Watter twins

The Family Law Court of Australia had made a ruling that the father have custody of his 7 year-old twins, with the mother having supervised access. Catherine Watter agreed to this ruling at the time, however she then abducted the children without authority, or notification to anyone; least of all their father, Michael Watter.

A year later, we were asked to check the astrology; as to whether there appeared to be anything more sinister in the abduction, than a custody dispute. From the astrology indications, it was the mother whom stole the children away while they were on their way to school.  As to the circumstances of the abduction, we can make an astrology enquiry, however we must advise that astrology is pseudo-scientific in origin and is not accepted in any court of law.  Please remain skeptical of the following result.

  • Abducted non-identical twin girls:  Isabel and Bronte Watter  DOB 4th January 2007
  • Abductor birth-mother: Catherine (Cassie) Watter DOB 3rd October 1972
  • Abduction event: AEST 8:40am, 4th April 2014

Note: This age in a child’s development (7-11) in psychological terms, is the beginning of the concreting of the mind; setting their reasoning skills for the rest of their lives and is based on real and concrete experiences rather than on abstractions. By the age of seven the child begins to process the authoritative figure of Saturn; i.e. Saturn in the role of self-control.

Cassie-twins-photoWe know that these particular children were born with Saturn Rx – i.e. lacking a male mentor in their early childhood development; likely with a blurring of boundaries between the role of the sexes. Saturn, as part of that role, represents the father in the child’s horoscope.

Plus when we are working with criminal profiling, Saturn is also symbolic of the grim reaper; harvesting of a life. Saturn can get rather complicated in such a situation and so we can turn to the Arabic Parts for clarity. It may appear dramatic to the uninitiated, however allow me to walk the path of interpretation. Rather than interact with the young mind, we use the chart of the abductor; the mother.

  • transiting Saturn Rx at the time of the abduction in the 7th house is 22°Scorpio and if that’s not scary enough, the Arabic Parts that are conjunct Saturn in this incident/event are – 24°Scorpio – ‘Death’ (ASC+8th-Moon) and 22°Scorpio – ‘Destruction’ (ASC+Mars-Sun) – PLUS
  • transiting Moon is conjunct the Arabic Part ‘Peril’ (ASC+8th-Saturn) at 7°Gemini in the 1st house.

Rather than jump to conclusions, we need to use our reasoning abilities and look to the Arabic parts as being symbolic. Starting with ‘Death’, apart from the literal meaning, in astrology terms death can also mean that there is no going back, transformation of a situation etc.  So which house/arena of the chart is Saturn located?

eventwatterThe planet is transiting the 7th house; the marriage. So we interpret ‘Death’ as the death of the marriage – there will be no reconciliation. ‘Destruction’ equally interprets as the marriage is destroyed by this action. There is no hope of reconciliation.

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As for the Arabic part of ‘Peril’ conjunct the transiting Moon (blue) in the 1st house… We know that the 1st house is the opposite house to the 7th so we have the perilous affects relating to the individual whom broke the court ruling. The child’s mother is now a fugitive of the law and in a perilous situation.

If we take this one step further, the cusp of the 7th house is Scorpio; Pluto is the ruler of this zodiac sign, so any interpretation of the Arabic parts and transiting Saturn can be fleshed out as involving a personal perception of what power means to that person.

This chart is a bi-wheel (method) with the inner chart as above and the added wheel on the outside – a snapshot of the planetary positions on the date that the abductor Cassie Watter (nee Doubleday) was born (noon used for a mid-range natal Moon).

event-abductorWhen we turn to the natal horoscope of the abductor; Cassie Watter, we note that the midpoint of Death-Destruction-Saturn together with transiting yellow Mercury (child) = natal Lunar north node. The family unit is irretrievable.

Not only that, it does suggest that a separation of mother and children will not be considered favourably by the courts.  Plus by being in the 9th house, there is the suggestion of the desire to leave the country. That may be rather difficult, as a spouse needs to approve such a move.

When we follow the Arabic part of ‘Peril’; transiting Moon, we note that the abductor has natal asteroid Phaeton#3200 (a means of transport) conjunct the transiting Moon. We know that the child’s mother abandoned her car locally.  So what means of transport did she use?  It would appear that there was likely an accessory to the crime of abduction.

Note: What is absent in a chart is as revealing as the tension.

If you haven’t noticed already, the 4th house (home and heart) and 5th (children and giving of love) are devoid of transiting planets. This suggests that the abduction is not about the children; the victims of the abduction. This crime is about a failed marriage rather than the children’s welfare; despite what the abductor pleads. Love doesn’t come into the equation on this occasion.

event-childWhen we check the twins’ horoscope, fortunately transiting Saturn and the Arabic Parts of Death and Destruction are not under direct tension.

What is more troubling is that the transiting Moon together with the mother’s choice of vehicle to transport her girls creates a ‘Perilous’ emotive reaction in the twins.  What was the method of transport that would create this level of reaction?

work in progress


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