A grave concern

An obituary provides us with a timeline with which we can look a little deeper into the murder of a young woman, who had the world at her feet; a murder which raised a public outcry in the city of Melbourne.

I created a page on my blog as the crime made news; as the alleged perpetrator was arrested; the public outrage on social media grew; the peace rally was held.  We all mourned the loss of a beautiful woman.  With respect, I closed the page.   RIP Jill Meagher.

If we can take a step back from the personal, to the horror of the crime, what can we learn from this?  Rather than feeling hopeless, we each have to look inside, to reflect on our own lives.  How can we make sense of it all; make a difference as a result of this monstrous event?

For me, I made the decision to reopen the page and post an ‘astrological post-mortem’, as I now had a firm date of birth for Jill Meagher.  I could at least find where the victim’s Moon was located in her horoscope – bring her home to rest.

The Moon means much to us all.  The Moon is our emotional needs base; it is the Mother.  We need nurturing throughout our entire lives.  I wanted to contribute by giving our ‘discarded colleen’ one last hug from the heavens.

We have the tools of predictive astrology at hand, so from an astrological standpoint, what do we have to work with?

Thanks to a mainstream media obituary, we know that Jill Meagher was born on 30 October, 1982 in Drogheda, Ireland.  We don’t have a time of birth, however we do know that her parents relocated the family to Perth, Western Australia when Jill was 9; that the family returned to Ireland when she was 14.  By 2004 her parents were back in Australia, however Jill remained in Ireland to complete her education; start a career; get married and finally emigrate to Australia with her husband, Tom in 2009.

Now that is a wealth of information, for an astrologer. In fact, it is enough information to create a possible time of birth, a reasonable rectification of a horoscope for Jill Meagher.

Her Moon is in Aries – aha a feisty, driven lass; career minded and certainly a very bright spark.  No wonder she lit up a room when she walked in with that stellium (a whole heap of planets in close proximity).

I have highlighted the stellium in pink – note the planet Pluto in the middle.  Jill needed to prove her worthiness, a recurring theme it seems.  Tom was a good match for her as her Moon is at the cusp of his seventh house, the place of public relationships (such as a marriage).  Nothing in the shadows, with our Jill.

But enough of the person, let us look at the indicators in the heavens at the time of her last sighting ‘the event’, as it was only a few short minutes later that her abduction is alleged to have taken place. We now have Jill’s natal wheel (her birth horoscope) together with Google maps (giving us the cartography).  Putting this together, what sort of an ‘astrological picture’ can we come up with?

For those not familiar with my method of operation, there is detail elsewhere on this blog if you want – forensic astrology is on the navigation menu. 

I basically take the horoscope wheel of a person or an event or a combination of both then flip the wheel vertically to align the astrological ‘north’ to our accepted method of cartography – ‘north’ is always at the top of a map. We then combine the two; see what the heavens have to tell us.  Note the planet Pluto in particular, on this occasion.

Why Pluto? In mythology, Pluto is the God of the Underworld and an indicator of where we meet our maker in astrology.  Saturn and other planets can also play a role, however for us so far Pluto appears to be the director.

I reproduce here an ‘astrological picture’ used on a previous page – a wheel created of a map of the heavens at the time of the last sighting of Jill on CCTV footage.  It is 1.45am on 22 September, 2012 in Brunswick a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. This wheel is superimposed over a locality map of Brunswick with the points of Jill’s home and the site of the CCTV camera connected by a direct red line through the centre of the wheel to her home.  At this point in time Jill was still a missing person and not a known victim of murder.

The position of the planet Pluto has a direct line to Jill’s nearby home. Pluto involved indicates, in astrological terms, that Jill was probably no longer alive.

The second ‘astrological picture also used previously – this time a bi-wheel of a map of the heavens combined with the birth horoscope of Jill’s husband (20 January, 1981 in Dublin, Ireland).

Note: I reproduced the bi-wheel from the perspective of ‘the event’ (CCTV footage) not from the time of Tom Meagher’s birth as it is ‘the event’, which we are investigating, not Tom as an individual.

