Scotland's First Minister and current leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) was born on Sunday, 19th July 1970 at 3:16pm in Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK.
With her natal Sun in Cancer it's no surprise that Nicola Sturgeon is patriotic as this is a sign that needs to protect and defend everything it's connected to - family, home, country. Sometimes, however, this can turn into possessiveness. Although outwardly tough and shrewd, she will be much more emotional and sentimental in private. Nicola's Sun is situated in sector nine of her birth chart. In this position, it indicates a need to create her own set of spiritual or moral values, although bigoted views could be a problem. She will be keen to expand her identity through contact with foreign countries or cultures.
In Nicola's natal chart, the Sun is in conjunction with Mars. A desire to achieve and be in charge is the hallmark of this planetary combination and she will be fiercely competitive and combative. Hot-blooded, impulsive and full of energy, people with this planetary influence tend to be very assertive - to the point of coming across as aggressive - and act as if they are constantly going into battle.
With her natal Sun in a square aspect to Jupiter, Nicola is a visionary with high aspirations. However, misplaced idealism is a negative trait under this planetary effect and she should make an effort to avoid boastful tendencies.
Nicola's natal Moon is in the sign of Aquarius and sector three of her chart. Under this influence, she will have strong beliefs about the welfare of others. It might not seem like it, but Nicola's points of view and ideas change frequently, and she is very sensitive to other people's opinions. She will often make decisions for emotional reasons, and even when she thinks she's being logical, her personal feelings and beliefs will influence her thoughts a great deal.
With her natal Moon in an opposition aspect to Mercury, Nicola will find it difficult to 'switch off' her brain. There is an inner conflict between thoughts and feelings and a battle between logic and instinct with this planetary combination, bringing a lifelong challenge to find inner balance and a tranquil state of mind. It will be important for her to channel the intuition of the Moon and the intellect of Mercury into all of her communications.
Nicola's Moon is also opposite Mars in her natal chart and this makes her a very passionate and highly strung person. She's a fighter, but should beware of becoming too aggressive or defensive. She is extremely competitive and winning is very important to her - she instinctively knows what she wants and must have it otherwise sparks will fly. She won't give up on anything, which can cause bad moods, arguments, and conflict. Winning at any cost will come at a price and her personal life is likely to suffer the most.
Nicola's natal Moon is in a trine aspect to Uranus and this shows her to be a friendly and curious person who loves stimulating conversation. Some friendships may not last very long if they become stale or boring. Personal freedom is very important to her and she needs to be able to come and go as she pleases. Unusual and even controversial people will fascinate her.
With the Moon in a square aspect to her natal Ascendant, Nicola's emotional nature is out of synch with her personality. She will not find it easy to express herself in the way she wants, and throughout her life she will have to learn how do deal with other people's responses and to be open about her own feelings. Her body language and manner tend to conflict with how she really feels. She is highly sensitive to the moods of people around her, as well as the emotional atmosphere of her immediate surroundings.
Nicola Sturgeon was born with Scorpio on her Ascendant. Many women who have this sign on the Ascendant are in powerful positions, especially in politics. Margaret Thatcher and Hillary Clinton are just two examples.This is not an easy sign to live with, either personally or with regard to others, often resulting in conflict, challenge and sacrifice. Dark and destructive situations often arise in the lives of Scorpio Ascendant people and they frequently have to deal with negative, toxic and obsessive emotions - either within themselves or in connection to someone else. This sign is all about intense feelings - not the lovey-dovey flowery ones, but the ones that people prefer to deny: Lust, jealousy, guilt, vengefulness, hatred. Scorpio is also about extremes and as a result, Nicola will attract strong reactions from others.
With her Scorpio Ascendant, Nicola will value her privacy and have a strong need to control everything around her. People with this sign on the Ascendant take a long time to fully trust anyone and if that trust is abused, they never forgive - nor forget. But with people who are accepted into her inner circle, Nicola will be extremely loyal and devoted Adept at making others confess their secrets, only a few people will know hers.
Intensely emotional and highly perceptive, Nicola will be good at seeing through superficiality. Getting a feel for people and situations will come easily as she is very good at figuring out what's really going on beneath the surface. Because of this ability, it's also likely that she has clairvoyant powers.With a deeply instinctual and passionate nature, Nicola is strong-willed, stubborn and powerful. Proud and confident, she was destined to become a leader in her chosen profession and - for better or worse - to influence many people.