In honor of Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearings, and because I’m busily working on the July Skywatch (please sign up in the sidebar if you’re not already on my mailing list!) I thought I’d repost this profile of Ms. Kagan.
Elena Kagan has been widely acclaimed after President Obama announced her as his choice to be the next Supreme Court justice, garnering support from conservative lawyers and policymakers. One of the qualities that has gained her widespread affection and respect is her ability to entertain arguments across the political spectrum. She is a trailblazer, having been the first woman named Dean of the Law School at Harvard University, and isn’t afraid to challenge the sacred cows of American politics.
Kagan’s astrological chart shows that she was born with the Sun in Taurus, indicating a desire for peace and harmony but also a stubborn streak and a fixed nature. Her Sun is in a harmonious trine to Pluto, which reveals her ability to effect change and to transform (Pluto) the world around her. Individuals with Sun trine Pluto typically possess a great deal of personal power and can be very magnetic.
The planet of rebellion (Uranus) is in a stressful square to Kagan’s Sun, reflecting her iconoclastic nature and her desire to push the boundaries of conventional rules. As a child of 12 she challenged her rabbi to institute the bat mitzvah in her Orthodox synagogue, and persuaded him to do it. She fought Big Tobacco for the Clinton administration, yet worked hard to heal fissures between faculty members while at Harvard.
Kagan’s chart shows a conjunction of Mercury and Venus in the assertive sign of Aries. Her thought patterns (Mercury) and the way that she expresses her affection and seeks relationships (Venus) operate […]