Hunt for a serial killer in W.A. Pt.2

UK_AusOn New Years day 1999, a young woman was running along the road near Bunbury, Western Australia.  Someone was watching and waiting.

Slowing to a walk, the young woman was accosted by a naked male with criminal intent. He had picked the wrong victim this time.

This assault led to the sex offender being deported back to the UK in 1999 with a slap on the wrist and a $750 fine.  He had out-stayed his visitor’s visa.

Mark James McDonald had earned his first conviction aged 16 in 1986. He had put a knife to a woman’s throat, fondled her breasts and demanded cash before running off; sentence – six weeks detention.

Further sexual assaults followed with probation and community service orders. His last UK conviction date was in 1990 for assaulting a London police officer when he tried to avoid arrest.

Two years later he popped up in Australia.  We may well wonder how he got a visa to gain entry; perhaps his string of aliases give us a clue.  Mark James McDonald was not his birth name. Born Mark Phillip Dixie, he was also known to have used the aliases Shane Turner, Mark James Down and Steven McDonald.  Shane Turner was his favourite name, while in Aus.

Arriving in Manly, Sydney in January 1993 after following his de-facto and two sons to the land down-under, he moved to Queensland in 1995 and kept on the move living for periods in Melbourne and Adelaide before heading west. He is known to have been in Perth in March 1996 and based himself in the west until his deportation in April, 1999.

You may well ask, why I am including this male in a forensic astrology enquiry? Allow me to fast forward six years, to 25 September, 2005 in order to light the way.

On that fateful night in September, Sally Anne Bowman had arranged to go out for a drink with her older sister Nicole at Lloyd’s Bar in central Croydon, London England.  Her boyfriend drove her home to Blenheim Crescent, Croydon, but the pair had an argument in his car outside her home.   Again someone was watching and waiting.

Dixie had spotted the pair and waited nearby until tearful Sally Anne got out of the car and her boyfriend drove away.

Sally Anne didn’t make it to the front door; was stabbed three times through the neck severing her voice box and carotid artery causing massive blood loss. Mark Dixie then stabbed her twice in the stomach and as she lay on the ground in her driveway used her body to relieve his sexual urge.

Dixie was only caught after a routine mouth swab was taken when he was arrested over a minor pub brawl some nine months later. There was a DNA match. Dixie faced the courts for Sally’s murder, was found guilty and jailed for life; ordered to serve a minimum of 34 years.

A trail led back to Western Australia.  He had left DNA at the scene of a similar crime in June 1998, although the young woman in that attack survived to give evidence at his London trial, helping to convict him.

Dixie has yet to be charged with that crime in Australia, however the accused is not going anywhere soon.  We now know that this sex predator is capable of murder.

According to media reports, Mark Phillip Dixie has not been considered a suspect in the Claremont killings as his modus operandi, is that he only attacks people close to his home; that he supposedly does not drive a car.

We know that both of these things are incorrect. He had not ventured out from his place of residence in order to murder Sally. He was on a drug-taking binge with friends not far from Sally Bowman’s residence, when he killed the 18 year old.

We also know that he used a motor vehicle to reach the place of the assault, which led to his deportation from Australia.

DixieI am compelled to undertake a forensic astrology enquiry after noting that his natal astrology is similar to that of Adrian Bayley alleged killer of Gillian Meagher in Melbourne, Australia – see Pt 1.

Using the murder of Sally as our basis of attempting to understand this killer, we generate a bi-wheel of that event and view his interaction with the forensic planetary tensions.

With forensic astrology we open the toolkit of a belief system of the ancients, generating astrology charts and comparing snapshots of the heavens at particular times.  We can suggest and ask questions, nothing more.

Preparation of a rectified chart for Mark Phillip Dixie in order to enquire of his character, reveals that his ascendant rises at 16 degrees Leo conjunct the fixed star of Alterf.  I must therefore share the following quote, for if we read it in the context of a serial killer it reveals all, even down to the collection of trophies.

