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:

Ted Bundy

A normal birth was recorded at 10:35pm on 24th November,1946  in Burlington, Vermont; the given name, Theodore Robert Cowell. To you and I, Theodore Cowell is the serial killer Ted Bundy. His violent and sadistic killing sprees in the 1970’s led to his facing the full weight of the law and execution in Florida; 1989.

While reading his biography, and with my particular ‘bent’ being criminal behaviour, what caught my attention was a claim that he may have seduced and murdered an 8 year-old girl; stealing her from her home when he was just 14 years of age.

The following is an astrological enquiry of this possibility. The interpretation of two snapshots of the heavens according to time and place; plus the tension therein.

Victim: Ann Marie Burr (8 years-old). DOB 14th December 1952
5:30am 31st August 1961 – child missing

As the teen and child were known to each other, a synastry of their interaction can be made, however firstly we need to get a basic idea of the potential behaviour from the natal horoscope for Ted Bundy; a snapshot of the heavens in time and place, when he was born.

As the first 4 years of his life were an upheaval in the Cowell family’s behaviour with abundant lies about his birth and parentage, we can expect the lower hemisphere of his horoscope to be dominant; plus surely born during a Saturn retrograde.

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Even a basic chart reveals a stellium in the 4th house (house of the mother, family, home etc).

As a result, we can expect an immature rage to be directed at his mother; developed in early life and carried into the future as his behavioural ‘norm’.

Note mother Eleanor Louise Cowell Bundy natal 25°Aquarius Mars Rx is exact her son’s Descendant/cusp of the 7th house. Her natal 13°Sagittarius Jupiter is exact his Mars.

With previous astrology interpretation of crimes of a similar nature, we have a fair idea of which asteroids to select for potential tension in his horoscope.

The natal pattern is not all that complicated, more-so overloaded with the mental fugue in the 4th house. The 4th house cusp is Scorpio with the natural ruler; Pluto (power/control). Scorpio is a water sign and signified by a pond. Scorpio tension is to agitate the water in order to avoid stagnation.  ie continually stirring emotions.

Natal chart for Ted Bundy with asteroids – 4th house stellium:

  • Venus – 20°Scorpio
  • Mercury – 24°Scorpio
  • Juno – 26°Scorpio (possessiveness/jealaousy)
  • Sun – 2°Sagittarius
  • Borasissi – 7°Sag #66652 (lies we tell ourselves in order to believe we are happy)
  • Madhatter – 9°Sag #6735 (mental fugue)
  • South Node – 12°Sag
  • Mars – 13°Sag
  • Ragazza – 15°Sag #1839 (young girl)
  • Moon – 17°Sag
  • Theodora – 20°Sag #440 (namesake)
  • BML/Mean Apogee – 22°Sag (weakest link in a chart)
  • Casanova – 22°Sag #7328 (a man who is passionate about women and has many lovers eg a Don Juan)

The 4th house detail:

  • Venus/Juno=Mercury is a midpoint with the focus being communication (Mercury) with the combination of Venus (female) and Juno (possession/jealousy). Note: This is the aspect that Bundy spoke of in later years – he desired to possess his victims; to incorporate them into his being in order to ‘make sense of’ the idealisation (Venus-Mercury) of inter-sexual relationships (Juno).
  • Juno is also quindecile North Node. This interprets as the jealousy/possessiveness as obsessive in relation to the relationship with his mother.
    • Note: at age 5, mother Louise Cowell married and began a family with Ted Bundy’s step-father. Thereafter Ted Bundy remained aloof from his extended family.
    • With a Saturn Rx, Ted Bundy would have lacked male mentoring from the Cowell grandfather and his jealousy/possessive obsession with his mother meant that he would not have taken any mentoring approach from his step-father who came into his life at the age of 5 until he left home.
    • This social isolation becomes sociopathic behaviour over time and manifests in a lack of understanding of accepted norms in behaviour, between the sexes.
  • Natal Mars(where action is taken/played out) 10-12-14°Gemini – Narcissus Rx/Lie Rx=North Node – lies and self-interest behaviour internalised by family experience. Note this aspect is also mirrors his mother’s natal 13°Sagittarius; Jupiter (i.e. inflated by her behaviour).

There are several midpoint features in the 4th house. Of interest is the Sun/Casanova-BML = South Node-Mars at 12-13°Sagittarius. Ego fulfillment by performing his Casanova role.

