Judge Gorsuch is a rara avis — he is a Westerner appointed to the Supreme Court and an Episcopalian. All the judges nominated in the past thirty years, indeed since Justice Stephen Breyer, hails from the East Coast and either Roman Catholic or Jewish. The judge clerked for the first Coloradan Justice, Byron Raymond White (1962-1993).
His chart is in the Koch house layout, because that was what format I originally began this journey. After using it a while, I found the “birthday” chart format, as Walter Koch originally called it, did not work for my purposes and so most of the charts on the site as in the Jean Baptiste Morin layout.Read more
That said, the Judge has an Eastern based chart, the majority of his planets are in the Eastern portion of his chart. This tells us that he relies upon his own resources and abilities and not opportunities. With so many planets in the Northern Hemisphere, this makes him an introverted thinker, unlike the extroverted Anton Scalia he is replacing. [We will be uploading Scalia’s chart for comparison shortly.]
His mother, Anne Gorsuch, was the EPA chief under Pres. Ronald Reagan. She had a rather controversial outing and was soon replaced by William Ruckelshaus. Her son, Neil, despite all the leftist outrage does have some liberals praising him; others want a total boycott of his nomination. Chances are with a blemishless record, his nomination will pass.
The Judge’s Temperament
Judge Gorsuch is a bucket with a Saturn handle at 12 degrees Aries, handle. As it is located in his eighth house, he is concerned with his judicial legacy, & probably why his personal life is beyond reproach: he believes what he practices. It is also conjunct the asteroid Chiron, telling us that he thinks that the law to be therapeutic, and cathartic and not punitive: that someone by going through the legal system one is ultimately purged of their mortal sins and cleansed. This is probably a good philosophy for a Judge and in line with its historic value not only in the US Supreme, John Marshall, but biblically (Book of Judges: Deborah, Gideon and Samson) as well.
Comparatively, Scalia is a Splash temperament type with his Part of Fortune and Jupiter in the eighth house, suggesting that the late judge had a rather social collective attitude towards the justice system. That is in tune with Judge Gorsuch’s historical view but we are not sure at this point how unique that is at this juncture; we just have not done enough of the justices to know.
Line of Culture
The Judge only has the Line of Culture in chart, that is the aspect between Pluto 23 Scorpio and Uranus 24 Virgo. It is conjunct, almost exactly. Pluto, found in his second house of resources, tells us that he is a man who has the utmost probity in his life, symbolized by “A jewelry shop”assuring us he has an array of talents that he directs towards his larger vision.
The Honorable Judge and Mrs. Gorsuch
Uranus the other pair in this cusp is part of the earth stellium in Virgo. It has the symbol of “Mary and her little lamb” suggesting the Biblical proverb of “having a child’s eyes to enter the Kingdom of God,” 1
We wish him and his family all the best.
- That verse comes from Luke 18 v. 16-17
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.King James version, Gospel of Luke.