Josef Fritzl

A house of horrors… How could we ever forget waking up to this international news in April, 2008. A daughter locked in the cellar for 24 years. A daughter who bore 7 children to her sadistic father while locked in the family’s cellar
Elizabeth Fritzl gave birth to all her children alone; unassisted. All but one of a set of twins, survived.

Josef Fritzl had repeatedly sexually abused his daughter from the age of 11. She escaped in her early teens, only to be returned by authorities. From when she was locked in the cellar at the age of 18 (until she was 42,) Elizabeth Fritzl never saw the light of day.

Josef Fritzl told everyone that his daughter had joined a cult.

  • Daughter: Elizabeth Fritzl DOB 6 April 1966
  • Father: Josef Fritzl DOB 9 April 1935
  • Location: Amstetten, Austria

When we were asked to undertake an astrology enquiry into this case, I knew what to expect, once I put my head into the asteroid toolbox.

  • #66652 Borasissi represents the lies we tell ourselves in order to maintain that our hand on the rudder is secure
  • #1589 Fanatica can become entwined with the tension 165degree aspect of a quindecile; obsession
  • #4386 Lust in whatever form
  • #1582 Martir can explain both the victim’s role as martyr, and also the self-belief of the captor
  • #37117 Narcissus is symbolic of excessive self-interest to the exclusion of all others
  • #399 Persephone is symbolic of the maiden stolen by Pluto as his bride in Hell.
    • Note: The victim’s mother did not fulfill the role of the mythological Ceres in this case
  • #6157 Prey identifies predatory behaviour
  • #118230 Sado, symbolic of the sadism

In order to make some sense of the interpersonal relationship, we need to explore what we can of the horoscopes as individuals.

Josef Fritzl

We are not aware of the time of birth of Josef Fritzl, so where to start our enquiry…

Pluto is the power-monger; the abductor, and is the natural ruler of Scorpio. Mars is the personal planet that activates the desires, and is the natural ruler of Aries.

Josef Fritzl has a Sun 18:40°Aries. Also, natal Sun ‘just happens to be’ conjunct asteroid Martir 19:07°Aries. In other words, his ego’s desires are bound up with martyrdom. IE they are the same desire in his version of reality. Asteroid Martir is also the midpoint of the tug of war between his Sun and another asteroid, Prey 20:27°Aries. Ego’s desire/a predator=martyrdom.

  • Josef Fritz has his natal mid-range Moon at 4:16°Cancer. From this we know that the Moon’s range against the zodiac backdrop, could be up to 6degrees either side of this mid-point according to his time of birth. ……Natal Ceres and Pluto in Cancer for a late in the day birth, and Chiron-Pallas in the early hours; Gemini.
  • Pluto and Ceres draw us to the Underworld when we take note of the quincunx to Vesta (disregard for the consequences of behaviour involving confined spaces). The Persephone myth is central to this tension.
  • Asteroid Persephone 26:01°Pisces is quindecile natal Neptune Rx-asteroid Lust 12-13°Virgo with 11:05°Pisces; Juno (possessiveness) in the mirror with natal Neptune-Lust conjunction.
  • Juno is also quincunx asteroid Sado (sadism) 10:29°Leo which in turn is quindecile asteroid 25:15°Aquarius; Fanatica (fanaticism). Juno on a good day, is symbolic of one’s life-partner. I have no doubt that Josef Fritzl’s wife and daughter were both victims of his sadistic jealous behaviour.

Stepping back from the symbolism of Mt Olympus, the greatest tension in relation to the family dynamic is asteroid 25:19°Aries; Nessus (abuse of trust) square the Lunar Nodal Axis. Nessus is also quincunx Narcissus Rx 26:54°Scorpio. IE:Self interest takes no responsibility for abuse of trust.

We could go further down that rabbit-hole, however the horror story already in the media, tells it all.

In my opinion, in order to survive, the Master-Slave dialectic likely had to replace the power struggle between father and daughter once Elizabeth was imprisoned in his cellar. (it is on record that he did not converse with her for some years – she was objectified; raped).

The master-slave model of behaviour is recognised time and time again where we see men objectifying women; particularly in crime. The master is classified as a ‘master’ due to his objectified desire (incest in this case) and the object itself (his daughter on this occasion). He is secure in his power, and without guilt as far as he is concerned, as long as his daughter is objectified (no emotional bond).