  • Bringing Borasissi at 7°Sagittarius into the pattern, we have a male who chooses to believe that he is Mr Charming – Borasissi invariably reminds us of the lies we tell ourselves in order maintain happiness and the BML is the weakest link in any chart.
    • Basically Ted Bundy likely believed his own self-generated mythology in order to fulfill his desires for himself.

5th house of ‘entertainment’ – we note Pallas-Sado-Vertex all exact at 17°Capricorn. Pallas is symbolic of inner stamina; Sado=sadism and Vertex- significant life-changing event.

6th house (where we cooperate with others) Ceres (personal appetite) 9:57°Aquarius mirrors AP Fortuna (destiny) 9:36°Leo in the 12th house (the mind).

10th house (career – public face): 10-12-14°Gemini Lie-Narcissus-North Node. This self-interest likely explains the personal desire to study Psychology and also start Law. All of which mirror his stellium of madness in the 4th house.

  • 20:29°Gemini; Uranus mirrors 20°Sagittarius – asteroid Theodora (namesake)
  • Uranus is also quincunx Venus Rx at 20°Scorpio.

12th house (hidden from sight – eg the mind) Saturn Rx is conjunct at 8:52°Leo and Pluto Rx 13:31°Leo make up the trinity with his destiny (AP Fortuna) of mental control/power being a sense of pride. Mind- power is his private commune.

31 August 1961

  • Note: Ted Bundy was still 14 years old and living at home. His mother was pregnant.

Ted Bundy Solar Arc progression to 31 August 1961:

When we check the Solar Arc progression for this time, we have all the malefic indications that he was active. Saturn and Pluto now straddle his ascendant – power and control at peak performance.

  • Natal Sun is now exact natal Moon – desires of ego and needs are united
  • Mercury is now exact asteroid Madhatter
  • Narcissus Rx/Lie Rx=North Node -self-interest and lying behaviour are now conjunct the cusp of the 11th house mirroring and therefore in need of the 5th house agenda (entertainment)

Transits for 31August 1961 (5:30am) from the perspective of Bundy’s natal chart.

First thing to jump through the screen is that the angles are identical to the birth time of Ted Bundy; both axes. ie – the heavens have aligned, despite the relocation from Pennsylvania to Washington State. Time, place, motive and opportunity, are everything.

  • Transiting Uranus is exact the North Node and conjunct the ascendant – sudden changes in behaviour at the location. The classic interpretation is ‘showtime’ when Uranus is at the ascendant for an incident, while the North Node indicates the trauma that the incident became.
  • The star Regulus is at the horizon –  the lion king on his throne
  • The Sun is exact Pluto at 7°Virgo in the heavens – illuminating egoic power and control.
  • Transiting Mars at 9°Libra is conjunct natal Neptune – subversive act undertaken by Bundy
  • SaturnRx at 23°Capricorn is quindecile natal Saturn-AP Fortuna – obsession with ambition and destiny
  • Transiting Jupiter at 29°Capricorn is quindecile natal Pluto inflated obsession with power.
  • Transiting Moon at 20°Taurus mirrors natal Venus Rx – personal needs highlighted in relation to ‘the feminine mystique’
  • Transiting Sado exact natal Saturn-AP Fortuna – sadism drives the ambition
  • Transiting AP Fortuna for 5:30am is exact natal Theodora – belief in destiny

As if that is not enough to convince us that Ted Bundy was responsibile for the demise of Ann Marie Burr, we can interpret the synastry between the two birth charts; again from the perspective of Ted Bundy as we have his time of birth.

Synastry/relationship between the two birth charts of Ted Bundy and Ann Marie Burr

Death would have been violent

  • His 13°Leo Pluto is exact her Lunar Nodal South Node and also square his Jupiter.
    • Note that the child’s Pluto = Bundy’s mother’s LNA (for followers of karma the cycle has continued)
  • His 4th house is conjunct her mid-range Moon – signifies the emotive connection between the two children.
  • His Venus-Mercury idealism problem is exact her asteroid Theodor-Narcissus she likely identified his self-interest as being part of the idealism challenge.
  • His Juno is exact her asteroid Madhatter. Note: It is crazy to attempt to interpret this aspect in an 8year-old’s psyche.
  • His Sun exact her Mercury – his ego and her communication are ‘as one’.
  • His 13°Leo Pluto is exact her Lunar Nodal South Node and also square his Jupiter.
  • His Casanova-BML exact her natal Sun. The 8 year-old likely ‘adored’ him; the innocence in the company of a sadistic killer.

