As a Witch, the line in the Charge of the Goddess that says that “All acts of love and pleasure are rituals of the Goddess” has always settled for me the question of whether or not same-sex relationships are blessed. Of course they are. And, besides, how could the loving relationships of my friends NOT be blessed? I live every day within, to borrow a term from the Supreme Court, the penumbra of their blessings.
As a lawyer, I’ve followed with interest the Supreme Court’s progression from Lawrence v. Texas (rules against sodomy), to U.S. v. Windsor (DOMA), to, finally, Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage). As an American, I’m glad to see this bending of the arc of the moral universe.
I asked Diotima what astrology has had to say about this event.
As far as the openness of society to different forms of love and sexuality, again, we can see the influence of the Uranus-Pluto square breaking down cultural norms, particularly sexual ones (Pluto, along with Mars and Venus, rules sexuality) and Neptune in Pisces reminding us that we are all inextricably entwined with each other and with our world. As Saturn moves through Sagittarius over the next 2 years or so, we’ll see a tremendous amount of conflict over religion and law, particularly when Saturn squares Neptune, an aspect which will become exact next year. Since the primary objections to non-traditional love and sexuality come from the religious right, I would say that there is a good possibility their objections will be argued into the ground and finally become a non-issue over the span of the next year or two. I also suspect that Jupiter in the relationship sign of Libra moving into an opposition with Uranus in 2017, along with Saturn in a beneficial aspect to these two planets will also bring us to new understandings of relationship. I probably don’t even need to say that some will be brought to those understandings kicking and screaming.
While I don’t doubt that there will be those brought kicking and screaming into a new understanding of love, I do hope that Diotima is right. Maybe the next few years can see this issue become a non-issue.
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