My dear astrological friends, today is sad for many of us in the Santa Barbara/Isla Vista CA area.
A young man, likely Elliot Rodger, son of Peter Rodger, who was an assistant director on “The Hunger Games” film series, was angry last night, in fact, angry for a long time per his previously posted YouTube video. He shot 7 people, his intention revenge, to kill women because women have rejected him. In the process he injured 13 others including a bike rider who has brain injuries and whose life is in the balance as I write. Please hold him, and all involved in your loving thoughts, and pray for the Soul of the shooter.
All astrology is not cheerful. We learn from charts of such difficult events, in hopes of prevention, sometimes avoidance of dangerous times. We hope to help those who suffer, guide the teachers and healers, parents and loved ones as possible.
1) Charts of such events usually have several factors that indicate potential violence. 2) And those charts also connect with the perpetrator’s and victim’s charts. In this case we don’t have Elliot’s birth time yet, so we don’t know all of how his personal chart was triggered to act at this time, but we now do have part of it. See his birth date chart below. 3) Even ‘good’ astrological charts don’t always connect well with some people’s charts. Currently we have a favorable Grand Water Trine in progress. In fact, today Jupiter trines Saturn! 4) Also, ironically, a favorable chart can be used to accomplish a ‘bad’ thing.
Here is the chart at the moment of the first call received at the Sheriff’s Dispatch Center, 9:27 PM (from Sheriff’s statement video).
List of difficult factors to consider:
Sagittarius Ascendant – Can feel wronged, want vengeance
Three planets in Aries – Anger, action. Moon in Aries – Anger at women. Uranus in Aries – Unstable, loneliness, fear what you do won’t be acceptable. Venus in Aries – angry at being alone.
Uranus square Pluto – Mass murder, a ‘crazy’ hate, exacerbated extremes. Been in aspect since 2010, finishes March 2015. As it has moved along the degrees, different people and organizations have been triggered along the way.
Mars, anger, Aries’ planet, has been in station, in a standstill square (challenge without change), with Pluto, hate.
Mars has been festering in Libra six months, anger over perceived inequality, not being accepted in relationships, anger at what should be your right.
TSquare – Moon in Aries is opposite this hot hair-trigger Mars. Mars/Aries rules firearms. Moon is also square Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto is the planet of Death, and in Capricorn means and knows how to do serious damage.
Venus in Aries is square Black Moon Lilith. Venus in Aries wants a fight, and square Lilith, against those evil women.
Venus is at the Moon’s South Node in Aries. Raw unhealed wounds from the past can cause great pain.
Sun newly in Gemini square Neptune in its own sign Pisces. Imagination gone awry with an overload of thoughts out of control. Fear of personal failure and it never being over. Suicide.
This is quite a list of factors. Add it all together, and how it likely affected Elliot’s chart, and you see what happened. Yes, there are some positive factors, but not enough, too little, way too late. And as I said earlier, sometimes ‘good’ factors simply allow the ‘success’ of the intent, even when it is bad. And there was also heroism. Bullets flying, two employees of the 7-11 convenience store went out and pulled a woman who was shot in the leg into their store along with giving safety to 36 other people!
Elliot, quite troubled at 22, may have had bad parents; he may have had good parents. His chart is still his own chart. As we know, some Souls can rise above horrible circumstances, survive to contribute, teach, police, serve. Others are somehow just innately broken, beyond fixable.
If you have any of the factors I listed in your own chart, please do not be thinking of yourself as a mass murderer. You may recognize some of the interpretation that you, instead, have learned how to use in a good way. For example, you express your frustrations appropriately and learn how to change the conditions in your life, sometimes with the help of other experienced people. You know how to self soothe and get support.
I ask for your compassion, loving thoughts for this Soul known as Elliot. We haven’t walked in his shoes, Great Spirit. I pray that those lost may rest in peace. I pray for healing for all the injured, the witnesses, their families and friends. I pray for the officers and all helping professionals. This affects so many of us, ones who weren’t even there and may never know any of these people. Talk about it; give each other hugs. If you can help in any way, please do.
I knew it was serious when I heard all the sirens last night.
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Evening May 24 We now have Elliot Rodger’s chart. Per his Manifesto, He was born the morning of July 24, 1991 in Lambeth, South London. Exact birth time not given.
This chart is done for 6 AM, the mid of morning – between midnight and noon. I chose a zero degrees Aries ascendant due to not having the exact birth time. The Moon can be anywhere from 0 to 5 degrees Capricorn 56 minutes. His Ascendant can be anywhere from 5 Taurus 56 to 11 Libra 41. We don’t know what houses the planets are really in. He’s NOT Cancer; he calculates solidly as a Leo Sun.
It is now known that he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and has been in the care of several therapists.
