if Christopher Watt’s second confession is to be believed, 4 year-old Bella cried, “Daddy… No!” as he strangled Bella’s younger sister CeeCee.
From statements on the public record, Christopher Watts was in the midst of an affair. When Shan’ann Watts threatened to withhold access to his children as a result, he destroyed the family unit.
In a self-proclaimed act of martyrdom, ‘saving the feelings of extended family having to endure a trial’, Christopher Watts plead guilty to the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters.
The following is an astrology enquiry into the tension in the heavens; that of time and place…
A snapshot of the heavens over Frederick, Colorado at the time of the call to law enforcement is charted in this post, together with the natal charts for the adults – with a purposeful selection of asteroids symbolic of potential weaknesses in behaviour. I elect to omit the charts for the children.
- Asteroid #3; Juno in relationship astrology, is symbolic of a life-partner. The shadow is possessiveness and jealousy.
- Asteroid #3200; Phaeton represents a vehicle. Both Bella and Celeste were strangled in the cab of Christopher Watt’s work vehicle. His wife’s body already onboard.
Other asteroids (majority named from Greco/Roman mythology):
- Borasissi #66652 – lies we tell ourselves in order to maintain self image
- Ixion #28978 – murder indicator
- Lie #226955 – purposeful lies
- Martir #1582 – martyrdom
- Narcissus #37117 – excessive self-interest
- Nessus #7066 – abuse of trust
- Pandora #55 – eg Pandora’s box; release of inner demons
- Pholus #5145 – errors that will be made
AP Fortuna – a math construct determined by time/location = destiny
Vertex = a significant life-changing event
The natal chart; pattern in the heavens on the date of birth describes a person’s ‘norm’ their unique pattern of reality. We are not aware of the time of birth for this character, however we can nonetheless interpret the majority of tension and interpret according to classic texts.
- Natal Sun 25:48°Taurus conjunct the gorgon star 26°Taurus; Algol (a pile of corpses) – this can be interpreted metaphorically as that Christopher Watts would walk over a pile of dead bodies to get what he wanted (Sun=ego’s wants).
- Sun opposite 24:45°Saturn Rx exposes the lack of male mentoring with either a dominant mother, or absence of father in his early upbringing. This would result in the lack of observation of a balanced male-female interaction role model, potentially taken into adult relationships.
- The manifestation of this tension is usually expressed as self-control weakness. With his natal Sun in the mirror, Saturn Rx weakness would be illuminated and the ego would experience the resulting tension. “Take no prisoners” mentality.
- Natal Moon mid-range 21:28°Aries (both a Cardinal and Fire sign of the zodiac) reveals the self-promotional character.
- The Moon is indicative of reigning needs of an individual (as opposed to wants). An Aries Moon can lead to a successful, entrepreneurial life pattern, although without a strong character pattern to back this up, it’s nothing more than arrogance.
- Moon quindecile (obsessed by) 6:42°Scorpio’s asteroid Pandora (inner demons) – relying on hope to get him through.
- Moon opposite/in the mirror to 22:53°Libra; Vesta – hiding within society.
Note: These Moon aspects hint at a tendency to socially paranoid behaviour. Likely socially inept; aloof.
- Venus 13:45°Aries quindecile Juno Rx; 27:24°Virgo is indicative of the obsessive desire for a similar partner, however his Juno is compromised by being retrograde and also conjunct Narcissis Rx – early warning of excessive self-interest and possessiveness.
Note: His ideal partner is also what he now claims as being his partner’s weakness (her Moon).
Shan’ann Watts (birth time unknown)
Shan’ann Watts horoscope reveals a mid-range 11:52°Aries; Moon and all the symbolism that goes with this placement in the heavens. Note that Shan’ann’s natal Moon is conjunct Christopher Watt’s natal Venus.
- Her major weaknesses on this entrepreneurial dream of an Aries Moon, draws our attention to firstly a Yod pattern made up of two quincunx (disregard for the responsibility of consequences) focused on one point in the heavens in particular.
In Shan’ann’s version of reality, this Yod of Jupiter-Neptune(+Mercury) 28-29°Sagittarius together with natal Mars (+Pluto) 29°Libra is totally focused on 28:08°Taurus; Chiron – chasing Mammon (never having enough) to the extreme (Jupiter); Fear drives the tension.
- The second serious weakness for us to note, is the BML-Ceres conjunction 3-4°Pisces opposite Pandora (delusional expectation). This inner belief compliments the weakness of the Yod pattern, as it relates to personal appetites being Shan’ann’s weakest link.
- She is indeed, an entrepreneurial character, however it is to her detriment as natal Pluto (part of the Yod) mirrors her natal Juno at 1:24°Taurus. Her life-partner is in the mirror, under tension by her symbol of power; Pluto.
As with the natal chart for Christopher there is much more that could be interpreted, however I leave that to others.
1:40pm 13th August 2018 – an objective clock-time/welfare check
- 17:59°Taurus; Juno on the horizontal axis reveals the marriage/life-partnership breakdown for the murders.
This, together with associated jealousy and possessiveness in the killer’s natal chart – Juno Rx = a possessive and jealous nature confirms not only the motive for the murder of his wife, but to extend to include the murder of his two children.
- At the IC; the vertical axis, the asteroid Martir 28:45°Aquarius symbolises his notion of being an act of martyrdom; ie delusion as to the motive for his actions.
- 28°Aquarius Martir creates a midpoint (tug of war) with 28°Sagittarius; Pholus (mistakes that are made) with the focus on 28-29°Capricorn; Pandora-Mars (release of inner demons).
The continuation of this ‘martyr’ theme into the aftermath and plea is likely more a case of concealing Christopher Watt’s ego weakness and exposure of his evil intent (Sun-Pandora) from exposure at trial, rather than protecting the extended family.
The persistent focus on his devout religious self-image in the aftermath is not in accord with his actions according to the astrology.. He is delusional.
- Ixion 25:20°Capricorn is quindecile (obsessive/compulsive act) with 9:45°Gemini; Phaeton (vehicle) indicate the murders of his children + transport of his wife’s body. Capricorn is not the realm of delusion. The natural ruler of Capricorn is Saturn – an earth sign; practical matters.
Note Phaeton can also be indicative of the drone search of his work premises, which identified the burial site of Shan’ann’s body.
- Moon (personal needs) at 24:25°Virgo mirrors Borasissi 23:09°Pisces (lies he tells himself to maintain self-image; ie what he needs to do/taking care of business).
- Moon quindecile Nessus (abuse of trust) 8:28°Pisces.
In hindsight we could interpret this as likely part of the Borasissi tension – eg Shan’ann’s threat to deny him his children (due to his infidelity) was an abuse of trust by her of his part of the family unit. Perhaps so, perhaps not…
The inner chart is the perspective of the crime 1:40pm as above in the astrodienst charts; together with the natal charts for Christopher and Shan’ann Watts – aligned by the zodiac.
This reveals a simplistic version of the basis of the crime according to the tension in the heavens on the three dates.