“Who can doubt the nature of the monstrous Lion, and the pursuits he prescribes? The lion ever devises fresh fights and fresh warfare on animals, and lives on spoil and pillaging of flocks. The sons of the Lion are filled with the urge to adorn their proud portals with pelts and to hang up on their walls the captured prey, to bring the peace of terror to the woods, and to live upon plunder.

There are those whose like bent is not checked by the city-gates, but they swagger about in the heart of the capital with droves of beasts; they display mangled limbs at the shop-front, slaughter to meet the demands of luxury, and count it gain to kill. Their temper is equally prone to fitful wrath and ready withdrawal.”       Manilius, “Astronomica” 1st century AD, p.237.

UK-DixiePutting Dixie’s natal chart aside, we draw up a bi-wheel at the time of the murder of Sally Bowman in London and view Dixie’s natal chart through this freeze-frame in time.

  • Drug use is his nemesis with Neptune at the bottom of the chart
  • Overhead at the MC is Mars of the event transiting to conjunct Dixie’s grim reaper, the planet Saturn; the forensic planets collide.
  • Uranus in the heavens is at the descending angle; frantic and sudden changes of his already disturbed mind.
  • Lunar nodal axis is also at the horizon line portending a traumatic event and the public’s outcry as a result of this crime.
  • Natal Mars has just been triggered by the ascendant conjunction.  Time for action.
  • Robbery is a motive with the very busy 2nd house – the heavens reveal a Sun-Mercury conjunction creating immediate tension between Dixie’s Pluto-Sun-Uranus pattern; his personal madness.
  • Moon and Sun are at square aspect in the heavens indicating a relationship at odds.

Both relationships: the killer and his partner as well as the victim and her boyfriend were experiencing this phenomenon – Moon square Sun. Relationship turmoil was in the air that fateful night.

From that we know that this man has the lunacy factor going and without going into the details of the crime, he has the potential to be a serial killer.  We can all sleep at night as this beast is locked up for the next 34 years within the British corrective system.

Considering that Dixie was in Perth over the period of the Claremont murders, we must make a forensic enquiry; the crimes remain unsolved.  Our three from the last post are our first port of call.

  • Sarah Ellen Spiers     – January 1996 (not found)
  • Jane Louise Rimmer – June 1996
  • Ciara Eilish Glennon – March 1997

trio-Dixie click on image for full size

Being aware that there are similarities between the charts of Adrian Ernest Bayley (Edwards) and Mark Phillip Dixie (see Pt.1) we would therefore expect to see quite a bit of tension in the first bi-wheel; the event of Sarah Ellen Spiers disappearance.

  • Should it be confirmed that Shane Turner/Mark Dixie was in Perth at the end of January 1996, we can seriously compare the bi-wheels and charts of Bayley and Dixie in regard to the disappearance of Sarah Spiers.
  • We also have to consider that Dixie may not have been in Perth at the time.  He is believed to have arrived in the capital in March, 1996, however we can still make note of the tension in the chart as if he were a POI and there is plenty of it.
  • The second bi-wheel is the event of the last sighting of Jane Louise Rimmer and again we note there is no indication that this POI, Mark Dixie was involved.
  • The third bi-wheel is the perspective of the last sighting of Ciara Eilish Glennon and the tension with Mark Dixie’s natal wheel.  This bi-wheel is of utmost interest as the locator angle aligns with the methodology we use for SAR.

MAP-locator-Glennonclick on image for full size

We superimpose the third bi-wheel above (vertical rotation) over the map of the land.  The locator angle intersects Mars and Mercury of the event (inner wheel) and natal Pluto (outer wheel) and the MC/IC angle.

I don’t believe we could get a stronger indication than that.

The heaven and Ciara have had their voices heard.  The suggestion is that Mark Phillip Dixie is involved in the murder of this young woman.

