Sun/Moon midpoint

Staying with the natal chart of the accused Gerard Baden Clay and in the realm of the luminaries (the Sun and the Moon) there is a midpoint in particular to take note of.

In astrology it is called the Sun Moon Midpoint, a mathematical point midway (or exactly halfway) between the Sun and the Moon in a horoscope.

The Sun/Moon midpoint represents a point of “inner marriage” of your needs and your wants. It symbolises the close personal relationship of these psychological basics. This point is very important in any kind of relationship analysis, as well as the natal chart. This is the strongest point of individual need fulfillment, and thus it has to do with relationships and self-acceptance on a deep level. The Sun/Moon midpoint reveals your motivation, your driver in a horoscope.

Whenever we write of a midpoint of any planets it is indicated by the slash symbol as in ‘Sun/Moon’ or Venus/Moon etc

The accused, Gerard Baden-Clay’s midpoint Sun/Moon is at 02 Scorpio 55.  His natal chart reveals that at the time of his birth Venus was in conjunction with this midpoint as was the planet Jupiter. Now that’s a bunch of info! Straight off the top of my head reads ‘Scorpio – hmmm sex as a driver; this motivator together with Venus – a ‘ladies man’; ditto motivator together with Jupiter = lots of social activity.  My instinct tells me that we are talking about a ‘pants man’ here. Sure that’s easy to say considering the following:

Mainstream media reported:  At the time of the murder GBC had one mistress whom he has promised to leave his wife for, plus at least two other recent casual affairs on record.

To return to the classical astrological interpretations however, Jupiter conjunct Sun/Moon equates with the need to have successes as the focal point. When a person has Sun/Moon together with Jupiter they feel best when able to be directing, leading or guiding others at whatever level and that they won’t be happy in the role of ‘subject’.  So we have an instigator with the motivation of success.

A man with Venus in Scorpio to start with peaks my interest! These men have a strong need to control their partner, although this won’t be immediately apparent, and they may not ever admit to this. Depending on the moment, this male Venus in Scorpio will shoot you one of those piercing glares or totally blow up. Whichever style they choose, a slighted Scorpio lover is not a pretty sight. These people can be jealous of all of your attachments including your children or any other family members, but few will admit it. They’re not afraid of being underhanded in matters of the heart.

As to the midpoint significance, Venus conjunct Sun/Moon, well Venus is the focal point and the midpoint as you know is the fundamental driver. Rather than repeat myself, I think you can form your own opinion by combining the Venus in Scorpio together with Venus=Sun/Moon…  I think this confirms my initial instinct and that is just the Sun/Moon conjunctions. I haven’t discussed any further angles of interest yet!  Stay tuned as they say…

Sun and Moon combo

The first thing I look at with this horoscope for Gerard Baden-Clay is the combination of a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Sagittarius.  This would produce a dreamer who thinks in large broad terms; a Virgo who consistently belies the nature of the sign. Virgo by nature is usually quite practical.

With this luminary (Sun and Moon) mix he would be capable of doing things that he probably disapproves of (morally or ethically) for the sake of adventure, romance, and excitement. He is definitely not a classic Virgo possessing a focused mind. IMO – many of the thoughts that run though his head bear little connection to everyday life.

Instead of looking inside himself, he seems to hold preconceived notions of what he is or would like to be. GBC can be so idealistic at times that it will be hard for anyone to meet his expectations.

He can spend a good part of his life just daydreaming so his present incarceration provides plenty of time to fulfill this need.

The accused’s challenge will always be to control his restless nature and concentrate on things that have true relevancy. He would have a tendency toward bluntness in dealing with other people and often they would take a tactless comment much more personally than was intended. Human sensitivities are something that he has difficulty understanding.

He can be very dramatic in all his actions, and likely has a good talent for acting. This being second nature to him would make his assessment within the Arthur Gorrie Corrective Centre a challenge for the prosecution’s team of behavioural psychiatrists and psychologists.

A crime

On 20 April  2012 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia a missing persons report made headline news in the mainstream media. A former beauty queen, wife and mother of three was missing under what quickly appeared to be very suspicious circumstances. Her name was Allison Baden-Clay.

The name drew attention overseas as the ‘Baden’ part of the name was associated with the worldwide scouting movement and Lord Baden Powell.

As I continued to read the media headlines my interest grew.  The interviews and reports of what I considered bizarre behaviour of her husband and his family brought me ‘to attention’.  The story was on the lips of everyone I spoke to.

Ten days after her reported disappearance, Allison’s body was found by a canoeist on the bank of Kholo Creek under a road bridge. The media kept the story on page one.

On 13 June 2012, Gerard Baden-Clay, Allison’s husband was charged with the murder and disposal of her body. He was immediately held in remand pending a bail application.  The following Thursday a bomb scare ended the bail hearing and it was held over until the following day, Friday 22 June.  The accused was refused bail on the conditions that he was considered, by the judge, to be a flight risk.