the gambler… Pt.2

The house always wins in the end…lapt

Joran van der Sloot did not stay around to support his widowed mother or younger brothers in Aruba.  He had swindled US dollars burning a hole in his pocket and after country-hopping through South America he landed in Lima, Peru where a poker tour and the fates awaited.

stephanyThere were card tables a-plenty in Lima and Joran van der Sloot became friendly with pretty young 21 year-old Peruvian, Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez, a fellow gambler.

The pair were seen at the tables together over a couple of days and after she had won a sizable sum, CCTV footage showed the two of them retiring to a hotel room together.

Only one person exited that room alive and the casino winnings went with them.

We reiterate, this is an astrology enquiry, not a scientific study.  We can only suggest possibilities within the framework of classic astrology. Only the planets are real, the rest is drawn like a curtain.  Our forensic astrology enquiry is an effort to let some light into the picture by drawing-back the curtains.

The date is 30th May, 2010.  It is exactly five years to the day since Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba (see pt.1). The bi-wheels tell the story.

vandersloot-duoThe inner wheel is a snapshot of the heavens at the time that Joran van der Sloot and Stephany Flores Ramirez were last seen.  The first outer wheel is the position of the planets on the day Stephany was born and the second outer wheel is the natal chart of Joran van der Sloot.

The usual forensic astrology suspects are present in the first bi-wheel.  Highlighted in red in the inner wheel is Saturn, the grim reaper aka Father Time.  The smell of death is in the air.

  • There is a tension aspect with Saturn, which immediately reveals itself and that is the square aspect to Stephany’s natal Saturn-Uranus conjunction.
  • The connection from Stephany’s natal Saturn-Uranus is also in quindecile aspect (obsession) from the Venus-nodal axis highlighted in turquoise – see red line.

That’s a mouthful and a half.  To put that into plain language, Stephany is changeable by nature.  The Saturn-Uranus pull is the old and the new.  The new will always win in such a struggle; change is second-nature for Stephany, but not for someone who is unstable, like Joran van der Sloot.

We can suggest that this element is a large part of the killing, as the planet Saturn of the event is in tension here; that is not to say that robbery was not a motive for the crime.  The violence of the killing would be the Saturn-Saturn-Uranus indicator.

The quindecile Venus-nodal axis is likely to have brought the violence against women issue onto the headlines in Latin America and hopefully some societal changes have come about as a result – the old ways discarded for the new.  The astrology aspect would indicate this.

Staying with the first bi-wheel, highlighted in pink adds to the story.  It would appear that drugs could very well be in the room with Stephany’s natal Neptune aspected by Pluto-Moon at the descendant.  Her natal Venus is also aspected by quindecile with this Moon. The lunatic element referred to in Pt.1 is with us again.

  • Highlighted in green at the top of the first bi-wheel is Stephany’s natal Mars.  The planet is in tension by exact square to Pluto at the time of the event (highlighted pink).

We can safely say that Stephany did not go down without a struggle.  With Mars in Aries, she would have been a feisty young woman and given the chance would had retaliated against her attacker before being overcome.

When we compare the second bi-wheel, that of Joran van der Sloot on that morning in Lima, Peru, we notice synchronicities between the two bi-wheels immediately.

  • Where Stephany’s Mars is at 3 degrees Aries, we have her accused murderer’s nodal axis.  This is to be the public downfall and karma for Joran van der Sloot;  Stephany and her feisty Mars.

The suggestion of drugs is confirmed when we compare the two charts. Highlighted in pink we see Neptune in a similar alignment, despite the year difference in their ages.

If this Neptune position were just in van der Sloot’s chart alone, we could suggest that there is a fantasy relationship in progress, but not with the victim having the same alignment, at least not on this occasion.  We are not in a costume drama.

  • Pluto of the event is in tension with the nodal axis; another public event. Power domination again.
  • Highlighted in red is Neptune of the event (the fantasy together with the anniversary of the killing of Natalee Holloway) is in quindecile aspect with Joran van der Sloot’s Sun.  We have  psychosis enacted before our eyes.
  • With a Sun, Mars and Venus in Leo, this male considers himself the alpha male, so when the tension aspect with Mercury (dark blue) is highlighted, this is an argument he is not going to let a mere female get a word in.

