Christopher Watts

if Christopher Watt’s second confession is to be believed, 4 year-old Bella cried, “Daddy… No!” as he strangled Bella’s younger sister CeeCee.

From statements on the public record, Christopher Watts was in the midst of an affair. When Shan’ann Watts threatened to withhold access to his children as a result, he destroyed the family unit.

In a self-proclaimed act of martyrdom, ‘saving the feelings of extended family having to endure a trial’, Christopher Watts plead guilty to the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters.

Shanann Watts, 34, and her daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were reported missing with a call for a welfare check at 1:40pm on Monday 13th August 2018. The location; Frederick Colorado.

The following is an astrology enquiry into the tension in the heavens; that of time and place…

A snapshot of the heavens over Frederick, Colorado at the time of the call to law enforcement is charted in this post, together with the natal charts for the adults  – with a purposeful selection of asteroids symbolic of potential weaknesses in behaviour.  I elect to omit the charts for the children.

Astrology notes:

  • Asteroid #3; Juno in relationship astrology, is symbolic of a life-partner. The shadow is possessiveness and jealousy.
  • Asteroid #3200; Phaeton represents a vehicle. Both Bella and Celeste were strangled in the cab of Christopher Watt’s work vehicle. His wife’s body already onboard.

Other asteroids (majority named from Greco/Roman mythology):

  • Borasissi #66652 – lies we tell ourselves in order to maintain self image
  • Ixion #28978 – murder indicator
  • Lie #226955 – purposeful lies
  • Martir #1582 – martyrdom
  • Narcissus #37117 – excessive self-interest
  • Nessus #7066 – abuse of trust
  • Pandora #55 – eg Pandora’s box; release of inner demons
  • Pholus #5145 – errors that will be made

AP Fortuna – a math construct determined by time/location = destiny
Vertex = a significant life-changing event

Christopher Watts

The natal chart; pattern in the heavens on the date of birth describes a person’s ‘norm’ their unique pattern of reality. We are not aware of the time of birth for this character, however we can nonetheless interpret the majority of tension and interpret according to classic texts.

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  • Natal Sun 25:48°Taurus conjunct the gorgon star 26°Taurus; Algol (a pile of corpses) – this can be interpreted metaphorically as that Christopher Watts would walk over a pile of dead bodies to get what he wanted (Sun=ego’s wants).
  • Sun opposite 24:45°Saturn Rx exposes the lack of male mentoring with either a dominant mother, or absence of father in his early upbringing. This would result in the lack of observation of a balanced male-female interaction role model, potentially taken into adult relationships.
    • The manifestation of this tension is usually expressed as self-control weakness. With his natal Sun in the mirror, Saturn Rx weakness would be illuminated and the ego would experience the resulting tension. “Take no prisoners” mentality.
  • Natal Moon mid-range 21:28°Aries (both a Cardinal and Fire sign of the zodiac) reveals the self-promotional character.
    • The Moon is indicative of reigning needs of an individual (as opposed to wants). An Aries Moon can lead to a successful, entrepreneurial life pattern, although without a strong character pattern to back this up, it’s nothing more than arrogance.
  • Moon quindecile (obsessed by) 6:42°Scorpio’s asteroid Pandora (inner demons) – relying on hope to get him through.
  • Moon opposite/in the mirror to 22:53°Libra; Vesta – hiding within society.

Note: These Moon aspects hint at a tendency to socially paranoid behaviour. Likely socially inept; aloof.

  • Venus 13:45°Aries quindecile Juno Rx; 27:24°Virgo is indicative of the obsessive desire for a similar partner, however his Juno is compromised by being retrograde and also conjunct Narcissis Rx – early warning of excessive self-interest and possessiveness.

Note: His ideal partner is also what he now claims as being his partner’s weakness (her Moon).

Shan’ann Watts  (birth time unknown)

Shan’ann Watts horoscope reveals a mid-range 11:52°Aries; Moon and all the symbolism that goes with this placement in the heavens. Note that Shan’ann’s natal Moon is conjunct Christopher Watt’s natal Venus.

  • Her major weaknesses on this entrepreneurial dream of an Aries Moon, draws our attention to firstly a Yod pattern made up of two quincunx (disregard for the responsibility of consequences) focused on one point in the heavens in particular.
    In Shan’ann’s version of reality, this Yod of Jupiter-Neptune(+Mercury) 28-29°Sagittarius together with natal Mars (+Pluto) 29°Libra is totally focused on 28:08°Taurus; Chiron – chasing Mammon (never having enough) to the extreme (Jupiter); Fear drives the tension.
  • The second serious weakness for us to note, is the BML-Ceres conjunction 3-4°Pisces opposite Pandora (delusional expectation). This inner belief compliments the weakness of the Yod pattern, as it relates to personal appetites being Shan’ann’s weakest link.
  • She is indeed, an entrepreneurial character, however it is to her detriment as natal Pluto (part of the Yod) mirrors her natal Juno at 1:24°Taurus. Her life-partner is in the mirror, under tension by her symbol of power; Pluto.

