Thursday, 20 April 2017

Venus-Saturn: Judge faces moral dilemma

A judge who sentenced a “fragile and vulnerable” woman to prison for begging has blasted the legal system after the defendant was unable to access a lawyer. Marie Baker, 38 and unable to read or write, was sentenced without legal representation to five and a half months for repeatedly breaching an anti-social behaviour injunction aimed at preventing her accosting people in the streets of Worcester and in nearby Malvern.  April 20

The incident reported in the news occurred just a day after the Last Quarter Moon. A chart for the Moon phase at Malvern has the Venus-Saturn square placed prominently on the meridian.  Among other things, Venus-Saturn refers to a poor (Saturn) woman (Venus).  The planets involved in a square are acting at cross purposes. They can produce a crisis if we remain complacent. Here Saturn is in Sagittarius while Venus is in Pisces.

Sagittarius is quintessentially the sign of politics and ideology. Sagittarius is the archetypal realm of our laws, constitutions, judges, courts and also the politicians and law makers who bring these things into being.

Pisces is a sign that we link to compassion so that a square between Sagittarius and Pisces can create an internal conflict. Both signs are associated with beliefs.  Here we see the conflict between the judge’s political and religious convictions.  He holds diametrically opposite beliefs and ideologies at the same time, and finds difficulty in following through with anything approaching objectivity or rationality. The laws (Saturn in Sagittarius) require him to rule against the defendant and yet he is torn by his belief that he needs to be compassionate (Venus in Pisces)  towards the poor and downtrodden.

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