Tania Ebert Pt.2

Continuation from Pt 1.      8th August 2017: 3:20pm, Adelaide, South Australia – a family caught on CCTV in Adelaide – 5 hours from home.  Home is Oulnina, is a sheep station in NE of South Australia.

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Having a precise time gives us an opportunity to have a perspective of a horoscope and interpret how the transits, angles and house placements create tension in the natal charts for each of the married couple.

The all-important angles of the mid-heaven give us the place in time, and the ascendant the time of the event.   This is the pattern in the heavens over Adelaide on this date.

  • Ascendant at 18°Capricorn brings to mind the Serbian astrology focus on the number 18 as kill, or be killed (metaphorically).
  • Pluto conjunct ascendant indicates a power struggle and tends to be highly indicative of a break in a relationship.
  • Descendant and cusp of the 7th house (marriage) reveals the midpoint of asteroid Ceres (nurturing sustance) and the Arabian Part Fortuna (destiny).
  • Transiting Jupiter is square the horizon line, inflating the tension.  The marriage is likely at an end for both parties.
  • The 12th house (mental weaknesses/that which is unseen) contains a stellium of potential conflict in the heavens – murderous, suicidal, spouses – all tumbled together.  The house cusp is opinionated Sagittarius, however Capricorn is the dominant intercepted problem; control.
  • The position of transiting Phaeton (vehicle) is quindecile (obsessive/compulsive) Hylonome (suicide flag) as well as mirroring BML-Saturn.  This is the weakest link at this time in space….   controlling the dynamic of the relationship

How many couples do we know who communicate while traveling… the family outing provided a travel-time of 10 hours

We generate a bi-wheel from the perspective of the 3:20pm time in Adelaide, aligning the natal chart for Michael Burdon to the original chart’s zodiac. Immediately we note confirmation that the image in indeed of the family with natal asteroid Photographica #443 exact the Ascendant together with transiting Pluto.

  • Natal Sun-Moon-Mors and Mercury are all in the pst house and under varying degrees of tension
  • Transiting Mercury-Vesta is quincunx the undercurrent of self-sabotage. Quincunx is, at worst, embracing tension with a disregard for the consequences of action taken by a character. With 9th house transiting Mercury generating the quincunx tension, we know that the pressure is communication and in the realm of fantasy, rather than reason.
  • Transiting Uranus; generating sudden changes in behaviour is square natal Saturn Rx in the 7th house. This is indeed a malefic indication in a chart and with the natal Saturn being in retrograde, early male mentoring has left the male-female skills, lacking in mature behaviour.
  • Transiting Neptune square natal Neptune happens to all of us. Those with an afflicted natal Neptune are more influenced than others. Can be a cloud of depression, excessive intake of alcohol/drugs, or an opportunity to open to the unknown.
  • Jupiter inflates whatever it is in contact with. Transiting Jupiter 18Libra is in the mirror of natal 18Aries Jupiter PLUS quincunx natal Lunar South Node. Jupiter inflates whatever it is in contact with.

Note from Part 1… “Michael Burdon does not have any major planets in Taurus, however the Lunar South Node is at 18°Taurus. This is indicative of the outcome of any aberrant behaviour… a quick check of the natal chart for Tania reveals natal 17:54°Scorpio Nessus (abuse of trust) holding up the mirror by opposition to Michael Burdon’s Lunar South Node.”

This is the red-flag for this chart – hyper-inflated reaction to an abuse of trust between the couple.

  • BML/Mean apogee (weakest link in the heavens at 3:20pm) is quincunx Michael Burdon’s Lunar South Node. He no longer gives a damn…

There are NOT enough malefic indications to suggest that Michael Burdon planned the murder of his wife. If anything, he is prepared to walk away from the marriage.

If the 3:20pm time appears to be a defining time for Michael Burdon on 8th August 2017, it’s not over yet.

