Bernie Sanders, born Bernard Sanders (can’t find any middle name anywhere) was born September 8, 1941 in New York. His name and birthday tell us the story of who really is this man. Bernie has a number 5 life path. Five is always the number of change and freedom. These individuals must have freedom. You will notice he remains independent in Congress but votes with the Democrats. Fives are individuals who can cause great positive change such as Roosevelt and Lincoln or devastating disasters such as Hitler–another 5 life path person. Sanders is the only candidate in the mess of contenders who has this life path. Donald Trump has a prominent number 5 destiny number so he presents change but in a less direct manner.
Sanders has some big challenges in his birth chart. We always look at what is missing in this person’s character and we can tell by the missing numbers in the name. In Sander’s case, he is missing 4 out of the 9 basic numbers. That is a whopping amount. Most people are missing perhaps one or two, the larger amount is three, a difficult amount in four. These numbers are 3, 6, 7 and 8. Interestingly enough, he is born on an eight numbered day to relieve some of the stress of the missing 8. His personality number (from the consonants in his name) is the number 4. His soul number is 3 (from the vowels in his name) which helps relieves some of the stress from the missing 3 and his destiny is the 7 (the sum total of his full name) which relieves some of the elements of the missing number 7. BUT, these numbers are still missing from the name and here is what it indicates:
A person with number 3 missing, is very self-critical, usually finds something wrong with what they are doing, usually has bad posture as there is an issue about being seen and heard. For a long time nobody paid any attention to him. One of the characteristics of a missing 3 is they take their own joy away. They have to repeat themselves to be heard and taken seriously. There is an issue about “the word”.
A missing 6 has an issue on commitment. When this is missing, the person can go overboard on being committed. They think they know what is best and you should follow it. There is an issue here about commitment to personal relationships, family, domestic responsibility. Family, marriage and all that goes with it was not his thing but he ended up having the responsibility. It will be interesting to see how committed he will be to what he is telling people.
A missing 7 is always about the development of the intellect and higher consciousness. This is someone who needs to look deeply into a subject matter, find out the why’s of it, don’t take things at face value. Ask questions and think. Somehow in prior lives this area was avoided. In this lifetime he cannot just assume anything. He must find out more and think wisely. Fortunately, he has a 7 destiny number so he is trying to do that.
A missing 8 is all about power, leadership, authority, the correct use of resources. This is just not there. He is born on an 8 day which helps him want power and leadership but he definitely is missing the innate qualities of same.
Sander’s personality number is the number 4, the hard worker. The person who wants results. Four personalities work very hard but not necessarily very smart. They turn on the lights first thing in the morning and the last at night. They don’t see the shortcuts they could take and they can get rigid in how they do things. They can literally box themselves in.
Sander’s Soul number, the number 3, relieves some of the stress of his missing 3. He wants to be pleasant deep down. He wants to be able to schmooze more but it is his challenge. His delivery system is always serious.
Sanders emotional makeup is fiery. He can fire up the audience and sound like a revolutionary. Alas, the staying power for these revolutionary ideas don’t last. He thinks with his feelings, such as “if I feel like doing it I will”, “if I don’t feel like doing it, I won’t”. He can jump into the swimming pool first before he realizes there isn’t any water in it. He leaps before he looks. Such as in the promise of single pay medical care or equal pay. He forgets that he must work with Congress and that the money to do single pay care would require other programs to be put in jeopardy. When he says he is a socialist, believe him. He has been a lifelong socialist.
Sanders has had a lifelong struggle with his self-worth and value of himself. He probably is shocked to find that others value him. He has good basic common sense that helps him but he has had to learn this over a very long period of time. It kept him from power positions all of his life. It is not surprising that he reaches his power later in life. The number 5 life path is usually a “late bloomer”.
Sanders like Trump is peculiar to our life and times in the US. Citizens are fed up with Washington, lobbyists, vested interests etc. They want someone unconnected to it–or who pretends to be unconnected to it. The millennials have experienced lack of jobs, living with parents, heavy student debt and a government run by self-serving politicians. Sanders is somewhat of a Pied Piper. Whoever gets elected, still has to work with Washington and the global leaders. It’s not enough to be angry.