The astrology of Brett Kavanaugh

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Brett Kavanaugh, the Trump pick for the US Supreme Court, has been under a lot of fire for sexual assault allegations.  The vote to confirm his nomination was delayed by a week so that the FBI could investigate these charges.  I did my own investigation into his astrological chart to determine his underlying motivations and characteristics.  Please note that in these profiles I attempt to put my own views aside and to be as neutral as possible in examining the astrological characteristics rather than making judgments about an individual.  

Kavanaugh (February 12, 1965, Washington DC, time unknown) was born under the sign of Aquarius – the sign of rational thinking and authentic behavior.  Kavanaugh has three planets in Aquarius:  the Sun, Mercury and Venus.  Aquarius can be somewhat detached – its traditional ruler is Saturn which can be somewhat cold and disconnected.  It’s the modern influence of Uranus that gives Aquarius its tendency towards radical views that depart from the status quo and seeks to break up old paradigms.

The chart I used is for noon the day of birth since no birth time is available; we therefore don’t know the ascendant or midheaven placements. Kavanaugh’s Aquarius planets are squared by Neptune, the planet that inspires us to transcend the material world in one way or another: sometimes through higher pursuits such as art and music and spirituality, sometimes by drinking to excess or taking drugs.   Because Neptune tends to blur the distinctions that reality imposes, Neptune squaring the Sun can make it difficult to determine one’s identity.  It can also somtimes show someone who is misunderstood by others and not seen as he really is (President Obama has a Sun/Neptune square also).

1965 was a difficult year in which to be born.  Uranus (disruption) and Pluto (destruction) were in conjunction, setting off the radical social experiment that we now call “The Sixties.”  Chiron, the planet of wounding and healing, was in a tense opposition to the Uranus/Pluto combo.  This planetary dynamic alone can be difficult for an individual –  Chiron/Uranus creates a tense energetic misalignment that can evoke anxiety and disturbance, and Chiron/Pluto generally suggests an emotionally sensitive individual whose wounds are close to the surface.

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The Chiron/Uranus/Pluto system was in effect between 1962 and 1968, but in 1965 and 1966 Saturn joined the party and intensified the pressure for those old soul wounds to emerge and be healed.  This doesn’t mean these people are doomed to failure: Some well known individuals born in 1965 and 1966 with early difficulties later experienced great accomplishment.  But the emotional and spiritual pressures can be quite a challenge.

In any case, this emotional stress can be destabilizing for someone with three planets in Aquarius, who is more comfortable with a lower degree of emotionality.  Combine this with a Cancerian Moon, which is highly emotional and sensitive, and we have an individual who likely wrestles with his feelings and finds ways to neutralize them.  It’s not surprising, with Neptune in a challenging square to the Aquarius planets, that drinking would play a role in this.

Jupiter also plays a role in Kavanaugh’s chart.  As king of the gods, Jupiter’s role in the chart is to show where an individual will find meaning in life but when it is conflicted as it is in Kavanaugh’s chart, in a challenging opposition to Neptune and squaring the Aquarian planets, Jupiter can add a self-righteous and entitled tone to the chart.  Jupiter is also associated with the judicial system and the law, so it’s not surprising that Kavanaugh selected the law as his profession.  Transiting Jupiter is setting off the Neptune square Sun system in his chart right now, which just goes to show that Jupiter transits aren’t always fluffy signs of good fortune.  In Kavanaugh’s case Jupiter transits can serve to bring out the innate confidence/arrogance of the natal Jupiter system.

It’s also not surprising that the Black Moon Lilith, representing female power and rage, is conjunct Kavanaugh’s Venus.  The Black Moon Lilith has emerged as an astrological symbol for the MeToo movement, and is present in the chart of most of the major players.

Kavanaugh’s Mars is in the modest sign of Virgo and it makes no major aspects to any other planets.  It does form a quincunx, an awkward aspect which applies tension with no way to release it, to his Sun which could manifest in a gradual buildup of unexpressed anger that explodes at odd times.  In addition, his Mars is retrograde which makes it that much more difficult to express.  Mars in Virgo does not easily show anger which suggests that his emotional outburst at the hearing this week was an anomaly due to the pressure of the situation rather than the norm.  I believe he likely expends a great deal of energy keeping his emotions in check but there is no fire in his chart which would facilitate the expression of anger.  This is a karmic placement:  Mars forms a challenging square to the nodes of the Moon which point to our past and our future.

