Allison, Sun/Moon combo

How does this read for the perfect wife and mother scenario?

Allison June Baden-Clay, wife and victim has a Sun/Moon combo of Sun in Cancer and Moon in Virgo.

The common traits between these two signs of the zodiac, when in harmony, are conventionality, caution, and unpretentiousness. This particular blend focuses the emotional sensitivity of Cancer with the discrimination and practicality of Virgo. Having this combination, Allison would appeal to any young man who had not experienced these qualities in their life. She would have seemed to have such solid control on matters; expressing the ability to reason with particular emotional concern and caring.

She would have learned in her young life to show a smiling positive face to the world, to appear sure of herself. She would have managed her day-to day affairs with a cool, calm and practical head. Given the opportunity Allison would not have made decisions until she had a chance to reflect on any given situation and be certain that she made the right choice.

 Early on in her gentle upbringing, she may have been especially shy and prudent; seemingly unsure of herself. Her confidence would have increased as she matured because of an innate desire to absorb knowledge and master the details of all she turned her hand to.

The Moon in Virgo creates an individual who can rationalise and analyse things very well. This talent not withstanding, snap judgments and hunches could often miss the mark if they were taken without consideration of the consequences. Given time to put her thoughts and ideas into practice, Allison would have been especially skilled at sensing the needs of other people.

Having a natural inclination to serving the needs of the public, she would have handled any position of authority well. Her ease with authority meant that she also liaised well with those senior to her.  She no doubt had great respect for principles, codes, laws and traditions of the land.

She will, without a doubt, trust that the law will not to be an ass on this occasion.

Mercury, heady stuff

How do you tell an accused murderer how to blend his head with his heart?

His emotions (Moon in Sagittarius) are telling him, “It’s all cool, man” and his mind (Mercury in Virgo) is telling him, “Get the details right, don’t miss the detail, man.” It’s all hard left, right, then front and centre.

The heart and the head are at odds (90degrees off in fact – they are in square aspect) irrational at one moment, and logical the next. How to blend the head and the heart is a constant struggle for such an individual.  Makes me wonder if perhaps he might be a tad dyslexic.

The hard aspect of a square of the Moon and Mercury generates irrational and rational thoughts and feelings. This may not be obvious to anyone who doesn’t have an intimate knowledge of the person as it’s pretty much something that takes place “upstairs” in the mind.

Fantasy and reality would tend to blur, when under stress.

Oh what a tangled web he weaves.

Mercury, fleetness of mind

Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun. In astrological terms, Mercury represents how we communicate, our thoughts, ideas and words.

Gerard Baden-Clay has Mercury in the zodiac sign of Virgo (it’s all in the details, man) and resides in the second house of his chart (the money/values house). It is not surprising that, as a young man, he should choose to study accountancy.

In relation to Mercury aspects in his birth chart Baden-Clay has a quindecile aspect (see the navigation menu) between Mercury (in Virgo) and a minor planet, Chiron (in Aries).  I would not normally bring a minor planet into a profile unless it were in such a position as this.  Chiron is recognised as ‘the wounded healer’ and in astrological terms has strong karmic meaning (the place where we can heal our wounded selves.)

Chiron shakes us according to our character, as revealed through the symbols of the natal chart. A person with strong Mars will more than likely turn to violent action, or aggressive behaviour in order to avoid the truth; someone with strong Venus will smother in pleasure; one who has a powerful Moon may become drug or alcohol affected; Jupiter will turn to gambling; Saturn to overwork and so on for all the planetary types.

Mercury in Virgo would indicate a neurotic obsession with the details of his thoughts, words or ideas. The Chiron in Aries is fiery and associated with Mars, the planetary ruler of Aries. Baden-Clay has Mars in a strong position in relation to his ego, however Mars discussion is for another day.

Midpoints galore

This person has midpoints galore!  I don’t think we will need to explore beyond the aspects of conjunction in order to get a fair idea of what’s going on under the covers.

There are no less than ten conjunctions between natal planets and midpoints in this chart.

Sun=Mars/Pluto; Moon=Uranus/North Node; Mercury=Venus/Ascendant (nb Asc. is my rectification); Venus=Sun/Moon;Venus=Uranus/Neptune; Mars=Mercury/Asc;Jupiter=Sun/Moon; Uranus=Sun/Venus; Pluto=Sun/Uranus; Pluto=Jupiter/Asc.

I don’t want to try to explain astrology here but give a general outline. So for the interpretation method:

(focus)= (the what and how the focus operates)

ie: Sun=Mars/Pluto reads as the Sun (what it represents is the focus) equals Mars/Pluto (what the focus is and how it operates)

So briefly:

Sun=Mars/Pluto   The ego definition=assertive power surges, can be intimidating or even violent

Moon=Uranus/North Node  The emotional fulfilment needs=an innovative relationship with the public (nb: unfortunately this can also extend to his relationship as an accused murderer fulfilling this need at least as long as a trial, if there is one, is in the public arena).

Mercury=Venus/Ascendant (nb. Asc measurement is by rectification) The communication method used=based on image consciousness to the point of vanity

Venus=Sun/Moon The social and relationship needs=to be in the spotlight/centre stage

Venus=Uranus/Neptune The social and relationship needs=exist in a fantasy/are concealed

Mars=Mercury/Asc  The use of energy=self serving thoughts

Jupiter=Sun/Moon  Public recognition=be in the spotlight/centre stage

Uranus=Sun/Venus  Individualistic expression=illumination of relationships (to be seen to be …)

Pluto=Sun/Uranus The power needs=feelings of superiority/‘above’ the rules’

Pluto =Jupiter/Asc  The power needs=an over-inflated ego

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