The master’s superiority over nature is realised in the slave’s labour (sado-sexual gratification in this case). This ‘labour’ transforms nature into the desired object of the master. The paradise in which the master lives (his delusion) is bound by the product of the labour of the slave (submission). Whereas in reality; in fact, whatever the master has is produced by the slave (her submission). The master is, therefore, not an independent being, but rather dependent on the slave and the slave’s labour.

Elizabeth Fritzl

The weaknesses in the pattern of the natal chart are the strengths of her survival, imo.

An Aries Sun exact Juno at 16°Aries – both in the natural zodiac realm of Mars; together with natal Mars also in Aries, quincunx Neptune Rx 21:42°Scorpio. This is the fortitude, which together with 20:40°Leo; Narcissus (self-interest) quindecile Persephone 6:32°Aquarius, provided the pattern of obsession by routine that lasted 24 years.

  • Having 7:52°Capricorn; Borasissi (lies we tell ourselves) mirroring Vesta (hidden away) would have assisted the self-deception that her environment was tolerable.
  • Elizabeth’s Aries Sun-Juno is naturally quincunx Uranus-Pluto (both Rx) at 16°Virgo reveals the earlier rebellion; urge for independence and freedom.
  • The Pisces stellium of Pallas-Mercury at 22° and Saturn-Chiron at 23° are all in the mirror of asteroid Martir at 22:32°Virgo.

There is always more that could be interpreted, however I leave that to others to maintain the rage.

A synastry of the two natal charts reveals the tension in the realm of Mars and Pluto; the power struggle of Aries and Scorpio.

  • At the deadly cusp of 22°Scorpio, Josef Fritzl’s 21:53°Jupiter-Borasissi (inflated delusion) is exact his daughter’s natal Neptune Rx 21:42° Scorpio.   If we were to follow the Serbian astrologers’ direction, she was very fortunate to walk away with her life.
  • His asteroid Narcissus 26:54°Scorpio is conjunct Elizabeth’s South Node (LNA axis) 27:36°Scorpio.
  • His asteroid Prey 20:27°Aries is conjunct her 21:25°Aries; Mars.

For those who follow metaphysical traditions, we can only trust that the pair worked through the karma in this lifetime; the cycle completed.

David Lee Lykken

As if a sentence of 225 years wasn’t enough, a rather enterprising felon by the name of Aloysius Black Crow succeeded in putting David Lee Lykken in the frame for a double-murder, which as it turned out, was not a murder at all

Fortunately all was revealed prior to trial, and in due course the case of the missing girls – Pam Jackson and Cheryl Miller was solved when their bodies were recovered still in their vehicle; death by misadventure.

David Lee Lykken was no innocent victim, however. Born on 24th July 1954, he remains of interest to us in terms of an astrology enquiry.

Apart from obvious sociopathic tendencies in relation to male-female relationships as a teenager, Lykken’s first victim (of those known to us) in 1962, was his wife. It had been a marriage that lasted a total of four months. According to the public record, he would rape his wife repeatedly as well as strangle her to a point of unconsciousness, or as his alternative; threaten to kill her son, from a previous relationship, if she didn’t listen to him.

The second of our victims was working as a waitress in a café when she met Lykken. When interviewed some years later, she said that he had physically and sexually abused her when she tried to end the relationship.

Lykken kidnapped his third victim, driving her to a rural area in Clay County and raping her. The two had dated for about three months prior to this incident. Shortly after, he had broken into her son’s apartment where she had retreated to and raped her, yet again. Lykken plea was guilty to burglary and he was placed in a court-ordered program for rehabilitation.

A fourth victim met Lykken at a ‘Singles’ Christian conference in 1986. He’d tried to start a relationship with this victim, however she rejected him following his repeated unsociable behaviour. His ’bizarre’ behaviour resulted in a court order to relocate to Colorado for rehab. He absconded from the program and returned to South Dakota.  When Lykken returned to victim #4’s residence; ‘ranting and raving’ about how God had told him that she loved him, Lykken raped her and threatened to kill her children if she reported him.