I suspect that in his early years Kavanaugh used alcohol to amp up his confidence.  I believe that with the Chiron sensitivity combined with the Neptune square, and no fire in his chart, surrounded by jocks and male bonding, he would have felt a supreme lack of self-confidence which he medicated with alcohol.  College classmates describe him as having been belligerent when drunk which fits with my theory.  Recently Kavanaugh stated that he was a virgin through high school and for quite a few years afterwards, and makes a good argument:

For what it’s worth, and absent evidence or allegations to the contrary, I believe Brett Kavanaugh’s claim that he was a virgin through his teens. I believe it in part because it squares with some of the oddities I’ve had a hard time understanding about his alleged behavior: namely, that both allegations are strikingly different from other high-profile stories the past year, most of which feature a man and a woman alone. And yet both the Kavanaugh accusations share certain features: There is no penetrative sex, there are always male onlookers, and, most importantly, there’s laughter. In each case the other men—not the woman—seem to be Kavanaugh’s true intended audience. …

One thing we’ve learned about Kavanaugh, then, is that he perpetually overshoots. To put it bluntly, he lies. Rather than admit he was flawed, or made some mistakes he regrets, or simply acknowledge that different people might have seen him differently—as they demonstrably did—he’s doubling down on an  and his reputation.

I’m not sure what kind of details the FBI investigation will turn up regarding these allegations.  But I can’t help feeling that no matter what is revealed in this investigation, an individual who is so desperate for the approval of others in order to develop a sense of personal self-worth is not the kind of person that should be on the Supreme Court.

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By | 2018-10-08T09:12:23+00:00 September 29th, 2018|People, Politics|25 Comments


  1. Gordon September 29, 2018 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Now do the accuser.

    • September 29, 2018 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      The accuser will be out of the news in a week or two. Kavanaugh will be on the bench for a long time and so he has more traction as a blog post.

  2. Marianne September 29, 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Thanks for doing this, Lynn. Your profiles are always interesting and insightful.

    • September 29, 2018 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks Marianne.❤️

  3. Cecilia Leon September 29, 2018 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    My mom had the sun conjunct Venus in Aquarius, and she had all the symptoms and characteristics of a malignant narcissist. So for me Aquarius has the potential to be the sign of “I don’t care (about you)”. Sorry, but that’s my experience. Especially if the planets are in the 10th house. If I see a lot of Aquarius planets in the 10th house squaring an impersonal planet I run for the hills. But that’s just me. Amazing this guy will be on the bench all his life (he’s so young).

    • September 30, 2018 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Hi Cecelia, I’m sorry that you had a narcissistic mother, I did too and I know how difficult that can be. But Pluto sits on my Moon so you would expect that I would have had some kind of difficulty with my mother. Still, you really can’t generalize someone’s personality from just one placement. There are plenty of people with Venus in Aquarius who are kind and generous. Each of us has the choice of how we will handle the energies of the chart.

  4. Pamela September 29, 2018 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Hi Lynn, this is an excellent analysis, the best one I have read online. Looking forward to reading more of your insights.

    • September 30, 2018 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Thanks so much Pamela. 🙂

  5. Robin September 29, 2018 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Former classmate Liz Swisher …”He drank heavily – he was a partier,” Swisher told CNN. “He was sloppy drunk. He was more interested in impressing the boys than impressing the girls.”.
    When I read your post it suddenly made sense. We all knew “this guy”, wanting to be one of the guys, not quite sure how to communicate with girls, much less women. Takes the cave man route but only when drunk enough to overcome inhibitions. So obvious in his testimony, verbally aggressive, creepy predatory with deflecting “I’m curious” remark to female Senator addressing his drinking, disdain for elder female Senator’s questions. Well done Liz, so spit on.

    • September 30, 2018 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Add to this the fact that he attended Catholic schools, with all the guilt and shame, it really does make sense.

