Jeff Sessions: The Lingering Senex

Last night President Trump was quoted saying that he wanted to rid the Justice Department of its “lingering stench.” One may guess from the last year of humiliating comments directed toward Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he is one of the lingering stenches needing removal.

If Gemini sun Trump is puer-like in his behavior – the child who doesn’t want to grow up – Sessions may very well be the opposing senex, or the humorless adult who enforces the rules.

Gemini can represent the teenager and the stage of life where we need to experience freedom and exploration as we develop the sense of identity that we will wear throughout the rest of our lives. With Uranus conjunct his sun, Trump has an additional element of unpredictability to an already mutable, changeable sign.

Trump’s sun/Uranus conjunction opposes a moon in Sagittarius which is a placement that tends to follow its ideals and has much difficulty with discipline as Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter which indicates abundance and impulse . In other words, Sagittarius moon has difficultly saying no to activities that provide a heightened sensation.

Trump’s absence at two high-profile funerals – those of Barbara Bush and John McCain – may reflect the puer’s resistance to dealing with the awful reality of death. Remember, as children we are never going to die.

The Senex

Our horoscopes reflect our personalities which in turn draw and repulse other types. If we examine our lives, we can find characters that are constantly in our sphere, no matter how mobile we might be. Astrology simply helps identify it. (When I first began studying astrology, I discovered that most of my close female friends shared my mother’s moon sign).

The puer’s opposing character is the senex, the father, the old man, the authority and the rule-maker. Teenagers avoid parents and often break the parents’ rules during the important period of identity awakening. The puer, who needs to grow, opposes the senex, who is trying to promote maturity and stability.

Enter Jeff Sessions.

If the puer is ruled by Mercury (which in turn rules both Gemini and Virgo), the senex is ruled by Saturn, which rules the sign of Capricorn.

Sessions, by golly, has not just sun in Capricorn but also Mars and moon in Capricorn. If a senex is needed to counter-balance the puer, Sessions is your man. Sessions’ natal Saturn is in Leo conjunct Pluto in that sign. That was a two-year conjunction of great intensity that produced some powerful characters, including Hillary Clinton.

Sessions has Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio, an intense water sign, which are in wide square to Pluto. Scorpio and Capricorn are the two most serious signs of the zodiac so don’t think Sessions is missing the dissing. He’s most likely fuming in private. Neither Capricorn nor Scorpio likes to air its dirty laundry.

There is a touch of levity in Sessions’ chart from Mercury in Sagittarius and Uranus in Gemini, which is a mutable opposition. I’m surprised from this aspect that Sessions hasn’t lashed out verbally. Neptune in Libra which is diplomatic and desirous of peace and partnership probably keeps this opposition in check.

What will Sessions do?

Astrological Pluto is currently transiting Capricorn and has been since 2008 when it began its destruction and transformation of all things Capricorn – societal structures, government, banking, authority and rules.

The rules are breaking.

Sessions with major planets in Capricorn would be greatly unsettled by the changes that are occurring. Like many, Sessions probably wants life to return to “normal” and for all this chaos to pass.

It won’t.

Pluto is moving toward Aquarius in 2023 and by then the rules of society will most likely shift to community dynamics rather than political or corporate dynamics.

Will Sessions, like so many of the Presidents Humiliated Men find himself in the unemployment line?

My political guess is – yes. Yet, looking at Sessions horoscope, I think this may be the man that challenges Trump as his energy is so opposing that of Trump’s. However, he may suffer in response as he is experiencing major transits.

Pluto has already transited Sessions’ sun and Mars – and he survived. Now Pluto is transiting the moon where the restrained emotions are being drawn out by force. Saturn is also transiting Capricorn which asks for additional restraint and discipline; torn between Pluto and Saturn, Sessions most likely has some sort of ulcer or back pain as he tries to maintain self control.

Transiting Jupiter in Scorpio is making a return in Sessions’ chart and conjuncts natal Venus so there is closeness with powerful (Scorpio) allies. Sessions may belong to a secret society as Scorpio likes privacy and close emotional bonding. Sessions’ Capricorn moon doesn’t like emotional closeness so a secret society may safely provide a structured framework for interaction which keeps the Capricorn moon satisfied with obligation in return for closeness.

Will Sessions outlast Trump?

Sessions definitely has staying power and potentially some Venus/Jupiter in Scorpio powerful friends. Capricorn and Scorpio, however, are not fond of humiliation. While the lighter signs make take it as “water off a duck’s back,” Sessions most likely is plotting some type of revenge.

Saturn will be transiting Capricorn for a couple of years but by late spring of 2019 will have made its transit of Sessions’ sun, Mars and moon. Until then, Sessions may continue in his role and also suffer the Saturn hair shirt of doing so.


About ohioastrology

I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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