Thursday, November 16, 2017

Judge Roy Moore, Jupiter and Venus: Up from the murky depths



Roy Moore is a Alabama politician and former State judge who was elected twice and removed twice from the Alabama Supreme Court. He is the Republican nominee for the senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions who accepted the post of US Attorney General., which will be held December 12.

He has garnered attention over his anti homosexual, anti-Muslim views and his belief that Christianity should order public life,  as well as his ties to neo-Confederate and White Nationalist groups. He has been removed from the State Supreme Court for failing to recognize same sex marriage laws.

Between 2007 and 2012, Moore collected $1 million in undisclosed payments to himself from the Foundation for Moral Law, which he had founded in 2002 as a non-profit organization. This amount exceeded the revenue the foundation reported in its public tax filings. The foundation also paid for an assortment of fringe benefits and perks for Moore, and supported Moore's political ambitions. A number of charity and tax law experts have said that the foundation's activities "raised questions about compliance with IRS rules, including prohibitions on the use of a charity for the private benefit or enrichment of an individual.-Wikipedia

He has come under public scrutiny over his alleged sexual encounters with underage girls several decades ago. Four women have come forward and stated they approached them. One woman claims sexual activity. Moore denies the accusations and says he will fight to clear his name. He has refused to withdraw from the December 12 election as of November 15.

Moore is just one more name among many that have been accused of sexual abuse since #Me too went viral in October as a way of encouraging women to recount details of personal sexual abuse as Mars entered Libra. Numerous men have found themselves in the hot seat in terms of their past sexual behavior, and not just in the United States.
This is a movement that I do not expect to fade out immediately. Venus in the sign ruled by Mars and (Mars in Libra) in the sign ruled by Venus. This is called mutual reception, and it means both Venus and Mars are likely to have a greater understanding of each other, or in other words they energetically try to help each other out.

But, while Venus and Mars are in mutual reception, they are also both in the sign of their detriment: Venus is considered at its detriment in Scorpio, and Mars in Libra.
This means the planets have a difficult time operating in these signs. As a matter of fact they are known to misbehave in these signs, and not operate according to norm. Scorpio is too intense and heavy for Venus and Libra is too passive for Mars. Neither sign is comfortable and actions will play out accordingly, and often in an uncomfortable way.
Add to the mix Jupiter in Scorpio. Jupiter expands whatever it touches and rules the eighth house of sex, other people's money, and death/transformation. Venus has joined Jupiter in the sign ruling the eighth house making this movement even more powerful.

A combination like this does not come along often, and it appears to be the recipe for drawing attention to inappropriate sexual encounters. Roy Moore is only one of many men accused of inappropriate sexual conduct.

As Venus conjuncted Jupiter November 13, another woman stepped forward to accuse Moore of sexual misconduct when she was 16 years old.  Moore then proceeded to attack the woman's attorney Gloria Allred. November 16, two more woman stepped forward with their own accusations.

Taking a quick look at Moore's chart, he is a 21 degree Aquarius with a Mars at 16 degrees in his first house. Pluto opposes his Mars, from the 1st to 7th houses (partnerships) from his Sun.

This  powerful transit suggests that the individual often sees extremes of behavior, more than most and can experience more crisis situations in a lifetime than most. Anger can be an issue, and even violence and Mars and Pluto rule sex, and anger. Many people with this transit have been characterized as difficult individuals to deal with, depending on how they choose, or learn to deal with the energy.

Power struggles often surface in relationships and these individuals can have a strong desire to act out their ideas and desires, whatever they are,

There is a Scorpionic attitude toward lovers and a distinct possessive and demanding nature in their sexual natures. Conflict in relationships often occurs and control is often the issue.

Saturn falls at 4 degrees of Leo and also opposes his Mars in a wide orb. Saturn-Mars individuals can be very determined but often experience great frustration in life. They can be perfectionists to the point they are seldom satisfied with results. With oppositions, the dissatisfaction and crisis typically occurs through other people.

Venus squares his Neptune at 5 degrees of Capricorn. This is another transit that can create difficulties in relationships. These individuals can feel that they are different or even ostracized in love. Neptune can create a distorted self image in love or relationships. Sometimes these individuals lose interest once they attain the object of their desires.
Using a birth time of 12 noon, (birth time unpublished) Moore has a 9 degree Scorpio Moon, in the most secretive of signs. His Moon forms a t-square with Saturn/Pluto and Mars. A t-square works off the energy of all three planets.

The Moon rules the emotional life and all the women in a man's life. Moon-Saturn can often feel unloved and insecure. Moon-Mars can show issues with women and domestic problems, and the individual is often upset.

Moon-Pluto shows a possessive, demanding nature and is often highly manipulative.Astrologer Jude Cowell wrote more about this combination and Moore's chart, " When Mars is oriental (last to rise before the Sun), we see an individual for whom self-promotion is constant and with a sense of always being ';on the stump' or beating a drum (Tyl); Mars oriental is shared natally by P.T. Barnum, Evel Knievel, and Liberace. Mars in Aquarius can be unreliable, contradictory, and superficial. Yes, his is a very busy Mars--oriental, one side of a T-Square (Mars opposite Pluto = Moon: an injury caused to a woman, according to Ebertin plus, Mars is also is the tail of a Kite pattern with Neptune and North Node sextiling stealthy wealthy Pluto @11Leo57 Rx. A Kite suggests high-flying success and, for Moore, publicity (Moon-NN)--or perhaps I should type, notoriety.

Now, a few details concerning his Sun SQ-Moon Scorpio personality blend with "stern judge" part of the picture. Sexual deviant Pluto is out-of-bounds of the earthly plane and doesn't like to 'share' only manipulate and control, while Saturn Rx is fairly near Pluto Rx in royal Leo, the 'cruel duo' of planets. Actually, any contact between Mars and Pluto (ruler and co-ruler of Scorpio) can result in ruthlessness and brutality, and Saturn-Pluto is always 'an extremist' combination that judges harshly."

Dealing with natal transits like these does not guarantee an individual becomes abusive. But, with this many harsh contacts in a natal chart,  free will comes in and one must learn or decide how to deal correctly with others.

 Regardless of the December 12, special election Moore will face major problems in the new year. By late January, if not before, Saturn opposes his natal Venus and this will revolve around issues concerning money, women, or both and by spring (if not earlier). Transit Saturn squares Moore's Neptune which can result in public misdeeds revealed and a fall from grace. 2018 will be a difficult year, and he will continue to face great opposition if not total downfall.

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