“It is Sunday afternoon…The wife is already asleep in the armchair, and the children have been sent out for a nice long walk. You put your feet up on the sofa, settle your spectacles on your nose, and open the News of the World. Roast beef and Yorkshire, or roast pork and apple sauce, followed up by suet pudding and driven home, as it were, by a cup of mahogany-brown tea, have put you in just the right mood. Your pipe is drawing sweetly, the sofa cushions are soft underneath you, the fire is well alight, the air is warm and stagnant. In these blissful circumstances, what is it that you want to read about? Naturally, about a murder.”
― George Orwell
An Introduction to ‘True Crime’ Astrology
Thursday, a multi-agency police task force arrested Rex Heuermann as a suspect in the Gilgo Beach serial killings. I’ve read that the breakthrough came after a new team of detectives was assigned to the case 18 months ago.
The bodies turned up in an area thick with brambles on Long Island’s South Shore in the town of Babylon in Suffolk County, about 50 miles from Manhattan, starting in 2009.
I am inclined to accept the accounts of the investigation and arrest as true on their face, though I’m curious to see what the “false flag” contingent comes up with. Because I like to spend time in Suffolk County, I’ve known about these murders for a long time. A friend in law enforcement (a felony investigator) told me about 10 years ago that he suspected the killer to be a police officer, presumably because he was so good at covering his tracks.
The suspect is an architect.
In this discussion, I’m not going to come to any conclusions, only provide the charts and my notes. I know that there are horary and mundane astrologers (and astrology students) in the audience. Below are the charts and notes I have posted to the Mundane Astrologers group on Facebook.
Horary astrology requires a question. Mine is, “Did they arrest the right person, and were there any accomplices?”
Here is a simplified chart, leaving in just the traditional planets, plus the modern planets, plus contemporary planets Chiron (a centaur) and Eris (Kuiper object). When reading a chart like this, it's necessary to be able to make out what is going on using JUST the traditional planets, but the modern ones come in.
For mundane of this type, I use house assignments and rulerships in horary style; no rulerships assigned to modern or contemporary planets. The rulerships all go to the Ptolmeic planets and associations go to modern and contemporary.
Now two probes. What about this chart says that it's the arrest of an accused killer; and where is the killer in the chart?
For the killer we have three choices: ruler of the 1st (which will also describe "the question," which I would delineate as: did they arrest the right person, and are there accomplices? Then the ruler of the 12th (secret enemy); or the ruler of the 8th (death, circumstances/cause of death, and legacy).
Ruler 1st produces Saturn in the 2nd; ruler 12th produces Jupiter in 5th (whole signs, and very close to the cusp); and ruler 8th produces the Sun in the whole sign 7th (tucked into the 6th).
Any thoughts on which it is?
And what about this chart says "suspect in mass murders, sought for more than 10 years"?
Commentary on Minor Planets
One commenter asked about minor planets, which may or may not come into the reading. They can play a role in horary and mundane, though as I’ve said elsewhere, I count them out of the “rulership” assignment process. Only the traditional seven planets rule signs; I also use classical exaltations and classical “jous of the houses.” I.e., I stick to the original rules. Here is what I wrote:
I've attached a legend below. Nessus (122 year orbit, Saturn and Neptune crosser) can represent "sexual deviance" though I've been working with it since the 1990s and I have not seen much of that, but I have seen evidence of transgression.
Mostly, Nessus is about a long cycle completing in some way. Some key phrases for Nessus are "the buck stops here" or "karma returns to its source." (From mythology, it's the fulfillment of the prophesy that Nessus "will be killed by the blood of a dead enemy"). As a centaur, it's going to represent some legacy of grief. The sexual themes are minor and focus around hazy/gray areas of consent.
Quaoar (not shown int he chart, Kuiper Belt object in the Cubewano class — "classical KBO" with approx 289 year orbit, part of the next group of objects out from Pluto) is about family and tribe of origin and "the creation story back into the beginning of existence." It's about how the world dances itself into being. Everyone is involved. When we arrive here, the ancestors are all "doing the dance" and we either pick it up or do not. So it represents "the music one is dancing to."
Currently Quaoar is conjunct Pholus (ancestral past back three generations) and also "small cause with a big effect." Currently these two are conjunct uranian point Cupido, which is about family and gathering. So there is a LOT of slow-moving stuff in early Cap related to family, heritage and ancestry and it's not going anywhere soon. The fastest point in the conjunction is far from the Sun and orbits in 122 years.
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