Oscar Pistorius

Salvaging the brand, Blade Runner…

South Africa abolished jury trials in 1969, while the country was under apartheid, due to fears of racial prejudice by white jurors.  Judge Dunstan Mlambo, sitting at Pretoria High Court where Oscar Pistorius’ trial is due to begin on the 3rd March 2014, said that broadcasting the proceedings would go a long way to dispelling the perception that the ‘rich and poor’ were treated differently by the country’s justice system.

The court has allowed the installation of small, fixed cameras that will provide a live-broadcast of the lawyers’ opening and closing arguments, the evidence of experts plus the judgement and sentencing comments made by the trial judge.

bladerunnerIn the early hours of 14 February 2013, Oscar Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp four times through a locked toilet door at his villa. Three of the bullets hit her, piercing her skull and shattering her right elbow and hip bones.

The defense is that Oscar mistook his girlfriend for an intruder; that he did not shoot her intentionally.

By the time paramedics and police arrived, Reeva Steenkamp was dead, her body removed from the scene of the shooting; covered with bloody towels. The perpetrator had broken the golden rule at a crime scene – Pistorius had moved the body from where the victim had been shot.

We believe the initial phone call for help to a neighbour was at 3:20am.  That gave the Blade Runner PR machine plenty of time to swing into action, before the police and paramedics arrived.

As is our regular practice we generate bi-wheels and interpret planetary aspects. Astrology is a pseudo science and not accepted in a court of law; is subjective in its search for answers.  

For this enquiry we use the time of 4:15am Valentine’s Day, 2013 Pretoria, South Africa for interpretation. It is not intended to be a suggested time of death for Reeva Steenkamp; this enquiry is related to the aftermath of her demise.

4:15am reveals an ascendant at 3°Aquarius; self-control of communication is needed at this point of the zodiac.  Is this an indication of Oscar Pistorius needing to control the communication; ie the circumstances around the crime?

Death-Steenkampclick on images for full size.

There is a primary midpoint present here as well at 3°Aquarius; transiting Sun-Pluto = Ascendant. This indicates sudden prominence of ego and as we know, any aspect between the Sun and Pluto indicates a blanket over a hand-grenade – an emotive response that can explode very easily.

The second midpoint is Sun-Neptune = 2nd house cusp (self-worth) – a sense of ego loss; befuddlement.

  • Jupiter (green) in the 5th house quindecile Lunar nodal axis in the 10th – inflated public image.
  • Aries Moon (blue), the controller is also in quindecile aspect to the career house cusp – careers are very much uppermost on the motivation/needs.  Image is everything for both of these individuals.
  • Moon in the 3rd house is also square Pluto – a mental power struggle is likely.
  • Transit Sun (orange) represents the date on the calendar; square Lunar nodal axis – identifying the traumatic event in the public arena.
  • Asteroid Chiron is conjunct 9°Pisces Mars – healing of self-worth issues perhaps.  This will require further analysis.

And so what difference is there between this time-frame of 4:15am and that of an hour earlier?   The action at 3:20am would have all been in the 2nd house; self-worth and money and earlier still, a likely communication break-down.  By 4:15am it is now time to save the brand; Blade Runner.

Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp:  Born Capetown (Kaapstad), South Africa 19th August, 1983.

This is our first bi-wheel (method) with the inner wheel a snapshot of the heavens over Pretoria at 4:15am (as used above) and the outer-wheel is a noon birth chart for Reeva Steenkamp.

415-SteenkampThe reason we choose to use this particular time is that apart from the media reports; from experience we have noted that natal Pluto is invariably found in hard aspect in a victim’s chart.

At 4:15am, Reeva Steenkamp’s natal Pluto in 27°Libra is conjunct the 28°Libra Mid-heaven – plus this also gives us natal Mars at the Descendant 3°Leo.   We therefore have good reason to use this as our event time.