Highlighted in red are the forensic indicators –

  • Pluto (power/powerlessness) represents the ultimate loss of power – death. (outer wheel)
  • Saturn (grim reaper) death himself. (inner wheel)
  • Mars the willful act of taking a life (inner wheel)
  • Uranus represents sudden changes, upheaval (inner wheel)
  • Mercury on this occasion is representative of the victim’s voice (inner wheel)

Highlighted in green is Jupiter (outer wheel) inflating what it touches.

  • Jupiter is in tension with Uranus (inner wheel).  Ciara would have initiated the sudden changes; attempt to flee her attacker.

Highlighted in blue is the emotional impact.

  • Moon (inner wheel) is in tension with the Lunar nodal axis in the outer wheel the immediacy of the trauma on the victim and the public outcry that followed.

Mark Phillip Dixie, aka Shane Turner was known to have resided in every state of Australia. All unsolved violent sex crimes during that 6-year period need to be checked, if not already; DNA is available.

claremontNote:  We need to put out a call here for birth data of possible perpetrators of the murder of Jane Louise Rimmer, if only to exclude them from a forensic enquiry.

Beware the Ides of March

fortune-cookiesJulius Caesar’s fortune cookie warned the Emperor of Rome of impending doom.

She was some cookie and an oracle with great foresight as it turns out, however Caesar was not wary; did not beware and a knife in the back was the result.  Et tu, Brute?

Why bring the Ides of March to the table, MM?  They’re not due until 15th March.

jill_meagherToday, the media informed us of a committal hearing  date being set; a hearing for a vicious crime by a brute of a man with a record of violence against women.  The date of the murder was 22nd September, 2012.

We shared two posts with detailed astrology in relation to the disappearance and murder of this Irish born colleen; the victim, Jill Meagher.

Adrian Ernest Bayley is to face court on 12th and 13th March, 2013 in Melbourne, Victoria; face the court at a committal hearing for the  murder of Gillian Edie Meagher.

Apart from remembering the rape and murder of a beautiful young vibrant woman and the public outrage, do these dates in March ring bells for you?  They sure did for me. 

A second brute will be before the courts in the lead up to the Ides of March.

abcGerard Baden-Clay stands accused of murdering his wife, Allison June Baden-Clay on 19th April, 2012.   Following two failed attempts to get bail, Baden-Clay remains on remand awaiting a committal hearing, set down for three days from 11th March, 2013 in Brisbane, Queensland.

That these two committal hearings fall on the same dates, is that a coincidence?  I don’t think so… 

I just have to have a look to see what the heavens have to say about this.  What is so eventful about these particular dates?

I know with certainty from the statistics on this blog alone, that people from all over the world are checking in for news in relation to the murder of Allison June Baden-Clay and Gillian Edie Meagher.

I doubt there is a country in the world at the moment, where the focus is not on the administration of justice; of fairness of some kind. Why is there more interest in justice being served at this time than any other?   Is this a global trend or will the pressure ease with time?

We know that both of these cases have been high profile media events with public outrage and grief shared across social media.  The desire for Justice is high on the agenda.  From experience, we know that in astrological terms, the planet Jupiter is symbolic of Justice. So what’s going on with Jupiter at the moment?

The planetary symbolism lasts as long as the planet is in aspect.  Jupiter is a little farther from the Sun than the inner planets and it naturally follows that Jupiter’s influence lasts longer than say, the planet Mercury or Mars.  Currently Jupiter is transiting through the zodiac sign of Gemini (the planet ruled by Mercury) and Mercury equates with communication.  So it follows then, that communication is the territory and justice is the traveller.

justice-scales:bellsNote that all forms of communication; lies, truth the whole shebang will be on the agenda.

Jupiter is also the inflater, so we’re all communicating; madly talking and shouting about lots of things.  People are currently really getting out there and being vocal.

It must be noted that with Gemini in the picture take all ‘so-called-facts’ with a grain of salt.  Check your sources.  Porky pies abound!

The planet Jupiter has been in retrograde motion as well, which upsets us – the planet appears to be going backward = psychologically, we get rattled.  You can question all you like, “How can a planet that we can hardly see in the heavens, let alone identify, rattle our chains?”

