The Horoscope of the World's Richest Man

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 15th May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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We take a look at the horoscope of Bill Gates, the world's richest man.

Tremendous wealth written in to his horoscope

Bill Gates, founder and now retired CEO of Microsoft, is the richest man in the world, with an estimated fortune of between fifty and seventy-five billion dollars, depending on whatever the current value of Microsoft stock happens to be. His tremendous wealth is shown by the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in his second house, the house of money. Pluto, which takes things to extremes, and Jupiter, the planet of abundance and expansion, conjoin in the second house to produce enormous assets. It is the signature of the plutocrat.

But what else can be said about this man? Other than the fact that his wealth sets him apart from the rest of us, what is he really like? For that, we need to take a look at the rest of his horoscope.

Scorpio power

Gates was born with three planets - the Sun, Venus and Saturn - in the powerful and driven sign of Scorpio. In the fourth house, the Sun owns a great capacity to initiate and build enterprises from the bottom up, and in Scorpio it possesses an intense determination to build on a grand scale. This need to build is reinforced by the added presence of Mars, the planet of initiative, in the fourth house.

Scorpio is the sign of other people's resources, and Gates had little trouble, after he dropped out of Harvard, in pursuing his dream by finding investors for his startup of Microsoft.

Everything flows to his tenth house Moon

The ruler of his horoscope is the Moon, because Cancer is the sign on the ascendant. Placed in the sign Aries in the tenth house of outer world achievement, it has destined him to become a pioneer (Aries) in his chosen occupation. A tenth house Moon is the signature of a public personality who enjoys being in the limelight. In fact, in the 1980's Gates was often seen appearing in his own television commercials.

With the Moon in Aries, he has not been afraid to take risks in his quest for success. However, since Venus conjoins Saturn in the fifth house of risk-taking, we can be certain that his gambles have always been carefully calculated.

It is intriguing to note that nine of the ten planets in Gates' horoscope are below the horizon (in the bottom half of his birth chart). Only the Moon, conjunct the mid-heaven at the very top of his horoscope, is above the horizon. In astrology, we call this kind of pattern, when nine planets are in one hemisphere offset by a single planet in the opposite hemisphere, a bucket. What happens in the case of a bucket pattern is that all the energy in the horoscope ultimately flows to the singleton planet, the handle of the bucket. It literally overwhelms everything else. With Gates, then, there is an overriding need (Moon) to achieve status and success (tenth house), and to constantly break new ground (Aries). When this is coupled with a first house Uranus which squares his Sun, innovation and inventiveness (Uranus) impressively mark his character and personality (first house).

Marrying late

Bill Gates waited until he was forty years old before he married. The Venus-Saturn conjunction in the fifth house of romance, along with Saturn ruling his seventh house of marriage, accounts for this fact. In a situation like this, great care and much time is taken in choosing a partner.

Gates has two children, and since the Venus-Saturn conjunction resides in the house that rules children, the guess here is that there may develop a considerable distance between him and his kids. We can surmise that the demands of being the CEO of Microsoft kept him so busy within the corporate environment that he probably had little time to spend with his children during their most formative years.

His philanthropy

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, since his retirement as CEO of Microsoft, has kept Gates as busy as he ever was. He has given away enormous sums of money, mostly to third world countries in Africa and Asia, to place computers in schools. His aim is eventually to see computers in every classroom in every school in the third world. His generosity with his money, which by now has possibly toppled him from the top of the list of the world's richest individuals, is seen by the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in the second house. This aspect accounted for the amassing of his great fortune, but it also accounts for his ability to share his wealth with the world.


Bill Gates is indeed a unique, one-of-a-kind individual, as seen by the first house Uranus, rising less than six degrees from his ascendant and forming a powerful square to his Sun. After all, there can be only one richest man in the world.


Astrology, Bill Gates, Horoscope, Microsoft, Philanthropy, Plutocrat, Scorpio, Star Sign, Steve Kinsman, Zodiac, Zodiac Sign

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar J A Ridley
16th May 2011 (#)

Nice article Steve thanks here is his galactic signature from mayan system. Reference my paper for more on Mayan calender:)
kin 146: White Electric World-Bridger
I Activate in order to Equalize
Bonding Opportunity
I seal the Store of Death
With the Electric tone of Service
I am guided by the power of Heart
I am a galactic activation portal enter me.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
16th May 2011 (#)

Many thanks, JAridley. Very interesting stuff.

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author avatar Songbird B
16th May 2011 (#)

Very insightful, Steve...A good article..

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author avatar LOVERME
16th May 2011 (#)

ur excellent in ur practice
but do you know when time started for judging the horoscopes of all human beings
That's the most important aspect of a chart of all human beings.
before i make a comment on your libras one,
which u appear to be
ru one?

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th May 2011 (#)

Do you mean the time the human race began, or the time of conception, or the time astrology was born? Sorry, I'm slow. Fill me in, loverme. And yes I am a Libra

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author avatar LOVERME
24th May 2011 (#)

i was looking for this answer ...
you see two hours of time within birth ,
doesn't make any differrence birth conception and legs out first or head etc
..all are immaterial.
man's mind is governed by the magnetic fields and genes imbibed by a human being ,
i have studied over 20000 people
its all statistical .
i wish we could discuss this but i have no access to email facility ,
encewe can revert here as i have now.
That you are a Libra i could make out because of your minds grasp and orientation . and
you are perhaps born within the first decadent
is it so. ?
if so then i will tell you why i am right . if not then there must be some other reason we will have to survey. thanks shall getback here only for your answer.

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author avatar LOVERME
24th May 2011 (#)


hence we....

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author avatar LOVERME
25th May 2011 (#)

ru 1.00pmish born
time of ur country????

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author avatar AnnH
18th May 2011 (#)

Nice post Steve.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th May 2011 (#)

Thank you, Gemstar99.

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