John Edwards is a Sagittarius, born December 10, 1953. As an ancient Fire sign, Sagittarius is one of the more zealous signs in the zodiac, known for its sense of adventure, freedom, and optimism. Sagittarius loves to explore and take on new challenges, and their energy is often infectious and inspiring to those around them. At their best, the sign is naturally curious and exuberant, inclined to explore the world around them and have faith in the possibilities of life.
John Edwards was born in Seneca, South Carolina. Growing up, he was always interested in public service, and after studying at North Carolina State University, Edwards enrolled at the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1977. Taking his Sagittarian curiosity and energy with him, he graduated with honors and went on to become one of the most reputable personal injury lawyers in the state.
As a Sagittarius, Edwards felt the call to explore beyond his corner of the world, and he went on to become an advocate for the poor and disadvantaged. Despite disagreements from other attorneys, Edwards was determined to bring justice to those without access to legal representation. Reaching out to people with nowhere else to turn, Edwards began taking on cases ranging from wrongful death suits to victims of medical malpractice.
As Edwards’ reputation as an advocate for the powerless and disenfranchised grew, his passion for public policy became blatantly obvious. In 1998, he ran for the United States Senate and won, making him the only member of the Democratic Party to defeat a Republican incumbent in the election that year. Two years later, he ran for Vice President alongside John Kerry and although they lost, it was a testament to his political skills and determination to make a difference.
In 2004, Edwards decided to throw his hat in the ring for the office of President of the United States and while he didn’t win the nomination, he pushed forward with his commitment to the cause, becoming involved in a number of philanthropic works and organizations, including founding the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina.
Humility and generosity was what Edwards believed in, and combined with his strong Sagittarian spirit and convictions, he was always eager to take a leap of faith and explore the world around him, his boldness and enthusiasm leading him from fighting in duels as a lawyer to fighting to stay in the fight for equal rights for the hidden minorities of the world. A lively and generous man, John Edwards claimed he wanted to prove that “you don’t have to accept the world the way it is” by fighting for the downtrodden and striving to make the world better than he found it. His enthusiasm and commitment to advocating for the powerless has made him a popular figure among Democrats, his traditional Sagittarian spirit a testament to the power of exploring the world and inspiring others to do the same.