Before we get to the case that put him away for 225 years, we can note that Lykken is already revealing a pattern of predictable behaviour; identifiable red flags for us astrology profilers… He appears to be a sociopath by nature – lacking empathy; his behaviour has developed into psychopathy, harboring a total absence of self-control and a serial rapist.

Astrology note: For those who are interested in rectifying birth charts, David Lee Lykken is bound to have a ‘loaded’ southern hemisphere in his natal chart, revealing unfinished business in his early childhood – i.e. when the anti-social behaviour began to take root. The transits on his 10tth birthday reveal much in this regard.

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His natal chart, reveals a particular pattern of interest – with the gift of hindsight. Apart from the obvious quincunx of Mars-mid-range Moon-Neptune-Uranus madness…

  • Jupiter at 13°Cancer conjunct Lunar South Node and square the asteroid Ceres at 13°Libra reveals an unnerving relationship with his mother; a nature and nurture collision.

This observation of a potential anomaly leads us to check the other major asteroid placements for ‘the ladies’ in the heavens on the date of his birth.

  • The planet Venus and asteroid Juno are conjunct at 13°Virgo, working intrinsically (trine) with this Jupiter-South Node collision.
  • Ceres also has two asteroid companions of note at 13-14°Libra:
    • Aphrodite #1388 – Greek mythological character ‘woman personified’ (Venus in Latin)
    • Persephone #399 – daughter of Demeter (aka Ceres) who was kidnapped by Pluto. This myth is very much related to seasons, sessions etc.

Worthy of note – Juno has a particular role in our societal values – both in mythology (aka Hera in Greek) as the ‘ideal’ of a wife (married to Zeus-Jupiter)  and sotransposes into modern societal sexual liberation times – ‘ideal”partner.  I.e. with ‘ideal’ being in the eye of the beholder.

In astrology interpretation, we romantically toss about the symbolism of Juno as being a potential marriage partner in synastry/relationship charts and oftentimes the interpretation of a ‘male’ in forensic astrology. I tend to ignore the latter as superficial. Tightening the rein, we really need to interpret Juno as the weaknesses in inter-relationships of as in this case; males and females – within a patriarchal system. Juno very much is an indication of possessiveness and jealousy in these relationships.

So with all these cosmic ladies watching, we can address the final crime thanks to court documents being on the public record.

At 1:15am on Tuesday 10th July 1990, David Lee Lykken crossed the moral line for the last time.


  • Transiting Mars is at the ascendant; Neptune immediately overhead – time and place determined
  • Saturn Rx mirrors Jupiter-Persephone – brutish behaviour to be expected
  • Moon square Pluto and quincunx the IC/cusp of the 4th house – boundaries are ‘selectively’ compromised. This is the danger of a quincunx – ie. compartmentalisation of knowingly immoral behaviour in order to absolve moral responsibility.
  • Juno mirrors the Fates/Moirae in the 1st house as well as being square her sister Ceres. Therefore the Lunar nodes 5-11 house axis cannot be ignored – ‘casual appetites’ creating trauma.


When we put these two charts together and view from the perspective of the timed incident, a bi-wheel reveals the direct tension.


  • Transiting Mars mirrors natal Saturn-Mean apogee/ Black Moon Lilith – revealing his weakness of self-control
  • Transiting Neptune is conjunct North Node and mirrors his Jupiter/South Node damage (see natal comment) at the cusp of the 4th house.
  • Transiting Moon quincunx natal South Node-Jupiter (see natal comment above in relation to this aspect)
  • Transiting Moon quincunx with natal Venus-Juno (see natal comment)
  • Transiting Jupiter-Persephone is also quincunx natal Mars in the 9th house – Persephone myth is fantasised.

There is more of course, however this suffices for our exercise today.

At 4:15am, as per the court record; some 3 hours after his moral assault commenced, the sexual attack by David Lee Lykken ends when natal Mars crosses the descendant. By 4:45pm when Lykken left the premises transiting Pallas had crossed the ascendant.

The victim; DH, prevailed.



Sabrina Allen

On 1st October 2014, a warrant was issued in Travis County, Texas for the arrest of Dara Marie Llorens; Aggravated Kidnapping – 1st degree felony. She had been arrested the previous day in Mexico after twelve years of moving from place to place in the desperate attempt to keep custody of her child.

