Last Tuesday President Reagan made good on his campaign promise and, in a history-making decision, nominated a woman to the Supreme Court. His choice of Sandra O'Connor met with general approval with the exception of the Moral Majority.
Jerry Fallwell, the self-apointed supreme judge of mores for all Americans, voiced his deepest moral indignation. Richard Viguerie began cranking out cranky letters, hoping to strike moral fear of the Moral Majority into Congress. But since the strength of both Fallwell's and Viguerie's charts combined pack about one-tenth the strength of Sandra O'Connor's chart, they will not prevail.
Sandra O'Connor was born on March 26, 1930, and has her sun in Aries. This Sun (the ego) is dynamically configurated with several other planets, and this configuration provides her with a strong ego. She knows who she is, what she stands for and what her values are. Her powerful Saturn in Capricorn makes her a conservative, an upholder of tradition and a servant to duty; at the same time, since her Uranus conjoins her Sun, the Uranian influence makes her innovative, and desirous of modifying traditions, especially if tradition tends toward oppression. This Uranus, since it is held in check by Saturn, will not make her a revolutionary, but it will give her strength to break with tradition here and there, or to modify it. It already helped her to break a 191-year-old tradition by fascilitating her nomination to the Supreme Court.
She is a compassionate and idealistic person, but her "liberalism" is tempered by common sense and is held with pragmatic bounds. Her chart falls almost exactly on the chart of the United States, and its configuration indicates thatas a Supreme Court justice she will leave a mark, especially in the area of the law that affects women. (Her moon in Aquarious is almost conjunct with the United States moon -- which represents population in general, and women in particular.)
Her Aries planets, even though quite restricted, give her an outgoing, vivacious personality. She is eager to learn, to risk and to venture. She is also very self-disciplined and is continuously finding a balance between pleasure and duty.
Because of her chart, I believe that as a Supreme Court justice, O'Connor will be moderately conservative and yet quite understanding of modern women's role in society. Since her chart is evenly split between masculine and feminine components, she can get aloang with men and women alike. mShe would want and even demand a certain amount of support from a man, but she does not look to him as her total protector and provider. Basically, this is a chart of a pioneering woman, who would have done well 200 years ago going west with a wagon train and becoming a homesteader, either with a husband or alone.
In fact, with her strength and character, she may well remind other members of the court and even much of the population that this country was not built by little women who made cookies and babies and sat in the evenings peacefully knitting by the fireplace. It was built instead by strong women who knew how to handle weapons, fight side by side with their men -- or without them -- who felled trees, built houses, plowed the land and did as much backbreaking labor as the men.
Presently her chart indicates not only her rise to prominence but also an opposition that is unfolding "behind the scenes." But with her strengths and intelligence, I believe she will overcome any opposition (in fact, she might run circles around those who oppose her), and she will also be confirmed. The difficulties on the chart arise more in the area of home and personal considerations (moving, etc.) than from the area of career.
It is a good chart of a strong and worthwhile person who will give all of his energy, intellect and dedication to this job.