I have no doubt in interpreting the astology as suggesting that Ted Bundy did indeed murder at the age of 14 years. He murdered Ann Marie Burr.

Kelsey Berreth

This is a case of a missing pilot; one without a plane. Her name is Kelsey Berreth.

Timeline as per Woodland Park PD, Colorado.

  • 22 November 2018: 12:05pm cctv footage of Kelsey at Woodland Park, CO
  • 25 November: Phone ping 5:13pm from Gooding, Idaho cellphone tower
    Note: text messages were sent from Kelsey’s phone on this date
  • 02 December: 12:37pm Welfare check/MPR Woodland Park, CO.

The following is an astrology enquiry; snapshots of the heavens, at specific times and locations. Any astrology interpretation of these patterns, is considered as psycho-scientific by all courts of law, and can only be considered to be opinion.

Missing: Kelsey Marie Berreth DOB 15September 1989
POI: Patrick Michael Frazee DOB 19April 1986

Asteroid Phaeton #3200 is regularly used in astrology as indicative of a mode of transport. Be it a bicycle, aeroplane, or space shuttle. Other symbols of flight include the planet Jupiter, which is the natural ruler of the zodiac of Sagittarius, and the 9th house.

A snapshot of the heavens 22nd November 2018 in Woodland Park… it’s a Jupiter day; Sun in the opening degree of 0:25°Sagittarius.

  • At the time of the cctv, both Sun and Jupiter are in the 9th house under direct tension from transiting Mars 4:15°Pisces.
  • Jupiter is at the midheaven (timing in any chart) and also quindecile (obsessed by) asteroid Phaeton 17:54°Taurus.
  • The Sun is quincunx (disregard for consequences of one’s actions on this particular day) tension with the planet Uranus 29:25°Aries – indication of sudden changes of behaviour.

A confident interpretation would be that Kelsey’s career could very well be on her mind.

The negative aspect of any change in behaviour at this time is Arabian Part Fortuna at 11°Leo is opposite Black Moon Lilith at 12°Aquarius – nudging the ascendant. The outlook/destiny of an incident relating to this time-in-space is not auspicious.

  • There is also a potential troubling aspects of transiting Venus (in 8th house; endings) 26°Libra quincunx Juno Rx-Moon-Narcissus in Taurus, as well as the second quincunx to Chiron 25°Pisces – fear of creating trouble and strife in a relationship as a result of jealousy/possessiveness. It is 26:18°Sagittarius; Ixion (murder flag) that enters the picture at this point, firstly quincunx Narcissus (self-interest), nudging Pholus (where mistakes are made), and square Chiron. Malefic indication is present; a second warning of trouble.

Natal chart for Kelsey Marie Berreth – potential weaknesses in horoscope. Note we do not have a birth time, so Moon is mid-range for the date of her birth. This is unfortunate for an astrology interpretation as the pattern in her chart is a fan with the handle being her Moon.

  • Born in the evening would give us an Aries Moon; entrepreneurial and self-focused personal needs. Her Moon mirrors Mars-Nessus-Sun in Virgo.  This is a lady who needs a career.  An Aries Moon will always project personal needs.
  • Having Saturn-Neptune Rx conjunction in Capricorn hints at an element of martyrdom – with asteroid Martir also conjunct Alekto 1-2°Sagittarius, the anger that goes along with this conjunction of self-control is evident.
  • Saturn opposite Jupiter and quincunx Phaeton Rx, give us the strong connection to flight; likely inspired by a male mentor.

Note: Before we include the natal chart for Patrick Frazee – an aside of the synastry/ potential relationship between the two natal charts is needed.

This synastry chart reveals the potential conflict with this couple relates to security; zodiac of Cancer.

  • Natal chart Kelsey: 15:23Cancer, Chiron = fear of security matters.
  • Natal chart Patrick: 16:04Cancer, Pallas = partnership – in this case, the co-parenting arrangement between the couple who do not live together)

Note: it is when we check the natal chart for Patrick Frazee’s mother (whom he lives with), we learn that Sheila Frazee’s natal stellium is in the zodiac of Cancer; Jupiter-Sun-Moon-South Node-Mercury-Uranus-Lie – all those eggs in one basket.

