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The horoscope of Amy Comey Barrett: Sun in Aquarius, Moon in Cancer

Amy Coney BarrettAmy Comey Barrett is Donald Trump’s pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a Supreme Court justice.  Barrett is a religious conservative, and progressives are worried that her appointment will move the court to the right, perhaps for a generation.  From a non-American perspective, these concerns seems absurd.  A judge is supposed to be impartial, and their political views should have nothing to do with their judgements.  Yet America is a Cancerian country, born on the fourth of July, and it’s therefore ridden with subjectivity.

As far as Barrett’s horoscope is concerned (see above), she was born on January 28 1972, making her an Aquarius.  Assuming that she is appointed, which at this stage seems certain, she will be the third Supreme Court justice with an Aquarius Sun – Brett Kavanaugh and John Roberts are also Aquarians. She will  share her Cancer Moon with Brett Kavanaugh, meaning that both these justices will have the Sun in Aquaris and the Moon in Cancer.  It should also be noted that Justice Clarence Thomas has the Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Aquarius.

It is interesting that Donald Trump’s last two picks to the Court had the same Sun and Moon signs. In 2018 I posted about Brett Kavanaugh’s horoscope.  This is the chart:

Brett Kavanaugh horoscope

I wrote the following about Kavanaugh’s horoscope: “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 it can be downright evil, as was seen by Nazi Germany, an Aquarian organization which came into being on January 30 1933”.

There can be a superiority to Aquarius, and this reminds us that Aquarius’ opposite sign is Leo.  Leo represents the shadow, and Aquarius, through its claims of objectivity, is marking out how special it is.  But in the case of Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coley Barrett there is another problem.  They have the Moon in Cancer.  Cancer is a completely different energy to Aquarius.  It is emotional and often traditional, looking to the past rather than the future.  Furthermore, it tends to be subjective, and finds it difficult to separate its thinking and feeling.  On a historical note, Roland Freisler, Nazi Germany’s top judge, who sent the Scholl siblings to the guillotine, had the Moon in Cancer in mutual reception to Jupiter in Taurus.

We therefore shouldn’t be fooled by the academic veneer that Kavanaugh and Amy Coley Barrett present.  Their Suns in Aquarius are weak, Aquarius being the sign of the Sun’s detriment.  And their Moons are in Cancer, the sign of its rulership.  In Kavanaugh’s case the Moon is doubly strong, because it is in mutural reception by exaltation with Jupiter in Taurus, as was the case with Roland Freisler.  The engine of Kavanaugh and Barrett’s personalties is the Moon in Cancer.  Utterly subjective, with their legal judgements being twisted by ideological prejudice.

The ideological bias can also be understood in terms of Jupiter.  Kavanaugh has a strong Jupiter, as I have already discussed, and so does Barrett – she has Jupiter in Sagittarius, the sign of its rulership.  Jupiter has two sides.  It is the great benefic, but it is also very sure that its vision of the world is correct.  Furthermore, Jupiter is the planet of religion.  William Lilly described the downside of Jupiter as “Hypocritically Religious, Tenacious, and stiffe in maintaining false Tenents in Religion…” (sic).  And given what we know of Barrett’s associations with a fringe religious group, one must doubt whether she will be able to adhere to the fundamental tenet of church-state separation, that one “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 20:21).

Amy Coley Barrett’s Jupiter is interesting for another reason.  It is poorly integrated with the personal planets in her horoscope, and its main aspect is a square with Pluto.  Its trine with Mars in Aries has a wide orb, and the quincunx with Saturn is a minor aspect.  Jupiter is the planet of religion, is the planet of God.  Barrett’s God is something that may not be properly integrated into her being.  Sometimes her God is there and sometimes He is not.  And sometimes Barrett is controlled, even possessed by her God, and other times she is an ordinary, secular human being.  In this light, we should remember that one of the activities of the religious group she has been associated with is speaking in tongues.  And if my analysis is correct, God, or more likely some disembodied psychological projection, could intervene in her judgements at any time. This means that she is probably not a suitable candidate to be a Supreme Court justice.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Pavani October 27, 2020, 10:32 pm

    Thanks for presenting this chart, together with your interpretive insights.

    • Archie Dunlop October 27, 2020, 10:47 pm

      I am not sure if that was my greatest piece of work. There was a lot more to that chart than what I commented on.

      • Brian July 3, 2022, 4:24 pm

        This is in response to your analysis of Amy Comey Barrett’s natal horoscope. A Supreme Court Justice’s opinions will flow through his or her belief system. That is probably determined through family values and atmosphere, formative childhood, adolescent, and early adult experiences.

        Aquarians can be future oriented. French lawyer and writer Jules Verne is an example. He wrote about things far ahead of his time. [Submarines and scuba diving: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Space travel and rockets: From the Earth to the Moon (1865)]

        Thomas Alva Edison is responsible for much of our modern world. [Inventions: light bulb, movie projector, record player] He was born under the sign of Aquarius.

        I would respectfully suggest Barrett’s conservative bent and inclinations are shown by both the Moon in Cancer and Mercury in Capricorn. I am a moderate politically and am no fan of extremists on the right or left. What I see in her chart is this: She can think in depth and has some organizational ability. [Mercury trine Saturn] Barrett can be disputatious. [Mercury square Mars, First House Mars]

        The legal profession was a good fit for her. [Jupiter in Sagittarius, Uranus, the ruler of her Sun sign, in Libra which is generally associated with the law]

        Her Moon in opposition to Mercury can add “cunning and an astute intellect with a tendency to underhandedness and gossip.” (Parker, The Compleat Astrologer, p. 137) With Mercury square Pluto, she may well find it difficult to keep matters in perspective. These are not qualities one would wish for in a judge.

        To be a great judge, one must be able to detach his or her feelings from their intellect, and systematically weigh and balance a myriad of factors. While Amy’s Sun sign is in a sign of detachment, her Mercury aspects and Moon position probably make her largely incapable of doing this. An outstanding judge must be aware of his prejudices and biases. He or she would ask themselves this: Am I being fair here?

        I think judicial philosophies–originalism is an example–are just hocus pocus for the public. They enable a judge to hide his or her prejudices behind a veneer of legal learning.

        Legal learning consists of three years of briefing cases in law school. A student also writes using the formula IRAC. This stands for ISSUE, RULE, APPLICATION OF THE LAW TO THE FACTS, AND CONCLUSION. Analysis is an inherently flawed form of reasoning, for one often does not include all factors involved.

        Most judges need more real world experiences. In their careers they go from prestigous law schools to clerking for prominent judges, to working in boutique law firms. How many have washed dishes in a restaurant, made change in a store, operated a tractor on a farm, counseled the mentally ill, tutored a child, cared for an elderly relative, or worked in a prison?

        Judges need to leave their egos in their chambers. They should strive to be kind, honest, and fair. Benjamin Nathan Cardozo and Learned Hand, an Aquarian, were great judges. Cardozo took care of an elderly sister and never married.

  • Rahul October 29, 2020, 5:58 pm

    Your analysis spot on yet again Archie!
    On a different note,waiting for your November forecast 😃

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