As with the natal chart for Christopher there is much more that could be interpreted, however I leave that to others.

1:40pm 13th August 2018 – an objective clock-time/welfare check

The angles always take priority in interpretation and this chart is no different.

  • 17:59°Taurus; Juno on the horizontal axis reveals the marriage/life-partnership breakdown for the murders.
    This, together with associated jealousy and possessiveness in the killer’s natal chart – Juno Rx = a possessive and jealous nature confirms not only the motive for the murder of his wife, but to extend  to include the murder of his two children.
  • At the IC; the vertical axis, the asteroid Martir 28:45°Aquarius symbolises his notion of being an act of martyrdom; ie delusion as to the motive for his actions.
    • 28°Aquarius Martir creates a midpoint (tug of war) with 28°Sagittarius; Pholus (mistakes that are made) with the focus on 28-29°Capricorn; Pandora-Mars (release of inner demons).

The continuation of this ‘martyr’ theme into the aftermath and plea is likely more a case of concealing Christopher Watt’s ego weakness and exposure of his evil intent (Sun-Pandora) from exposure at trial, rather than protecting the extended family.
The persistent focus on his devout religious self-image in the aftermath is not in accord with his actions according to the astrology.. He is delusional.

  • Ixion 25:20°Capricorn is quindecile (obsessive/compulsive act) with 9:45°Gemini; Phaeton (vehicle) indicate the murders of his children + transport of his wife’s body. Capricorn is not the realm of delusion. The natural ruler of Capricorn is Saturn – an earth sign; practical matters.
    Note Phaeton can also be indicative of the drone search of his work premises, which identified the burial site of Shan’ann’s body.
  • Moon (personal needs) at 24:25°Virgo mirrors Borasissi 23:09°Pisces (lies he tells himself to maintain self-image; ie what he needs to do/taking care of business).
  • Moon quindecile Nessus (abuse of trust) 8:28°Pisces.

In hindsight we could interpret this as likely part of the Borasissi tension – eg Shan’ann’s threat to deny him his children (due to his infidelity) was an abuse of trust by her of his part of the family unit. Perhaps so, perhaps not…

As a post script. I include a compound chart; a triwheel of the three charts.

The inner chart is the perspective of the crime 1:40pm as above in the astrodienst charts; together with the natal charts for Christopher and Shan’ann Watts – aligned by the zodiac.

This reveals a simplistic version of the basis of the crime according to the tension in the heavens on the three dates.

Krystal Kenney

An example of the Cassandra syndrome and the Finger of Fate….

In behavioural terms, the assessment of a ‘Cassandra complex’ is based on the complexity of a person’s behaviour; a metaphor for a ‘moral conscience’ ie the person predicts that nothing good will come of what’s ahead and warns that punishment will follow and grief arise; as prophesized by Cassandra in the Greek myths. 

In contemporary psychological terms, the Cassandra complex is explained by a character’s need to point out moral infringements by prophecy.  Subsequent social consequence is driven by this moral conscience and also for the prophet to distance themselves from any moral responsibility. The origin of the aberration is invariably a conflicted ego.

Krystal Jean Kenney foretold, moralised, and participated in the plotting, lead-up, and aftermath of the murder of Kelsey Berreth. Kenney’s statement rests on (morally) distancing herself from the crime ‘she left clues for the investigators.

Meanwhile Kenney’s lover, Patrick Frazee awaits trial for the murder of Kelsey Berreth.

The asteroid #114 Kassandra (Latin translation of the Greek) has to be my first choice out of the toolbox for our astrology enquiry in the involvement of Krystal Kenney.

POI: Krystal Jean Kenney Lee
Location: Woodland Park, Colorado
CCTV footage: 11:15am 24th November 2018
The snapshot in time is shortly after the clean-up of the crime scene by Kenney; two days after the murder.

A snapshot of the pattern in the heavens can be interpreted with the hindsight and knowledge of Kenney’s version of events that is on the record. Our asteroids are selected accordingly.

