Vetting Michelle L. R. Obama

Great legs, but most women who are six feet do because they never end.   Her daughter Malia is 6′ 1″ the same as her Dad.   from Vogue Magazine


Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was a very well loved first lady, 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 you do not county out anyone until as Yogi Berra would say “the fat lady sings”.

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.

 born Michelle LaVaughn, Robinson, on the day of her birth, January 17, 1964, a rancorous debate in the nation’s capital centered on just what shape a new civil
rights act would take with The Voting Rights Act, which President Johnson signed
into law the following year, helped send her to the White House. Young Michelle did not look to Washington for her heroes—she found them right at home. Her only sibling, a brother named Craig who was twenty-one months her senior, provided an excellent example both inside and outside the classroom. Their hardworking parents, Fraser Robinson III, a city water plant worker, and Marian Shields Robinson, a homemaker, who 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.

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. Among racially mixed classmates who came from all over the city, 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, she majored in sociology. Although one of the oldest colleges in America, Princeton had only begun to accept women as undergraduates in 1969. African Americans, first admitted after World War II, still comprised only about 10 percent of the student body. Even the “little sister” of a basketball star could feel like an outsider, and Michelle saw herself as a “visitor on campus, as if I really  don’t belong.”¹

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 in his Trinity United Church of Christ church in Chicago; she was raised Methodist.
After her husband’s election, Michelle Obama made more headlines. A Harvard-educated lawyer and former hospital executive, she was accustomed to bringing home a paycheck that exceeded her husband’s Senate salary, but now she described herself as a stay-at-home “mom in chief.”
Unlike the only other attorney to become First Lady, Hillary Clinton, she felt no need to feign culinary interests by talking about cookie baking, and used her first public event at the White House to celebrate a new law extending workers’ rights.  It is this willingness to highlight one’s professional expertise that made the 2008 election an important turning point for women.  ²

                                                              the Map of Michelle Obama

Mrs. Obama is a Bucket with a Jupiter Handle in the Fifth House.  This gives her a solid interest in keeping fit and athletics and a great love of animals besides a passion for thinking creatively but it is her preponderance of planets in her Third House that is most striking:  she has five out ten planets located there.
The Third house rules relationships between the family and the exterior world,  and all types of intercommunication, as her speech shows, she is a gift speaker.  It also gives her a great love of travelling, which came in handy during her husband’s campaign and presidential tour, and a zest for learning and education — obviously all her studying did not bother her.
She has many conjunctions making her a good people person, but no oppositions making her blind to the big pictures (her husband President Obama OTOH is just the opposite and perhaps that is success of their marriage & careers.)  She has only the Line of Social Significance aka Line of Culture her chart, an aspect between Neptune and Uranus that suggests a generational and humanitarian approach dominates her life.

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 possible consequences probably best exemplified by her comment that “proud of my country for the first time.”³

Listening to her speech, those themes do appear, worries as she is about the effect her husband’s presidency will have on her two daughters, “Oh What have we done?” as well as her concern for the future of the nation as a whole and we believe it was that concern that did draw 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 so 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.