This would certainly be a major behavioural mismatch of behaviours between Kelsey Berreth and Sheila Frazee.  this could quite reasonably become a potential breaking point between the young couple.

Natal chart for Patrick Michael Frazee (with a mid-range Moon placement).  This chart reveals a character who has both Sun, Moon plus three major planets in the Fire element with a distinct lack of Air. I.E. – plenty of action, however lacking mental aptitude. Working with animals would certainly fit with these elements as his driver.

Major weaknesses include firstly his Sun-North Node conjunction within one degree and straddling the cusp of Aries-Taurus. This is indicative of an overly close connection between mother and son (his ego and her influence).

We immediately turn to Saturn (father indicator) and note the Saturn is Rx; he would have lacked a male mentor in early life. These two aspects together in the same chart, indicates that his mother has likely taken both parenting roles. Mother has been overly influential in the male’s life.
This can also provide a physical appearance of ‘childlike innocence’ in a a grown-man’s face to the world. However, don’t be deceived by appearances – there is a fire in this man-child’s belly. We can suggest this, as the asteroid Alekto (rage) is also exact his North Node.  A cauldron waiting to overflow…

  • Martir 6°Taurus is in the mirror of Pluto at 6°Scorpio – martyrdom and the perception that it brings power to the individual, is part of the belief system.
  • Venus together with Phaeton 21-23°Taurus are quincunx Uranus with Venus also mirroring Ixion. This combination of aspects could very well be indicative of the outcome of this case, as Ixion can ‘literally’ indicate murder, or at least; murderous rage.
  • Phaeton is quindecile Saturn Rx – therein lies an obsession potentially Kelsey’s career, or vehicles in general.
  • BML/Mean Apogee at 5°Gemini is quincunx Neptune Rx 5°Capricorn as well as Pluto Rx 6°Scorpio. The BML is indicative of the weakest point in a chart; communication on this occasion. This again ties in with the martyrdom comment.
  • Chiron at 11°Gemini is quincunx Mars – fear in relation to words and actions.
  • 16°Cancer Pallas; in this case the co-parenting arrangement and also tight conjunction with his mother’s stellium is square Eris (trouble-making) and quincunx Juno Rx manifesting as jealousy and possessiveness. The lack of communication skills would not work in his favour here. eg – whom to please… his mother, or the mother of his child.
  • Lie-Nessus 21-22°Leo are quindecile (obsessed by) Borasissi – this is where we pull the wool over our own eyes in order to maintain inner happiness. He would tell lies and abuse trust for personal gain.
  • Mid-range Moon is quindecile natal Jupiter-Vesta 12-13°Pisces – this likely relates to his personal belief system/faith/religion.

Note: Moon is mid-range and so could very well be conjunct Lie-Nessus as a personal emotive driver, or the Moon could swing the other way and generate a combined desire at natal 2 Virgo; Ceres (personal appetites).

On 25 November, Kelsey Berreth’s phone pinged in Idaho; not Colorado. If she was still alive at this point, natal asteroid Phaeton was conjunct the ascendant (location). This would indicate her being in-flight. Was she flying over Idaho, or into Idaho, when she turned her phone on to send text messages? EDIT: NO, she was deceased

5:13pm in Gooding, Idaho together with the natal chart for Kelsey Berreth. [edit – this chart is now subjective and cannot be considered as part of any astrology enquiry.]

This result of the astrology led to questions of Kelsey possibly being voluntary missing, with the asteroids of Mors (death sleep) and Hylonome (suicide indicator) changing the picture that we were forming of tension between the snapshots in place and time.

  • The Sun-Jupiter (date on the calendar) was conjunct natal asteroid Martir and the Moon conjunct natal Vertex; indicative of an emotive life-changing event.
  • Transiting Martir conjunct natal North Node – mrtyrdom traumatised
  • Transiting Hylonome conjunct natal Saturn – suicidal concerns in relation to self-control
  • Transiting Mars-Nessus conjunct natal Mors – a drive to take action in relation to a death-wish as a result of an abuse of trust

We had to seriously consider the fact that Kelsey was in danger of self-harm.

It was only in December when the law-enforcement focus was on Patrick Frazee; with an arrest made, that I had to let-go the theory that Kelsey was alive on 25November.; that this astrology interpretation could not be considered to be accurate if Kelsey Berreth was already deceased. A dead person cannot react to tension.

We await further developments and a timeline that is fleshed out; a timeline that we can use for further enquiry.

