Well, yesterday was quite the day for the law and democracy on both sides of the Atlantic.
In London, the Supreme Court found that the government, and therefore Prime Minister Boris Johnson had broken the law when it suspended parliament. In fact, Judge Hale said that legally the “prorogation” did not happen. So parliament is back in business today.
In the US, top democrat Nancy Pelosi has finally started an impeachment enquiry against Trump.
“No one is above the law,” she said.
Both these legal decisions will have long-term effects on the law in both countries. The British Supreme Court has set a new precedent: the government cannot ignore parliament. And in the States, impeaching the president will have massive legal implications for future presidencies.
So what’s happening in the sky?
Well, I’ve been waiting for a while for the law to be enforced, since Saturn represents rules and regulations and he’s coming to deal with Pluto’s ravaging of our democracies. But Saturn only just turned direct last week — and that’s when things started moving. Saturn is also about reaping what you sow, of course.
“It was a day where the system began to work.” – presidential historian Jon Meacham on MSNBC. That’s Saturn in Capricorn.
Ceres, as my colleague Faye Blake Cossar has shown, seems to be involved with the idea of democracy, and the goddess of abundance is currently in a slow conjunction (exact 25 October) with Jupiter, the planet associated with courts.
Note that both Johnson and Trump are Sun Gemini, so this conjunction opposes their Suns by sign.
Furthermore, the Sun has just entered the sign of legal decisions, weighing the evidence, hearing both sides of the argument — Libra. Both Venus and Mercury are also in Libra — working co-operatively and having discussions. Note that both these decisions were arrived at by groups. There are 11 judges on the British Supreme Court and they reached a unanimous decision that the government had broken the law. Pelosi’s decision was also reached in committee.
I’m curious also that Lilith and Neptune are making a conjunction which will last few days. That conjunction sextiles Saturn-Pluto. Brace yourself for a tidal wave of fake news, hysteria, attempts to change the discourse and lies.
Expect more drama as Saturn rejoins the South Node, and Pluto turns direct in early October.
Pass the popcorn.
(On a personal note. Two police detectives knocked at the door yesterday, here to investigate thefts that took place in May and June. So the long arm of the law even reached into my world.)