Hubble, bubble toil and trouble! Before I even start to write this post of the connections between the pair of star-crossed lovers, I have one of the Fates poking me in the back of the head insisting that I reveal their impact on my research, first.
“Now…” she says. “Tell them now.” I usually do as I am told, so here goes.
In order to approach a study of synastry, following the casting of the two horoscopes, the next step is to reveal the Sun/Moon midpoints of the couple in question – preparing the way for Venus, is how I like to think of it. We have the birth data and wheels for the accused, Gerard Baden-Clay and the victim, his wife Allison Baden-Clay (nee Dickie) before us already.
In my research, I needed to do a little math at this point and as you know, math is not my forte, so Time Cycles Research software comes to the rescue. The point where the Sun and Moon are equidistant in a 360 degrees circle / a horoscope wheel, is called the Sun/Moon midpoint. In plain language it’s the halfway point between the two luminaries, the Sun and the Moon, at the time of an individual’s birth.
This Sun/Moon midpoint is the point of our inner marriage; where our female and male aspects meet; our yin and yang; where an individual’s life purpose is revealed. This point holds great weight in the overall scheme of things and any interaction with this midpoint is of primary significance, as you can imagine.
The Moon crosses this point every month; the Sun, every year and the planets according to their particular orbits. Due to the latitude and longitude, every place on our planet Earth has a differing degree of angle as well, at any given time. There are a myriad of calculations to be made.
At the time of Allison Baden-Clay’s birth, the Sun was at 09degrees Cancer and the Moon 05degrees Virgo. My computer calculated for me that her Sun/Moon midpoint is at 07 degrees Leo.
At the time of Gerard Baden-Clay’s birth, the Sun was at 16 degrees Virgo and the Moon 19 degrees Sagittarius. His Sun/Moon midpoint is at 02 degrees Scorpio.
Mac Bethad mac Findláich! We enter another realm, as we take the snapshot of the heavens at 11.55pm on 19 April, 2012 (the time, which I have previously rectified as being the time of the murder).
The wheel reveals that both of these Sun/Moon midpoints are exactly, in conjunction, precisely…. (insert drum roll) …… at the Angles.
Yikes! Heavens to Betsy! Holey Dooley! Struth Ruth! Duck under the covers if you must. Coincidence? I don’t think so. That’s two of the big bells tolling. And they toll for thee. Not one Sun/Moon midpoint exact an angle, but two. What are the odds of that happening?
An author by the name of Doris Chase Doone wrote a book many moons ago called “Astrology: 30 years of research.”
There’s a heap of math in this book and on one of the pages she writes… the smallest number of different astrology factor combinations is 5.3937075 times 10 to the power of 58. Them’s long odds folks – I think that is something like 539,370,750,000 plus another 50 odd zeros after that…. to 1!!!!!!
There I’ve said it now and the Fates can wait for their interpretation of what that means, as I hear the swirling robes of Venus approaching. I take a deep breath, uncross my eyes and appear suitably subservient as the Goddess of Desire enters the room.
When we interact with others to form relationships of any kind, the individual energies of our birth horoscopes form a special relationship with an-other individual’s energies. The resulting interplay creates a picture, which is as complex and unique as our own selves.
So when we combine horoscopes (birth wheels) to create a bi-wheel, we have an event, which stands alone for our interpretation. We can view the synastry from the aspect of each of the individuals by reversing the order of whoever is at the centre of the wheel. Let me demonstrate:
We have stellium impacting hugely again (see post Stella who? for background on stellium).
In synastry, we as astrologers, interpret how the outer wheel impacts on the inner wheel; how the inner views the outer as useful to them, as a strength to draw on; or in a negative sense, how the inner wheel is overshadowed or imposed upon by the outer. By creating a bi-wheel, it is as if time stands still and a transit never ends; a transit, which can be magical or it can be your biggest nightmare. This one started as magic.
Ideally a decent spread of planets is more likely to find compatibility in synastry. We have intensity in both of these bi-wheels. Intensity is difficult to sustain over time as energies are channelled in different directions.
Venus is in the room, however she is a team player today and defers, very graciously, to the stellium. We know that the Sun represents the ‘wants’ and the Moon the ‘needs’ of an individual, however the rest of the planets flesh out our bones, our character. Let’s look at what the first bi-wheel can create for us in a brief interpretation.
Allison’s viewpoint is the first bi-wheel. Her birth is the inner wheel and so we view the potential from her standpoint. The young suitor is before us. We know that Allison’s strongest suit is communication. Her wants in a partner are security (Sun in the zodiac sign Cancer); her needs are to get ‘it’ right by the means of communication (Moon in Virgo). The intensity of the stellium takes over in the third house of communication.
Her Jupiter, Moon, Pluto and Uranus are in the same house as her suitor’s South Node, Mars, Sun, Mercury, Pluto and his Uranus comes off the bench to join the stellium at the cusp. Uranus has to be included here. That’s one heck of a lot of intensity for any young woman to be overwhelmed by.
Just briefly again: Jupiter (making bigger) Moon (needs) Pluto (powerful) Uranus (buzz) meets South Node (potentially public figure) Mars (action man) Sun (wants) Mercury (communication) Pluto (power and perspective) and Uranus (buzz). This young woman would not have the experience to be aware of the complicated relationship the accused has with his mother (South Node, Mars conjunction).
There’s more than a few sparks flying here. It is electric. The accused’s Uranus has been sitting on the sidelines and now getting to be part of the action!
My view – our young beauty was totally swept away by the emotional impact and believed she had met a man with whom she could communicate on a level beyond her wildest dreams – her soul mate.
In time her viewpoint would change, however that is for another post and another day.
The accused’s viewpoint is the second bi-wheel. His birth is the inner wheel and so we view the potential relationship from his standpoint. His wants (Sun in Virgo) are in the second house of money, material gain by communication and his needs (Moon in Sagittarius) to have his opinions respected, are in the fifth house (receiving of love).
The outer wheel (Allison’s) primary stellium is in the eleventh house (giving of love) opposite his Moon (needs). He sees a young woman who can fulfill his inflated (Jupiter rules Sagittarius) need for love and provide advancement for his wants (material gain by communication).
In the first house, his ‘mother issue’ (South Node, Mars) has Allison’s support of Jupiter and Moon. He is likely to interpret this as that he fulfills Allison’s maternal need to nurture (by his presence in her life). This is bound to be a future problem area, particularly once children come along. How his ego handles this will be determined by how emotionally mature or immature, he is.
The second house contains Allison’s Pluto and Uranus (power and buzz), which give his Sun, Mercury and Pluto an extra jolt of electricity/buzz. With Pluto together in the same house, the accused would be likely to assume that this would provide a doubly powerful perspective, hers in-line with his. We all know that to ass-u-me is not a good idea.
The young lady sees a soul-mate with whom she can communicate; a man who can provide her with security and the young man sees a potential partner who can advance his way in the world and satisfy his emotionally-damaged need for love.