Gypsy Rose and DeeDee Blanchard

In a Munchausen-by-proxy relationship, if anyone is going to be murdered, it would be the child every time, unless of course the child has the stamina to turn the tables. Gypsy Rose Blanchard is an example of an adult-child who did.

Location: Springfield, Missouri
Murder: June 2015
Mother: Clauddine (DeeDee) Blanchard
Daughter: Gypsy Rose Blanchard

The following is an astrological interpretation – from factual planetary positions and classic astrology texts. The charts are maps of these positions at a particular place in time; while the interpretation is based on math – potential behavioural weaknesses in a character’s version of reality; their norm.

In this particular case, as we do not have birth times of mother or daughter, the mid-range Moon on the dates of their birth is used for charting.

Greco/Roman mythology has been part-and-parcel with astrology in the early classic texts. In mythology, Pallas was the sparring partner of Athena (daughter of Zeus) and when Athena accidentally killed Pallas, Athena took on the her name and became Pallas-Athene. Hence the astrology interpretation of Pallas as being symbolic of a partnership, as well as stamina (the ability to sustain prolonged physical, or mental effort).

Note: the asteroid Juno is symbolic of a romantic partnership, whereas Pallas is not considered to be ‘a spousal matter’; the chattels perhaps, however not the bonding relationship such as a marriage.

When we investigate the astrology connections between mother and daughter; their partnership, we begin to see the threads of Pallas woven into the fabric of their lives.

Pallas asteroid #2

On Clauddine’s date of birth, Pallas was orbiting in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter at 26:26°Taurus mirroring/opposite asteroid Vesta 27:11°Scorpio. Vesta is the asteroid associated with the Vestal Virgins; keeping the home-fires burning, as well as the shadow; hidden deception in a confined space (keeping it in the family). Taurus is the natural 2nd house (personal assets) while Scorpio is by nature, the 8th house (other people’s assets/money).

Note: ‘by nature’ is nominated without a time of birth; i.e. the classic order within zodiac texts. We cannot determine exactly where this tension manifests in each natal chart, ie as a character’s individual expression, due to not being aware of the birth time.

On Gypsy Rose’s date of birth, Pallas was at 28:03°Capricorn and also in retrograde motion (appearing to go backwards; an optical illusion). Capricorn is the natural 10th house; public face/career. Her Pallas is greatly afflicted in her horoscope by being exact Neptune 28:45° and asteroid Narcissus at 28:46°Capricorn – plus in a stellium with AP Fortuna (destiny)…. devious, and narcissistic together with the ability to sustain prolonged physical, or mental effort is destined for a child born on this date.

Leading up-to, and including the murder of Clauddine1 (sunrise chart for 14June as example), Pallas was orbiting at 20:05°Sagittarius conjunct Ixion (murder flag) at 22:20°Sagittarius and also illuminated-by the transiting Sun (date on the calendar) in the mirror at 21-22°Gemini. Mars was also conjunct the Sun 23:09°Gemini. driving the desire. The zodiac of Sagittarius is the natural 9th house (hopes and wishes/fantasy). Gemini is naturally the 3rd house(communication).

In general, the natal aspects are harmonious for the partnership for mother and daughter, if life was static, however the planets don’t stop for anyone. Transiting Pallas position of 20°Sagittarius reveals intense tension (over the murder period) with Clauddine’s natal chart.

So to the nominated relationship of Munchausen-by-proxy (a mental illness involving the ‘unnatural’ transference of character weaknesses onto a child). There actually is an asteroid named Munchausen #14014, and so we will include it in our charts along with the asteroids we would expect to see under such tension – eg Swindle#8690, Mony#7782, Lie#26955, Narcissus#37117 etc.

CLAUDDINE BLANCHARD DOB 3 May 1967 (time unknown)

The natal pattern in relation to Clauddine’s natal Mars Rx – assessing actions before acting on them; as well as the reverse; ie actions not naturally expressed. Natal Mars Rx is at 18°Libra (social realm). We don our ‘math hats in order to recognise her unique pattern.

From 18°Libra it is 30 degrees to Pluto at 18°Virgo; then a further 30degrees to asteroid Mony at 17°Leo; and another step of 30degrees to asteroid Munchausen at 18°Cancer then a double-up of 60degrees to asteroid Swindle at 19°Taurus.

