What would it be like for a woman growing up with Mike Huckabee as her father? And why would that compel her to stand and loyally defend the crass actions of her boss Donald Trump? To answer these questions one must consider both nature and nurture. This is just one of the ways to use Bazi.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders was born on August 13, 1982.
The year pillar reveals the nature of parents, grandparents, ancestors, family attitudes, and traditions that are handed down. Compare it to the day pillar and you can have a quick read on the nature of a person’s parents and how he or she responds to that influence. This is where our decisions or reactions usually come from unless we consciously change ourselves.
Dog 戌 vs. Dragon 辰 is a Clash
In the case of Sarah, the relationship of Dog in the year pillar and Dragon in the day pillar is key to understanding why she is willing to take on the task of defending Trump. There is a conflict between loyalty to authority and defending those who are bullied. There are boundary issues. Her problem lies in discerning who is the bully and who is being bullied.
Because Sarah has been bullied herself she perceives that type of energy as negative. Unfortunately, bullying and being bullied also has the comfort of familiarity and invokes a possibly troublesome loyalty she feels to her father Mike Huckabee.
Being bullied at the same time you are learning to love and be loved is a powerful but useless lesson many girls and young women have learned from their fathers. It’s difficult to believe in a love without manipulation and pain after that. Maybe a big part of the problem is that there is a certain thrill simply in having your father that focused on you. Imagine the outcome if his focus was on teaching you self care instead.
Dog the Father
A man who can make remarks like this is a scared misogynist at best. At worst he is a bully who is interested in taking away women’s freedom. For Sarah he is the archetype of the father. As such he represents authority – even the highest authority which some would call God. Sarah’s loyalty to Trump is a reflection of her loyalty to her father. She will have a huge conflict going against Trump in any way and feels compelled to defend him even though it makes her look like an ass.
Some of the characteristics of the Dog correspond with Sarah’s father’s career:
- Mike Huckabee ran in the Presidential Primaries in 2016 but didn’t really have anything new to say.
- He is a Christian Minister who probably thinks he is protecting his flock but is too dogmatic to be an inclusive and charismatic leader.
- He was the Governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007 which shows that he does have leadership qualities with the like minded, i.e. his pack/PAC.
- Coincidentally(?), he was born in Hope, Arkansas, the same town as Bill Clinton. Also interesting is that Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and George W. Bush were all born in 1946 which was a Dog year. This would lead one to think that the phrase “You lie like a dog” means not only that you lie, but that you do it badly.
Sarah has some of the Dog characteristics too. In Sarah’s chart, the character representing her self is 戊 and the character representing her father is 戌. Even if you’ve never studied Feng Shui or Bazi you will probably notice how similar these characters are. Sarah and her father are similar too, but not exactly the same.
But don’t forget Sarah’s day branch is the Dragon. Have you noticed how much more reluctant and heavy* she seems with each new press conference? She knows that Trump’s behavior is out of line and yet she doggedly pursues her own success by continuing in her protective position. She attempts to portray Trump’s behavior as paternally oriented but you can see she is struggling. On the other hand it’s the Rooster year, this is her big chance and the money is good, so…
The Rooster Year 2017
Because there is a Dragon in the day branch of Sarah’s chart, in a Rooster year she may find herself attracted to the fame and power of her job as a spokeswoman and losing track of her own mojo.
Her current fate is Wood Dragon indicating that this is a time where she has new opportunities for both power and money. Her problems are “first world problems”. This kind of big success must distract from any unpleasantness she has to go through to achieve it, but she doesn’t see the crash and burn coming. Unfortunately, a second Dragon means she may be kidding herself about how much she is able to outsmart those around her. Thinking about her long term career (i.e. post-Trump) might be a better strategy.
*I don’t mean she gained weight.