Forensic astrology’s bag of tricks…
There are probably as many approaches to profiling predictable behaviour as there are stars in the sky; we all approach the analysis through our own filters as a result of our nature, our nurturing, our education, knowledge and life experiences.
Given a timed event such as a last sighting and the birth data of victims and possibly even persons of interest in a case, we can enquire as to whether astrology has a comment to make. A comment which is derived from the toolkit of the crafts-person; a toolkit containing qualitative and quantitative matter.
- qualitative matter: knowledge of classical astrology, greco/roman mythology, and those rooms packed full in a crone’s upper storey and
- quantitative matter: computer software to generate charts and bi-wheels and GoogleMaps for the lay of the land.
Forensic indicators: In the case of a missing person, we have found recurring themes indicating if the person is deceased/murdered. Pluto, Saturn Uranus and Mars are referred to as forensic indicators. The lunar nodal axis is often involved. Secondaries are Neptune and Jupiter.
- Pluto is representative of death – a death as a result of the loss of the ultimate power, life. Pluto can represent power and the other side of the coin powerlessness.
- Saturn is also a death indicator and often a locator for a body. Saturn is the grim reaper, Father Time (time has run out).
- Uranus represents sudden changes in events
- Mars is the action of the death; can represent a male perpetrator in certain aspects
- Lunar nodal axis (wiki) tends to identify traumatic events either in the natal charts or the event itself. The difference needs to be noted. If a case is on the public high profile, the lunar nodal axis tends to be present also.
- Neptune can be indicative of drugs, underhandedness, water element involved, the lungs.
- Jupiter inflates whatever it touches; the accelerant.
Forensic astrology angles and aspects:
Interaction by planets with the four angles of a chart or bi-wheel is all important in FA, with the horizon line forming two – the ascendant on the left hand side and the descendant on the right. The vertical axis contains the MC, which is usually close to the top of the chart and the IC, which is located at the bottom.
Where possible, in order to find an accurate Moon placement in a natal chart, we endeavour to create an estimate of the time of birth by rectification method. Where this is not possible 12:00:00pm is used for the middle ground.
Note: Sunrise charts are not used as they invariably give a Sun at the ascendant, which can be deceiving when interpreting character.
Progressions are created for analysis of future or past events; projections in time. Basically by creating bi-wheels of data we can see the hard aspects creating tension in a person’s life. Solar Arc Progression is the method in our toolkit.