Overturning Roe, Sowing Dragon’s Teeth

Sunday June 26th 2022
Cadmus Sowing the Dragon's Teeth by Mayfield Parrish

Cadmus Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth by Mayfield Parrish

As soon as Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice, the overturning of the federal law protecting a woman’s right to abortion in the United States was inevitable. It was a matter of when, not if.

Knowing a bad thing is going to happen does not make it less bad.

The astrology is pure. As you probably know, this is the year of the USA’s Pluto Return at 27° Capricorn. And it has become clear that the structures of government (Capricorn things) are being destroyed from the inside out. The poison was injected by Trump as Pluto opposed the US Sun and now it’s coming out. The timing, at the second of exact hits, suggests that this legal decision is pivotal.

Six “Justices” — Justice Alito, Justice Coney Barrett, Justice Kavanaugh, Justice Gorsuch, Justice Thomas, Justice Roberts — are pursuing a radical agenda within the Supreme Court itself. And maybe outside it too: Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife Ginny Thomas was involved in the 6 January insurrection.

Just last week, they overturned a New York law that bans carrying a concealed weapon. You have to ask yourself what the thinking is behind banning a life-saving medical procedure and at the same time making it easier to carry a gun. These are smart people… why are they doing harm?

It’s a revolution that’s been in the making since Thomas, the first of this group, was elected to the Court on 12 March 1990. He is a revolutionary at heart with a Sun-Uranus conjunction across the end of Gemini and beginning of Cancer. Ironically, his Sun is directly on the US Venus-Jupiter. The country has lifted him up high, for sure.

He has 25° Capricorn Rising, so Pluto by transit has revealed himself, taken off his helmet of invisibility and is wielding the power that he has kept behind the scenes for decades.

Also this week (night of 28/29 June), we have a really notable New Moon in Cancer (the sign of parenting) on that US Venus-Jupiter conjunction. Venus also represents the women of a country in this chart. I have been watching the approach of this lunation with interest for some time, because it makes an exact conjunction to Lilith — a point I associate with abortion (and childbirth). I suggested to readers of the horoscopes that it was a really powerful New Moon for burying something.

Well, the Court has buried Roe. However, they have also planted dragon’s teeth. From this burial, resistance will spring up stronger I expect. In the Greek tales, there is another important message though. The warriors that spring up from the teeth turn on each other when a gem is thrown among them. They are much diminished by this. In short, resisters need to unite, not bicker amongst themselves.

Justice Alito, who wrote the opinion and is apparently the intellectual driver here, has revolutionary Uranus exactly on his Cancer Descendant — yes it makes a conjunction to the US Venus-Jupiter. He’s also a Capricorn Rising flexing his Plutonic powers. Transiting Jupiter is conjoining his Aries NN — this is a career high for him.

With all that energy now in Aries, it’s not surprising to read that the Court plans to roll back all kinds of freedoms and rights that Americans have taken for granted.  For these rogue justices, this is just the beginning. They have their sledgehammers poised.

The US Pluto Return ends next year, but this is an incredibly inflammatory gesture right now. The times are dangerous, what with Mars, Chiron and Jupiter in fiery Aries, a sign which is surely about the individual.

After this decision, just 25% of Americans still trust the Supreme Court. 61% believe abortion should be legal.

The best that may come out of this in the long run is a restructuring of institutions — this is what Pluto in Capricorn demands — and a sharper focus on what needs to be reformed. Pluto offers opportunities for excision of a cancerous growth — and then regenenaration.  The worst? Well, I leave that to your imagination…


Pluto also offers truth and clarity. What American people are up against is not a passing fancy by some bleached TVtastic cut-out, but an organised, radical revolution. Seeing your enemy clearly focuses the mind, another gift of Pluto.

Note that Saturn, common-sense but also the ruling planet of at least two of those judges, is approaching the US Moon at 27° Aquarius. This is a moment for the people (the Moon) to grow up, but also a moment when they are restrained and restricted. It’s a reality check. The consequences of this decision will have a direct effect on people immediately.

It’s no accident that Pallas, the North Node and Uranus are gathered together at the top of the Overturning chart. That’s judges (Pallas), direction (NN) and revolution or literally overturning (Uranus). The axis of Taurus and Scorpio is one of sex and ownership. During the summer, the Nodes will make a hard aspect to that Saturn, and conjoin Uranus. This is tension between freedom (Uranus) and rules (Saturn), but also between (revolution) and maintaining the status quo (Saturn), the latter has come up repeatedly in commentary. See how it cuts both ways.

Let’s hope those dragon’s teeth grow into strong, organised advocates. Pluto will soon be moving out of Capricorn and into the sign of the people, Aquarius.

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  1. Denise says:

    Definitely feeling the Lilith energy, as well as Pluto. Inflammatory action by the Court, yes. I keep wondering when some of these folks will realize they have gone too far. It’s a very scary time in the US, and this is only the latest episode. It was not very far into the last US administration that I realized how much the authors of the Constitution depended on the honor and integrity of the nation’s leaders. It became increasingly apparent that dishonorable leaders could do, and have done, a lot of damage to the Union.

