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The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In my “Following the Moon” entry for the New Moon on Sept. 17 I said that this next two week period was going to be particularly significant for the United States. (Click on New Moon to see the article.) The death of Justice Ginsburg certainly validates the prediction. It is likely that President Trump and Mitch McConnell will rush to replace Ginsberg with a conservative justice, if not before the election, at least before January, and this will set off a titanic power struggle.

You may remember that McConnell scuttled President Obama’s shot at picking a Supreme Court Justice back in 2016, saying that is was unfair for a president choose a justice during an election year. If you think that that rule is going to apply in this case, you don’t understand how the mind of a Pisces functions. Pisces people (and McConnell is a Sun sign Pisces) don’t work out of set principles. They take the opportunities offered to them in the moment. McConnell is not going to let the opportunity to pack the bench with conservatives pass him by.

Of course, this won’t happen without a struggle, and the aspects coming up during the next couple of weeks clearly describe a struggle.  (I’ll have more to say about that later.) Mars is currently moving retrograde toward a square to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. I think that this indicates that McConnell will get his way, though the results might not be exactly what he expects.

Ginsberg’s death comes as Saturn opposes Mercury in the Sibly Chart of the United States. Taken by itself, this is a pretty negative aspect. However, it is part of a system of aspects Saturn and Pluto will be making to the U.S. chart during the next two years. This system will end with transiting Pluto conjunct natal Pluto in the Sibly horoscope. This is a transformative aspect, and what is happening now is part of that transformation.