Instinctively (it’s in our psychological dna) we know that planets go forward, not backward and so the slightest movement, that is different from the norm, creates psychological chaos and fear.  This event – the appearance of going backwards – is an optical illusion and so drawing our attention to the fact (here and now) – it is an illusion, Jupiter is not going backwards, should ease the stress somewhat.  We can then rationalise the fear and dismiss it.

The Jupiter retrograde ends at the end of January, 2013 giving us calmer waters ahead, at least psychologically; hopefully it will become a little less manic across social media beyond the end of the month.

Another point worthy of note in relation to Gemini is that whereas in the past openness ruled and people used their personal names on social media, the Gemini effect has provided anonymity; aliases have been popping up all over the place.  People who would not normally be vocal in public are having their say about Justice.

This Jupiter cycle of Gemini traits will continue to peak and wane, according to tension aspects with other planets until Jupiter cruises on into the zodiac sign of Cancer, in July, 2013, however we have two committal hearings on the public agenda before then.  They will be Gemini events of some magnitude.

These two committal hearings will be media events, we can be sure of that.  My curiosity was peaked with the commonality of dates and so I thought I might take a look at what we can expect, from an astrological standpoint.  What tensions might be in the heavens.  How will Justice fare?

In order to undertake a forensic astrology enquiry, we have two events; committal hearings on two days in common.  They are in two different cities within two different time-frames.  We have no need to include the brutes.  This is enough information to get a feel for the air; to undertake a general enquiry of the calendar.

I do not mean to lessen either court case or prioritise either one.  This is a pseudo-scientific enquiry of the heavens. Astrology is not scientific fact and is not presented as being factual.

Utilising superstition and the auspicious number thirteen for our exercise, let’s select a day in common, the 13th March as the event; and the thirteenth hour as the time.

committal-dualAn astrological enquiry is somewhat reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland.  Where the clock goes backwards, an astrology wheel goes; moves anti-clockwise Continue reading Beware the Ides of March

Midpoints and murder

Exploration of the subtleties of astrological aspects in the horoscope of the accused, Gerard Baden-Clay, our focus remains in the realm of nature, the perspective he brought with him into this life; the lot he has chosen to live. As much as we would like to get to pick the meat out of the bones, it’s not time yet to visit the nurturing aspect, the influence of his parents, siblings or those who were part of his early life.

We need to peel off another layer to discover what the Fates have in store.  They hinted in my last post, rather bluntly I thought, that there was much to be revealed among the midpoints, in relation to the crime and so today we return to the subtleties of these midpoints in the horoscope wheels of the accused and the crime event – that fateful night of 19 April, 2012.

A midpoint is not a physical entity like a planet.  It is a mathematical point of considerable significance in an astrological chart. The use of midpoints historically goes back to around the year 1200 AD when Guido Bonati, a famous Italian Astrologer, used ‘half-sums’ (midpoints) in his interpretations of horoscope wheels.

When an astrologer refers to the Sun/Moon midpoint for example, they are referring to the point halfway between the Sun and the Moon. For example, if the Sun is at 10 degrees Aries and the Moon is at 20 degrees Aries, the Sun/Moon midpoint is 15 degrees Aries.  A midpoint makes contact with a planet in a horoscope; the combined energies of the midpoint interact with the planetary energies.  Eg, if a midpoint makes contact with the Sun and the midpoint is Mars/Pluto.  It is written as Sun=Mars/Pluto.

  • Sun=Mars/Pluto is likely to be interpreted as – this individual takes pride in asserting power; Sun=Pluto/North Node – this individual takes pride in being a powerful public figure.  Mars=Mercury/Ascendant – action man talks about and has a lot of ideas about – himself.  Do any of those examples sound like anyone we know?  Of course, they’re the midpoints of Gerard Baden-Clay – his view of the world, which is not necessarily ours.

At five minutes to midnight, on the night of the murder the midpoint picture was different.