  • Transiting Sun/Pluto = ascendant (this aspect is common to all participants, however affects each person individually). In the case of this biwheel, natal Moon is also in the mix.  The emotion remains in the 12th house of the mind, however the midpoint is heightened by this aspect; the victim’s driving need.  This indicates sudden prominence of the victim’s driving needs; an emotional outburst.  She needs recognition – NOW.
  • Transiting Pluto conjunct Moon in the 12th house – intensity of emotions.
  • Transiting Jupiter/Saturn = natal Sun – opportunities carefully evaluated. Due to house placements we have to ask, has this relationship been a career move for Reeva?
  • Transiting Sun (orange) opposite natal Sun – ego focus and recognition of her position in the relationship.

Did Reeva Steenkamp make a habit of removing herself from confrontation, in order to release her emotions?

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius: Born Pretoria, South Africa 22nd November 1986 at 10:30am

415-opThis is our second bi-wheel.  The inner wheel is the same timed event; 4:15am and the outer-wheel is the birth chart for Oscar Pistorius; the man who stands accused of murdering Reeva Steenkamp.

Immediately we note the weight of planets on the left-hand side of the chart.  This is indicative of a person who is holding no prisoners; no negotiation; no compromise. There is no vulnerability here and no putting others before oneself.

The following is the statement as reported by the media. Note that I have highlighted the parts that do not fit with the astrology.  The only section that does, is the last paragraph (with the cricket bat).

(Early that morning, Oscar said, he had gotten up to close his sliding glass doors and heard a noise in the bathroom.)

I felt a sense of terror rushing over me. There are no burglar bars across the bathroom window and I knew that contractors who worked at my house had left ladders outside. Although I did not have my prosthetic legs on I have mobility on my stumps. I believed that someone had entered my house. I was too scared to switch a light on. I grabbed my 9mm pistol from underneath my bed. On my way to the bathroom I screamed … for him/them to get out of my house and for Reeva to phone the police. It was pitch dark in the bedroom and I thought Reeva was in bed….

It filled me with horror and fear of an intruder or intruders being inside the toilet. I thought he or they must have entered through the unprotected window. As I did not have my prosthetic legs on and felt extremely vulnerable, I knew I had to protect Reeva and myself I felt trapped as my bedroom door was locked and I have limited mobility on my stumps. I fired shots at the toilet door and shouted to Reeva to phone the police. She did not respond.

When he finally realized that Reeva was not in the bed, he said, he tried the toilet door. It was locked. He grabbed his cricket bat “to bash open the toilet door” and found her.

(End quote)

I must comment that this bi-wheel is not the chart I would expect to see of a man who has been disturbed by the sound of an intruder, nor that of a man who was vulnerable; the chart indicates assertiveness.  (If we are to check an hour earlier it is no less so.) This astrology is absolutely focused on this man’s natal Mars.

With an Aquarius ascendant together with the Sun, Moon and Mars in fixed signs, Oscar Pistorius is most likely a tunnel-visioned individual. That works well if you have goals in place and are a competitive athlete, however it doesn’t work for you when it comes to negotiating a relationship, or the emotional needs of a partner.

Mars in any of the Air signs are generally quite clever at getting what they want; in Aquarius, they are particularly adept at manipulation. Combine willfulness with the cleverness of an Air sign, and you have a person who is quite creative about getting what they want, which generally is getting their way.

While being in Aquarius is not an overtly aggressive position of Mars, it is very willful and how do we identify wilfulness?  Have a look at his jaw… Oscar Pistorius’ jaw  would be set, I would imagine. Under stress there are bound to be signs of clenching of his jaw.  I suggest that we watch his body language during the trial coverage.

  • Transiting Sun/Pluto = ascendant (this aspect is common to both participants, however it affects each person individually). In the case of this bi-wheel, natal Mars is also in the mix.  Action of the ego is in the picture; the midpoint is heightened by this aspect; the perpetrator’s action together with 7th house cusp natal Moon.

This aspect indicates sudden prominence of his ego’s wants and driving needs in the relationship being driven by his taking action.  I can understand the argument in relation to an intruder as a defense for his action, however the chart does not substantiate the argument.  The action of shooting is personal (1st house).

