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Mar 11, 2021

AG Merrick Garland: Sun Scorpio-Moon Libra

March 11, 2021: Back in the olden days of 2016 a post appeared here concerning President Biden's now-confirmed Attorney General of the United States Merrick Garland. You'll remember that 2016 was a discouraging time for our country with the "former guy" hunkered down in the White House and using AG Bill Barr as his own personal attorney to shield him from answering for his scofflaw actions and crimes.

But now with AG Garland, there's a 'new sheriff in town' and it looks as if the same favors will not be forthcoming.

Merrick Garland, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Astro-Notes on the Personality of AG Merrrick Garland

Here are a few details concerning Merrick Garland and below are a few of my notes on his misty Water-Air Sun Scorpio-Moon Libra personality blend. Even without an accurate birth time for him I can tell you that during the 24-hours of his birth day (November 13, 1952 Chicago, IL) Luna remained in Libra, sign of the Scales of Justice (00:01 to 12:21), and the Sun in Scorpio ranged from 20:48 to 21:48.

This blend of conscious (Sun) and unconscious (Moon) energies when well-coordinated decribes someone with a shrewd intellect, a commitment to fairplay, and someone who's poetic and has a keen sense of drama. Furthermore, AG Garland is a cooperative fellow and needs to be liked yet underneath it all he's actually a "tough cookie"! Toughness supplied by intense Scorpio along with a placid Moon in Venus-ruled Libra.

We can also see toughness via the closest applying aspect to his natal Sun, a square with manipulative Pluto (1A55 at noon). This suggests a determination toward power and control, and possibly a volatile temper (probably learned from a plutonian, domineering father). As an adult, one assumes that AG Garland's calming Libra Moon can dial down what could be destructive emotional energy when necessary in spite of his ego (Sun) needs.

Also notable in the solar department is his Mars-Pluto inconjunct (ruler and co-ruler of his Sun sign, from Mars exalted in Capricorn to dramatic Leo) which can lead to a depletion of energy due to taking on too much at one time. Hopefully, he has this tendency under control by now at age 65.

Now in closing, here is one of the blend's 'Images for Integration' which seems more than a little descriptive to me:

"A criminal lawyer auditions for the lead part in a new play about heroes of the second-world-war resistance movement."

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Does "resistance movement" remind you at all of current political, legal, and social dramas now playing out in America with AG Merrick Garland snagging "the lead part"?


Dawn Silver said...

Thank you! Your work is always appreciated.

Jude Cowell said...

Appreciate it muchly Dawn! Jude

WiseLalia said...

I also appreciate your work. I especially like the hopeful quality of Garland's profile at this time in our national life.

Jude Cowell said...

Thank you so much WiseLalia! Very encouraging! Jude

balderdash said...

Natally, Sun and Jupiter are square the ruler of his Sun sign.
The thing that bothers me the most about his chart is something that is "hidden in full-view": We see Sun at 21 Scorp squaring the nodes at 16 Aquarius and Leo, respectively. We also see Jupiter at 15 Taurus squaring the Nodes. Then, we see Pluto at 23 Leo, just beyond orb of conjunct S. Node. The fact that Sun in Scorpio is squaring Pluto gives me further reason to wonder if there is a hidden connection between his Pluto and S. Node.

Jude Cowell said...

Excellent ideas balderdash TY! Yes, something power-related is hidden about this man and of course the squares suggest his internal blockages. Pluto-SN implications, if so, seem to me to relate to inheritance by which I mean DNA - possibly power used negatively by an ancestor, or someone more recent, probably on his paternal side since it's Pluto - and with Jupiter involvement, more power. Perhaps he overcompensates, tries to 'do it better'.

Definitely 'unconscious' power issues though.

Thanks a bunch for adding your observations! Jude