Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961. This makes him a Child of the Sun. It also means that he was born right before a solar eclipse. Children of an Eclipse are in a hurry to get things up and running and this urgency propels them through life. They manifest their talents earlier than most and have a quick grasp of situations. They tend to be high-strung and can suffer from high blood pressure. They are the cause of much good - and bad - in their lives because the Moon was in front of the Sun at their birth. This creates a blind spot when it comes to themselves. Either they're too "hands on" in a situation (thereby eclipsing those who could help) or too "hands off" (thereby allowing themselves to be eclipsed by more dominating personalities). Looking for that midpoint between extremes is a life-long mission. The darkening of the Sun by the Moon at birth usually indicates an absent (or difficult) father as well as conflicts with male authority figures. There is always something shadowy about their early years. Children of the Eclipse are fated to lead very dramatic lives and it isn't always easy to tell if they're in control of events or if events have taken over the reins and they're being dragged along for the ride. Thankfully Children of the Sun can be very fixed and stubborn. They won't give up-- or give in-- because they subscribe to the adage that the Sun will always rise on a new day. It's this enduring optimism that gives Barack Obama his nobility, strength, and honor. Subscribe for more features. Only 1.99 a month!