If we were to create a hypothetical situation with Jeffrey Boucher in attendance for an astrology consultation, once we were past the initial pleasantries, we would indicate a particular aspect in his natal horoscope that was of primary importance; Pluto conjunct Lunar North Node.
Having an accurate birth time allows an astrologer to have some understanding of the nature of the man, before we even address the nurturing aspect. This case is an opportunity for us to enquire at a deeper level for analysis and we thank the family for providing the birth data.
Note: Astrology is a pseudo science and as such is subjective. We suggest that those whom read this enquiry do so from a skeptical perspective. All aspects in the charts together with classic interpretation is available on the public record for those whom wish to clarify anything suggested by us.
By having a birth time we know that this important aspect ‘Pluto conjunct Lunar North Node’ needs our attention, especially because it occurs in the first house; the realm of the personality. We must comment that the first house in a natal horoscope has more serious concerns than just the personality, particularly when planets are close to the ascendant.
On a review of the natal chart, apart from the Pluto-Node conjunction in the 1st house, we are also aware of the Leo ascendant (his face to the world/personality) and the close proximity of Uranus in the 12th house (the unconscious and the mind).
This combination of aspects immediately alerts us to a likely early childhood development challenge for the young Jeffrey Boucher. Progression by solar arc can reveal when these events were likely to occur (example)
We would therefore need to clarify whether the birth time was accurate by addressing our client with a series of queries.
“If we have your birth time right, around the age of three or four, there was likely a sudden upheaval in your young life; something that created an emotional impact on the family. An impact that has stayed with you for your entire life; bubbled away under the surface.”
If the reply was, “It was when I was five, actually” we would then adjust the ascendant accordingly and continue to determine an outcome as sensitively as possible.
“Did this series of events in your early life disrupt your relationship with your mother; in your early teens?”
By this stage, any response would be, not from fifty–two year old Jeffrey, but a very young boy who likely had very vivid memories which he had kept hidden away, so as to remain virtuous. Deep in the 12th house of the psyche; with Uranus.
Listening and observing body language of any emotional recall of events could be followed by a conversation with the adult Jeffrey in relation to his emotive reaction, thus allowing the man to process the outcome from a mature psychological perspective.
Our emotional needs at the age of three or four are far different from when we are fifty-two, however if there has been a traumatic event in our early childhood that remains unresolved, we continue to repeat the childlike/immature emotive response in any situation that brings up that original memory, or as in this case, when the planets aligned to create the tension.
However, Jeffrey Bruce Boucher is not sitting in front of us today. He disappeared on Monday 13th January 2014 leaving a loving wife and two daughters, whom together with his extended family and friends are at a loss to understand what happened to him.
Together with one of his daughters, Jeffrey Boucher had spent the weekend at his parent’s ski lodge; a regular event during the Canadian winter season. Once home, a normal Sunday evening ensued. After speaking briefly with his mother on the phone, Jeffrey went out for a jog. It just before 9pm, a the winter’s evening in Whitby, Ontario.
In hindsight, we consider this man’s exercise, jogging was likely his manner of working at relieving stress. This could have been a regular release-valve; nothing untoward about that. Jeffrey returned later than usual, not getting home until just before 11pm and was tucked up in bed not long afterwards; everything appeared to be normal.
It wasn’t unusual for Jeffrey Boucher to be out and about on a run as early as 6am even though it was still dark and so it took some time for him to be missed; once the family had risen and started their daily routine.
Commencing a forensic astrology enquiry, we could extol the man’s virtues here, however that is not our want to do when we undertake an enquiry. We deal with the hard aspects; the tension in the life of our person of interest.
As we are not privy to the actual time of his departure from home that morning, it would normally be a challenge to generate a bi-wheel in an effort to locate his whereabouts. However as we are aware of his habits, plus the added advantage of having his time of birth we can generate charts and see what the heavens can tell us.
We reproduce dual charts for our case – method. The first is from the perspective of the man’s natal chart and the second from a suggested time of 6am. That is, the first chart has his birth wheel as the inner wheel with the event wheel on the outside and for the second chart we have the reverse perspective.