Stephany was severely beaten and died as a result of being strangled.  Joran van der Sloot wrapped her body in the bed-sheet, out of sight-out of mind; packed his bag and calmly walked out, taking her money and her car keys.

The 22 year-old Dutchman was arrested in Santiago, Chile three days later, following an Interpol Peru alert that he was wanted in connection with the killing of 21-year-old Stephany.   Van der Sloot was to eventually plead guilty and sentenced in January 2012 to serve 28 years in a Peruvian jail; now safely tucked away in the big house.

image-trioVan der Sloot remains the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice, or international wanted persons alert, issued at the request of US authorities for extortion in connection with the disappearance of US teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005, for whom an INTERPOL Yellow Notice, an international missing persons alert, remains valid.

The FBI will have to wait 28 years before they get their man.

the gambler… Pt.1

casinoJoran van der Sloot was still only 21 years-old and yet he had been sitting at card tables in casinos since his mid teens.

The routine wasn’t going to change until fate dealt him a hand he couldn’t refuse the following year, but this was 2009.

He was sitting at a card table in a Macau casino. He wore a loud, multicolored jacket with the logo of L.A. Café, a seedy Manila bar and brothel and was surrounded by an entourage of young men; another casino, another country.

Van der Sloot was asked by a fellow gambler, as to why he continued to talk to the media, after all he’d been burned by a Dutch journalist.  The journalist had used hidden-camera footage, which appeared to reveal Joran van der Sloot confessing to disposing of Natalie Holloway’s body in Aruba.

There was no raise of an eyebrow or query as to how he was recognized by his fellow gambler when van der Sloot replied very matter-of-factly,

“Because they give me money.”

My ears pricked, “Here’s a young man with a possible gambling addiction, probable sociopathic tendencies and a lack of emotional connection and that’s just for a start.” What is going on here?

Four years earlier, American Natalee Ann Holloway was vacationing on the Dutch Antilles island of Aruba in the Caribbean; teenagers letting their hair down, celebrating after school.  It was an unofficial Alabama high-school graduation trip. Natalee was in the company of more than 120 fellow students and just seven chaperones staying at the Holiday Inn.  They thought they were safe in this popular holiday destination.

nataleeIt was the teenagers last night out before they were due to return to the US with the rest of their lives to unfold before them, however the fates were to step into the picture for one eighteen year-old.

She was not to go home to her family, nor was she to have a future beyond the public’s interest in her disappearance and the mystery surrounding it.

Natalee Holloway met up with the Dutch-born Joran van der Sloot at a card table in a gambling venue that night. She was a tourist out for fun on her last night in Aruba.  He was of a similar age and a local, his family having relocated from the Netherlands when he was just a toddler.

The last time that Natalee was seen that fateful night was at 1.30am on 30th May 2005 and in the company of Joran van der Sloot.  Despite years of investigation, arrests and re-arrests over the next five years, no-one was ever held to account for her disappearance and a body was never found.

By March 2010, in need of money to finance his gambling habit, van der Sloot contacted Natalee’s family offering to tell them the location of their daughter’s body, but for a price. An undercover sting was set up in Aruba; a combination of cash and an international wire transfer of $25,000 deposit went into the pocket of Joran van der Sloot.

Authorities back in the US were alerted by the undercover negotiators following the payment of the deposit, however it took three months for an arrest warrant for fraud to be issued by the FBI.  Interpol was alerted in June, but van der Sloot had already spent the money at the tables by then.

The information he had provided Natalee’s family led to nothing.  It was just another one of the lies, which fell so easily from his lips and Natalee’s remains were not found.

During those three months van der Sloot travelled to Argentina, Colombia, then on to Peru for a poker tournament where another young woman he met at the gambling table, awaited her fate.

Before we go further, we can make an astrology enquiry of the charts of Natalee Ann Holloway, victim; Joran Andreas Petrus van der Sloot, alleged murderer and his father Paulus who was suspected of being involved in the disposal of the victim’s body.

Using the perspective of the heavens at the time Natalee and Joran were last seen together in Aruba on 30th May, 2005, we generate bi-wheels for all three. Note here that we do not know the time of day/night, which any of these three individuals were born and so the Moon placement in the outer wheels is within 5-10 degrees of accuracy and so we will not rely on their input for our interpretation.

