N o . 3 The brighter luminary
Marc Edmund Jones’s next point covers actually two important points in a person’s nativity: the Sun and how it determines the will and the power to do things. How far can a person carry out what out their wishes and desires is best represented by Sun, the brightest luminary in the sky? It’s importance in one’s chart cannot be under rated, for it is shows the will to command oneself to one’s own desires.
In Teddy Roosevelt’s chart, his Scorpio Sun lies in the ninth house of long journeys and educations. It is in the fourth degree of Scorpio symbolizing the radiation of light “In an old-fashioned ‘candle lighting service’ where the youth gains a sense of another world for the very first time.”
This symbol is the privilege and responsibility each soul has to carry his illumination to others. Scorpio is the sign of “creative ability,” and also rather secretive. For TF with his Sun there in the ninth house associated with the higher mind tells us that Roosevelt’s will gets its strength from his capacity to carry a torch and kindling the light of creative understanding.
Father of the Bull Moose Party
T.R. had the magnificent ability to stand in the limelight and to pass his enthusiasm on. He was a beloved president but there were many people who did not like the “trust-busting,” of his Bull Moose Party.” Yet, he transmitted the flame — the power of the Will — from his mental resources to Scorpio’s creative torch, and made it so.
In the process he started the idea of a third national party, the Progressive Bull Moose Party of 1912, that was the grandfather to John Anderson’s 1980 run, Perot’s United we Stand and Ralph Nader’s Green Party all because of his strong dislike of his own protege, and ultimate successor William Howard Taft, who favored a more limited form of government as opposed to Roosevelt’s all-encompassing cradle-to-grave goliath.
Both men were well rewarded for their efforts: Roosevelt stole Taft’s second term and got Woodrow Wilson into the presidency, and President Warren G. Harding nominated Taft for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1921.
By the way, the header image, while striking, was altered; Roosevelt never rode a moose.