Sun=Moon/Jupiter  This event was emotionally highly charged;  pride was an inflated issue; opinions were a sensitive subject.  The Sun gives us the ‘pride’; the Moon tells us that there is an ‘emotional charge’; Jupiter expands what it touches, ‘inflates’ as well as bring the focus onto ‘opinions’.   Midpoints give us a story.

  • When I consider another example, which was not present on this particular night – Venus=Mars/Neptune, we could have seduction on the agenda, as the focus with lots of ‘fairy dust’ (Neptune) being thrown about excessively; ‘porky pies’ by the truckload or liquor plied – anything to ease the way for a little romance, shall we say.  However in another situation there could be a very different interpretation.

I am reminded of a sculptor who lived long, long ago on the island of Cyprus.  His name was Pygmalion. A very sensitive and moral chap who was horrified at the rough and tumble of his fellow creatures; the sinful lives and general wickedness by both men and women. He was a dreamer, an artist and steadfast in his moral high ground. We might consider him overly restrained by today’s standards; committed to retaining his innocence until wedded bliss.

Unfortunately as the years passed, he never met a kindred spirit to share his life. He dreamed his dreams of love lost and in the long evenings he chiseled away at wood and stone, making toy soldiers, flutes and things that took his fancy, to while-away the long nights. His little pieces were more of a hobby, more pleasurable than his daily chore of sculpting grand statues and the like.

One day he picked up a piece of ivory while rummaging in his sculptor’s store and put it in his pocket. Pygmalion took it home and under a crescent moon one evening, as Venus shone brightly in the sky, he picked up the smooth piece of ivory in his hands and began to imagine what it might reveal to him.

As he worked with his tiny chisels, he felt a tingling in his fingers. His senses became more alert. Pygmalion knew it was a special night. He could feel the presence of the Goddess.  His pulse quickened and his heart rate increased; his blood pressure levels probably jumped a few points and goodness knows what was going on in his hormone storage tank.

The planets had aligned, his time had come, for before he knew it a form was shaping in his hands.  As he worked, he released a beauty from the bone, more beautiful than any he had created before in wood, stone or ivory.

Not a flute as was his want to carve, but the woman of his dreams. Her shape was womanly, her legs were lean and with her face revealed, his spirits soared and love swelled in his heart. He put her down. He picked her up. Was she flesh or bone? Her skin was milky white, the color of the Moon. She remained cool ivory in his hands. Placing her gently by his pillow, he dreamed sweet dreams, that night.

Pygmalion’s days passed, his daily routine became the dream and each evening he hurried home to be in reality, with his ivory-skinned beauty.  He whispered to her. He caressed her. He bought home little gifts to her each night – shells from the beach; a flower whose perfume had attracted him; a feather dropped from heaven that day; the first rays of sunshine after rain.  Each and every night he held her in his arms, with no response. She remained cool ivory in his hands and many, many nights he prayed to Venus, that love might join him in his lonely existence.

As the annual feast day of the goddess drew near, Pygmalion made pilgrimage to Venus’ shrine. He threw himself before her; lay prostrate before her statue; pleaded for her help. In his despair he even offered his life if need be, for the cause of love. The temple maidens hid from view.  Venus was obviously busy elsewhere.

However duty calls, as it is want to. Her diary opened at our page, Venus, by her presence, heard Pygmalion’s plea. He must have struck a chord or the right note in his wailing, for Venus was stirred to action.  The temple flame flickered and rose as if in answer to his prayers. He felt his beating heart flutter even more than usual so, with hope eternal in his breast, he paid homage to the Goddess of Desire then rushed home to his delight.

Taking his ivory beauty to his chest, he felt her warm beneath his touch. She had a pulse; her body swelled to meet him; she moved her limbs, her arms, and her body; her face gained color. Ruby lips smiled up at him, returning his embrace. Pygmalion had whistled up his living doll.   Now that m’dears, is Venus in action – Venus=Mars/Neptune.

