1972 revisited

Jane ROE v. Henry WADE
Jane ROE v. Henry WADE

The June 2010 article “1972” was published on this blog to document the many significant events that took place in the national life as the Mercury major period dawned in the SAMVA USA chart.

These included the Breakdown of the Bretton-Woods International Monetary System and the Floating of the US Dollar, Détente and Nixon’s trips to Moscow and Beijing, Shuttle Diplomacy, End of the Vietnam War, the Apollo-Soyuz Program, the Panama Papers, the Independence of Print Media and the Watergate Scandal, the birth of the Semiconductor Chip and Personal Computing, the Beginning of De-Industrialisation of America (a/k/a the Hollowing Out of Industry, later known as Outsourcing of Better Paying Manufacturing Jobs) and the penultimate Victory of US Chess Champion Bobby Fischer over the Soviet chess machine in Reykjavik, Iceland).

Indeed, such a fit is only possible with this veritable national horoscope of the United States of America.

In addition to the above noted events is another no less significant event, which also took place at the beginning of the Mercury major period in April 1972. It is the act of the Supreme Court of the United States to decide on Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973). The case was

  • Argued on December 13, 1971
  • Re-argued on October 11, 1972
  • Decided on January 22, 1973

Indeed, Roe v. Wade was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States generally protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion. The decision struck down many U.S. federal and state abortion laws, and fueled an ongoing debate in the United States about whether, or to what extent, abortion should be legal, who should decide the legality of abortion, and what the role of moral and religious views in the political sphere should be. It also shaped debate concerning which methods the Supreme Court should use in constitutional adjudication.

The case liberalised abortion, without much of a moral judgement, ruled by the 5th house, being made. Rather, the decision fitted the neutral nature of Mercury, which is placed in the 7th house of others.

At the time the court decided the case, the Mercury-Mercury period was operating. Transit Rahu was conjunct natal 3rd lord Mercury in the 7th house. Transit 3rd lord Mercury was at 22° Sagittarius and 6th house of court cases, which is aspected by Rahu in the most effective point of the 10th house. This suggest a pronounced material influence was strongly influencing the dual period lord. As transit Mercury was also conjunct natal 4th lord Venus, the decision would have been pleasing to women. Transit 8th lord Saturn, a Rahu-like planet and lord of death, was conjunct natal 1st lord Moon, ruling maternity, in the 11th house of future plans.