All these degrees as individual aspects are apparently ‘soft landings’, however within this overall connection are the hard aspects/tension between Swindle and Mony, as well as Munchausen and Mars. That is the basic Munchausen inter-connectivity, albeit without considering any transits over time, or the interaction between mother and daughter.

Natal Mars Rx is also quindecile (obsessed by) Mercury (communication) at 3:27°Taurus. Note we are in money-territory again (Taurus). Clauddine holds the purse.

Further tension in the natal chart, of significance enough to interpret here, is natal Sun (egotistical ‘wants’) at 12:34°Taurus quindecile (obsessed by) Vesta (keeping the home fires burning; at what cost); Vesta mirroring Pallas (as discussed above); Chiron 28Pisces (trouble making) mirroring with asteroid Narcissus 26:53°Virgo (self-focused to the exclusion of others) and Neptune Rx (potential addict/deception) quincunx Venus. In all, disregard for consequences of deception in relation to money.

With 8 planetary indications of the retrograde phenomenon, we can suggest that this character has considered her position; taken opportunities, rather than react to external suggestion in relation to deceit and money.

GYPSY ROSE BLANCHARD DOB 14 July 1997

If mommy’s chart is complex, Gypsy Rose’s natal chart is best described as intense. The most troubling aspect that I first note, is that Pallas-Neptune-Narcissus (all retrograde) are EXACT and therefore one ‘entity’; working in unison and unable to separate their individual traits – 28°Capricorn. This identifies a self-focused, driven, deceptive individual with the tension in the mirror of Juno 26:36°Cancer.
Juno, as mentioned above, is the life-partner indication within relationship astrology horoscopes. Any life-partner, or public relationship with others will be fraught with danger of possessiveness and jealousy.….
In Gypsy Rose’s natal chart, Juno is also square natal Vesta, which in turn mirrors Chiron in Libra (fear of not being socially accepted for who she is).

Gypsy-Rose’s Moon is midrange 12°Scorpio, so could be up to 6 degrees either side of this noon-time position. Asteroid Mony at 6:54°Scorpio reveals the motive. Math time again – Pholus (where she makes mistakes) is at 6°Libra; Swindle is 7°Leo; Uranus 7°Aquarius. Money, or rather lack of it, is what has motivated the murder of her mother. Not being given autonomy is what has driven the action; something Clauddine was unable to do, due to her mental state.

On the date of her birth, Gypsy Rose’s Sun was at 22°Cancer (seeking security outside of the personal realm). The Sun is also quindecile (obsessed by) natal Uranus 7°Aquarius; likely manifests as the desire to rebel.

In terms of the synastry of the relationship, you’ll notice that we getting connections already between the two charts. As to whether the aspects are generating tension, or working together by soft aspect, it’s an exercise in math. Oh for a quantum computer…

We can note the quincunx connections automatically (green dotted lines); where disregard for consequences of each of their actions arise.

  • Clauddine’s Sun is 12°Taurus (her ego’s wants) quincunx Gypsy Rose’s natal Mars at 12°Libra.
  • Clauddine’s Uranus 20°Virgo has big connections – firstly the quincunx with her daughter’s Saturn (disregard for Gypsy’s desire for self-control
    • PLUS conjunct her daughter’s nodal axis (familial connection likely generating trauma) at 21°Virgo-Pisces axis
    • PLUS natal Uranus quincunx Gypsy’s natal Jupiter inflating this rebellion desire by Gypsy (Jupiter inflates tension).
  • PLUS Clauddine’s own LNA (familial connection) at the axis of 7°Scorpio-Taurus is square Gypsy’s natal Uranus = the pair working the swindle of money together.

These are natal positions and not learned at mother’s knee (nurturing). All this tension is innate.

Then if that is not enough… a full moon in the partnership:
Clauddine’s natal Sun at 12°Taurus mirrors Gypsy Rose’s mid-range Moon at 12°Scorpio. The child fulfills the mother’s ego ‘wants’ and the mother fulfills the child’s emotional needs.

Yes, there is absolute evidence of what the medical fraternity name ‘Munchausen-by-proxy’, however mom milked the generosity of society with this partnership of deception. Astrology indicates that Gypsy Rose was complicit in her mother’s deception (albeit naively), until she reached an age where autonomy became more important to the teenager.

At the time of the murder in June 2015, Gypsy Rose was one month shy of being 18 years-of-age. Both Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn are now incarcerated for the murder of Clauddine Blanchard.