The Moon in the January 6 Committee Hearing chart is at 18° Libra, conjoined with the US Saturn at 14° Libra, prominently placed in the US 10th house of visibility and status. Saturn links back to the US Pluto in Capricorn, also ruled by Saturn, reinforcing the themes of the country’s Pluto Return. Libra is concerned with justice, fairness, equality, balance, and the law. The Moon is the mood of the moment, and its conjunction with the US Saturn adds to the gravity, historical relevance, and seriousness of the hearings. Venus, ruling the Libra Moon, is at 14°33’ Taurus, in its own sign where it is strong, practical, and earthy. Venus is closely conjunct Uranus at 16°46’ Taurus. Uranus can be stunning, staggering, unexpected, and unorthodox. The information presented by the committee addresses the value we place on justice and the rule of law. Some of the material being uncovered was new and shocking, while some of the information added to what we already know. The evidence was presented in an orderly and methodical way, verified by multiple sources, in an effort to minimize confusion as to what actually happened. Information was given by those who were “in the room where it happened,” or directly privy to conversations with people who were personally involved. The Sun and Moon, the lights in the chart, are both trine to Saturn retrograde in Aquarius, forming a grand air trine. The air trine shows the wide broadcast of the information, and generates (and increases) the buzz of the discussion.
As mentioned in Part One, Mars in the committee chart is potent in its home sign of Aries in the 4th house (representing the people in a mundane chart), and is impatient for action and progress. Mars in Aries (11°51’) squares the US Sun in Cancer (13°19’). Mars acts as an irritant, wanting to move things along by generating energy or action and provoking a response. Mars insists that we address the issues that are critical to the core principles of the US Sun in Cancer. The Sun is ruled by the Aquarius Moon, which signifies the principles of freedom and justice for all people, technology, international engagement, and the preservation of basic human rights. The positions of Venus and Mars in the January 6 chart — each in their own sign — support seeking balance, justice, resolute action, and accountability. The internal mood (Libra Moon) of the people is represented by the phrase, “No one is above the law.” We, the people, seek fairness and justice, and are concerned and determined that these principles are honored and adhered to.
Saturn sits at 25° Aquarius in the committee chart, approaching a conjunction to the US Moon at 27° Aquarius. The gravity of the situation is not lost on the majority of US citizens. Saturn in close connection to another planet rings an alarm bell that says you must pay attention now and be accountable to the moment and the issues at hand. Time is of the essence. Saturn reached the US Moon for the first time in 29 years — and the only exact transit — on February 11, 2023. The US government must be accountable to its citizens for past and present breaches of trust. This aspect indicates a crisis and is often depressive and sober in nature. It demands focus, clarity, and honesty as decisions are made. Saturn reached the US Moon shortly after transiting Pluto’s third and last exact conjunction to the US Pluto at 27° Capricorn. (The exact Pluto returns: February 20, July 11, and December 28, 2022.)
As noted in Part One, Jupiter in the January 6 chart is at 5° Aries, exactly square the US Jupiter at 5° Cancer. Jupiter is the chart ruler of both charts, each having Sagittarius on the Ascendant (at the same degree). Some of Jupiter’s characteristics include expansion, generosity, education, legal matters, the law, judgement, and ultimately, wisdom (if we can get there!). These aspect dynamics indicate multiple legal events and bring the US and its justice system’s interpretation of the rule of law to the forefront. Distilling the aspects that I have addressed in this two-part article leads back to the urgent need to redefine our understanding of democracy, and whether the US will continue to be one.
Dorothy Oja is a certified career astrologer (ISAR CAP) whose studies span 40+ years. She services an international clientele, lectures, writes and teaches. Dorothy’s specialties are Elections for Surgery, Relationship Compatibility (Davison Chart), and Children’s Profiles. She serves on the faculty of the International Academy of Astrology and Kepler College. She founded The Relationship Club which hosts astrologers who lecture on various topics pertaining to relationship astrology. Her first book is Planetary Resonance: Everything Leaves a Trace. She has authored two computer reports: Compatibility & Conflict for Romantic Relationships and Friendship and Business, (Cosmic Patterns Software). For 24 years, Dorothy has written and published a monthly newsmagazine, PlanetWeather which includes social and cultural commentary. Her Facebook daily blog page is www.facebook.com/DorothyOjaAstrology. She has served the astrological community as AFAN’s Chair of Legal Information and spent 16 years as ISAR Board member as Chair of Ethics and developing its Ethics Awareness Training program. Dorothy is writing a book on the Davison Relationship Chart. DOja07@gmail.com Twitter:@ojadorothy.