Casanova #7328 – ‘ultimate’ lover
Eros #433 – God Of Love
Ixion #28978 – murderous rage
Juno Rx – jealousy and possessiveness
Kassandra #114 – psychological complex/syndrome/metaphor
Martir #1582 – martyrdom
Mjolnir #85585 – Thors hammer/murder weapon a baseball bat
Narcissus #37117 – excessive self-interest
Nessus #7066 – abuse of trust
Panacea #2878 – remedy for everything
Pyrrha #632 – fire/burning of the body

We note the boxed pattern of 4x 90degree angles of tension; all elements are locked-and-loaded. The trauma of the situation (Nodal Axis) 29°Cancer-Capricorn together with Uranus Rx 29°Aries and Mjolnir 28°Libra.

Note: Mjölnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome and powerful weapons in existence. In this crime, the murder weapon, a baseball bat wielded by the killer Patrick Frazee; Krystal Kenney’s lover.

Transiting Uranus Rx is particularly relevant to this case; creating desires to rebel, move on with life; generating frustration in those challenged by the tension of this transit. Krystal Kenney will have experienced transiting Uranus both direct and retrograde by conjunction with her Nodal axis for several months. But I’m getting ahead of myself…

So the locked and loaded pattern in the heavens indicates the potential of a traumatic event, sudden changes in behaviour, involving a weapon similar to a hammer (a baseball bat in this crime).

The next step in interpretation is to make note of the angles; time and place. In any interpretation, tension at the angles carry the most weight for interpretation.

  • At the angle of the IC, the cusp of the 4th house; 24°Taurus is illuminated by the fixed star Algol by conjunction.  Algol is named and feared as the indication of ‘a pile of corpses’; the devil-star by the ancients (Medusa). We also note the asteroids straddling the IC are Juno Rx 23°Taurus as well as Panacea-Narcissus both at 25°Taurus.
    So the cleanup operation by Kenney can be interpreted as having been an all-purpose remedy (Panacea) of excessive self-indulgence (Narcissus) as well as an act of possessiveness and jealousy’ (Juno Rx). If that’s not a deluded moral statement, I don’t know what is…

This tension at the IC has further significance in the overall pattern; the ‘finger of fate’, sometimes known as the finger of God in astrology texts; a YOD.

Note: A Yod is an astrological aspect pattern that involves any three planets or points in the horoscope that form an isosceles triangle. The Yod is formed when the two planets make a sextile aspect and the third planet is opposite their mid-point.
The pattern are two quincunx (disregard for the consequences of behaviour) focusing on a third point in the heavens.

The stellium at the IC is the primary focus/a yod formation of the midpoint of Venus-Kassandra (a female’s desires to prophetise) at 26°Libra; the cusp of the 9th house (fantasy) together with the asteroid Ixion (murderous rage) at 26°Sagittarius (demanding respect) in the 11th house of desiring love/friendship. We can be safe in considering that this tension could well indicate the ending of Kelsey Berreth’s life would solve all Kenney’s problems; a panacea in her search for the love of Patrick Frazee. She cleaned-up his mess.

  • There is a second Yod in this chart.

Venus-Kassandra is also the focus of Juno Rx-Panacea-Narcissus together with Chiron in Pisces bringing up the concept of sacrifice. This fulfils the self-fulfilling prophecy of Cassandra.

  • Plus… take a breath; there is the potential for a third Yod with the focus on 27°Cancer Pyrrha Rx (fire); the body was burned on the evening of 24th November) quincunx 26°Sagittarius Ixion (murder) and Martir 25°Aquarius. This combination brings all sorts of religious fervour to mind.
    • Asteroid Martir in the 1st house is also opposite Casanova and AP Fortuna (destiny). We could suggest a whiff of sulphur; a religious version of the master-slave dialectic is in the air. Martyrdom is a sacrificial act by the ego, in which the slave chooses to believe that their martyrdom ‘binds’ their master to them.

Uranus Rx at 29°Aries is also the echo (in the mirror) of Thor’s hammer – by opposition (due to the box pattern). That Kenney was the original instigator of using a baseball bat as the weapon, will likely come back to haunt her, as the method was taken up by her lover in the final deed of murder of the mother of his child.

  • The 6th house (cooperative effort) in this chart includes the asteroid Pyrrha (burning of the body) at 27°Cancer, which is opposite Vesta (concealment), This tension could likely relate to the concealment of the remains of the victim following the fire as Vesta is in the 12th house (the unknown).

Krystal Kenney and Patrick Frazee were born 2 weeks apart, and so we know that their individual driving needs (position of the Moon on the dates of their birth) will be illuminated in the mirror for each other. The relationship is one of reflecting needs of each other, rather than being on the same page; conjunct.