      • Maureen Frank September 30, 2018 at 1:19 pm - Reply

        It’s been reported that he was an altar boy. Makes me wonder if he was ever subjected to any pedophile priests at that time.

  6. Debbie September 29, 2018 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Interesting insight.

  7. Robin September 29, 2018 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    …Spot on! (-:

  8. Denise September 30, 2018 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Chart on Dr Christine Ford would be interesting as well.

    • September 30, 2018 at 8:32 am - Reply

      Quite a few people have requested this, I will put up something briefly in the next few days. Planetary Illuminations are coming out tomorrow an I have a lot of work to do!!

  9. September 30, 2018 at 8:48 am - Reply

    For those of you who requested a profile on Dr. Ford, here are some brief notes:

    Like Brett Kavanaugh and everyone else attending her high school class that year, she has the combination of Uranus and Pluto opposed by Chiron. In her case, though, Saturn is also tightly involved in that planetary system which makes it that much more difficult. Uranus and Pluto both put pressure on Chiron which forces an individual to continually confront their emotional wounds, and then Saturn acts as the enforcer to make certain that the work is done. To make things still more difficult, Mars is in Virgo, like Kavanaugh, but in Dr. Ford’s case Mars is tied in with Uranus and Pluto and opposed by Chiron and Saturn. In English, she is predisposed to difficulty expressing what she needs and feeling empowered.

    Her Sun and Venus are both in Sagittarius and are in a harmonious trine to Jupiter. This would make her very likable and a generally positive person. But that difficult Mars placement would have made it difficult for her to stand up for herself, especially as a young person when we tend to react to the chart instead of consciously working through our personal issues.

    I can imagine Dr. Ford as a young woman, finding it difficult to say no. Consent was a very different thing, even in the 1990s.

  10. Janis October 1, 2018 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Thank you for your analysis ! Any idea regarding transits to see how this may go? Thanks

    • October 1, 2018 at 6:46 am - Reply

      You’re welcome! I don’t need to look at his transits to predict that he will be confirmed. It’s all part of the chaos that leads up to the US Pluto return in a few years.

  11. […] of female power, will align with Mars to square Venus.  This period coincides with the end of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process so things are likely to become even more […]

  12. Di Gordon October 1, 2018 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    It is interesting how we perceive and interpret a person’s character. After all, we are complex personalities. It depends on the level of awareness and how ‘awake’ one is. There are many that seem to have gone beyond their birth chart and are manifesting ‘higher’ qualities for want of a better word. I have had several birth charts done over the years, and each astrologer has a different interpretation – similar yet different. I do not live in the US, and I am saddened by hatred coming out of there. How can one find a Judge that has a perfect character????? We have all done, that things when we were younger. I mean most young people experiment with alcohol, drugs and sex.

    • October 2, 2018 at 6:21 am - Reply

      Hello Di, you are exactly correct and I always make that point when presenting a profile. For example, the criminals whom I have profiled may have a difficult chart that another individual would manifest very differently. However, in a profile of someone in the news I’m looking at the chart as it explains someone’s behavior.

      Here in the US a Supreme Court judge is not expected to be perfect but IS expected to be nonpartisan and truthful. Kavanaugh may be an excellent judge, but his reaction to questioning was extremely partisan and not truthful. For some this doesn’t matter, and for some it does.

  13. Lesley October 2, 2018 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Hi Lynn! Wow, this is amazing. You explained astrologically what my intuition is telling me about him – and that is a relief. I’ve been shush-shushing my thoughts, ignoring them because I have no “proof.” Thank you.

  14. Patricia Jeske October 5, 2018 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    interesting about the black moon lilith, as in the current sky mars is conjunct lilith

    • October 6, 2018 at 11:22 am - Reply

      It’s not quite conjunct now but will be over the next week. That cycle will make an interesting blog in itself!

  15. Roderick October 8, 2018 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    Kavenaugh sounded a lot like Trump when he lied when the interviewer asked him if he sexually assaulted Ford.

    Instead of just answering ‘no’ he went beyond the question and stated that he was a virgin until….Of course his mouth got ahead of his brain and he never really told us when he lost his virginity.

    Telling such an extreme lie like Trump saying he’s never met any Russians makes him the perfect replacement for Kennedy.

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