Her daughter Sabrina Fair Allen was still only three years-old at the time when Dara’s marriage to Gregory Allen was finally dissolved in December 2000. The courts, in their infinite wisdom, had given sole managing conservation to the child’s father Gregory Allen following the couple’s divorce.

On Friday 19th April 2002 Sabrina was collected for a weekend with her mom, however Dara Llorens did not return Sabrina to her father on the Sunday evening and he appeared to be destined to never see his daughter, or ex-wife, again. This is where the heavens pressed the pause button; the silence was deafening.

As we enter this forensic astrology enquiry; a pseudo science, our first concern as astrologers is for the safety of the child and so before we get too far into this case, we generate bi-wheels (method) to check on her safety and the parent’s statements.  We use classic astrology texts for interpretation and computer software to generate charts.  Names and dates come from the public record.

  • Sabrina Fair Allen was born in Austin, Texas 30th May 1997.  As the time is not known – mid-range Moon is used for our charts.  Click on charts for full size.

#1 The first bi-wheel is at noon on the date of her visitation (actual time unknown).abduction-SabrinaAllen-duo  Sabrina had been living primarily with her father for more than a year. This was to be a weekend with her mom.

If this case were happening in real-time; an amber alert, we would need to quickly assess the emotive reaction of the child; look for forensic indicators.

The indicators are present in the child’s chart, however the grim reaper (Saturn) is not active in the heavens – transiting Saturn is not in tension with any natal planets.  We have no initial fear that she has been killed.

  • tr Sun (orange) in the inner wheel square natal Neptune (turquoise) – indicates the intention was abduction at the time she was collected by her mom.  Note the Sun in the inner wheel represents the date on the calendar and natal Neptune; the subterfuge.
  • tr Venus (pink) square natal Jupiter (green) – suggestive of the excitement by the child by the upcoming visit. (Jupiter inflates what it touches)  Was the child looking forward to spending time with young relatives perhaps?
  • tr Mars opposite natal Pluto – PLUS
  • tr Nodal axis quindecile natal Pluto – these are the worriesome tension aspects as the child has no power over what was to unfold.  There is distress present.
  • tr Moon (blue) square natal Saturn – Saturn likely represents the father in this position and the emotional reaction to their separation.

#2 The second bi-wheel is at the time that the child was due to be returned to her father on the Sunday evening, 6pm 21st April 2002.

Sabrina is now almost 5 years-old so she has some independence of spirit and her chart will reflect this.  Again the transiting Moon is in tension; this time with Jupiter.  She is distressed – a generalised stress likely picked up intuitively from her mother, however not deeply traumatised at this time of 6pm on the Sunday evening.  She had been much more emotive in anticipation of being handed over for the weekend on the Friday.

  • tr North node quindecile natal Pluto adds compulsive, obsessive need for the closeness of relationships.  We have no factual knowledge of what her mom has told her as to why she was not to go back to her father. Sabrina may very well be reacting/afraid that her mother will abandon her.

The next step we must take is to check the tension in the charts of both parents in order to corroborate that this is in fact what happened that Sunday night and not something completely different; or sinister.

  • Sabrina’s mother is Dara Marie Llorens born Fayetteville, NC 19th January 1970.  Again we use a mid-range Moon as time is unknown.

These bi-wheels are calculated from the perspective of  6pm on the Sunday evening when Sabrina was due to be returned.  It will reveal both parents’ emotive reaction to the event of the non return of Sabrina.  Chart #1 of the duo of charts below:

We scan the forensic indicators and note Uranus is featuring strongly along with the Moon  – likely indicating unstable mental activity at this time in Sabrina’s mother.  This is to be expected, considering the desperation action she has undertaken by not returning Sabrina to her father. Transiting Saturn is also raising a red flag for use to note.

We know that Sabrina’s chart is okay for this time period and so the tension is internal for Dara Llorens.  If the grim reaper is whispering in her ear (and he is) then it would likely be self-harm she was considering; if cornered.

6pm-Allenparents-duoThe focus of a point in time is identified by the transiting Sun/Moon midpoint – where their tension meets.  On this occasion it is conjunct the mid-range natal Moon of Sabrina’s mother; Dara Lloren’s personal driving needs.