  • Transit Pluto/Saturn = natal Saturn in 11th house – the threat of loss of self-control in the search for affection from another.
  • Transit Pluto/Moon (blue) in 3rd house = natal Mars in 1st house – frustration and anger communicated (this can also indicate the reason for shooting ie communicating with a gun).
  • Transit Venus (pink)/Mars (and Chiron) = natal Mars in 1st house – addressing rejection/abandonment issues (perhaps indirectly related to mother’s death when he was 15).
  • Transit Sun (orange) conjunct natal Mars in 1st house – ego drive to take action.
  • Transit Mercury (yellow) in 2nd house conjunct natal Jupiter (green) – self-worth communication.
  • Transit Jupiter (green) quindecile natal Uranus – the big break, moving on to greener pastures.
  • Natal Moon conjunct descendant –  his driving needs are ‘on the line’.

The Asteroids

asteroid beltWhen we consider the asteroids in these charts, we begin to see a picture emerge. On Valentine’s Day in 2013 the asteroid Nessus was conjunct the Sun in the heavens when viewed from the Earth.

If any of us had happened to visit the Delphi oracle, she would have told us that ‘blood will be spilled on Valentine’s Day, 2013’.

To understand the significance of Nessus in astrology, we need to know a little about the Greek myth.

When Hercules was taking his bride Dejaneira home, he had to cross the Evenus River. Nessus, a centaur – served as the ferryman. First he rowed Hercules across and then, as he started to row Dejaneira across, he tried to rape her. Hercules, justly enraged, drew one of his poisoned arrows and shot the centaur. Before Nessus died, the centaur persuaded Dejnaeira to take some of his blood to use as a love potion should Hercules ever be cause for concern in the romance stakes.

In time, Dejaneira became suspicious of Hercules’ interest in another woman, so she smeared some of the carefully-saved centaur blood on a tunic and gave it to Hercules, trusting that it would act as a love potion and return her husband to her.

However Nessus had lied. The blood contained not a love potion, but a powerful toxin from the poison with which Hercules had tipped his arrows. This brought about the demise of the great Heracles.  So Nessus is a dangerous asteroid when it comes to interpretation.  He is often in detriment in the charts of abusers of women.

  • On the day that Reeva Steenkamp was born, Nessus (the abuser) was at 7°Leo, conjunct her masculine symbol, Mars. She will likely have had more than her fair share of men who were abuser types, knocking at her door. Note that abusers come in many guises, as there are many forms of abuse.
  • And not to be alone, the asteroid Valentine is in conjunction as well at 6°Leo, so the romeos would have also likely to have come with boxes of chocolates and bunches of flowers.
  • Asteroid Narcissus (the boy who loved his own reflection) is there with Nessus as well at 3°Leo. if all that’s not an omen for Reeva to stay home on Valentine’s Day, I don’t know what is. We have no need to visit Delphi.

Note also that the descendant at 4:15am on Valentine’s Day 2013, is conjunct Reeva’s natal Narcissus 3°Leo (on the day she was born).

It was the boy who loved his own reflection who ferried Reeva across the river Styx.

  • Not to be left out of the picture, on the day that Oscar Pistorius was born, asteroid Nessus was at 5°Virgo; conjunct Reeva’s natal Venus – there will be blood spilled between these two.
  • Oscar Pistorius’ natal Moon is also conjunct Reeva’s natal Narcissus at 3°Leo.  Oscar is her pretty boy.

Nessus has one last input:   On the opening day of the trial, 3rd March 2014, Nessus will again be conjunct Oscar’s natal Mars at 28°Aquarius so he will get to live it; all over again.

cassiopeia-8Note: Pistorius may be a double amputee, however he still has an Achilles heel –  asteroid Achilles is at 16°Taurus in his natal chart.

The seated Ethiopian Queen; the  fixed star Rucha in the constellation of Cassiopeia is found at  longitude 16°Taurus. Could this be the judge, Justice Thokozile Matilda Masipa?

Our enquiry continues – Oscar Pistorius, on trial.

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37 thoughts on “Oscar Pistorius”

  1. I am watching this trial closely. Honestly, who carries someone out of an apartment if they are injured. Most people would ring paramedics immediately, not tell security, who rang the aprtment about the shots, that all was ok. My opinion? He had to wait until she was safely dead so she couldn’t talk.