About Elliot Rodger
Sun, Jupiter, Mercury in Leo – Generous, warm hearted,very interested in romance, self learning, with a dramatic tendency, Jupiter exaggeration concern for rights and justice, can thrive in education.
Moon is in Capricorn along with Uranus and Neptune. In traditional astrology this would be considered genius/artist, an infalible intuitive, or insanity. The Moon is emotional, irrational; Uranus is unstable, friendless; Neptune is undefinable, misunderstood. In Capricorn it can imagine the worst, be depressed, never fit into ordinary daily life, in sorrow for parental approval. Sometimes Moon in Capricorn, especially with Uranus, interprets their Mother/Women to be cold, and often they are themselves.
Uranus in Capricorn is in Mutual Reception with Elliot’s Saturn in Aquarius – in each other’s signs. This doubles the potency of the power of these principles. Uranus breaks with traditional authority, or is abandoned by it. Saturn wants to corral what is likely already lost, in this case, likely his Father. Sometimes this is brilliance in science, computers, electronics.
Sun opposite Saturn in Aquarius. This too indicates a distance, separation, or perceived as such, from his Father. At minimum, they would have differing opinions and Elliot would have wished his Father really did discipline him, or the Father’s way of dealing might have been to send the boy away. Or so it seemed to Elliot, and was likely true. This would have been abandonment and a great cause of grief, a primal invisible assault on his manhood, and for a Leo man’s man that would be awful. On the other hand, when the Father tried to reach out to him, he may have shrunk away, or have been so unreachable as for the Father to give up knowing it was impossible….
Mars with Venus in Virgo. Virgo isn’t called the Virgin for nothing. The Leo part of Elliot was romantic, and saw that as a part of life to seek. At the same time, Virgo can be so self critical that they always set it up to be rejected before they ever have to be tested. Mars may come on too strong when approaching women, the admiring, affectionate kind Venus not having a chance. The more the ‘failure’ happens, the cruder and more irritable the Mars gets, then women get afraid and veer off.
Asperger’s is often associated with inappropriate behavior. I would put that more with the Moon/Uranus/Saturn combination. Uranus is considered odd, or eccentric, even asocial. In combination with the frustrated Virgo combination, Elliot could have gone from slick too smooth Leo, to scary strange guy.
In combination with the Isla Vista shooting chart
Saturn in the sky now is right where Elliot’s Pluto is and square E’s Jupiter. Saturn conjunct Pluto is one of the hardest aspects there is, for anybody. It squeezes you where it hurts when there is unfinished business you didn’t want to look at. It makes you aware of your deepest failures, the poison in your Soul. It happens once every 29 years. Saturn square Jupiter takes all the fun out of things and makes you sure you’ve been done wrong. What hope you’ve had is hard to come by. Even God has failed you, so it must be your fault. Horrible hard hitting loneliness and depression, despair. Major difficult pair of aspects.
Saturn was accompanied by the current Grand Water Trine Jupiter and Chiron, trining his Pluto. This is one of those ‘good’ aspects gone awry, making it too easy to do a bad thing, and succeeding at it. If there is going to be weeping, the water signs can do it. Jupiter makes it a big event. Chiron wounds and eventually teaches as we heal. Saturn with Pluto is finality, so we mourn our irreparable losses.
Pluto is right at Elliot’s Uranus and Neptune. Pluto is famous for going to extremes and taking 248 years to make its circuit, this would be the only time this combination would ever occur in his lifetime. Uranus can be perversions, strange attitudes. It can be 100% alone or fame/infamy. Pluto is Death, and Neptune is the Soul or Soulless. In Capricorn there can be a stone coldness, rigidity without compassion or much insight.
With Uranus square his Neptune, he didn’t know what to think any more. In some way, his Spirit was interrupted, broken, scattered. He lost his better focus that kept him with us. He wanted to be free of all this burdensome unmitigated entanglement with no connections as he would have liked them to be.
There are other aspects, and there are things we don’t know since we don’t have his birth time, but to me, these are the toppers. As to why that night? The Moon in Aries squared his Moon and Uranus in Capricorn. That’s a classic all hell breaks loose combination and is common in divorces. The events are often sudden and shocking. The entire attack took place in 10 minutes.
Some would say these are troubles of a young Soul. Society works to help, tries to assimilate with some success. It might take many lifetimes. And in some ways, his troubles are our troubles, both in ourselves and in Society. Please see the Guardian’s …Misogyny Kills, about Elliot’s part in this social issue.
Kudos to Davide Mastracci for writing Men Must Learn From the California Mass Murder. See his suggestions at Huff Post.
In spite of the pain and difficulty, we learn from this tragedy.
FYI Check this site about the Sun Signs and crimes. Breakdown by elements, fire, earth, air, water, type of crime, armed or not, difficulty of capture.
A different look from Chatham-Kent UK arrests in 2011. Aries most, Sagittarius least (they don’t get caught!).
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