    So yes, restructuring is now needed in multiple branches of government. I have heard calls for that, and hope they become louder and more persistent. I have also heard calls for solidarity among the resistors and hope those are heeded as well, because as you have pointed out with the example of the dragon’s teeth, solidarity is critical to strength.

    If you are ever so inclined, I would love to hear your take on how England has survived Pluto returns.

    • Dawn252 says:

      Added to that of course, the influence of Neptune, the rise of fake news, people following the lead of disingenuous right wing press, picking and choosing the facts they want to hear to support their own narrative

    • Christina says:

      Really interesting question. In fact, the UK chart that most astrologers use dates from 1801 so there has not been a Pluto Return to that chart. However….

      The UK had both Pluto to the Sun, and Pluto opposing the Moon in the past decade — since 2016 — and the answer is that the repercussions of bad decisions made then are still with us. This would be Brexit and the election of Boris Johnson. The Union itself is actually under threat, since Northern Ireland and Scotland may both split off, the economy is on its knees and we have the most corrupt government ever. Commentators are labelling Johnson the most incompetent prime minister ever to have held office. We also have an “Attorney General” whose credentials are questionable and whose legal decisions are partisan. The government has mounted a concerted attack on the judiciary and wants to withdraw from international human rights agreements. The current prime minister has refused to resign despite a vote of no confidence, admitting to breaking laws he made himself and clear evidence of corruption.

      The direct parallel with the USA is that it has become clear that the institutions of government are not functioning well. We don’t really have a way of getting rid of a prime minister, the first-past-the-post electoral electoral system does not reflect the wishes of the people. In the past, ministers resigned when they were caught doing something wrong, now they just carry on — so there is the same problem with “honour”.

      • Vesta says:

        I wanted to ask about UK too. Thanks for this. Corbyn always said Brexit would be a “bonfire of rights”. No surprise Tories are seeking to scrap human rights. I see it as parallel to women losing their human rights in USA.
        Another parallel I see is weak, complacent opposition to the right wing power grab. In UK, we don’t really have meaningful opposition anymore after Starmer purged the left and shifted the party to the right. There are Tory MPs threatening to cross the floor and join Labour. They’d be perfectly at home as both parties are politically aligned now.
        In America, opposition are in govt, yet the best they had to offer was a poem! The right wing aren’t in govt yet they were able to scrap human rights for women thanks to Trump’s Supreme Court.
        Trump’s Supreme Court is our Brexit. The two things that were going to affect us for many years to come.
        People are panicking, frightened, don’t know which way to turn. They see the way to stop the right wing is to support opposition, but when opposition are doing nothing but holding the door open to outright fascism, what’s the point?
        And on opposition, they’re not left wing. They’re centrist – liberal on the face of it, Conservative at heart. They’re aligned with the right wing on a fundamental level. They reject left wing politics. But left wing politics represents the people. So it follows centrists allow fascism.
        People who don’t know much about politics think of it as the same as social politics. They mistakenly believe a ‘middle way’ will please everybody, best for all. Socially, that’s wise. Politically it’s not. There is no compromise with fascism (extreme/far/hard right wing).
        AOC, left wing, was the only person I saw come up with a plan for Dems.
        What some people are realising is: we’re on our own.
        Privilege never did really protect anyone, it was always an illusion, a temporary shield easily lost when things turned on a dime and you found yourself in crisis.
        People we give power to to lead us aren’t protecting us either. Power has corrupt them.
        To me, it feels like when my Dad died, my first bereavement. I’m the eldest. While I was grieving, I had a vision in my mind of a house with the roof blown off. There was nothing above me but blue sky. It was time for me to step up, grow up, whatever the right phrase is. A few years later, Mum died. And that made me the elder in the family.
        If our govts, parties, institutions have abandoned us, not working for us and seeking to undermine us instead, our only course of action is to take our power back.
        We organised civilised society in way where institutions are given responsibility for different areas so everything runs smoothly.
        We can take that responsibility away from them and take it on ourselves. We can only do so much as individuals. So that means organising ourselves in some way. We can keep an eye out for good ideas and support them. Get behind people like AOC who are thinking clearly in a crisis. In UK, union leaders are shining.
        I’ve always seen this as the lesson for the Pluto transit. I’ve had it going through my 4th house. (same as UK). When it moves into Aquarius, it’s still my 4th house. I had to learn to stand up for myself, learn not to give my power away to bullies, not let them bully me. Easier said than done. The only way to learn is to let them bully me then figure out how to get to safety, either stop them or get away from them.
        I’ve seen people talk about leaving US states that banned abortions and moving to states that allow them. There has been a mass exodus of people from UK as things got worse. One of the first groups to leave was doctors.
        But I’ve seen people argue we shouldn’t do that, we should stay and fight.
        If we’re taking our power back, it’s probably up to each and every one of us what course of action we’re going to take. I want to leave, but my family want to stay. They’re not under as much threat from the Tories as I am, I get it, but I wish they’d see my perspective. I don’t want to go on my own so I’m stuck.

        • Christina says:

          The other similarity with Brexit is that too was 30 years in the planning. These people have been incredibly persistent over a long period.

