John Roberts, chief justice on the US Supreme Court, is facing a slew of tricky decisions involving Trump from petitions to disclose his tax returns through to the impeachment if it happens. He has already made it clear, at least from his standpoint, that he and his fellow judges are not partisan. In November 2018 he said: “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.”
The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that required Trump’s accounting firm to turn over financial records to a House committee. This is fairly routine and requires Trump to file his petition seeking review by December 5. They could hear the case in the coming weeks and issue a decision by June. If it does then it would provide a major decision on the balance of power between Congress and the executive branch and on the role of the court in enforcing the separation of powers.
Roberts, 27 January 1955, is a Sun Aquarius sextile Mars in Aries; with a lucky Uranus Jupiter in Cancer square Neptune. More significantly he has a Fixed T Square of an intense and penetrating Mercury in Aquarius opposition Pluto square a conscientious Saturn in Scorpio, giving him executive ability, the capacity to be involved in grave matters of state; and relentless endurance. He’ll be fairly unbudgeable and not keen to be pushed around.
He’s not an easy fit with Trump despite his Venus in Sagittarius being close to Trump’s Moon. Roberts’ Mars squares Trump’s Mercury for a gritty, argumentative interface. Roberts’ Sun opposes Pluto’s power-hungry Pluto for a battle of wills; Roberts’ formidable and stubborn Fixed T Square of Mercury, Saturn Pluto clashes with Trump’s Mars in Leo for an even more bitter struggle for control; and Roberts’ Uranus Jupiter is in a jangled conjunction to Trump’s Saturn Venus.
Their relationship chart has an evasive composite Sun opposition Neptune with the Sun in a differing-agenda square to Uranus. The composite Mars is heavily aspected being sextile the Sun and Pluto, square Saturn and trine Neptune, so the potential for rolling, though muted, aggravation is clear.
Their connection looks under stress now till December 1st as tr Saturn squares the composite Neptune; and also at the moment squares Trump’s 2nd house Jupiter. Having his finances exposed has always been Trump’s worst nightmare which won’t happen in the next few days but jeopardy approaches. There won’t be much let up thereafter with a panicky and undermining tr Neptune square the composite Sun/Pluto mid December to late January at the same time as a discouraging tr Pluto trine the composite Saturn; and worsens considerably through February 2020 with tr Neptune square the composite Mars bringing real flutters of panic. That’s when Trump’s personal chart is showing mounting strain, frustration and fear.
Roberts’ chart is definitely living through ‘interesting times’ with a high-tension Solar Arc Saturn opposition his Uranus at the moment; with a confident and successful tr Pluto opposition Jupiter from late January and then opposition his lucky-break Jupiter/Uranus midpoint through till mid year and returning later. His will have the odd blips and glitches but he’s also looking upbeat for someone standing in the eye of the storm.