We have an angle in common, however first we can share the aspects by classic interpretation of the tension present. With the first bi-wheel, we reveal the aspect highlighted in red on the left-hand side, which we referred to initially in our hypothetical consultation.
- Natal Uranus is in the 12th house and close to the ascendant, indicating mental challenges brought into this life. Look to the traits of Leo as to how this aspect will likely manifest – ‘pride of the Leonine lion’ comes immediately to mind; keeping a brave face, is another.
- Natal Moon (blue)/Venus (pink)on the other side of the bi-wheel reveals a midpoint with the transiting Lunar nodal axis in the outer wheel…
Classic astrology tells us that this transit by the Lunar Nodal Axis will revive the emotion of being loved/or the perception of not receiving enough love by the female nurturer when one was a child. This does not mean that the nurturer was inadequate; rather that circumstances did not allow for the child to receive that, which the immature emotional being (the child) perceived, they needed.
The second bi-wheel will reveal the same aspects, however we now have the houses in which the aspects create the tension; the arenas of action around 6am on the morning that Jeffrey Boucher disappeared.
As we have a locator angle in common already, we continue with this event as being relevant, if not exact for the time of his demise. When we keep in mind the two aspects discussed in relation to his natal chart, we can expound on the added tension created on this particular date.
- Transiting Moon in the heavens at 23° Gemini (blue in the inner wheel) is conjunct the descendant/cusp of the 7th house. Being in Gemini always indicates mental activity (due to Mercury being the planet that rules Gemini). Being at the 7th cusp indicates that the mental focus is on this man’s personal needs and the relationships needed to fulfill them.
- Transiting Sun (orange) represents the date on the calendar i.e. why this particular day more than another day. The Sun is quindecile natal Mars (action) in the 7th house – a compulsion to act/do something about it now; today.
- Transiting Neptune (turquoise) splits the natal South Node and Mercury (yellow) generating a midpoint – generating confusion (Neptune) about fitting into the ‘group’ (note the opposite side of the bi-wheel the relationship with maternal nurturer) in the arena of self-esteem (2nd house).
Note for those whom follow karma – this is the life lesson right here (South Node). Plus this is our primary angle for location, however hold that thought for now. I’ll continue with the aspects.
- Transiting Uranus square natal Mars – generates sudden changes with regard to the action to take (see Sun quindecile Mars above).
- Natal Moon conjunct the nodal axis plus drawing-in that natal opposition of Neptune (turquoise) in the outer chart – the sense of bewilderment, that is the nature of the man, reaches a traumatic period in life by this transit. By being in the 4th/10th axis it likely relates to home/career and the future ahead.
When we look at the two bi-wheels side by side, we can see that there is an angle in-common with an arrow indicating a direction. This is where astrology and cartography get to have a conversation We take the angle onto a map of the locality, Whitby.
We flip the second bi-wheel (it could be either) in order to align north to north (method) and superimpose the chart over the residential address of Jeffrey Boucher – continuing the angle onto the map; a direction to follow.
We are not able to indicate an exact location, however we can give a likely direction to follow as to where Jeffrey Boucher met with destiny.
There are no indications in the chart to suggest foul play. The activity is primarily mental anguish; suggestive that it wasn’t the fifty-two year old man whom slipped away from life on 13th January, but a very small boy. The simplistic arrangement of tension also suggests that the result was over fairly quickly.
29th March 2014:
Now that we know the location of this man’s final resting place, we have generated a further bi-wheel in order to give us a possible time with natal Saturn as the body locator. Winding the chart with the gift of hindsight, Jeffrey Boucher likely left home around 4:15am if this method is to be relied on.
He may have set off down the direction we originally indicated, however there was more to the story. It appears that he then made a left turn along a trail by the foreshore.
Note for astrologers: There are no hard aspects from transiting planets to natal Saturn to back up the angle, which is most unusual in such an enquiry. A study of the midpoints reveals the answer:
- Transiting Sun/Mercury = natal Saturn at 27° Capricorn – depression/ thoughts of death; sadness about separation.
- Transiting Mercury/Venus = natal Saturn at 27° Capricorn – adjusting to realism; a serious attitude towards life and death.