We also know from our original post, that Patrick Frazee has an afflicted natal Sun (ego); Sun-North Node conjunct in his natal chart (mother complex; oftentimes called ‘mommy’s boy’) and we are sure to find an equally challenging conflicted Sun/ego in Kenney’s natal chart; particularly when we know that the Cassandra ‘personality disorder’ is most commonly based on a ‘super ego’ development. The resulting stunted development results in an inflated moralistic stance; view of the world.

Both Frazee and Kenney have Saturn Rx in their natal pattern, indicating a lack of male mentoring in their early lives. The male mentors/fathers took a back seat for whatever reason .

Phew.. I’d hate to be inside Kenney’s version of reality – the pattern is very complex.

Krystal Kenney’s natal Sun is firstly conjoined with Eris (ego desires trouble and strife) at 14-15°Aries.  Plus  the natal Sun has a quindecile (compulsion/obsessive desire to fulfill personal ‘wants’) with her natal South Node, which then naturally mirrors the North Node-Martir 0-1°Taurus conjunction, across the axis. Immediately we must consider her early childhood development, and likely martyrdom issues with mom.

More on the Yod: To see one Yod is unusual, to see four in a chart is rare. There is likelihood to witness a personality disorder of some magnitude in this character’s behaviour.

Rather than being in a tug of war of two energies focusing on one influence, each yod pattern intensifies the quincunx/disregard for consequences; in this case multiplied by four…. And that is not taking into consideration any transits during this person’s life (note the chart at the beginning of this post contains yod patterns as well).

  • The first Yod we can interpret in the natal chart is that of a focus on asteroid 4:34°Leo; Casanova (a king among men). The quincunx (disregard for behaviour) of her ‘ideal man’ is Neptune at 5°Capricorn and Vesta at 5°Pisces. These potential weaknesses are that of Neptune representing delusion; subversive behaviour, and Vesta usually identifies either illegal acts, or hidden matters; rather than the benign interpretation of Vesta as ‘keeping the home fires burning’. There is romance in the mystery; self-delusion at the least.

Note: CCTV time11:15am chart for 24November 2018; above, reveals the the significance and synastry of Kenney’s participation in the murder of Kelsey Berreth. The horizontal axis of 3:30°Aquarius-Leo of the cctv chart is also the axis for the first Yod in Kenney’s natal chart. Natal Eros-Pandora straddle the ascendant (location) and natal asteroid Casanova is in the mirror at the descendant.

  • The second Yod has the focus on 6°Scorpio Pluto (power-powerlessness struggle in the realm of secrets). The disregard for her behaviour in this tension involves asteroid Atropos #273, which is a gamble with the Fates (Atropos is symbolic of the end of one’s life). The tension from Atropos-Panacea at 4:32°Aries and Black Moon Lilith/Mean Apogee (a mathematical point in a chart) 4°Gemini. The BML is always referred to as the weakest link in any chart.
  • The third Yod has the focus on Neptune at 5°Capricorn (delusion and the unknown) together with tension from BML 4°Gemini and Casanova 4°Leo (note yod 1 and 2 already include these two points = compounding the behaviour even further).
  • The fourth Yod has the focus on natal Black Moon Lilith/Mean Apogee. BML is at 4°Gemini with the tension coming from the malefic planets of Mars-Neptune (deluded action) and Pluto (power-powerlessness). This suggests that the notion/belief is between a rock and a hard place. To a reasoned mind, this is insane.

But of course there is more to interpret…

2-5°Aquarius Eros-Pandora is the midpoint of Neptune-Vesta and in the mirror of 4°Leo Casanova – opening Pandora’s box reveals love; or at least Kenney’s concept of what ‘love’ is (Eros is the Greek god of love), and so her participation in the crime can likely be explained away in within her belief system as ‘an act of love’. It’s all part of the moral stance of the ego.

20°Libra Narcissus quindecile Atropos-Panacea – obsession; ‘to the death’ – self-sacrifice for one’s beliefs.
20°Libra Narcissus quindecile Pholus – obsession with self to the exclusion of all others, is where mistakes are made. The moral stance is self above family, friends, social, or cultural norms.

The baseball bat; Mjolnir-Chiron 10°Gemini mirrors 9°Sagittarius Saturn Rx in the mirror. Inspired thought, or mental telepathy… Either way, both Patrick Frazee and Krystal Kenney were on the same wavelength in the choice of weapon that killed Kelsey Berreth.

As I write, Krystal Jean Kenney Lee awaits her time in the dock.

Previous posts in this case:

Sheila Frazee

Casanova had a mother. Everyone has a mother. Patrick Frazee has a mother. Her name is Sheila Frazee.