By now a body had been recovered.  We knew the location of a shallow grave and also the residential area of an alleged perpetrator of the crime, thanks to mainstream media. The Google map again provided the basis for this ‘astrological picture’.  This time the planet Saturn joined us by indicating the direction to the body’s location from ‘the event’ wheel.  Tom’s wheel had input as well, which surprised me at the time, however who am I to question The Fates.  Again follow the red line.

The position of the planet Pluto at the time of Tom’s birth has a direct line to where Jill’s body was recovered.

The third ‘astrological picture’ (my academic needs having input  here – employ triangulation methodology).  We know already that a bi-wheel produced from the perspective of ‘the event’ will have Saturn as a pointer and any secondary wheel will have an input. Rather than repeat this method, I wanted to hear the victim’s voice, Jill herself.  Dare I mention an insight into her karma, the lot Jill Meagher drew as she sat before The Fates; before she came into this human existence.

The position of the planet Pluto at the time of the victim’s birth has a direct line to the location of where her body was recovered.

The heavens have a lot more detail to say about this case, however the courts will deal with that if necessary.  For us this is a record of event to take heed and keep watch for Pluto in the chart of any future missing person.  To keep the light aloft and more if need be.  Thank you Gillian Edie Meagher for lighting our way.

Postscript 20th June, 2013:  Adrian Bayley plead guilty to all charges – sentence 35 years without parole.

Star-crossed lovers

Hubble, bubble toil and trouble!  Before I even start to write this post of the connections between the pair of star-crossed lovers, I have one of the Fates poking me in the back of the head insisting that I reveal their impact on my research, first.

“Now…” she says.  “Tell them now.”  I usually do as I am told, so here goes.

In order to approach a study of synastry, following the casting of the two horoscopes, the next step is to reveal the Sun/Moon midpoints of the couple in question – preparing the way for Venus, is how I like to think of it.  We have the birth data and wheels for the accused, Gerard Baden-Clay and the victim, his wife Allison Baden-Clay (nee Dickie) before us already.

In my research, I needed to do a little math at this point and as you know, math is not my forte, so Time Cycles Research software comes to the rescue. The point where the Sun and Moon are equidistant in a 360 degrees circle / a horoscope wheel, is called the Sun/Moon midpoint.  In plain language it’s the halfway point between the two luminaries, the Sun and the Moon, at the time of an individual’s birth.

This Sun/Moon midpoint is the point of our inner marriage; where our female and male aspects meet; our yin and yang; where an individual’s life purpose is revealed.  This point holds great weight in the overall scheme of things and any interaction with this midpoint is of primary significance, as you can imagine.

The Moon crosses this point every month; the Sun, every year and the planets according to their particular orbits.  Due to the latitude and longitude, every place on our planet Earth has a differing degree of angle as well, at any given time.  There are a myriad of calculations to be made.

At the time of Allison Baden-Clay’s birth, the Sun was at 09degrees Cancer and the Moon 05degrees Virgo.  My computer calculated for me that her Sun/Moon midpoint is at 07 degrees Leo.

At the time of Gerard Baden-Clay’s birth, the Sun was at 16 degrees Virgo and the Moon 19 degrees Sagittarius.  His Sun/Moon midpoint is at 02 degrees Scorpio.

Mac Bethad mac Findláich! We enter another realm, as we take the snapshot of the heavens at 11.55pm on 19 April, 2012 (the time, which I have previously rectified as being the time of the murder).

The wheel reveals that both of these Sun/Moon midpoints are exactly, in conjunction, precisely…. (insert drum roll) ……  at the Angles.

Yikes! Heavens to Betsy! Holey Dooley! Struth Ruth!  Duck under the covers if you must. Coincidence?  I don’t think so. That’s two of the big bells tolling.   And they toll for thee.  Not one Sun/Moon midpoint exact an angle, but two. What are the odds of that happening?

An author by the name of Doris Chase Doone wrote a book many moons ago called “Astrology: 30 years of research.”

There’s a heap of math in this book and on one of the pages she writes… the smallest number of different astrology factor combinations is 5.3937075 times 10 to the power of 58. Them’s long odds folks – I think that is something like 539,370,750,000 plus another 50 odd zeros after that…. to 1!!!!!!

There I’ve said it now and the Fates can wait for their interpretation of what that means, as I hear the swirling robes of Venus approaching. I take a deep breath, uncross my eyes and appear suitably subservient as the Goddess of Desire enters the room.

