Ilhan Omar, the Somalian-American congresswoman, has become, wittingly or otherwise, the focus of a noisy debate over what were taken to be anti-Semitic comments and criticism of Obama. Although what she said is hardly new, she does appear to have a knack of ruffling feathers.
Born 4 October 1981 in Mogadishu, Somalia, she lost her mother at two and was brought up by her father and grandfather, spent four years in a refugee camp in her early teens during the civil war before relocating to the USA and becoming a citizen.
She has a stellium in Libra of Sun Saturn Jupiter conjunct and a super-confident Jupiter Pluto conjunction as well. Libra ladies can be outspoken – Maggie Thatcher for one – and her Jupiter Pluto will help to give her the self-belief to make her voice heard. Libra women often have a strong connection to their father, less so their mother.
She’s also got Mars in flamboyant Leo in a volatile and not-always-sensitive square to Venus Uranus in Scorpio. Her Moon is in Sagittarius which can be mouthy as well. Plus her Mercury is in penetrating Scorpio. Not one to sit quietly in a corner.
Her Solar Arc Saturn and Sun are squaring her Mars for a series of major setbacks through this year and next. With a raft of undermining Neptune transits to midpoints also through 2019/2020. Though she’ll start to pick up more favourable influences through 2020 and onwards.