Patrick Frazee is currently awaiting trial in Colorado for the murder of the mother of his child, Kelsey Berreth.  At the opening of the first court hearing at Cripple Creek, Sheila Frazee’s legal council informed the court that she would be ‘taking the 5th’.

Kelsey Berreth’s remains were burned on Sheila Frazee’s land on 24November 2018. Sheila Frazee, along with Krystal Kenney (girlfriend of Patrick Frazee) witnessed the ‘funeral pyre’ ignited by Patrick Frazee.

The following is an astrology enquiry into the phone call; 4:24pm 22nd November 2018 made by Patrick Frazee to his mother. The call was made from the environs of Kelsey Berreth’s home in Woodlawn Park, Colorado; likely following the murder of Kelsey Berreth.

Note: Sheila Frazee and Krystal Jean Kenney share a background in the industry of nursing. This suggests certain asteroids to include in the snapshot we take of the pattern in the heavens.

Apart from the usual selection we would make for a murder enquiry, we include:

Casanova #7328 – unfortunately this is the shadow of the ‘world’s greatest lover’
Hygiea #10 – hygiene (Hygiea is the child of the Greek god of medicine)
Industria #389 – industry
Narcissus #37117 – self-interest to the extreme
Panacea #2878 – cure-all remedy
Pandora #55 – a process that once begun generates many complicated problems (Pandora’s box)
Pyrrha #632 – Latin word= fire (also the daughter of Pandora)

Note: Our previous post in relation to the disappearance of Kelsey Berreth.

The chart virtually speaks for itself.

  • At the ascendant of 26°Taurus, we immediately know that the fixed star Algol is at the location (on the horizon in the eastern sky)  That it is exact with the rising Moon together with asteroid Narcissus, Panacea and Juno Rx.
    • Interpretation – personal needs go hand in hand with the evil of Algol – aka Medusa /a pile of corpses; named as the star of evil since medieval times.  This, together with afflicted self-interest (Narcissus Rx), as being the panacea (remedy for all things) plus Juno Rx (possessiveness and jealousy.)
    • I cannot image a more damning stellium rising in the Eastern sky  for when a son phones his mother to tell her that he has ‘done the deed’; murdered the mother of his child. “I’ll be home for thanksgiving dinner mom”.

This is no crime of passion. The astrology indicates a collaboration in the box below the wheel (elements and modes translation). Both Sheila Frazee and Krystal Kenney knew in advance of Patrik Frazee’s murderous intent. According to court documents, there are 3 ‘solicitation to murder’ charges against Patirck Frazee along with the murder charge.

Also in this 4:24pm pattern overhead:

  • Moon-Algol-Ascendant are quincunx (disregard for consequences of behaviour) with the Libra; Venus-Vertex (life-changing event of a social peer group)
  • Venus-Vertex is also quincunx Chiron-Hygiea-Industria stellium in Pisces – subversive collaborators giving no regard for their peers or the reputation of a peer group; the nursing industry
  • Mean apogee/Black Moon Lilith-Pandora in Aquarius reveal a quindecile (obsession with) asteroid Casanova in Leo = the weakest link in the chart is the obsession with the shadow side of Casanova by opening ‘pandora’s box’.
  • Mean apolgee/Black Moon Lilith reveals a second quindecile of ultimate weakness with asteroid Pyrrha-North Node in Cancer = this suggests the downfall of Sheila Frazee as the North Node is symbolic of family. I would not be surprised if you were to suggest to me that the fire was staged for Sheila Frazee’s benefit; a motive as yet to be revealed.

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Any interpretation of Sheila Frazee’s natal chart cannot be considered that of a victim. Sheila Frazee was born with ‘willpower a-plenty’.

  • Saturn-BML-Narcissus are all in fixed water signs. Her nurturing does indicate that there was a lack of male mentoring as a young child (Saturn Rx) although not reason enough for her behaviour in this case.
    • Saturn Rx is conjunct BML and directly opposite Panacea (remedy for everything). Self-control; albeit a warped sense of control due to the natal retrogradation. 
      • Note: BML-Saturn is the indication of being overly ambitious along with the shadow- overly-controlling. Both are in early Scorpio degrees and could manifest as a form of self-control.

We are not privy to the time or place of Sheila Frazee’s birth, therefore the Moon placement is mid-range and could be up to 6 degrees either side of where we have charted it for our interpretation (noon). We therefore start the interpretation with the Cancer zodiac, which is indeed problematic in the overall pattern.