Her needs come above everything else. When we consider how the following 12 years unfolded, her natal Moon is likely cusp Cancer with security being her uppermost concern.

  • tr Sun (orange) conjunct natal Saturn in 7th house – date on the calendar event in relation to the public relationship/ex-husband PLUS
  • tr Sun opposite natal Jupiter – this is the personal Jupiter receiving the tension so Sabrina’s mother is inflating her self-worth by her control (Saturn) of the relationship; i.e. taking control of their asset (the child).   This non-return of her daughter appears to be more initially about revenge (Scorpio Jupiter) and money (Taurus Saturn) than the child; Sabrina.
  • tr Saturn (grim reaper) is square the Lunar nodal axis – forensic indicator of trauma in a public place.  We do not know where Sabrina and her mother actually were at 6pm that Sunday night, so we are unable to interpret this actual event.
  • tr Jupiter square natal Uranus – inflated tension on the sudden changes in behaviour in this woman; highly erratic.
  • tr Uranus quindecile natal Lunar South Node in 12th house/hidden away – obsession with the need to hide the child leads to meetings with unusual people that pays off.

Gregory Allen was born on 30th October 1968. This man has a Scorpio Sun and Pisces Moon; both water signs.  He has the ego to resist anything becoming stagnant and the drive to go to great depths for his needs. With natal Mars exact conjunct Pluto in Virgo this man was not going to miss any detail in the search for his missing child.

#2 of the duo (from the perspective of 6pm on the Sunday evening):

  • The trigger is the ascendant at 6°Libra – midpoint of natal Mars-Pluto and Mercury (yellow); communication – he would keep the word out there for as long as it took.
  • tr Venus (pink) opposite natal Neptune – identifies the female abductor
  • tr Mars square natal mid-range Moon (blue) – PLUS
  • tr Moon quindecile natal mid-range Moon – strong drive to fulfill needs
  • tr Saturn opposite natal Venus – likely awareness of the threat of the grim reaper
  • tr Jupiter square Lunar nodal axis – inflated traumatic event

It is not for us as astrologers to make comment on which is better for the child, to be returned to her father after 12 years in Mexico, or that she perhaps would have been better off staying with her mother in-hiding.

What we can do, is interpret the emotive reaction in the astrology horoscope of the child with the aid of solar arc progression theory together with an observation of  the transits at the time of her return to the US.  It may appease some of our personal concerns.

SabrinaAllen-SolarArcThis bi-wheel has the inner wheel as the natal chart for Sabrina Allen and the outer chart shows her solar arc progression to the date when she returned to the US in 2014.  We do not have a birth time and so the houses and angles cannot be taken into consideration.

We could attempt a rectification with natal Pluto arc-ing to the ascendant indicating a sharp cut, however I don’t see the point for our FA exercise.  We leave that to other students.

  • SA Sun now conjunct natal Venus (pink) –  accelerated development towards independence; a birthing of the ‘new Sabrina’  PLUS
  • SA Sun now square natal Lunar nodal axis – thrust into the public arena; the public will invariably take sides (squaring)
  • SA Jupiter (green) now square natal Sun (orange) – inflated sense of self will be challenging
  • SA Neptune (turquoise) now square natal Mercury (yellow) – thinking about what to feel; baby steps into communication with others
  • SA Mars (red) now quindecile Lunar South Node (plus natal Moon) – overly compulsive action in relation to getting to know others; finding her feet with her father and family will be a struggle. It’s a long road to recovery.

1Oct2014-SabrinaAllenThe next bi-wheel is from the perspective of Sabrina’s return to the US with a snapshot of the heavens over Texas; transiting on 1st October, 2014.  We have elected to use noon, as is our want to do.  the outer wheel is the natal chart for Sabrina Allen.

The chart is quite strong and lacks a fearful emotive response.  That is good news for Sabrina’s character.  Perhaps she was born in the evening and is more of an Aries Moon-child; self-reliant.  A nice match with that Gemini Sun.

