nd degree of Gemini
rising and the 13th degree of Aquarius
culminating. This matched the transit of Saturn 12AQ07 on
the date of his 3 November 1992 losing Senate race to Dale
Bumpers and c. tr. Jupiter 12AQ30 on the date he was sworn
in as Governor on 15 July 1996. Yet further testing ruled
out this possibility.
Rectification Manual, I state that Arabic Parts are the
bread and butter of Stage II Rectification. Huckabee is an
married on 25 May 1974 and affirmed his marriage in a
Covenent Marriage Ceremony on 14 February 2005. Using the
principle that solar return planets activate natal Arabic
Parts by aspect (see Chapter 11, A Rectification Manual),
I note the following solar return planet positions in the
respective 1974 and 2004 solar returns prior to both
marriage ceremonies: Venus 6LI34 (1974 return) and Jupiter
23VI09 (2004 return) aspect by contra-antiscia. In the
final rectification, both solar return planets aspect the
Part of Marriage of Men a/c Hermes 23PI31 and its antiscion
6LI29 within a few minutes of degree.
father died on 31 March 1996. The position of d.s.a.
Jupiter at 25VI14 was opposed to the Part of the Father
25PI09 on this date. By quadrant houses, Pisces falls on
the 11th house, or 8th from the 4th,
death of father. Jupiter rules Pisces.
these Arabic Part examples are sufficient to narrow the
Ascendant to the 10th degree of Gemini, meeting
the goal of Stage II rectification to narrow the Ascendant
range to 1-4 degrees.
III: Compute the exact degree and minute of the Ascendant.
October 1978. c. tr. Jupiter 20LE43 conj. IC.
Death of grandfather Virgil Huckabee.
November 2002. tr. North Node conj. ASC.
Re-elected AK Governor, November 2002.
February 2005. c. tr. South Node conj. MC.
Covenant Marriage Ceremony, 14 February.
1993. d.s.a. North Node sextile Moon. Elected
Lieutenant Governor, exact date.
1996. d.s.a. MC trine Uranus. The day Huckabee
was sworn in as AK Governor, sitting Governor Jim Tucker
decided not to resign, then resigned under pressure – all
within a few hour period on 16 July - in a high stakes
Arkansas political drama.
1997. c.s.a. ASC square Uranus. Major tornado
cut 260-mile path of destruction through Arkansas.
28 September 2005. d.s.a. Sun trine MC.
Ouachita Baptist University appointed Huckabee Director of
Center for Education and Public Policy, exact date.
November 2007. c.s.a Moon trine ASC. New
York Times reported on 3 November that Huckabee
described the Law of the Sea Treaty “one of the
defining issues of our time” and one of the “dumbest things
we’ve ever done.” Huckabee earlier had issued a press
release stating his opposition to Senate ratification of the
Treaty on 9 October 2007 (www.mikehuckabee.com).
The treaty entered into force on 16 November 1994 but has
not yet been ratified by the US Senate. I have not seen
detailed comments on this issue by Huckabee. Huckabee
appears opposed to the treaty because he feels it unfairly
limits United States sovereignty over ocean territory. How
does this issue match Moon/Scorpio?
significations of Moon/Scorpio include the need for naval
warfare. President Jimmy Carter is a good example, with
Moon/Scorpio matching his early Naval career as a nuclear
submarine officer. For Huckabee, Moon/Scorpio is ruled by
Mars/Leo which signifies fighting for honor – even if a
rebellion is required. Presumably Huckabee’s willingness to
fight for honor (Mars/Leo) is the cause for his interest in
naval warfare (Moon/Scorpio). He must see the Treaty as an
interference in the United States’ ability to conduct
military maneuvers in the oceans. Note Moon is the exalted
ruler of the 12th of enemies; also mistakes.
Huckabee’s opposition to this Treaty is not shared in the
Senate and is seen by opponents as an example of his poor
understanding of foreign policy affairs.
26 May – 20 October 1963. d. Mars conj. IC.
25 June – 29 December 1963. c. Mars conj. IC.
Directions of malefics to the IC often time period of civil unrest for
American Presidents. Many violent incidents of Civil Rights
Movement, at Birmingham and at other locations, were timed
by these sequences in 1963. It will require further
research to determine how these incidents or similar-themed
family feuds (Mars/Leo/4th ) influenced Huckabee.
*LOCK* 8 February – 18 September 1964. c. Venus conj.
IC. Venus/Leo is the universal significator of
glamour. As the sequence started, the Beatles arrived at
New York’s JFK Airport on 7 February and appeared on the Ed
Sullivan show on 9 February. Their North American tour 19
August – 20 September closed out the sequence. Huckabee is
tied to this sequence because he plays in a rock band, often
listing the Beatles as his favorite musical group.
September 1968. d. South Node conj. ASC.
September 1968. c. South Node conj. ASC.
While I found no specific events relating to Huckabee’s personal life at
this time, Huckabee does emphasize 1968 as a pivotal year in
defining America’s moral decay in Character Makes a
Difference. Both directions fall immediately after the
1968 Democratic National Convention, made infamous by police
brutality directed by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley against
peace activists. I would wager that further discussions
with Huckabee would reveal the 1968 DNC a pivotal event in
his personal development.
17 September 1996 – 4 May 1998. d. Sun trine Saturn.
This sequence timed controversy surrounding the commutation
of Wayne Dumond’s prison sentence. On 20 September 1996,
Huckabee announced his intent to commute Dumond’s sentence
to time served. This set off a number of events including
Huckabee’s executive session with the parole board on 31
October 1996 and the parole board’s 16 January 1997 vote to
allow Dumond’s release under probation. As the sequence
concluded, the New York Times reported on 14 April
1998 that Huckabee came under fire for education and parole
issues in attack ads aired by Democrats in January 1998
prior to his re-election race for AK Governor. He later won
that race on 4 November 1998. The NYT report exemplifies
the concept that the issues raised at the beginning of a
primary direction sequence remain active until the end of
2 April – 26 June 2007. d. Jupiter trine MC.
22 August – 4 November 2007. d. ASC trine Jupiter.
Both periods have been marked by favorable publicity underscored by
Jupiter’s power to act in the current Sun-Jupiter Fidaria
period. Event matches for the second sequence: Huckabee
received a key New Hampshire endorsement on 22 August 2007
from former Senator Russell Prescott who stated Huckabee
spoke from the heart. Jupiter/Leo – sign of the heart – is
a match. As the sequence concluded, Huckabee received a
flurry of positive press from the Washington Post:
“How Huckabee could Rock the 2008 Vote,” 3 November;
Newsweek: “The Other Man from Hope,” 5 November; and
The Hill: “Huckabee Could Win Iowa,” 7 November.