  • Jupiter-Sun-Moon reveal an inflated ‘wants and needs’ character, however if Sheila were born in the late evening, then her personal desires would then be more likely conjunct South Node-Mercury Rx.
    • Note: From what I’ve observed of her body-language, I would suggest the latter. Those closer to this case than I, would be able to identify, which way she ‘jumps’.
  • The South Node-Mercury Rx in her natal chart is a complex behavioural abnormality as a result of her own childhood relationship with her own mother. This would likely manifest in her manner of communication. So when we note that there is a quindecile (obsession with) natal Mars, we can suggest a potential behavioural insistence on ‘doing what one says, or thinks’.  (likely a judgement of others rather than self).
  • In Capricorn (Saturn’s realm), asteroid Industria is in the mirror by opposition with Sun-Jupiter (her inflated sense of ego).  She’s a worker-bee.
  • Asteroid Narcissus is in the mirror of Algol (midpoint of Nessus/Vesta) revealing the potential ahead. This Nessus/Vesta=Algol mirroring her Self-interest reveals where she will ‘take the 5th’ at her son’s trial (Nessus/Vesta=Algol and the mirror Narcissus……  This is for satisfaction of her ego, not throwing herself at the feet for her son’s sake.
  • 3:57°Pisces Pandora’s box for Sheila Frazee reveals a quindecile (obsession) with Leo’s fire: Pyrrha. This certainly indicates that the ‘burning in clear sight’ of Kelsey Berreth’s remains, could well have been at Sheila’s instigation. This whiffs of falò delle vanità , imo.

Algol was at the ascendant; rising in the east when Sheila Frazee answered the call from her son at 4:24pm, on Thanksgiving 2018.

  • Sheila Frazee’s natal 27°Scorpio; Narcissus (excessive self-interest) was looking her in the mirror – exactly opposite Algol.  falò delle vanità
  • Pholus (where we shoot ourselves in the foot/make mistakes) is exact the midheaven (timing) 4:38°Aquarius.
    • Note: Patrick Frazee’s natal Casanova is at 5°Aquarius (exact his mother’s Pholus – where she shoots herself in the foot every time).  This is indicative of where Sheila, as his mother, made the mistake of placing her son on a pedestal; as Casanova.
  • Transiting Mars at 4:22°Pisces is conjunct natal Pandora 3:57°Pisces – Sheila Frazee opens Pandora’s box.
  • Transiting Uranus at 29:24°Aries is conjunct natal Panacea (across the sign-cusp) – stoicism is likely Sheila Frazee’s remedy for all occasions.

I have no hesitation in suggesting as a result of the astrology enquiry, that Sheila Frazee knew full-well of what her son intended; the murder of the mother of her grandchild.  Whether she collaborated in anyway, we leave that to the courts to decide, although I must add that the heavens appear to give the notion a ‘thumbs up’.

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Chase Merritt – the trial

At the age of 61, Charles Ray Merritt stands; or mostly sits depending on your point of view, before a jury of his peers in San Bernadino, California. Chase is on trial for the murder of the McStay family in February 2010.

Joey McStay; his wife Summer, together with their two little boys, Gianni and Joey Jnr died as a result of a series of hammer blows and who knows what other abuse. There are those who consider that the accused could not have carried out the crime alone, however there is no co-accused on trial today. Chase Merritt stands alone in the dock.

Having the gift of hindsight; evidence presented to date at the January 2019 trial, we can now include the asteroid #85585; Mjolnir – ie from Norse mythology; the Hammer of Thor.

At the time of the murders, Mjolnir was transiting in the asteroid belt at the zodiac position of 13°Sagittarius; very caught up in the symbology of ‘respect’. The asteroid for the hammer was keeping company with Narcissus, asteroid #37117. At 15°Sagittarius; Narcissus, a character from Greek mythology (a young lad who fell in love with his own reflection) is keeping company with Mjolnir; conjunct. Just one degree away at 16°Sagittarius, is the asteroid which is symbolic of murder, Ixion #28978. Together, this unholy threesome’s only interpretation from classic astrology texts, is that ‘a totally self-absorbed individual has taken up a hammer and committed murder over a matter of respect.’

With the presentation of evidence at the trial of a misappropriation of funds in the days following the murder, a financial motive becomes our focus, and so we include the asteroids – #5536 Honeycutt = desire for a bigger cut of the honeypot (eg money); Borasissi #66652 = lies we tell ourselves in order to maintain ‘happiness’. Outright bald-faced lies = Lie #26955 etc etc.

Charles Ray Merritt

The natal horoscope; the nature of the accused. This is a snapshot of the heavens on the date of of his birth. Note: birth time is unknown and so mid-range Moon placement applies. The Moon range is 12-13 degrees over any 24 hour period. I elect to use the mid-range; it’s a personal preference.

