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More sexual abuse allegations under Saturn in Scorpio

  Last fall I wrote about the surge of prosecution for sexual violence that began when Saturn entered Scorpio: Saturn entered Scorpio about a year ago and will take another year and a half or so to travel through that sign.  Scorpio is traditionally ruled by Mars and its modern ruler is Pluto, and these are the two planets that govern sexuality.  Mars deals with the physical drives including the sexual drive and energy, and Pluto addresses matters of intimacy and the “petit mort” of sexual surrender. Pluto is also fearless […]

The astrology of Elliot Rodger, the “Virgin Killer,” Part II

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catch up on Part I here.  Psychology The psychological picture that we can derive from the astrological chart of Eliot Rodger shows an individual with a significant wound  (Saturn/Chiron/Sun) to his sense of Self.  The writings clearly reveal a diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (see this article in Psychology Today,” the root of which is a wound to the Self.  The “Narcissistic Wound” usually occurs in childhood and in a weak personality the individual tends to blame others rather than to seek the healing which Chiron requires. The narcissist personality […]

The astrology of Eliot Rodger, the “Virgin Killer” Part 1

Introduction On May 23, 2014 Eliot Rodger, a 22-year old former student, went on a shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded thirteen others.  Rodger, a young man who was desperate for attention and felt invisible according to his writings, left a series of Youtube videos and a 107,000 word treatise detailing virtually every detail about his life and the road to sexual obsession and rage that fueled his “Day of Retribution” against the women who rejected him and the men whom they chose instead.  While this “manifesto” is horrific […]

The terrible twos, violence, and the Mars Return

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Speaking of Mars, as we have been doing this month since Mars is retrograde, in close proximity to Earth, and part of the April Grand Cross of planetary conflict… I was listening to the Bad Baby episode  of This American Life and was struck by what one of the psychologists said: that the peak of violence in a human being occurs at age two, so it’s a good thing these little monsters are so small and can’t do any real damage.   Age two, of course, is the age of […]

The astrology of the George Zimmerman verdict

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Photo from TMZ. Yesterday I posted about the entry of Mars into the summer’s planetary intensity.  It doesn’t take an astrologer to predict that the “not guilty” verdict in the trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin would erupt into street protests, and the entry of Mars into Cancer and the resulting flareup of angry (Mars) feelings (Cancer) is just a trigger for the tinderbox of tension that is part of the Uranus/Pluto square.  (See the sidebar section on this planetary cycle if you are new to this site.) Yesterday […]

The astrology of Oscar Pistorius

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Oscar Pistorius is in jail right now awaiting trial for the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend, Veena Steenkampf.  Previously he rose to fame as the first double amputee to win a medal in an able bodied world track event. Pistorius is a Bionic Man as befits a transhuman athlete in the Aquarian Age – fitted with artificial limbs that some argue give him an unfair advantage over mere mortals.  (See my posts on Transhumanism here.) Pistorius was profiled in the New York Times last year in a piece that described him […]

The astrology of the Newtown shooter

On December 14th  a 20 year old man went on a killing spree, murdering his mother and perhaps as many as 28 others, including 20 children at the elementary school where his mother taught.  Adam Lanza, the shooter, was described as intelligent but socially awkward, a kid who didn’t fit in. John Townley has posted the charts of Adam Lanza along with a brief analysis of the event.  One thing I noticed right away about Lanza’s chart was the exact conjunction of Uranus and Neptune.  The Uranus/Neptune conjunction in the […]

More on the chart of James Eagan Holmes, the Aurora gunman

Last week I posted a profile of James Holmes, the gunman in the Aurora Colorado movie theater shooting. However, a birth certificate has been located and we now have a time for  Holmes that provides a more accurate chart.  The chart is posted on Astro.com but for some reason they do not use Chiron in these charts and Chiron plays an extremely significant role in the chart as it forms a Grand Cross (see my other article for more details). With an exact birth time we can see the exact […]

The astrology of the Aurora shooting

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I have been out of town at a music camp this week, blissfully unaware of the news until someone told me tonight about the horrific shooting in a movie theater in Aurora Colorado in which apparently 15 people watching the Batman film have been killed and over 50 others injured by a 24 year old neuroscientist in a Joker costume.  You can read about the details in various news sources; my interest is in the astrology of the shooter and the timing of the event during an astrological period that […]

The arrest of George Zimmerman and the healing of wounds in the US Sibly chart

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The shooting of Trayvon Martin has made national headlines in the United States and in a country that likes to think of itself as being “beyond race” this story has brought the matter of racial bias and injustice to the front page of American news. George Zimmerman was arrested yesterday just as Mars, planet of aggressive force, changed direction to turn direct.  Because this case has had so much impact on the American discussion I wanted to see if there were any significant connections between the charts of George Zimmerman […]