  • At 23°Cancer, AP Fortuna (destiny) mirrors 22:21°Capricorn, natal Neptune – destiny indicates the unknown; her disappearance.
    • Neptune at the Ascendant is indicative that the disappearance is likely of her own accord; the 1st house is the physical body and the cusp, ruled by Saturn – self-control.
  • Transiting 17:27°Capricorn, Pluto is opposite natal 16:35°Cancer mid-range Moon; at the descendant and cusp of the house of marriage.
    • In Pt.1 we determined that Tania’s driving force is her personal needs; i.e. natal Moon.
  • Transiting 28:31°Aries, Uranus quincunx natal 28:04°Scorpio, Pluto-North Node – rebellion in the heavens triggers a potential relocation away from her personal mother-complex.
  • Transiting 24:11°Leo, Lunar North Node quincunx natal 24:33°Capricorn, Uranus – disregard for consequences in relation to marriage.
  • Transiting 12:03 Leo, Mars quincunx natal 12:21Pisces, Venus – disregard for lack of finances.

When interviewed, Michael Burton stated that Tania left the vehicle and her children on their return journey at 7pm; walking away from the marriage with nothing more than $2,000 in cash.

The location – Roseworthy. The vehicle was later caught on video at Riverton, but no identification of occupants of the family vehicle was able to be made from images provided to police.

Having tracked the heavens transits from 3:20pm to a reported sighting at 4:45pm in Adelaide; from 7pm in Roseworthy to a 7:36pm vehicle sighting in Riverton, and again at the approximate time of filing of the Missing Person Report by a family member in Gawler, South Australia at 10:30am, 10th August 2017. We have times go interest to us at the all-important angles.

  • 7pm 8th August 2017: Location – Roseworthy when Tania Ebert is (as per Michael Burton) walked away from her husband and two children.
  • 10:30am 10th August 2017 – Missing Person Report filed with SAPOL in Gawler, South Australia

Roseworthy is a town located at the intersection of two highways. One north and home; the other east to the eastern states.

Again, in hindsight we explore the transits allowing for potential weakness in the parties present at 7pm.

  • Arabian Part Fortuna/Mercury-Vesta = descendant/cusp of the astrology house of a marriage. This aspect together with Moon conjunct Lunar South Node is indicative of the ending of the marriage, as well.
  • Juno as the partner to each of the adults is also equidistant the malefics, Saturn and Pluto.
  • Saturn Rx is also quindecile the cusp of the 5th house (house of children). We have to ask the question at this point as to whether the children sacrifice is for the price of freedom.
  • Saturn quincunx Vertex (significant life-changing event) – disregard for physical situation.
  • BML holds up the mirror to asteroid Phaeton (vehicle). The weakest link in the heavens for Tania, is that by walking away, she has no vehicle to drive into her future. Not a healthy situation in the outback.
  • Sun (date on the calendar) conjunct Atropos – cutting the cords; plus quincunx Pluto. Shall we say that any parting would not likely be amicable.

With this perspective, we view the horoscope for Tania Ebert. Charts rotate anticlockwise over time as we know it – note that the action is now mostly in the 12th house/mental realm. The angles however, hold important information to interpret.

  • Natal Lunar nodal axis is nudging the MC-IC axis. This is indicative that the location is relevant for a traumatic incident involving natal Pluto-Ixion.
  • The timing meanwhile, is the horizontal axis where natal Sun-Saturn conjunct Ascendant: classical interpretation = a likely threat to the physical body by actions taken at this time. Saturn is one of the major malefic planets in astrology. Together with the Sun is indicative of revealing one’s true self/ego revealed.

I would expect this chart to reveal a departure in a rage by Tania Ebert. If her departure was the end of the matter remains to be seen. Whether a more sinister result eventuated between the couple, we need to check the more authoritative time; the MPR. 

10:30am 10th August, 2017

Michael Burdon’s horoscope viewed through the perspective of the time of the Missing Person Report.

  • On 10th August the Sun is exact Atropos and quincunx Pluto in the heavens indicating a major change in life; a cutting of cords.
  • Sun (date on the calendar) square natal Lunar Nodal axis indicates the trauma experienced by Michael Burton.
  • 10°Cancer Venus and Mercury-Vesta 11°Virgo being just 30degrees from each other generate joint focus with Michael Burdon’s natal 10°Aquarius Sun-Moon-Mors.
  • Venus-Mercury form a weak connection of idealism finalising the death-wish for this male. Particularly so when we note that transiting Venus is now exact Burdon’s asteroid Hylonome 10°Cancer.

