The Political Astrology Blog

Obama Wins 2012 Election, As Predicted
Sat, 11/10/12 – 3:57 | 12 Comments

Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term as President of the United States on November 6, 2012.
In doing so he fulfilled a prediction that the authors of The Political Astrology Blog issued earlier this …

Read the full story »
Birth Data

Birth data and other chart data for important political figures and moments.

Current Events

Current events related to politics and politicians from an astrological perspective.

Politician Profiles

Astrological profiles of politicians and political figures.

Site News

News and developments related to the Political Astrology Blog.

Video and Audio

Video clips and podcast episodes by the authors of the Political Astrology Blog.

Home » Current Events

Sonia Sotomayor Nominated for the US Supreme Court

Posted by on Wednesday, May 27 2009One Comment

Sonia SotomayorYesterday, President Obama announced his nomination for the approaching vacancy on the US Supreme Court, potentially the first Hispanic American woman to sit on the bench: Sonia Sotomayor.

Of course, we are operating with our hands tied behind our back without her birthtime, although there is still an interesting case of recurrence transits to examine here.

We can see that Ms. Sotomayor was born (on June 25th, 1954, unknown birthtime, in the Bronx, NY) while Mercury was retrograde in a square with Neptune, highlighted in red in the chart below. And her nomination was announced (on May 26th, 2009, 10:17 am, the White House, Washington, DC) while Mercury was retrograde, square Neptune, highlighted in blue below.

Sonia Sotomayor (inner wheel), transits for announcement of nomination to the Supreme Court (outer wheel)

Additionally, the man who nominated her, President Obama, was born with Mercury square Neptune as well.
President Barack Obama, Mercury square Neptune
Supreme Court nominations have always been a testy business, and retrograde Mercury brings a little chaos, and Neptune only further adds to the confusion. This time it seems the main line of attack against her is that her judicial opinions (Mercury) would be unduly influenced by her moderately liberal ideologies (Neptune), a similar line of attack that was used against Obama in the 2008 campaign. Whether she is ultimately confirmed or not, with Pluto aligning on her natal Sun-Mars opposition, we know the process will be rough.

Article tags: , , , ,

Written by

Patrick is an astrologer originally from High Wycombe, England. His personal practice is based on a blend of ancient and modern astrology. He is a member of the Association for Young Astrologers.

Hellenistic Astrology Course

One Comment »