Forty years ago on August 8, Richard Nixon announced his resignation as President of the United States. I have strong memories of watching the Watergate hearings on TV with my family--a formative experience. Nixon remains a fascinating figure. Surprisingly, I’ve never looked at his chart until now!
In our astrological tradition, one thing we do upon first glance of a chart is identify any planet that has recently changed sign, or is about to. This can be especially important if that change increases or decreases the planet’s essential dignity in a major way. Such planets will have strong motivations, determined in part by the nature of the change.