  2. These are my immediate thoughts: If his bedroom door was closed and locked and the bathroom door was supposedly closed, how could he hear an intruder in the toilet or be sure of where the so called noises were coming from? If his bedroom door was locked, why not stay in there with your gun ready where you would be relatively safe, especially if you are filled with ‘fear and horror’? Why not then call security rather than go and confront any attackers – especially in the pitch dark? At the time he wouldn’t have known if they were coming out of the bathroom or if they had a gun also? If he was so afraid of intruders, why would he leave his balcony sliding door open at night? Why on earth would you shoot at a door not being sure about who was in there? Surely if you had to pass by your girlfriend in bed to get there and you are yelling at her and she doesn’t respond, there would be some doubt in your mind as to who was in the bathroom? Why would you drag an injured person out of the room and downstairs? I’m afraid there are plenty of holes in his story that will come out in time.

  3. Hi MM, do you remember me discussing with you the cricket bat? Have been watching the trial and apparently he bashed her with the cb before shooting her and she had massive head injuries. This information was withheld from the Bail Hearing.Aileen

  4. Hi Aileen. Yes I remember – looks like you were onto it from the start.

    I was just horrified to read that the bullets used are designed to “mushroom” and disintegrate on impact with human tissue.

    Coming to terms with this man’s irresponsible behaviour, even without killing Reeva is beyond my comprehension. I am speechless.

  5. It will be interesting to hear the pathologist report on the cricket bat.
    Also the time line is out of whack. From reports: 3:36am Paramedics arr notice her eyes are cloudy which they say happens 2 hrs after death. Witnesses heard gunshots/screams around 3am. Pathologist said she ate abt 2hrs before death. OP said they went to bed at 10pm.
    Is the whole OP story make believe? Astrology does show he is lying.

  6. I’m surprised you make no mention of his stellum in Scorpio -Venus conjunct Pluto conjunct MC Mercury and the Moon squaring of against Venus and Pluto -and the Sun in the Anaretic degree of Scorpio squaring Mars.

    Even without factoring in the asteroids, this is one ruthless, controlling individual, and Scorpio is a far more more manipulative sign than Aquarius, particularly when involving Venus Pluto, the Moon and Mercury -and Jupiter in Pisces perfectly describes the setting [courtroom] and style of this manipulation evidenced in his emotional histronics, self pity, self justification and pleas for understanding.

  7. On a non astrological note… I see the emotions as being real but for the reason of knowing he is pretty certain to face a long stretch in prison. He is extremely worried about his butt from what I can see. I am glad that her death is haunting him, hope it continues that way.

  8. In my opinion, his thoughts are for himself only. If he truly was remorseful at all, he would have admitted killing her as the neighbors heard them fighting and loud voices. He won’t admit to it, sticking to the story of intruders.

  9. On a non-astrology comment…..the bathroom window was too small for anyone to get through and the ladders would not have reached…this has all been agreed.the only way for the “intruder” to get to the toilet was via the bedroom door which was locked. SO, the only person who could have been in the toilet was Reeva so he knew who he was shooting at….it is the why we have to find out.

  10. What good is a fan on the balcony? He said he opened the balcony door to get the fan to the bedroom, yet he now says he walked over to close the balcony door. If we are afraid that someone has entered our home, the first thing we do is alert the person in bed with us to keep quiet while we go out and investigate otherwise our bed partner may panic and scream or make a noise that would alert the intruder that they know he is there. His first thought was to alert Reeva or the noise and not rush under the bed to get his gun.

    If he thought that someone climbed the ladder and entered the bathroom, why did he not look out of the open window that is outside the toilet to see if the ladder was left there and if it was leaning against the bathroom window. He claims he heard a noise in the toilet, but he did not hear Reeva leave the bed and walk out of the room to go to the bathroom.

    I wonder how many girlfriends Oscar had and why they left him or v.v. Perhaps some will come out of the woodwork and speak out..

    Something is very fishy. I feel for Reeva’s parents and their great loss.

