by Diane Ronngren
Introducing the new nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and here is Donald Trumps chart for comparison. I understand there were 25 names on the list of potential Supreme Court nominees conservative think tanks provided to T rump. This past week, he narrowed the field to 4 individuals, and this evening (July 9, 2018 at 9:02 p.m.) Trump presented his second nominee to the Supreme Court via Television from the White House. According to the New York Times, the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, 53, a federal appeals court judge, former aide to President George W. Bush and onetime investigator of President Bill Clinton, was not a huge surprise–given his conservative record, elite credentials and deep ties among the Republican legal groups that have advanced conservatives for the federal bench.
It’s always interesting to see the ties between the charts of two individuals coming together to pursue a mutual project. How have their individual karmic signatures brought them to share an experience in time and space? The first hint is offered when we examine the North and South Nodes in their natal charts. Here we can see that Trump’s North Node is part of a configuration with Uranus and the Sun, opposite his Moon/South Node conjunction. His Nodes are 21 Gemini/Sagittarius 56 minutes. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kaqvanaugh’s North Node and South Node are 21 Gemini/Sagittarius 02 and Rx. Considering the cycle of the transiting Lunar Nodes takes 18 years and 9 months to return to the same degree, this type of a conjunction suggests the strong possibility of a karmic destiny for both of these men.
Looking further in the comparison of the men’s charts, Kavanaugh’s Moon is 7 Cancer 47 (we’re using a Noon birth time for his chart, because no exact birth time has been located as yet). Trump’s natal Mercury (the Ruler of his natal Uranus, North Node and Sun) is 8 Cancer 52.
I also looked at the two men’s Venus/Mars energies, to see what type of connection they have. Since one’s Venus can indicate what they want, and Mars can indicate how they will go about achieving and manifesting that thing they want, this is a good way to see how they might benefit one another. In this case Trump’s Venus is 25 Cancer 44, and Kavanaugh’s Mars i 26 Virgo38 Rx. They share a comfortable sextile energy between what one wants, and how the other will help manifest it. So, these two gents are pretty much on the same page, What Trump wants, Kavanaugh is willing to work to provide. However, Kavanaugh’s Venus (conjunct Mercury) is in the sign of Aquarius, and opposite Trump’s Pluto in Leo. Kavanaugh’s Venus is ruled by Uranus in Virgo (conjunct Pluto, both inconjunct his natal this Venus), so there are likely to be some surprises on both sides over time.
Brett Kavanaugh’s Sun is at 23 Aquarius trine Trump’s Sun at 22 Gemini. Both gentlemen have their Mars at 26 degrees of the sign Mars is in, this makes an exact semi-sextile aspect between their Mars energy–one in Leo in the 12th house, one in Virgo in the 5th house. Semi-sextiles show necessary adjustments resulting in internal frustration, so they will experience these as a result of their connection. In this instance, Kavanaugh’s Mars in Virgo is inconjunct his own Sun — not an easy aspect to be sure, especially considering that his Mars (and Uranus/Pluto) forms a T-square with his Nodes. He is of course used to working with the challenges these aspects suggest, and has a sharp intellect and determined mind of his own.
So interesting that both men have Jupiter at 17 degrees–one in Libra, the other in Taurus. Both Jupiters are ruled by their respective Venus, and both men have a hard aspect between their Jupiter and their Venus.
These two share a strong synastry, so it will be interesting to see how they support one another’s agendas. In the nomination this evening, transiting Venus is 29 Leo, conjunct President Trump’s Ascendant, the Ascendant is 26 Caprircorn (appropriate for nominating a man with a 26 degree Mars in Virgo), and Mars is retrograde at 8 degrees of Aquarius – conjunct Kavanaugh’s Venus, Nice, lots of Venus on the surface this evening, however, other aspects between their individual charts and the nomination chart indicate the struggle that will be part of this process.