U.S. President - 3 grounds

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U.S. President - 3 grounds

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon May 08, 2017 11:32 pm

I've tabulated all U.S. Presidents' planets according to the "3 grounds." This will produce different results from the simple angularity counts (which do not use as great a distance from horizon and meridian, and also include minor angles that won't show in the present list). Classic definitions: 30° lunes centered on angular, succeedent, and cadent cusps, respectively, for foreground, middleground, and background.

With a sample size of 43, and an even probability of 1/3 for each of the grounds, mean expectancy for each planet is 14.3. The 5% significance level (20-to-1) is crossed about 6 out from the mean expectancy, meaning that 8 or less, or 21 or more is highly unusual and worth particular attention.

SUN
F - 17
M - 15
B - 11
(It leans toward foreground, tapering off to background.)

MOON
F - 17
M - 13
B - 13

MERCURY
F - 17
M - 11
B - 15

VENUS
F - 13
M - 18
B - 12

MARS
F - 14
M - 20
B - 9
(Interesting that it avoids being "too much" or "too little," almost to a technically significant level.)

JUPITER
F - 16
M - 15
B - 12

SATURN
F - 17
M - 13
B - 13

URANUS
F - 14
M - 15
B - 14

NEPTUNE
F - 15
M - 13
B - 15

PLUTO
F - 18
M - 12
B - 13

Overall, the distributions are remarkably even. In terms of angular planets, the U.S. has selected a diverse range of character types across it's 200+ years of history. The only two things even of real interest is the tiering of the Sun placements - a tendency toward Sun being angular and, if not foreground, then at least not background - and the tendency of Mars to avoid both the "too much" and "too little" zones. (Mars foreground has been primarily war presidents and former generals. Mars background presidents almost never went to war.)
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Re: U.S. President - 3 grounds

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon May 08, 2017 11:32 pm

When I have a group like this, I like to look at various planet pairs - for example, in analyzing a horoscope, even more important than whether Venus or Mars is foreground is the more complex issue of whether either, neither, or both is foreground. Do we find any interesting co-angular or co-cadent combinations here?

SUN-MOON
13 presidents have both Sun and Moon foreground. They are not necessarily the most celebrity-like, though some have that trait. Madison, Van Buren, Tyler, Polk, Grant, Arthur, McKinley, Wilson, Eisenhower, L Johnson, Ford, Reagan, Obama.

Five presidents have both Sun and Moon background. There is some tendency toward them personally preferring to stay out of the limelight, but this isn't a perfect match. Washington, Monroe, Jackson, Garfield, Taft.

Only Lincoln had Sun foreground and Moon background. Only F Roosevelt and Bush I have Moon foreground and Sun background.

VENUS-MARS
Only three presidents have both Venus and Mars foreground: Jefferson, W Harrison, and Nixon. But only one has them both background: Benjamin Harrison.

Three have Venus foreground, Mars background: Van Buren, Tyler, and Pierce. The largest group is of those with Mars foreground and Venus background: Washington, Taylor, Fillmore, Hoover, and L Johnson.

JUPITER-SATURN
Six presidents have had both Jupiter and Saturn foreground: Adams II, Grant, McKinley, Taft, Wilson, and Bush II. (That's one more thing Quincy and W have in common.)

Only two have Jupiter and Saturn both background: W Harrison (who barely served) and Coolidge.

Five have had Jupiter foreground, Saturn background: Hayes, T Roosevelt, Truman, Regan, and Obama. This group would be worth a significant biographical comparison. Another five have Saturn foreground, Jupiter background: Madison, Tyler, Garfield, Hoover, and Carter (among other things, a strong leaning toward presidents who served during serious economic hard times).

VENUS-JUPITER
Four Presidents had both benefics foreground, and there is by no means a unanimity of "good times" during their terms: Polk, T Roosevelt, Truman, Bush II.

But the one president who had both benefics background served during the worst hard times in the country's history: Herbert Hoover.

MARS-SATURN
Three presidents had both malefics foreground: Monroe, Taylor, Hoover. (Hoover had both malefics foreground - add Neptune - and both benefics background!)

Three had both Mars and Saturn background: Hayes, Harrison II, and Reagan.

URANUS-NEPTUNE
Only three presidents had both Uranus and Neptune foreground: Hayes, Hoover, and Reagan.

Four had Uranus and Neptune both background, and it's an interesting mix: Fillmore, Coolidge, L Johnson, and Bush II. A biographical comparison should prove interesting.

Seven presidents had Uranus foreground and Neptune background. There is more than a little social impact radicalism in their natures and terms: Jackson, Harrison I, Taylor, Taft, F Roosevelt, Bush I, and Obama.

Three had Neptune foreground and Uranus background, and I think all three were steady hands during rough seas: Tyler, Lincoln, and Clinton.
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