  11. Really enjoyed reading your insight here.
    In your personal opinion, what outcome do you think is most likely in this case

  12. Oscar has a Leo Moon – i.e. needs to be recognised for whom he is; to be appreciated and honoured. That ‘bundle of joy’ includes acceptance of his version of ‘the truth’. If he were to be found guilty of murder, his whole being would likely collapse.
    I say that from an astrology standpoint – he has a bucket layout in his natal chart with the Moon as the handle of that bucket – everything relies on his needs being met; the Leo Moon. If the handle breaks, the bucket spills all its contents.
    Take away the bucket and what do you get? A wretch…

    Whether he is found guilty of manslaughter or murder, I doubt he can recover from this event to ever be a solid contributor to society. His day in the Sun is over, IMO.

  13. Reading your comments with great interest – I never saw a horoscope with so much Pluto!

    I do hope the prosecutor will get everything out of him – it seems not easy at all. Remember: After the murder, his family protected and secluded him from any external influences. I am sure they also took care that he did not see any TV report oder read magazines about his case.

    And at the same time he paid a PR company to rebuild his image – he slipped on this new image (Oscar, the poor victim, suffering, praying) like a shell – and now Nel scratches here and scratches there, until – hopefully – he has carved a ring around the shell and can take the upper part off. Every time he weeps and retches, his PR image is fighting with the “real” Oscar. It is as if the truth WANTED to come out, but he is trying to hold it back – like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a split personality.

    I am sure he and Reeva already had a row before or during dinner: about him watching porn! He watched porn at about 7 pm and at 1 am. Maybe she cooked dinner and then caught him watching porn (maybe he even provoked that she could see this, because it is another way to humiliate her).

    They had a row – and maybe no dinner: He withdrew to bed, took his legs off and watched TV. And she practised yoga – to get her focus back.

    After yoga she may have been calmer, reconciliation – and surely they made love (he said in the trial “she felt love”). In a fatal attraction relationship this is always something irresistible, magic and powerful. It is what makes it an abusive relationship – extremely wonderful and intense moments alternating with moments of total deception, a permanent rollercoaster.

    Thereafter she went to eat something (not having eaten dinner), came back – catching him again on porn at 1 am. This time the big, big row – she wants to leave, takes her phone, runs to the door – he follows her on his stumps (no time to put his legs on) – with the bat or already with the gun, bedroom door closed, she escapes into the closet. Maybe she even wanted to jump out the window?

    Being publicly “disassembled” in front of the whole world, is already an incredibly humiliating thing. The most intimate things are disclosed to the the big public – for example that he lies.

    How would it feel for him to admit they had a row over porn? He just CANNOT admit it, and the prosecutor will need all his professionalism of 30 years to make him admit, because this is what he certainly wants him to do to achieve a “clean” judgement beyond any doubt.

  14. Was the pornography part of the testimony or facts of the case which came out already in this trial? I haven’t followed it on TV.

    thanks…….(leo moon) here! 🙂 With a bucket too, but my handle is Uranus. 🙂

  15. By the way, I always said the Leo Moon people operate quite differently from the Leo Sun and/or Leo Rising folks. With the Sun or Rising position, (as my sister in law and others I’m very familiar with), it’s paramount in their lives how “others” in the outside world view them. With Leo moon’s they are usually (as far as I’m aware) quite secure (the moon position ) within themselves and it really doesn’t matter a whit what the others think of them. Not at all like the other two positions of Leo.(imo) The Moon also describes the mother in our natal chart, (don’t know about his mother), but to many of us who bear this moon sign, we see our mothers as “larger than life, and quite heroic too”, becoming our personal heroes in life. I know it’s that way for me, and all my 3 granddaughters who likewise,have a Leo Moon.
    So I speak from some experience.

  16. I think what really kills his story is “no lights”. I don’t know a woman who would get up in the middle of the night and not put a light on. Also, on another site there is a diagram of the layout of the upstairs area of his house and there is a second bedroom and toilet a lot closer to the main bed than the ensuite she used so if she was going to the toilet it would be logical to use that one – it does not have a door on it. The fact that a lockable toilet was chosen IMO suggests she was trying to protect herself from him.