My Fair Lady (based on Pygmalion) was a huge hit in the West End, as well as on the screen and think about how many other movies are based on the story of Pygmalion.  Ruby Sparks is about to hit our screens any day now. You can bet Allison loved them all.

  • Allison had Venus=Jupiter/Neptune which equates to a ‘rose-coloured glasses’ event.  Note that Mars is not in the picture (no action) and replaced by Jupiter (inflation).  That gives us the big dream, which remains as a fantasy; not grounded in reality. Allison would have loved the fantasy element of the chick flick. The bigger the better.

Midpoints are our richness, our wealth of character.  Some are of good character and others bring tears to our eyes and much wringing of hands. The resulting meld of two planets; a subtle mix gives us another layer to explore in an effort to understand the behaviour of the accused, together with the sulphurous smell in the atmosphere at the time of the crime.  The midpoints reveal the subtleties, the unconscious desires in all of us.  That someone should peel off the layers, be it an apple, an onion, or the human psyche, what we find can be delicious or distasteful.

Let’s take the crime event (the time of 11.55pm on 19 April 2012) as an example of a planet, which will have any individual’s midpoints interacting with it; then consider the midpoints, which already exist in the horoscope of the accused and interpret astrologically.

There is one point, which leaps off the page.  I duck before the crone pokes me again. At the top of the wheel of the ‘crime event’, the mid-heaven; the Medium Coeli; the MC, we can see that the zodiac is at 02degrees Scorpio.  We note also that the transiting Sun is in opposition to this point.  The Sun is where we can expect it to be as after-all, it is five minutes before midnight.

The MC is an angle (one of the four major angles in a horoscope) as well as the cusp of the tenth house.  This is the point where the focus is on ‘who you are’ or ‘who you think you are’.  The MC represents our most visible achievements in the eyes of society, our public ‘face’ (as opposed to our more personal ‘face’ at the Ascendant), our accomplishments, and our overall sense of responsibility and standing in society.  Basically it’s our reputation.

This is the point in time where Gerard Baden-Clay’s world collided with the real world, in real time. This is where he has made his reputation. Whatever he achieved in his life before this point in time, means nothing, zilch. At precisely 11.55pm Gerard Baden-Clay interacted and changed his reputation (MC) in the following manner.

MC=Sun/Moon  His primary midpoint is the Sun/Moon. There is nothing bigger in an individual’s life than this point interacting with a planetary station. We are not talking character building here in a natal horoscope.  If someone were born with MC=Sun/Moon the individual could look forward to a stunning career and public reputation.

Gerard Baden-Clay was not born with this midpoint, however by the crime that he is accused of committing having occurred at this particular point in time, we can guarantee a public reputation of sorts.  We have peeled off a layer.

  • Astrologically speaking, found guilty, the reputation of the accused will not reach a higher point in his lifetime than this. This is ‘it’ for him, the end of the road in the reputation stakes.

There are more midpoints and I add them, as they are specifically at the same point and add to the weight under the saddle.

MC=Venus/Jupiter  His reputation as a ladies man is overinflated (Jupiter); he is in fact an opinionated (Jupiter) philanderer and with the transiting Sun at the IC (bottom of the wheel), his opinion of himself as a reputable ladies man is highlighted and open to ridicule.

MC=Venus/IC  His reputation as a high roller in the money stakes (the alternative aspect of Venus) is illuminated (by the transiting Sun at the IC). By now the magnifying glass is smoking under the heat.  There ‘aint no money, honey.  There’s no place at the high rollers table for you.

MC=Jupiter/IC   His reputation (again highlighted by the Sun at the IC) is in tatters big time. Inflated, opinionated, this nag is knackered.

MC=Uranus/Neptune  His reputation is fed by the fantasy (Neptune), ‘that things can change suddenly’ (Uranus).  Don’t meddle with Uranus, as it inevitably brings daddy into the picture and we all know who Uranus’ daddy is – Chaos.

  • Is this the point where the accused had, what he thought was an epiphany?  Was he lured by Mammon’s light?