Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was a very well loved first lady, typical of Splay Temperament types, so much so that many of her fans who heard her speak at the 2016 Democratic Convention want her to run in 2020.  She has said she will not, but politics is fickle and as Yogi Berra would say “the fat lady sings”. 1 It ain’t over till it’s over”, a popular quip of baseball player Yogi Berra’s. This is similar in spirit to “don’t count your chickens before they hatch

The political Michelle Obama

 Young Michelle did not look to Washington for her heroes—she found them right at home. Her only sibling, a brother named Craig, was twenty-one-months her senior, provided an excellent example both inside and outside the classroom. Both their hardworking parents, Fraser Robinson III, a city water plant worker, and Marian Shields Robinson, a homemaker, pushed both children to excel.

Rejecting the easy option—to send their son and daughter to a convenient public high school—the Robinsons encouraged their athletic son to enroll in a parochial school with an outstanding basketball program and for Michelle, they decided the newly opened Whitney M. Young Magnet School offered a quality education that more than compensated for the daily three-hour commute.

As a racially mixed school, Michelle associated with classmates who came from all over the city, and she did well both academically and socially. She made the National Honor Society in her junior year and was elected treasurer of her senior class.

After graduation in 1981, Michelle followed her brother to Princeton, and like him, majored in sociology. Although one of the oldest colleges in America, Princeton had only accepted women as undergraduates in 1969, and African Americans were only admitted after World War II and still comprised only about 10 percent of the student body.

Even the “little sister” of a basketball star felt like an outsider, and Michelle saw herself as a “visitor on campus, as if I really  don’t belong.”¹

Betty Boyd Caroli
At six feet one inch, those legs never end.

She found little on her background other than through her mother she is a direct descendant of a male slave owned by a plantation in Alabama.  Nothing on her father’s side, so we imagine that they were free folks. 

She went to Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, for her Bachelor of Arts and then onto Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts for her Juris Doctor degree.  She met her husband as his Senior Legal Advisor at Harvard University.   

Later on, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright married them on October 3, 1992 in his Trinity United Church of Christ church, a social justice church, in Chicago; he parents raised her Methodist. The Obama’s joining TUCC makes sense, for it promotes universal health care, feeding the hungry, but also working to insure people are paid a living wage so they can care for themselves and their families; all hallmarks of her husband’s presidency.

After her husband’s election, Michelle Obama made more headlines because she was a Harvard-educated lawyer and former hospital executive, accustomed to bringing home a paycheck that exceeded her husband’s Senate salary, about $170, 000 per year, but now is a stay-at-home “mom in chief.” Unlike the only other attorney to become First Lady Hillary Clinton, Obama felt no need to feign culinary interests by talking about cookie baking, and instead used her first public event at the White House to celebrate a recent law extending workers’ rights.  This willingness to highlight one’s professional expertise made the 2008 election an important turning point for women and African-Americans as a whole.  ²



 Map of Michelle Obama

She was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois.  There is no birth time for our former First Lady, but we have rectified her time for 2:24 AM.  We sent this out to several people because of who she is for review, and  their response was overwhelming positive — they “love it”  We do too

Mrs. Obama is a Splay Temperament type with a grand trine earth. This aspect makes her very practical with the ability to pick up skills when she needs them. .  This gives her a solid interest in keeping with a great love of animals and a passion for thinking creatively, but it is her preponderance of planets in her Third House that is most striking — five out of the ten planets are located there.

This is important because while she was rather quiet as first lady, that was not her normal role, for the third house rules relationships between friends, family and like-minded people. It also gives strength to a good deal of intercommunication, and as her speech shows, highlights her gifted speech making abilities.

The third house tells she has a natural flair for writing, which she has demonstrated outside of her autobiography, a great love of travelling, that came in handy during her husband’s campaign and presidential tour, and a zest for learning and education — obviously all her scholastic studying did not bother her.

That she has many conjunctions making her a good people person too, but with no oppositions this makes her blind to the big picture (her husband President Obama OTOH is just the opposite and perhaps that is the success of their marriage & his career.)  

21 Scorpio, a squirrel eating pine nuts.

Her Part of Fortune is at 21 Libra, “Wolves entering a new territory” and suggests that this person’s advent arouse vigilance from all around because she naturally creates a bond with those around her, while she is circumspect regarding consequences probably best exemplified by her comment that “proud of my country for the first time.”³

Listening to her speech, those themes appear, she worries about the effect her husband’s presidency had on her two daughters, “Oh What have we done?” and her concern for the future of the nation and we believe it was that concern that drew many people to her and the prospect of her candidacy. Her ascendant of 21 Scorpio suggests though that she “content” with her life now, and we recommend waiting for the fat lady to know for sure.

Download Mrs. Obama’s chart here michelle robinson obama


  1. Betty Boyd Caroli, First Ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, Oxford University Press, 2010, Revised & Updated Edition. pg 393
  2. ibid. pg. 40
  3. Vanity Fair Magazine, June 1993 issue.
  4. Michelle Obama, Becoming, New York: Random House publishing, c.2018


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    It ain’t over till it’s over”, a popular quip of baseball player Yogi Berra’s. This is similar in spirit to “don’t count your chickens before they hatch
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