When we interact with others to form relationships of any kind, the individual energies of our birth horoscopes form a special relationship with an-other individual’s energies. The resulting interplay creates a picture, which is as complex and unique as our own selves.

So when we combine horoscopes (birth wheels) to create a bi-wheel, we have an event, which stands alone for our interpretation. We can view the synastry from the aspect of each of the individuals by reversing the order of whoever is at the centre of the wheel. Let me demonstrate:

We have stellium impacting hugely again (see post Stella who? for background on stellium).

In synastry, we as astrologers, interpret how the outer wheel impacts on the inner wheel; how the inner views the outer as useful to them, as a strength to draw on; or in a negative sense, how the inner wheel is overshadowed or imposed upon by the outer.  By creating a bi-wheel, it is as if time stands still and a transit never ends; a transit, which can be magical or it can be your biggest nightmare.  This one started as magic.

Ideally a decent spread of planets is more likely to find compatibility in synastry.  We have intensity in both of these bi-wheels.  Intensity is difficult to sustain over time as energies are channelled in different directions.

Venus is in the room, however she is a team player today and defers, very graciously, to the stellium. We know that the Sun represents the ‘wants’ and the Moon the ‘needs’ of an individual, however the rest of the planets flesh out our bones, our character.  Let’s look at what the first bi-wheel can create for us in a brief interpretation.

Allison’s viewpoint is the first bi-wheel. Her birth is the inner wheel and so we view the potential from her standpoint. The young suitor is before us. We know that Allison’s strongest suit is communication. Her wants in a partner are security (Sun in the zodiac sign Cancer); her needs are to get ‘it’ right by the means of communication (Moon in Virgo). The intensity of the stellium takes over in the third house of communication.

Her Jupiter, Moon, Pluto and Uranus are in the same house as her suitor’s South Node, Mars, Sun, Mercury, Pluto and his Uranus comes off the bench to join the stellium at the cusp.  Uranus has to be included here.   That’s one heck of a lot of intensity for any young woman to be overwhelmed by.

Just briefly again: Jupiter (making bigger) Moon (needs) Pluto (powerful) Uranus (buzz) meets South Node (potentially public figure) Mars (action man) Sun (wants) Mercury (communication) Pluto (power and perspective) and Uranus (buzz). This young woman would not have the experience to be aware of the complicated relationship the accused has with his mother (South Node, Mars conjunction).

There’s more than a few sparks flying here.  It is electric.  The accused’s Uranus has been sitting on the sidelines and now getting to be part of the action!

My view – our young beauty was totally swept away by the emotional impact and believed she had met a man with whom she could communicate on a level beyond her wildest dreams – her soul mate.

In time her viewpoint would change, however that is for another post and another day.

The accused’s viewpoint is the second bi-wheel.  His birth is the inner wheel and so we view the potential relationship from his standpoint.  His wants (Sun in Virgo) are in the second house of money, material gain by communication and his needs (Moon in Sagittarius) to have his opinions respected, are in the fifth house (receiving of love).

The outer wheel (Allison’s) primary stellium is in the eleventh house (giving of love) opposite his Moon (needs). He sees a young woman who can fulfill his inflated (Jupiter rules Sagittarius) need for love and provide advancement for his wants (material gain by communication).

The second large grouping over the first and second houses (the accused’s ego/persona and material/money houses) Have intense conjunctions as well.

In the first house, his ‘mother issue’ (South Node, Mars) has Allison’s support of Jupiter and Moon.  He is likely to interpret this as that he fulfills Allison’s maternal need to nurture (by his presence in her life).  This is bound to be a future problem area, particularly once children come along. How his ego handles this will be determined by how emotionally mature or immature, he is.

The second house contains Allison’s Pluto and Uranus (power and buzz), which give his Sun, Mercury and Pluto an extra jolt of electricity/buzz.  With Pluto together in the same house, the accused would be likely to assume that this would provide a doubly powerful perspective, hers in-line with his.  We all know that to ass-u-me is not a good idea.

The young lady sees a soul-mate with whom she can communicate; a man who can provide her with security and the young man sees a potential partner who can advance his way in the world and satisfy his emotionally-damaged need for love.

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