What a pratt

In my vernacular, a pratt is a derogatory term for someone who has not engaged brain before action or even perhaps a bit dim-witted; not necessarily a person who is intellectually challenged.  Our person of interest today is a natural, you’d have to agree, but let me bring you up to speed.

How it all started is when I was reading through law enforcement media statements on-line.

curiouscatAllowing for differences in urban-speak of media items from other English speaking nations, we filter out unfamiliar terminology or jargon unconsciously.  So unless we are not able to make sense of information, basically we ignore unnecessary names and phrases, unless the curious cat is in the room.

For example, I can remember an American science-fiction paperback where the protagonist, Andrew Libby had a nickname ‘Slipstick’.  My curiousity was peaked at the time, so I referred to an urban-dictionary. In the USA a ‘slipstick’ is what I knew as a ‘slide-rule’; a form of calculator.

…but back to the matter online. Neptune was obviously dancing with Mercury in the heavens, both then and now.  The charge sheet had provided the name of the suspect, Andrew Libby.  Memory bank vault flew open; my attention spiked; reality and fiction blurred.

When I read further that the perpetrator, Andrew Libby’s residential address was listed as Pratt Street, Longford and that he had been arrested for impersonating a police officer, my filofax went into a spin.  Hang on a minute, this has to be a spoof; a fiction, right?

Wrong…   Google Maps confirms the address does exist; multiple mainstream media sources reported the story and the arresting officer on the charge sheet is still with the Longmont Police Department – Detective Rachael Sloan is now Rachael Sloan Stogsdill; since married.  This case has to be for real.

Apparently Andrew Libby had presented at his local movie rental store claiming to be a ‘Porn Inspector’; demanding to see the store’s pornographic videos. He didn’t accept the staff’s protestations that they didn’t stock porn videos, dvds or x-rated films.  He left peaceably enough, though empty-handed.  The staff wrote it off as someone trying it on; wanting a freebie take-out.

0813082porn2aRebuffed, our POI decided to be more resourceful and returned to the store with a metal security officer badge and a better story. Perhaps the tin star was his nine year-old son’s; we don’t know.  The staff, no doubt were amused, at his return.

Libby flashed his tin star, claiming that he worked for the Colorado “Age Verification Unit” and would need all the store’s copies of pornography tapes in order to verify that the performers were of a legal age. Again he went home empty handed.

It was when he strolled in for a third go within two weeks, that store management decided that enough was enough and handed the CCTV footage over to police.  Unfortunately for Andrew Libby, but a bonus for LE, the recorded footage images were clear; he was recognized.  Slipstick had a police record.

A SWAT team and the Sloan Ranger arrived at Pratt Street to arrest the 33 year-old.  There was no resistance put up by Libby, although swords, knives and a gun were found in his mother’s home.  From the list recovered, it would appear that the only thing missing was a weapon of mass destruction.

His nine year-old son was taken into foster care by the Dept of Social Services;  Libby was charged downtown and transported to the Boulder County Jail, Colorado.  The charges stuck.

  • Two counts of impersonating a police officer
  • Possession of an illegal weapon
  • Possession of a firearm owned by an offender
  • Possession of less than an ounce of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

We don’t need a calculator to know that having the felon’s birth data, CCTV footage of the video store with the clock time recorded, plus an arrest time some time later, we can now undertake an astrology enquiry.

A passive dope-head on one hand and disciplined police officers on the other – in my book, that’s not a lot of hysteria to look forward to.  We’re not likely to get any unmanageable emotional excesses in these charts.  What could we have though?

CCTV-Libbyclick on image for full size

Surprisingly there is quite a lot going on.  The bi-wheel (method) is generated from the time on the CCTV footage 9:32:56pm; the video-rental store. The outer wheel is the natal chart for our POI.

Hemisphere analysis tells us straight away that with Saturn (red) in the lower half of the outer wheel, that Andrew Libby’s authority is not out in the open; on the table.  The POI’s authority is a fiction; the tin star a toy.

The rest of him is pretty much open (in the upper hemisphere) apart from his emotional need (the Moon) in the 6th house.

Note: We can’t rely on an absolute position for his Moon placement, as we don’t have a time of birth, however the midpoint of noon does reveal that even if he was born at 1am or 11pm, the Moon would still be in the 6th house.

  • Transiting Moon (blue) in the inner wheel 23°Taurus is in the 2nd house, indicating a financial situation and with a trine (blue line) to the POI’s Venus (pink) in the outer wheel, we have another money indicator.  Desire to rent a video is present but no funds to pay for it, probably.
  • Transiting Mercury (yellow) is square natal Uranus in 7th house of public relationships – indicating sudden changes to a story.
  • Transiting Venus (pink) is conjunct the Lunar south node. Money and trauma! This position would be his undoing and opposite the other nodal axis – in a public venue.
  • Transiting Mars is square natal Mars – did he think he could push it?
  • Transiting Jupiter (green) inflates what it touches – directly opposite natal Saturn; the POI’s fake authority. Oh dear; he’s a worry.

Note that Neptune is not in the mix here.  It would appear that drugs were not behind Andrew Libby’s action; he wasn’t off his little tree at the time he pinned on his tin badge.

  • Natal Pluto isn’t in tension, so he’s not likely to be on a power trip either.
  • Transiting Uranus in the inner wheel is in the 12th house close to the ascendant, so there is likely to be a degree of mental instability in the mix.

The arrest was more than two weeks later and so the planets have ‘moved along’.  With the inner wheel Sun in the upper hemisphere, the clock time tells us that it was daylight; 10:56 am.

Arrest-Libby

When we use the same method with the time of the arrest as the inner wheel and the natal wheel of Andrew Libby on the outside, we can again see what the heavens might add to the story of this thirty-three year-old man.

It would appear that our POI got a lot more of a buzz out of the trip to the video store than the arrest, judging by the tension in this bi-wheel; between the planets.  But then we would expect that, wouldn’t we, with a SWAT team at the door, our perp would be rather quiet.

This time it is the POI’s Uranus that is around the angle of Ascendant. Even though it is in the 1st house, I would take this as a confirmation of some mental instability in this person.

Saturn is again the protagonist, although this time it is Saturn in the inner wheel; the wheel has turned.   The Time Lord and authoritarian is conjunct Venus in the heavens and on the ground.

Note: Venus on this occasion represents the social group ie the police and they have authority, as we know.  Their badge isn’t made of tin.

  • Transiting Saturn-Venus is square the natal Lunar nodal axis of the POI – the arrest.
  • Transiting Saturn-Venus is square natal Neptune (turquoise) – drug bust.

sheriff-badgeUnfortunately for our perp, he was born with Neptune conjunct the North Node. We can therefore suggest there is probably an inherited propensity to mental instability and/or drug abuse.

Whether Andrew Libby is in the big house or under treatment in a mental institution; only heaven knows.


2 thoughts on “What a pratt

  1. Considering the charges he’s racked up for a free porno, hardly seems worth it! Just being facetious.

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