I’m rather late to the party, but I quickly want to have my say on the horoscope of Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, who has recently been accused of sexual assault. I don’t have a time of birth for the chart, but I’ll proceed anyway.
The first thing to note about the chart is that there are three planets in Aquarius: the Sun, Mercury and Venus. Aquarius is a sign that is widely misunderstood. It is common to describe it as being ideallistic and future-oriented, and this is because some astrologers have erroneously associated it with the planet Uranus. You also have the hype about the Age of Aquarius, that’s created an overly optimistic view. The reality of Aquarius is that it’s ruled by the planet Saturn. It’s about the positive aspects of limitation – creating structures to enshrine a rigid world-view. Such structure may be useful, as in the case of Aquarian Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, or they can be downright evil, was was seen by Nazi Germany, an Aquarian organization which came into being on January 30 1933.
Brett Kavanaugh has a view of the world, and he’s not going to change it. This doesn’t mean that he can’t be a good judge. Aquarius, for all its faults, is an Air sign. The Air signs know that other opinions exist, and that your own opinions won’t stand without good arguments. Yet I am not convinced that the three Aquarian planets are the engine of Kevanaugh’s horoscope. I am more interested in the Moon and Jupiter. His Moon is in its own sign in Cancer, and it is also in mutual respection by exalation with Jupiter in Taurus. This is because the Moon is exalted in Taurus and Jupiter is exalted in Cancer.
The Moon in Cancer provides a powerful contrast to his Aquarian Sun. It is emotional and subjective, valuing family and tradition. Then you have Jupiter. It is the natural planet of law, and the reception with the Moon makes it strong. Yet it’s also the planet of religion and morality, and this gives further evidence of subjectivity – or should I say political bias? But I doubt Kavanaugh believes that he is biased, because Jupiter makes an 180-degree aspect to Neptune, the planet of confusion and subterfuge. Additionally, Mercury in Aquarius makes 90-degree aspects to both Jupiter and Neptune. The rational mind is confounded by the porous boundaries of philosphical bias. It should be noted, by the way, that Jupiter aspects the Mercury-Neptune midpoint. Kavanaugh may be a brilliant lawyer, but somewhere along the line there is a lack of a clarity – a lack of clarity that wins him favour in certain quarters. And at the moment transiting Saturn is making a 135-degree aspect to his Jupiter, and therefore to his Mercury-Neptune midpoint. Something’s coming down to earth.