The only three natal planets reacting under the tension in the heavens on the date her mother was arrested are Sun (ego wants), Mercury (voice) and Saturn (control) :

  • tr Mars opposite natal Sun – projecting the personality (ego) onto the stage of life as an autonomous being.
  • tr Jupiter square natal Mercury – inflated need to communicate is tentative.
  • tr Venus quindecile natal Saturn – Venus represents the family (her peer group for now). PLUS
  • tr Mercury quindecile natal Saturn – see note.

SabrinaAllenNote: All Sabrina’s actions have likely been controlled by her mother in the intervening years to the extent that there is now a vacuum in her life.  Fears will naturally arise within Sabrina that her father (also symbolised by Saturn) will replace that control over her.

We trust he treads carefully and the teenager receives all the psychological assistance needed.

Her current photo at the time of her return to the US gives us all hope that she will achieve her goals in life.   Sabrina has a long road ahead before she gains full autonomy.  We wish her the very best in life and can only wonder what an amazing story she will have to tell her grandchildren.

No flight of fancy

A post without astrology, heaven forbid...

ImperialAirwaysA trial is in progress before the Supreme Court in Brisbane, Australia as I write.  The accused Gerard Robert Baden-Clay stands accused of murder of his wife Allison June Baden-Clay. I’ve written many, many posts on this case; scouts honour.

One of those posts was called Flights of Fancy where we exposed a ridiculous claim in the District Court in 2000 by Gerard Baden-Clay against his ex employer Flight Centre Ltd.  A claim that Flight Centre was prepared to defend submitting documents to the court with that intention, however they settled out of court in the end.  Sometimes that’s wiser. We are not privy to the amount of settlement, however it did happen according to the public record of the District Court.

Well I’ve been called upon to back up our claim made on 6th October 2012, following the evidence given in court yesterday by the accused.  He returns to court on Monday so if you want the facts, then here they are.

As is our norm on this blog, we do not generate rumour or untruths; we rely on information from the general public as well as the media. In order to avoid rumour, we check the public record where possible for all facts and birth data of our persons of interest. It is only the astrology interpretation that can be considered as subjective, however that too is based on classic texts. In this case in particular, we have the receipted documents before us, purchased at the personal expense of myself from the Queensland Courts in 2012.

A quick recap:

On the married couples return to Australia in the last quarter of 1999, Allison Baden-Clay returned to work for Flight Centre Ltd , however Gerard Baden-Clay remain unemployed for the first six months of their return.  He approached his wife’s employer on several occasions after their return to Australia seeking employment, unsuccessfully I might add, until in March 2000 he was taken on by Flight Centre with a standard contract of employment, in a new position; the position of Systems and Communications Manager in the fledgling operation; Global Online.

The accused signed a written contract as a member of a project team with Flight Centre Ltd; a team whose purpose was to investigate and identify business opportunities within the internet area.  We all know that these days, in 2014, it’s the norm to buy flight tickets online.  It is a huge business, generating squillions for the travel agencies.  But step back in time folks – it is March 2000, the internet is taking off as a marketing arena, however by August, the company made the decision to wind up the Global Online business.

It is not for us to give the reasons why they chose to wind-up the operation, however they did so and all in the space of one day. That in itself raises a flag for us; hello?  Pick up your pencils and go.  There is a story behind this, however we cannot repeat that here.  Whatever happened, Flight Centre swept the broom straight through and the accused was made redundant.  The date is August 18, 2000.

Gerard Baden-Clay had lasted five months and twelve days at Flight Centre. Note here – there was no other position made available to him. The accused was out on the street with his redundancy monies (as per his contractual agreement), which included four-weeks pay in lieu of notice. We can suggest that the accused’s ego would have been in tatters.

It’s what happened next that will get stuck in anyone’s throat.  Gerard Baden-Clay stewed for a couple of months and then ruined any chance of Allison’s future at Flight Centre.  He put together a fanciful claim for breach of contract against Flight Centre weaving his wife into the story in his personal claim for just under $60,000.  In this claim he included such ridiculous items as storage of furniture and rent of his home.

Anyway I’ll let you read it all. It is proffered without prejudice, by demand from the public.

  • FlightCentreClaim by Gerard Baden Clay filed in Brisbane on 20 December 2000 District Court of Queensland
  • FlightCentreDefense Notice of Intention to Defend filed in Brisbane on 7 February 2001 District Court of Queensland