This is an astrology enquiry, not a scientific one.  We can only suggest possibilities within the framework of classic astrology.  The planetary positions are correct in so far as the dates on the public record are accurate.


The first bi-wheel is of the victim, Natalee.  The inner wheel is the time that she was last seen and the outer wheel is the planetary positions on the day of her birth.  We can share how she came to meet her fate on that night in Aruba, Dutch Antilles; a story according to the heavens.

Referring primarily to the inner wheel, having a timed event we can share the importance of the angles with the planets highlighted in turquoise immediately having their input.

  • Mars at the ascendant is an indicator of violence in forensic astrology
  • Pluto at the MC is a death indicator (loss of ultimate power).
  • Venus at the IC in exact opposition denotes the female victim.

Still in the inner wheel of the event, highlighted yellow (in the 12th house of the mind) is the planet Uranus conjunct Moon, which equates as sudden changes in mood/emotional swings.  These two planets are also in tension aspect with the Sun-Mercury highlighted dark blue.

Apart from the emotional mood swings there are swings in communication and plenty of Gemini tricks.  Sun and Mercury are both in the zodiac sign of Gemini.  For us in forensic terms, that’s lying, manipulation and trickery.

Highlighted in green is the Lunar nodal axis.  We have highlighted this as it aligns exactly with Natalee’s nodal axis in the outer wheel.  This can be interpreted as a karmic event, a large public event and also indicate a mother who didn’t let her daughter’s death waste for nothing.  We join in keeping this focus alive.

Following the highlighted yellow planets we can see by the yellow line that there is a connection to the planet Saturn in Natalee’s chart (highlighted in red).

This indicates that she was killed (for us Saturn is the grim reaper and Father Time) as a result of these ‘emotional swings’. We can also offer the interpretation that her alleged killer is, in all probability, a lunatic i.e. deeply affected by the Moon’s phases.

Natalee’s planet Pluto (also highlighted in red) is in quindecile aspect to the nodal axis.  Her death will become an obsession to the public.  We know this to be a fact by just looking at the amount of media coverage over the intervening years.

Note the red line intersecting Natalee’s Saturn and extending to intersect with the Sun on the outer wheel.  This line would indicate a probable location of her body if it were to be flipped vertically and superimposed over a map of the location where she was last seen.

The second bi-wheel is Joran van der Sloot the alleged killer.  We can see highlighted in turquoise that his natal planet Uranus (sudden changes) at the top of the bi-wheel and in the outer wheel aligns exactly with Pluto (power) in the inner wheel and in exact opposition to Venus (female) in the inner wheel.

This is the first of our forensic indicators that indicate that we can ask the question of the heavens and get an affirmative reply. This eighteen year-old male killed Natalee Holloway.

There were sudden changes in power between these two; he overpowered the female. With Pluto being the death indicator, we can even suggest that this male would have felt empowered by killing a young woman.

Joran van der Sloot’s natal chart shows tension between Pluto and Venus; he would struggle with the balance of power with women his entire life.  Not knowing his home life as a young child, we cannot attempt to interpret this issue any deeper.

The second indicator is Sun/Mars in the natal chart of Joran van der Sloot in direct opposition to the planet Neptune in the inner wheel.  This is the fantasy in his mind of his masculine power; a confused mind accentuated by intense energy and possibly even a drug influence involved.

The third bi-wheel is that of Joran van der Sloot’s father, Paulus.  He was a member of the legal profession in Aruba; was arrested at one point; he even sued the authorities for wrongful arrest (he lost on appeal).

The heavens indicate that Paulus van der Sloot was not likely to have been involved in the aftermath of disposing of the body, however both he and his son have Saturn retrograde charts, which doesn’t say much for his male mentoring of his son.  We can understand some of the power struggle the boy had, due to this lack of mentoring and guidance.

The accused’s father appears to share the emotional mood swings, as his planet Pluto (power) is in quindecile aspect to the Moon-Uranus of the event.  With his Neptune on the blue line with the nodal axis he would appear that his relationship with the public was a fantasy for him.

Did Joran van der Sloot’s father have a love-hate relationship with the public?

Paulus van der Sloot didn’t get to witness the next chapter in his son’s life.  Paulus died on the tennis court in Aruba, just a month before the extortion sting.  His eldest son didn’t hang around, nor mourn for long.

We continue the story in Lima, Peru…pt.2