This chart is indicative more of the upcoming suicide of Michael Burdon, rather than the disappearance of Tania Ebert.

The Missing Person Report view of the horoscope for Tania Ebert.

  • Natal Juno is at the Ascendant indicating her spouse is where the focus needs to be as the Ascendant determines the timing of all charts.
  • Just as Tania’s horoscope is heavily focused on a Water Grand Trine, so is the disappearance with another emotionally charged event; albeit self-contained rather than under tension.
  • Transiting Nemesis conjunct natal Uranus at the IC. This aspect is indicative that leaving home will lead to a nemesis.
  • Natal Moon is at the mid-heaven and natal Neptune is at the IC, which unfortunately is so often indicative of a matter of a Missing Person Report remaining unresolved; hidden from view.

Postscript:  Between 2.30pm on Wednesday, 16th August when police held a media conference to announce that they were treating Tania Ebert’s disappearance as a murder inquiry… and 5pm that same day, Michael Burton shot and killed himself at Oulnina Station.


Tania Ebert Pt.1

What began as a romance; a young European backpacker travels to the Australian outback; meets and marries the quintessential Aussie male, ends in tragedy.  In her early 20’s, on an adventure on the other side of the world, a romantic notion would cloud any perception of what remoteness can reveal of a character once they are stripped bare, over time.

Tania Ebert and Michael Burdon lived on a remote sheep station in the red dirt and saltbush expanse within the state of South Australia; a life that is perceived to be the ultimate dream of so many, however station life in the outback has its challenges for the unwary; particularly the trials and tribulations of a psychological nature.

In her early 20’s, on an adventure on the other side of the world, a romantic notion would cloud any perception of what remoteness can reveal of a character once they are stripped bare, over time.

Michael Burdon shot and killed himself on Oulnina Station, South Australia while police were preparing to search for what they expected to be, the body of his wife Tania.  To date she has not been located; alive, or dead.  Did the police and public opinion consider the case to be a murder-suicide?

We can undertake an astrology enquiry to attempt to answer this question as to whether it was a murder-suicide, as our resulting interpretation of events is not accepted in a court of law.  By exploring the weaknesses in a natal chart, we can interpret the behaviour of criminals and victims.  Note: the weaknesses, rather than the strengths of characters.  It is when we connect these patterns with a particular time in space, that we can reveal tension that can trigger behaviours outside of a person’s ‘norm’.

Tania Ebert was born in Germany. As a result, we can generate a horoscope for the mid-range of the date; noon.  There is no house placement in this chart as we are not aware of the location of birth, nor the time of her delivery into the world.

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As we are not aware of the time of birth, Tania’s Moon could be up to 6° either side of the position in this chart.  In fact, if born in the early evening, her natal Moon would tightly mirror Neptune in her chart,  creating a desire to protect her privacy; even subversively so.

  • The Sun identifies her ego’s ‘wants’ and the Moon, her driving force; her needs in life.  Both are in the water element = emotive more-so than practical, or mental.
  • The blue triangle; a Water Grand Trine identifies how her emotions are a self-perpetuating force with her emotional security needs as primary above all else in her life.
    • This triangle also identifies the point where triggers can change this triangle pattern into a ‘kite’ if/when there are transits in the heavens during her life that orbit through the ancient pattern of the zodiac in the lead up to conjunct natal Neptune at 22°Capricorn.  The personal planets make it personal; Jupiter and Saturn social and the outer planets more life-challenging.  Being the kite pattern, it is symbolically exactly that – flying a kite in the wind; potentially illusory.
  • Natal Sun is conjunct Saturn, blending the energies of ego and self-control (or not) = physical projection could be overindulged when we note that asteroid Pholus (shooting oneself in the foot) is holding up the mirror by opposition at 1°Virgo.  Taking care of the details would appear to take the back seat to her actions.
  • Pluto-Lunar North Node identifies the link to her mother as being power-based and likely intense during the early nurturing period.  We have to question as to whether this mother-daughter relationship interfered with her independence.  Then when we also note that asteroid Ixion is also in this mix –  there is bound to be unfinished business in the mother-daughter relationship carried into adulthood.   The cauldron simmers.
    • This stellium is also connected with natal Mercury as a sextile; i.e. working to some degree, however the closeness to Sun-Saturn with Mercury reveals the weakness in communication is bound up with a fragile ego — stemming from early childhood maternal nurturing.