          • Vesta says:

            I made that link too. I first heard it on John Oliver a few weeks ago. He explained how anti-abortionists started their campaign in the 1970s and never gave up, they kept putting pressure on till politicians felt they had to offer something to win their vote. I also found out no one was really interested in banning abortion at first, there was no support, but when some people tacked it on to something racist, it took off. In this instance, it was tax.
            “the movement started in the 1970s in response to attempts on the part of the Internal Revenue Service to rescind the tax-exempt status of whites-only segregation academies (many of them church sponsored) and Bob Jones University because of its segregationist policies.”
            ‘The Religious Right and the Abortion Myth’ https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/05/10/abortion-history-right-white-evangelical-1970s-00031480
            We could say the same for UK. They never gave up. ‘Euroscepticism’ was seen as fringe lunacy, no one took them seriously. But tacked on to ‘immigration’ (racism), it took off. Now supporters were ‘Eurosceptic’ despite not knowing on what grounds or even how the EU works. Cameron’s mistake was to try and appease the fringe, who had grown in power and causing mayhem in the party (ERG, Rees-Mogg, Braverman, pretty much Johnson’s cabinet). They were a loud nuisance, ‘threatening to break the party’. The point of Brexit was always tax avoidance. The EU were going to introduce new laws and some Tories didn’t like it.
            Racism was the key to get these projects off the ground, both originally about tax and certain parties not wanting to pay it, with consequences that affect everybody.

  2. Isy says:

    A problem we’ve been facing for some time is, once the PTB stop listening to the people, there’s simply nothing the people can do about it. In the US over the last ~35-40 years, and in the UK more recently, the systems and branches of government have been throughly suborned. Elections that don’t involve considerable chicanery are rare. The 2016 national elections were declared by independent observers from the Hague to be more heavily manipulated than any in Africa, an entire continent the US used to look on as a corrupt mess.

    Electronic communications are data mined and spammed. Snail mail is treated like contraband and goes exceedingly slowly to the staff. Actual access to legislators, let alone justices or CEOs, is symbolic at best.

    I was part of the 2016 pushback (against easily-hacked voting machines, a wave of insane gerrymandering, and increasingly blatant corruption in the voting process) and, even though there were *tens of thousands* protesting in a relatively tolerant town of 1/4 million, a block away from the local news station… crickets on TV. Not a frkn word about the streets all around them jam-packed with people trying to be heard in a tremendous cry for reason and basic arithmetic to prevail.

    Even with social media, which becomes an ever-more curated echo chamber, facts are just irrelevant.

    Voting is a find-the-lady game. Rioting & insurrection (or even peaceful protests) get you killed, unless you’re identifiably right-wing. Meanwhile, safe housing and running water are unavailable unless you’re well & wealthy, or else participate in the financial superstructure that drives the increasingly toxic govt.

    I’m not despairing, I just can’t think of another way forward. “We must do something!” Well, we’ve been doing things all along, and here we are anyway, maybe a little slower than if we hadn’t pushed back so hard. “We must work together!” Nice idea, if you can get people to sit still long enough to check their theories and passions against the historical data regarding previous actions & outcomes.

    I foresee a lot more heads leaving skidmarks on brick walls.

    We need a new way.

    • Christina says:

      I hear you Isy — and one of the problems with progressives at the moment is that they spend more time attacking each other than trying to take down their real enemies. This is, of course, deliberately stirred up but it’s depressing to watch.

      I was shocked but not surprised when writing this article to find just how revolutionary these judges could be — and I wanted to make that clear. What their precise plan is, I don’t know, but I have read Atlas Shrugged. The repeal of the NY gun law is chilling. AOC has pointed out that there is possible cause to impeach three of these judges. Thomas for failing to declare his wife’s income, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh for lying under oath.

      AOC gives me hope. She is smart and she wants results, and she has practical, workable ideas.

      One of the issues is the extreme age of so many members of congress, including the president. They have been in Washington so long, they can’t get out of the system. They all need to go, and in fact they will go soon because the grim reaper is coming to get them.

      Also, the January 6 hearings may end up with some serious prosecutions. In short, the law can still be made to work (somewhat) in America. The Democratic Party itself though is a lumbering thing, stuck in the old way of doing things.

      Opposition needs to organise not in giant protests, which achieve very little, but in using their own systems against them. One of the good things about the internet is that people can find each other, pool information, and organise in ways that were not possible before. I know this is happening, and it is slow, but the far right has a 30 year head start.

  3. Dawn252 says:

    Would you say Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in on the last gasp of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Oct 2020? Thereby putting the last piece in place for all this to happen. I’ve just seen (and I can’t believe this is right 😮) Pluto goes over 0 degrees Aquarius five times in 2023/4. The same spot as the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. Things are definitely going to be interesting!

  4. Tovah Delmont says:

    My friend, Melissa Stratton, also my astrologer sent me your article after we spoke. It is amazing, clear, brilliant , and a way to hopefully allow individuals in the US to grow up open their minds and become conscious and responsible adults. May God Bless you and keep you safe, 🙏🙋🧘‍♂️☀️💫🌝🪐