The first point to note in this birth chart, is that there are no Cardinal planets; self motivation is lacking. By nature, Chase is more likely to be reactive to circumstances around him, rather than proactive. 0°Scorpio Neptune and accompanying symbolism is the only planet in the element of Water, generating a natural and raw emotive reaction due to the opening degree of Scorpio.

Scorpio is also known as the sign of the zodiac that motivates by ‘stirring’ in order to avoid being stagnant. Neptune in this natal chart, is under tension by asteroid Lie at 0°Gemini = a disregard for consequences of lies told in relation to the shadow of Neptune; likely resulting in subversive and addictive behaviour.

The natural next step of our enquiry, once a potential gambling addiction is brought to our attention, we check the money asteroids on the date of his birth.

Asteroid Mony 19°Libra reveals the quincunx (disregard) to 20-21-22°Taurus – outcome (South Node); abuse of trust (Nessus) and personal appetite (Ceres). All of which would result in a lack of money coming into the home and family (North Node). The trio of South Node-Nessus and Ceres also mirror Ixion (murderous rage). The realm of Taurus is the natural realm of personal assets, and wealth/$. This would be Chase Merritt’s motivation, were he to commit murder. It is innate in his horoscope pattern.

12°Taurus Sun, his personal desire of what he ‘wants’ out of life, has disregard; by quincunx, with the ‘flag for lack of self-control’ – Saturn Rx, which in turn mirrors his natal mid-range 15°Gemini; Moon – his personal needs.

Asteroid Mjolnir (hammer) is conjunct Chiron 15-17°Aquarius directly mirroring by opposition to asteroid Honeycutt 16°Leo. This potential violent behaviour (use of a hammer) is driven by a fear of isolation; of being cast out of a peer group. And as it turns out, this natural drama is played out in Sagittarius; ‘respect’ for his position in the herd.

Solar Arc Progression for Chase Merritt’s horoscope.

By the time of the trial, the natal position of Chase Merritt’s Saturn Rx has progressed to 12°Aquarius, square his natal Sun at 12°Taurus plus quindecile to the North Node for the trial. The accused’s obsessive egotistical behaviour will likely be evident if he is given the opportunity.

The astrology chart for the commencement of the trial:

The trial of Charles Ray Merritt in the murder of the McStay family came up on the court list in San Bernadino, California on 7th January 2019. We generate a chart for the time and date when the recording begins and the opening statements are made from the floor of the court.

The opening statements at 9:30am is where we begin our astrology enquiry. We take a snapshot of the heavens over San Bernadino on 7th January 2019. Don’t be intimidated by my lines and curves; I’ll interpret the tension aspects – ie the likely thrust and parry as the jury (Venus) hear the evidence and rebuttals from the floor of the court.

The natural ruler of the 9th house is Jupiter and the house of higher learning. We begin our interpretation at this point in time and place.

  • In a tight orb, 0:16°Sagittarius; Venus (a peer group; eg the jury) sits free of tension from other planets. Right where we would want a jury to be in a trial chart; free of preconceived opinion.
    13:35°Sagittarius; Jupiter exact the midheaven; cusp of the 10th house. Court live coverage begins.
  • Entering the 10th house and the public realm, 20°Sagittarius; Honeycutt (a desire for a bigger slice of the pie – whatever the pie is; usually money when it comes to crime and motivation) is quincunx (disregard for consequences as a result of behaviour) to Juno-Narcissus at 21-22°Taurus (in the 3rd house of communication). Self-indulgence meets the shadow of Juno (jealousy and possessiveness).
    • Honeycutt is also square (cannot see eye to eye) with 21°Pisces AP Fortuna (destiny in relation to the trial) reveals the public may well want more of the ‘pie of evidence’ than the court is willing to provide. Time constraints…
    • 27°Sagittarius Ixion (murder flag) is quincunx 28°Aries Uranus (in the 2nd house of personal assets)  = disregard for rebellious behaviour. This tension reveals a lack of guilt by Chase Merritt in relation to the misappropriation of Joey’s assets.
      • Uranus is also under intense tension with asteroid Mony (money) 29°Libra as well as square (off-sided) with the North Node in the 5th house. Note that the 5th house is where a gambling casino would be located. This is where the denial of guilt feeds an addiction.
  • The 11th house is where a criminal behaviour would likely ‘take’, rather than give;. At 12°Capricorn Saturn (self-control/lack of) is quindecile (by obsession) the symbolism for a casino in the 5th house of entertainment; the North Node 27°Cancer.
    • 27 Capricorn Lunar South Node (the outcome for the addiction) is revealed in the mirror for all to see.
  • The 12th house; the unknown, and/or the mind. 13°Aquarius asteroid Lie is also quindecile the North Node in the 5th house. Therefore the midpoint of Saturn/Lie= the North Node.
    • This repeated focus on a gambling habit, leads me to question as to whether the accused remains in total denial of this character weakness within himself.  We shall see as the trial unfolds.
    • 17°Aquarius BML (weakest link in a chart) is exact Vesta. Vesta holds dual symbolism in this case – that which is secreted away (burial of the evidence), and also underlying illegal activity of perpetrator, or victims. There will likely be areas of the case that are not explored thoroughly.
  • Crossing the ascendant, into the 1st house; the face to the world, at 7°Pisces asteroid Martir (martyrdom) is exact Nessus (abuse of trust) – evidence revealed that will be claim to be private; exposed.
    • 21°Pisces AP Fortuna (destiny of the trial) – the jury will reach a conclusion
  • In the 2nd house; money, money money; what is mine is mine, and what is yours is mine.
    • 22-23°Aries, Alekto (intense anger/rage) is conjunct Eris (trouble and strife) – so we can expect fiery reaction,and denial. This tension is quincunx 23°Scorpio; Ceres in the 9th house – fantastical notions of personal appetite; delusion…
  • The 3rd house is the realm of communication. 21-22°Taurus Juno-Narcissus is not only under tension from Honeycutt (see above), but also quincunx Pallas (a business relationship) in the 8th house of potential endings and transformation – the jealousy within the business relationship between Chase and Joey is revealed for the public’s scrutiny.