In hindsight, knowing that Tania Ebert remains a missing person, I may be appearing to state the obvious, however the Cardinal Qualities of her horoscope, together with the Fire Element, reveal a very challenging lifetime aspect – Aries: BML-Vesta-Eris.  This perceived  toxicity (by Tania) within her marriage/family, is her norm.   In order to create trouble and strife, the toxicity tends to be externalised/projected away from personal responsibility for her actions.   This reaction is learned-behaviour by a child and unless addressed, remains an immature behaviour into adulthood.

A dominant natal Moon can appear to be a vibrant personality by others, however if afflicted, the driver is more likely to be personal/internal needs, as in this chart.

Michael Burdon is a different kettle-of-fish.  Where his wife is driven by emotional need for security, he has Sun and Moon in Aquarius; clinical mental activity.  So what’s new, we have to ask – these roles are typical of female-male roles in a relationship.  She’s emotional and he’s not.

Michael Burdon’s Sun and Moon’s quality is Fixed; rigid. Once his mind is made up, i.e. a decision becomes fixed, that’s it for him, unless a legitimate (in his mind) proposal can override his fixed attitude. What this male does have to his credit; plus in a mutable sign (flexible), is his natal Mars at 15°Gemini, however this planet is stymied by having Neptune in the mirror; in opposition at 13°Sagittarius.  The Gemini communicator could be evasive under direct tension.

This potential weakness requires us to check the zodiac sign of Taurus – the bull likes to chew his cud in the paddock by choice and can remain stubborn; resisting change.  Michael Burdon does not have any major planets in Taurus, however the Lunar South Node is at 18°Taurus.  This is indicative of the outcome of any aberrant behaviour and a quick check of the natal chart for Tania reveals that she has natal 17:54°Scorpio Nessus (abuse of trust) holding up the mirror opposite his South Node and therefore (at the other end of the axis) also conjunct her husband’s natal North Node.

Note: Nodal conjunctions in a synastry chart (a relationship) reveal the major issues – positive, or negative in that relationship.  Trust is this couple’s major challenge.

Not knowing Michael Burdon’s time of birth creates an issue for us as his mid-range Moon at 7:57°Aquarius could be, as it is with the natal chart for Tania Ebert, up to 6degrees either side of the position in this noon-time chart.  Either way, he was born on a New Moon, certainly.  However a late evening birth would give us significant conjunction with asteroid Mors; a death wish – the need to self-sabotage.

  • Natal Pluto opposite Vesta-BML-Eris – a potentially toxic family life in a natal chart can be perpetuated by choice of relationships when it is seen in the natal horoscope.  Eris = trouble and strife.
    • This aspect is also in tension by square to Hylonome (suicide flag)
    • Hylonome is then noted to be quincunx back to the Sun-Mors (ego-death wish).  This is likely to be a self perpetuating mythology.
  • Natal Saturn is in retrograde – indication of a lack of male mentoring in early life.  This can be for any number of reasons; a reticent father and dominant mother, an absent father for those early years etc etc.  A Saturn Rx does not have to be symbolic of a tyrannical father.

This interpretation of Michael Burdon’s natal chart likely indicates a serious affliction in his natal 2nd house; self-worth – low self-esteem, behind the Aquarian facade.

On 8th August, the couple travelled to Adelaide on a family outing, plus I suspect an opportunity to talk through their relationship.  The travel time for a round trip is some ten hours.

We can follow the couple to Adelaide and interpret the transiting tension in the heavens at a particular time/space as they were caught on cctv in the city.  Triggered behaviour becomes apparent to us as astrologers……

Continued in Part 2.