In Gerard Baden-Clay we have an individual with a very busy mind and a dreamer as revealed by his Sun/Moon combo and Mercury. Now we know what’s on his mind – sexual fantasy. Well I guess he’s in the right place, at the right time, right now – in a correctional facility where engaging in sex is just that – a fantasy.
A lot of people think ‘sex’ whenever Scorpio is mentioned, however Scorpio is no more sexy than any other sign in the zodiac. Scorpio is about secrets, the hidden side of things and put together with Venus we, with our naughty minds, think sex. Well Venus in Scorpio is about sex, however it’s also about money and when we put sex, money and power together, we have what drives most of the western world, does it not.
Are we surprised that sex is a motivator for the accused? I don’t think so. Mainstream media has reported that apart from his very own Venus at home, Gerard Baden-Clay has had a regular mistress for some four years, plus at least three other affairs in recent times.
What is of interest astrologically in his birth wheel, is that Venus is conjunct Imum Coeli – ‘bottom of the sky’ and the lowest point of the wheel. The opposition aspect also comes into play automatically as a result – Medium Coeli (top of the chart/high noon). Apart from these auspicious angles, Venus is in conjunction aspect with Jupiter in the zodiac sign of Scorpio.
The Imum Coeli is said to refer to our roots and also to the least conscious part of ourselves, our shadow. It symbolises foundations, the need for security and relationships with the home and family life.
The ultimate natural sign for this position in a horoscope wheel is Cancer, another water sign. Thinking in terms of water signs, Cancer is represented by a river – ‘go with the flow’ is the catch cry for this sign, whereas Scorpio is a pond which, unless it is attended to, risks becoming ‘stagnant.’
An individual with Scorpio at their I.C. has some work to do in their lives, to clean their pond regularly. Now if ‘housework/cleaning out the pond’ is not your idea of a good time; you are lazy, or believe someone else should be doing all the work, then this is a challenge. Having the gorgeous Venus in your pond, you’d think would keep your focus, your mind on the job. She represents money and love – the two things someone incarcerated would lack the most.
Scorpio can be a millpond with lots of activity going on under the surface or if the water becomes polluted or toxic, look out. This is Gerard Baden-Clay’s shadow.
With Jupiter next door to Venus, there’s a lot going on about sexual prowess, obsession with size (Jupiter is the largest planet) justification for his actions (not getting what he wants and ‘deserves’ at home) and just plain bored with ‘steak and chips’. If you told me an individual with all this going on was ‘into bondage’ I would not be in the least bit surprised. He probably tells himself marriage is a form of bondage and staying at home cramps his style/self image.
This individual has strayed from all that Venus at I.C. represents – security, love and money. In another person’s horoscope with this particular combination, the shadow would remain in the realm of fantasy, but not Gerard Baden-Clay.
His mirror, his opposition aspect is up there in the mid-heaven (medium coeli). It beckons. This is how he sees himself, his social status, his career. These are the natural traits of the Med.Coeli and the cusp of the tenth house – 180 degrees from the I.C.
Taurus, the natural home for Venus (shared with Libra), is at his M.C, his mid-heaven. He denies his shadow Venus at the I.C. and looks heavenwards to where he believes Venus lives – in the sunlight. He is delusional. In a sense Venus has seduced him. Taurus represents the materialistic side of Venus – love of beautiful things, wealth, of money, to be popular and successful.
This individual believes he IS the man in the mirror. He is in denial of his true Venus. Image is everything, albeit a mirror image in this case.
How he came to think this way is a combination of nature and nurture – inherent traits (the planetary positions, karma etc) and his upbringing within the Baden-Clay family unit.
A little more on the Venus Jupiter conjunction reveals these two bound together in more ways than one. With Venus representing money and Jupiter tending to be over-the-top. The credit cards would be charged ‘to the max’; this individual would live beyond his means and with Scorpio in the mix – be very secretive about his level of debt.
I haven’t even mentioned the fact, have I, that his motive for committing the crime, of which he is accused, might be money – Allison’s three life insurance policies amounting to close to one million dollars was up for grabs.
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