Astrological Analysis of Nelson Mandela’s Horoscope

A strong political figure and a revered person all over the world, Nelson Mandela is the role model for many. His contribution towards eliminating Apartheid and making South Africa – a democracy for all colours and races, have been monumental. Read about how the horoscope of Mandela changed the course of his life.

Astrological Analysis of Nelson Mandela’s Horoscope


Nelson Mandela – 1918-2013.

Nelson Mandela was the South African President and was prominently known as “The Mother of South Africa”. He was a strong fighter and hero of the civil rights and martyr who claimed victory in his lifetime’s crusade to establish a non-racial democracy for South Africa. A charismatic and beaming personality with glistening eyes, he went on lecture tours to run for public office.

He was arrested as a political prisoner on August 5, 1962 and spent 27 years in prison, to be released on February 11, 1990. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and became the Africa’s first President of colour on May 2, 1994 and served as his nation's president until June 1999. Mandela’s education was commenced at University College of Fort Hare and he completed his studies by taking correspondence courses. He attended the University of Witwatersrand where he qualified in law in the year 1942.

A member of the African National Congress, he protested against the apartheid policies [discrimination on basis of race] of the ruling National Party. Although the African National Congress was banned in 1960, Mandela continued his resistance efforts. He was arrested in 1962 and sentenced to five years' imprisonment with hard labor. On June 12, 1964 he was further sentenced to life imprisonment which did not affect his growing popularity among his country fellowmen. After his release on February 11, 1990, he continued his life's work to banish apartheid policies. In 1991, he was elected President of the African National Congress, the presidency of his country in 1994. Nelson Mandela passed away on a Thursday at the age of 95 on 8th December 2013.

Astrological Analysis of Nelson Mandela’s Birth Chart:



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Astrological Analysis:

Nelson Mandela had Sagittarius ascendant and Libra Moon sign, which created within him the need for equality and justice for his country’s fellow man.

  • Sagittarius ascendant and the placement of Jupiter in the Gemini sign in the 7th house of public recognition enabled Mandela to lead the African National Congress for 30 years.
  • Gemini Sign made him a good communicator as he included all the political backgrounds (including all from tribal chief to the communist party), and they all felt they had a place at the table with equal authority and opportunity.
  • Venus in Taurus in its own sign along with Ketu made him quick and steadfast and strong towards his own values. Due to this, he suffered for 27 years in prison for his commitment to the job.
  • Mars in Virgo made Nelson quick and versatile in his actions and adaptive to his environment very quickly.
  • Mercury posited in Cancer sign indicated his intellectual mind, which was the reflection of the awareness of the needs of the African people.
  • Saturn posited in Cancer sign along with Sun and Mercury made him have strong determination which created compassion in his heart like the mother, whereas his Cancerian qualities made him fight the long struggle as to hold the thought of eliminating the apartheid [racism] from the system of his country. His ideas took shape with slow speed but sturdy step and by the time he was released this mass movement coupled with international support, eventually choked apartheid to death.

To conclude we can say that Nelson Mandela Horoscope reveals that his planetary configurations show that Nelson Mandela was a good speech-maker and as he traveled the world after his release from prison, promoting the revolution and the new South Africa. Mandela's support of liberation struggles all over the world was meaningful, inspiring and strong dedication towards his country was appreciated worldwide.

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