House of Cards returns to Netflix on February 27 for season 3 and I will make sure I have a glass of Bordeaux and a comfy seat on the sofa for my binge. I love when shows assign fictional TV characters birthdates. Most of the time they accurately correspond with the character. Emily Thorne of Revenge is a Cancer, no one does revenge like a water sign, Olivia Pope is a Virgo the manner in which she operates always with precision. Claire Underwood is a dutiful though in her own right; power hungry Taurus and well Frank Underwood he is Scorpio born November 5, 1959.
Money, Power, Respect
The Scorpio Sun
The Sign of Scorpio naturally gravitates toward power and money. Scorpios are slow moving and calculating, natural rulers of the 8th house they rule death, transformation, power, other peoples resources; some Scorpio adjectives are secretive, manipulative, resourceful and obsessive. They don’t bend or give up easily, if at all.
God of War
You can see in Franks Chart he has Sun in Scorpio conjunct Mars, Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio with Pluto being the modern ruler. The Sun conjunct Mars makes Frank willful. A Prominent Mars is common in those that have a military and/or an athletic background, the nature of Mars is competitive. Mars is the planet considered the God of War. According to Frank Underwood’s bio he attended the Military School: The Sentinel. And episode after episode we see him manipulating others to adhere to his will. You’ll notice his strength isn’t boastful; its quiet yet intimidating this is the nature of Scorpio. His Sun in Scorpio also conjoins Neptune in Scorpio as we know Underwood is one prone to underhanded deals, and promises with him are often made with fingers crossed behind his back. People may look to Frank to save them (also a trait of Neptune being a savior). He may seem to have all the answers and offer dreams of grandeur along with a seat some place beside him in the Oval Office. The Sun Conjunct Neptune individual has the ability to hide their true motivations this is only enhanced by Scorpios nature to always remain poker faced even when confronted with great catastrophe they will never show their hand.
His marriage to Claire
Although we do not have his exact time of birth; the moon was in Capricorn that day so naturally Frank gravitates towards an accomplished woman, one that is respectable, perhaps a woman that has the ability to enhance his status. The moon is also representative of feelings; it is in detriment here so there is certain coolness, this isn’t a tender, expressive and affectionate person there is an austere vibe and a practicality to the Capricorn moon individual. Planets in Capricorn often ask will this work? Clearly his relationship with Claire works, she has sacrificed her own dreams to foster his, achievement is synonymous with Capricorn, as is reputation, and career .Claire clearly fits the bill. Underwood has Venus in Virgo (another planet in detriment both ruling feminine principals one would have to wonder what his childhood/mother was like) Venus square Saturn suggests coolness in relationships. The Venus/Saturn person doesn’t trust easily so they prefer a partner who is reliable and trustworthy above all else. We can clearly see him and Claire aren’t affectionate; they strategize, while smoking cigarettes sometimes electronic out the window. They are clearly committed despite their rendezvous with randoms (Scorpio after all rules sex and Neptune conjunct Mars isn’t particular about with whom)-but this isn’t the type of couple to kiss and hold hands and feed one another cake on a Saturday night. When Venus aspects Saturn there is no doubt a devoted quality, but love takes on a Capricorn vibe another indicator of love (Venus) and work (Saturn) somehow going hand in hand. I suppose they are working together hand and hand to get ahead.
I’m curious to see what season 3 brings but I have no doubt it will be just as duplicitous as the first 2 seasons. Frank Underwood also has exact Mercury/Pluto Square Astrologer Adrian Duncan wrote in his book Astrology Transformation and Empowerment
Mercury and Pluto: Secrets and Lies
“People with this aspect are born detectives. They have the ability to divine what is going on beneath the surface and the desire to probe others secrets”
Have at it Frank