I can’t say too much about the cases because they are official now that the jury is selected. Briefly: they are both domestic battery cases. One involves a male defendant and the other involves a female defendant. I’m amazed at this opportunity to observe both sides of the domestic violence issue. This is turning into a very Libran year for me. Saturn, Venus and Mars will all be in Libra during the trials.
Impartial and Unbiased
I felt like I truly understood the meaning of the word “impartial” for the first time yesterday. Because of that new insight, I feel like I understand Libra like I never have before. The idea that you must set aside all of your biases, prejudices and petty likes and dislikes to render a judgment on another person, basing that judgment solely on the facts presented at the moment, is thoroughly intriguing. Even the concept of being “presumed innocent” is intriguing. No matter what you might have done in the past, those actions have no bearing on your present situation. Each and every time you are tried, you are presumed innocent until you are proven guilty. Every time you walk into a courtroom, you walk in with a clean slate. Unfortunately, this is also why people can have multiple DUIs and still be driving.
I feel lucky that my jury selection occurred in the same year that I have a Libra solar return ascendant (my progressed ascendant is also in Libra with progressed Venus also in Taurus, but in the 8th house). I’m excited to learn more about law procedures and to be an active participant in the process.
Law & Order
I learned more about jury selection yesterday than I have from any movie, television or news program. As I watched the attorneys in their conservative suits, I began to see clearly how Libra and Capricorn planets could go hand in hand and work beautifully together: upholding the law, having a fair and impartial viewpoint, maintaining order and harmony, abiding by the rules, respecting authority, finding beauty in regulation- and looking good in conservative clothing.
Going through the jury selection process also made it clear to me how the signs Libra and Scorpio differ: impartial judgment and passionate feelings don’t mix. Having intense feelings about something automatically makes you biased. I imagine that Scorpio might have the hardest time quelling inner beliefs to render a fair verdict- though Sagittarius might have trouble with that too.
Scorpio influences would probably make for a better attorney than Libra influences would. If someone with Scorpio planets felt passionately about your innocence or guilt, they’d do everything in their power to ensure your freedom, or your conviction.
Libra planets are not as concerned with motivation as Scorpio planets- it doesn’t matter to them why you did, or did not, do something. An interest in motivation and underlying causes works great for ferreting out secrets and discovering who committed a crime. Scorpio is equipped to handle the questioning, investigation and crime scene elements that occur before the actual trial. But, Libra has the ability to view that information later from an unemotional and disengaged standpoint. Libra’s gift is that it is not emotionally involved in its decisions; this is what allows Libra to be fair.
More Libra influence
Last night I had a dream that I was trying to balance on one leg. A man walked over to me. He seemed like a physical trainer. He pointed out how wobbly I was and told me that I need to practice more balance exercises.