  17. I’m interested why you use the 4.15 chart to try and establish what happened. I have never studied astrology with regard to crime myself but would have thought 4.15 was the time that this tragedy came into contact with the public authorities and might not tell you what drove the actual event itself. Also interested in Neptune here. There is an incredible amount of speculation going on – as a result of the decision to allow cameras in – people saying ‘if x then y’ or ‘why didn’t he do x? I would have done y?’ Everyone has an opinion but I feel this chart may show the truth will never be known – or even that the authorities will be unable to establish that truth beyond reasonable doubt- ? Hard to interpret that transiting Jupiter trining his ascendent. I suspect he will go down for culpable homicide but maybe get a mitigating sentence. A man not in control of his temper and criminally reckless ? For sure. A calculating murderer? I don’t see it.

  18. That’s the thing, no-one is necessarily saying anything about him being a calculating murderer at all. More likely Reeva was possibly attempting to leave, triggering his issues with abandonment by women (which originates from his mothers death, maybe? ) and he suddenly snapped and “saw red”, maybe the guy just suddenly flipped that night? He doesn’t have to have planned it, for it to still be murder. I think their argument grew and grew, everything escalated (kinda like the perfect storm, perhaps) they’re arguing back and forth, he gets aggressive, her bags are packed and he approaches angrily,(cops found her bag packed, with only her jeans left out) she makes a run for the bathroom and locks herself inside, then he just suddenly snaps and neighbours hear the shots ring out – Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang.

    God Bless Reeva, I hope she is at peace now.

  19. JJ, I completely agree with you. It was unfortunately the perfect storm for Reeva to get killed and she served as the perfect victim for him to channel all his issues through, beginning to end. I hope the judge comes down on him hard.

  20. I hear sounds in the middle of the night in the bathroom as I close a window in the bedroom. I would just assume it’s my loved one and go back to bed and feel they are not there… so they are in the bathroom. End of story.

    But clearly other dynamics were going on that night then just a bathroom visit.

  21. Your astrology is as good as mine Aileen. 😉
    IMO, re the psych evaluation, we look to Uranus in his natal chart. The natal planet was under quindecile aspect by tr Jupiter at the time he killed Reeva, which equates with OCD more than usual, however it is the midpoint in his natal chart Saturn/Neptune=Uranus that reveals what the OCD was focused on – irritability and frustration is his problem rather than anxiety. Needs a good liver cleanse, I would suggest plus a colonic while you’re at it…

    Astrology indicates that we trust the judge. 🙂

  22. Have you seen the judges info…holy smoke
    Oct 16, 1974…Soweto, South Africa…no time
    WOW…a hugh stellium in scorpio
    Both their natal suns sit on each others south nodes….and so much more

  23. The birth date is 16 October 1947 [although 1974 is equally interesting 😉 ] It’s probably worth making an enquiry as we do have his birth time aso can view through his chart. Thanks for the nudge Julia.

    Her Sun on his South node is certainly karmic. Her Jupiter on his Sun wields Justice as well.

  24. Hannah: I would think the answer you seek, lies with the fact that the 911 call or when the crime was reported, is a “known commodity”, and that is why we’d go with the timing of the known, and call that “the event chart”. It IS an event, because his voice tells what we need to know over the telephone at “that” time> Cheers! Deb

  25. My goodness, this trial has dragged on forever 😦 No justice yet for Reeva. Some of us think in life, seldom is there true justice this time around.

  26. interesting chart of the day the verdict will be handed down with the judges chart and OP’s chart…wondering if you’ll be doing anything on it here?

  27. This is the best analysis I’ve read about Oscar & Reeva’s relationship and the astrological pointers towards her violent death. Can I request you to please do the same analysis on Anni Dewani’s death. Her exact time of birth and time of death is available online. Would be very interesting to see what her charts reveal. Was it a cold-blooded, contracted murder or is there any truth to Shrien Dewani’s story that they were both hijacked? Haven’t seen any astrological analysis of their birht charts nor any astrological charts analysed for the day she was shot. This case has fascinated me and I spend a lot of my time wondering what really transpired between those two. Please, I’m requesting you to do an article on them. Looking forward to reading it!!! Many thanks and keep up the excellent work!!!!


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