Original
Western Astrology

Sotomayor and the Supremes



by Eric Meyers May 28, 2009 04:08 PM EST

Sonia Sotomayor (6/25/1954) has been nominated for the Supreme Court. She would be just the 3rd woman in history to serve on the highest court, and the first Hispanic. Let's have a look at her astrology -- both her natal chart, and some relevant transits.

Sonia is a Cancer with Jupiter conjunct her Sun, with Mars in Capricorn opposed it. Jupiter is quite fond of the political process and Mars in Capricorn is more than willing to engage in battles pertinent to these realms. She is clearly someone willing to stand for what she believes. Furthermore, she most likely has her Moon in Aries, so bring it on!

She may not be the most liberal of justices. Sonia has a Capricorn North Node, and Saturn in Scorpio ruling it. These signatures pertain to the consolidation of power, being the tough arm of the law. Her Saturn also trines her Jupiter/Sun conjunction. Expect Sonia to hold the Judicial branch in high regard as the ultimate referee. She likely has much respect for the institution she is nominated for, and will strive to serve with distinction and reverence for its history. With this attitude, being a firebrand of progressive causes is unlikely.

Share a free sample AstroTalk. Let's talk Astrology! Get a free sample Astro Talk Reading to understand where you came from!

However, she does have Uranus conjunct Mercury, which connotes a forward-looking mind and the ability to see things in new ways. This conjunction is in Cancer, albeit several degrees later than her Sun/Jupiter. Nevertheless, she is attuned to the future so there is a pronounced tension between her Uranian and Saturnian influences. Considering that she is nominated during a Uranus/Saturn opposition, her legacy on the court could be casting decisive votes between liberal and conservative factions.

Right now, transiting Pluto is opposed her Sun and sitting right on her Mars. During major Pluto transits, many people find themselves addressing issues of power -- and serving on the highest court in the land would certainly qualify. Mars brings themes of leadership and firsts, and considering the historic nature of her nomination, she is a trailblazer. This Pluto transit foretells that life is going to be radically different for now on. Whether she gets confirmed or not, this is still the case. Sotomayor has entered the collective consciousness...

Her natal Pluto is at 23 Leo, so transiting Jupiter will be opposed it for just about the duration of 2009. Once again, we see power (Pluto) combined with the political process (Jupiter). Transiting Jupiter (which is also conjunct Neptune and Chiron) is in Aquarius, the sign of breakthroughs and serving humanitarian needs. This is the perfect transit to be elevated to power. In the time that we are currently in, expect her to be confirmed.

 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
The Stars This Week: March 2-8, 2015
The Stars This Week: February 23 - March 1, 2015
The Stars This Week: February 16-22, 2015
The Stars This Week: February 9-15, 2015
Monthly Summary for October 2014
Monthly Summary for September 2014
Monthly Summary for August 2014
Monthly Summary for July 2014

Astrology On the Go

ASTROLOGY NEWSLETTERS

Wake Up to Your Horoscope
in Your Inbox

Start your day with a dose of the cosmos -- get your daily horoscope delivered straight to your email!

related articles
 
Life is But a Dream: Sun Conjuncts Neptune in Pisces
Life is But a Dream: Sun Conjuncts Neptune in Pisces

We’re moving into the heart of Pisces country this week, so if you feel like reality and... read more »

 
Sun Enters Pisces: Empathy and Compassion
Sun Enters Pisces: Empathy and Compassion

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” -- Oscar Wilde The Sun moves... read more »

 
What's the best baby gear for you?
What's the best baby gear for you?

Pick up any parenting magazine these days and you'll find endless things to lust after. My mom... read more »

 
New astro forecast sheep 300x250

featured bloggers


D. Light


D. Light
10 Things about D. Light 1. Loves to eat cheeses with names she can't pronounce. 2. Thinks Ke$ha is adorable. 3. Had her first kiss at 17. 4. Once she had three dates in one day. 5. Once she didn't date anyone for an entire Saturn transit.... read more

Astrology.com videos
4084010512001
4084003054001
4084003072001
4084003072001
4084003953001
4084010513001
4084010528001
4084011138001
4084011144001
4084011148001
4084028629001
4084028632001
4084028635001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
Today's Cosmic Calendar
 
Today's Planetary Forecast

If you maneuvered successfully through yesterday's thicket of celestial tomfoolery, give yourself several rows of... read more »

 
The Stars This Week!
 
The Stars This Week

Socialize! Your life opens up in positive ways this week as Jupiter in Leo trines Uranus in Aries on March 3! Then, your... read more »