Roe V. Wade (January 22, 1973)
They say that nothing divides a country more quickly than a law that limits the choices of 50% of the population. Roe v. Wade has been a thorn in the flesh of the United States since SCOTUS made a 7-2 decision to allow women the right to abort their unborn babies. Texas was the original battleground, and now they’re trying to change the rules so that abortion becomes a last resort, not a first choice.
Even the Supreme Court justices are reluctant to reopen this case, in case it sets off another civil war.
Again I have set the timing of this chart for 12 noon. And it’s interesting how the energies line up for the day. There are two inconjuncts and they both speak louder than the protesting crowds, then and now.
Venus Inconjunct Saturn (Definite)
You need and want love, but you may not be able to get it easily. You may feel that your parents, teachers or other persons in authority make demands on you that you must fulfill before they will give you any love and support. If that is true, it is unfortunate, because you deserve respect and love as much as anyone. Although everyone must fulfill certain social demands, this should not be the condition for being loved. If this demand is carried to an extreme in your case, you will become cold-hearted and unable to love others even when you want to. You may also feel that you cannot indulge yourself in any pleasure or even love. When you are older, you may feel that duty and ambition must come before love and human relationships. Unfortunately, if you follow that path, you will become very lonely, and when you realize that you belong to no one and nothing, you will go through a spiritual crisis.
Mars Inconjunct Ascendant (Possible)
The difficulty with this aspect is to find a balance between getting what you want in life and getting along with others. More than most people, you will have to learn the necessity of compromising to get along with people, especially because you often seem more aggressive than you are. While you are young, the need to compromise may be frustrating, because youth is a time when your own needs seem especially urgent and demanding. At times you may feel that nothing is going your way, that you continually have to give in to others and put your own wishes aside. However, it is not really this bad. You do not actually have to compromise any more than anyone else, but you are more reluctant to do so.
Men have a difficult time with the whole abortion issue. In the past, especially, bringing life into the world was a very fragile enterprise. It was a wholly (read, Holy) feminine right (read, Rite), and men have sought to subjugate women, to gain control over their bodies, completely. Hence, Venus inconjunct Saturn. But it must be understood that women were already equal to men in all things, and this was their only advantage: if they rejected the unborn child, they (in effect) rejected the man whose child it was.
(And neither am I immune to this fact.)