Basically, from the astrology tension present, I would suggest that this trial exposes an individual who is deluded about the reality of his character, and likely the seriousness of the situation he is in.

Looking back across time….. Murder of the McStay family:

As with all crimes, the pattern in the heavens at the time of the crime; the Missing Persons Report in this case, when compared with the resolution of the crime; the trial, will reveal the connection between the two events; a synastry chart. There is always a cause and effect. That is the natural order, whether when a butterfly in the Amazon beats its wings, a tsunami is unleased in Japan etc..

9:39 am 15th February 2010, San Diego, California – the time when the Missing Person Report was filed.

It is the Moon at 14°Pisces opens our eyes to the personal driver/emotive desire behind the crime. Moon square the stellium of Mjolnir-Narcissus-Pholus-Ixion at 13-16°Sagittarius (the realm of opinion/respect).   We can now note the common thread between the two times; February 2010 and January 2019…. murder by hammer in the hands of a self-indulgent individual.

Note that asteroids are not in fixed positions in the heavens, they continue to orbit, just as do the planets in our solar system.

When the Moon is quincunx the Vertex of a chart, whether natal or an incident; snapshot in time and place, this is evidence of the potential for disregard of life-changing tension .  There is always a choice to act upon this tension, or not.  We are all responsible for our actions.

IIn this chart for the crime, it is when we note that both 3°Libra; Saturn and 3°Leo, Mars; both of which are retrograde, we realise that the lack of self control and actions taken are caught up in the pattern with the third malefic planet at 4°Capricorn, Pluto (God of the Underworld) together with Venus at 5°Pisces….. the need to feed an addiction is revealed (note pink lines of quincunx on the chart).  Ah the gift of hindsight….

The timing (midheaven) reveals another quincunx focus at 21°Cancer/Capricorn between 22°Aquarius, Mony (money) and 21°Sagittarius, Ceres (personal appetite). As we now know, Chase Merritt is a gambling addict, so this tension then reveals the likely motive for the murders; the primary victim; Joey’s refusal to finance the perpetrator’s addiction. Taking the ‘intent to murder’ to the extreme of killing the entire family unit will be Chase Merritt’s downfall in the eyes of the jury.

Now that we have to two charts interpreted from a similar standpoint, we combine the two charts and seek out the synastry, for a potential outcome of the trial.

The synastry of time across space…..

I’ll keep it simple and leave others to interpet the detail at will….

From the perspective of the trial, looking back to the crime, we can note that AP Fortuna (destiny) of the Missing Person Report at 21°Taurus in the heavens, mirrors by the black line with Pallas (a business partnership) at 20°Scorpio. This aspect is now exact, both conjunct and by opposition, with transiting 21°Taurus Narcissus-Juno at the time of the trial.

This reveals the predetermined ‘destiny of the crime’ aligning in the heavens with the timing of the trial.  Cause meets effect.

Back to the butterflies in the Amazon jungle…..  Is this trial evidence enough for a jury to support a death penalty result and a relocation of Charles Ray Merritt to San Quentin, we may well ask.

The court in its wisdom, will decide and Thor’s hammer will drop in the name of justice.

Links to our previous astrology enquiry of the crime: