Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Born to Kill -An Assassination Attempt; Profile of a Mass Murderer
Jared Lee Loughner, 22, has been identified by authorities and witnesses as the shooter in Sunday’s rampage at a supermarket in Tucson, Arizona that left 6 dead and critically injured Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona.
Loughner was born September 10, 1988 in Tucson, Arizona. He is a 17 degree Virgo with a Virgo moon.
When an incident such a murder occurs, the event must show up in the individual’s natal (birth) chart. The most prominent configuration in Loughner’s chart is his Mars, at 9 degrees of Aries, located in his eighth house. It forms a T-Square opposing Mercury and squaring Neptune.(A T-Square is a configuration involving 3 planets that forms a T like configuration, that will involve the energies of all three planets.)
Mars is a malefic planet, known as the God of War, and it opposes Mercury at 12 degrees of Libra. His Neptune is at 7 degrees of Capricorn and it squares both Mars and Mercury. Mars rules the head, as well as guns and knives. Mercury is the planet of speech and communication and Neptune is the planet of illusion, delusion, and confusion. The eighth house represents death, and Mars in Aries individuals are known for their tempers, and volatile actions. This T-square would indicate an angry, often hostile individual whose ideas would not always be based in reality, prone to expressing himself freely, taking offense to those whose ideas and opinions differ from his own, or those whose ideas and opinions, he believed differed from his own. He could be mentally unbalanced, without the ability to reconcile ideas clearly, and have a tendency to act on impulse. He would become easily discouraged when things don’t go his own way, blaming others and lashing out, thus contributing and insuring his own self-undoing. In this case, certain individuals representing the government became the target of his ideas, and as he could not reconcile his ideas with theirs, and the penalty for their offenses became death.
When planets are in opposition to each other disharmony will follow the individual throughout life, unless he becomes aware enough to curb the tendencies he was born with. In studies of murderer’s charts, an opposition to the eighth house is often found in the horoscopes of the perpetrators. The T Square in his chart would always be the driving/dominant force in his life, continually being ‘set off’ by any planetary influence that aspects it.
In Loughner’s case, his Mars opposing Mercury indicates a general tendency to argue, verbally abuse others, and lash out. Both Mars and Mercury square Neptune, the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion, and lack of clarity. Neptune-Mars-Mercury individuals are all or nothing. They generally follow a spiritual or creative path devoted to service of others or fall prey to a life intertwined with lies, deception and unclear thinking.
The second most obvious aspect in Loughner’s birth chart is Saturn conjunct Uranus at 26 and 27 degrees of Sagittarius. Individuals with multiple planets in Sagittarius often feel the need to express their individuality, even in the face of going against mainstream thought. The combination of these two planets shows that great discipline is needed in the development of ideas. These people often find themselves at odds with the viewpoints of others, and frequently suffer disappointment, and frustration as the result. They often feel the need to destroy boundaries.
News reports state Loughner documented his anti government anger over the past several years via internet postings and letters. One letter he wrote stating his intent to assassinate Representative Giffords dates back to 2007. At that time Uranus, the planet of revolution and unexpected events was opposing his Virgo Sun/Moon. Individuals with a Sun/moon in Virgo can sometimes become overly critical of others. Normally, these two planets in Virgo would not cause such critical tendencies to be accentuated to such a point, but his T-square insured they would. The Uranus opposition stirred up the revolutionary sentiments in him, inciting what he must have considered rebel and revolutionary tendencies, and perhaps kicked his ideas of overthrowing the government into overdrive. With his Mars-Mercury-Neptune T-square he documented his plan and believed in his own ability and reason to take down the government, even if it involved murder.
In October 2010 he was removed from school as a result of numerous outbursts and confrontations. Mars opposing Mercury individuals have an argumentative disposition and cause conflict when they feel as though they have not been treated fairly, and often take an opposing viewpoint simply for the sake of argument, and are often overly critical of others. They have an ego identification with their own viewpoint, and can take affront to those who have differing opinions from their own. He also posted numerous anti-government ramblings on the internet.
Between February and September of 2010 reports state that campus police were called five times to deal with disruptions Loughner caused in classrooms. Spring through fall of 2010, Uranus and Saturn squared his Saturn and Uranus, both in the sign of governments-Sagittarius. Transiting Uranus square Saturn and Uranus often compels individuals to make a complete break from the past and attain their own freedom of action at any cost. The planet of structure, discipline and stability was at complete odds with the planet of freedom and revolution, and it was playing out in Loughner’s erratic behavior and actions.
By fall of 2010, Loughner was angry, confused and depressed. Saturn set off his T-Square, opposing his Mars, squaring Neptune, mid-October and created violent tendencies, encounters with police and feelings of being mistreated. By November Saturn conjuncted Mercury sending him into deep thought, depression, and isolation.
By late December 2010, Pluto, the planet of revenge and death moved to 5 degrees of Capricorn. At this point it was within two degrees of conjuncting Neptune, setting off the T-square between the three planets involved: Neptune, Mars and Mercury. Individuals with transiting Pluto-Mars are often involved in violence and even death. It became the time Loughner had been waiting for to enact his deadly plan. His anger/revenge would have become an obsession at this point, overpowering all other thoughts.
January 4, 2010, a new moon/eclipse in Capricorn occurred. Eclipses are often harbingers of events and this eclipse at 13 degrees of Capricorn triggered his T-Square almost exact as well as Pluto, compelling him to action.
The Day of the Event
Pluto had been set off by the eclipse triggering his T-square involving Neptune, Mercury and Mars in his eighth house.
Saturn was within 3 degrees of conjuncting his Mercury, and setting off the entire T-square. This gave him the ability to think through his actions and plan accordingly.
These two planets are known as the ‘Lord of Karma,’ and the ‘Lord of Death,’
Uranus, at 27 degrees was square Loughner’s Uranus, exact, at 27 degrees of Sagittarius, and within 1 degree of his Saturn. This transit compelled him toward his idea of revolution and overthrowing the system.
The combination of Uranus, Saturn and Pluto is generally thought of to indicate guns, explosions and extreme violence.
The Sun trined his Sun at 18 degrees of Capricorn giving him confidence.
Mercury conjuncted Saturn and Uranus at 25 degrees of Sagittarius triggering the dichotomy of these two planets in his birth chart, and the constant conflict between structure and revolution. Mercury/Saturn gave his the resolve, and the unknown second in time (Mercury/Uranus) to pull the trigger.
Jupiter square Saturn/ Uranus, exact at 27 degrees in Pisces Jupiter square Saturn can represent a conflict with the old order/tradition and Jupiter/Uranus is a gamblers transit, and indicative of loss. Jupiter rules government.
Neptune sextiled Saturn/Uranus at 26 degrees of Aquarius. Aquarius is considered the sign of the ‘new world order,’ and Aquarius is ruled by Uranus/ Saturn. It is likely he believed he was on a mission to bring about a new order.
The Moon was in Pisces, creating a square to Uranus and Saturn
Next in this series: The Victims