Astrological Analysis of Sandy Hook Shooting Victims as a Group

March 13, 2013 at 6:21 am | Posted in 2012, Astrology, BadDays, Events, Patterns | Comments Off on Astrological Analysis of Sandy Hook Shooting Victims as a Group
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Someone asked at some point after the Sandy Hook shootings if I had thought about analyzing the victims.  Adam Lanza had been treated as fully as I could without a birth time here.  (Actually, I had other analysis, too.  But, that is the most comprehensive one.  See, also, this analysis.)

The tool that I am using is called Jigsaw.   I recommend it if you want to perform an astrological analysis of groups.  The source of my data can be found here, except for Lauren Rousseau, whose date of birth I found elsewhere.

With a group of school children, I expect the generational planets (outer planets, not counting Mars) to essentially the same, so I have focused on the personal planets (inner planets + Mars).  Since we only have birth dates, and not birth times, I have omitted any analysis of ascendants or the Moon.

Although I had originally planned to NOT include Adam Lanza, I changed my mind for several reasons.  One is numerological: without him the total number of victims (or deaths, if you prefer) is 26, an 8.  And, in Western Numerology 8 is incomplete.  (Some eastern systems hold 8 to be complete.  However, I do not use eastern systems in my analysis, except Chinese years to a very limited degree.)  Adding Adam creates a count of 27, and this a 9 (which is complete).  (Of course, in some eastern systems, 8 is considered to be a holy number (like 12 to Christians), and 9 is unlucky (like 13 to Christians).  Feel free to pick the interpretation that works best for you.)

Furthermore, even though he was the shooter, he was arguably a victim.  I will not belabor the point here.

Here is the analysis, starting with a tabulation of raw data, then a polar graph of that same data, and finally a bar chart of the data.  Again, the data is Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars by sign for the group of 27.

Inner Planet Raw Tabulation 3-13-2013 6-13-18 AM

Figure 1: Raw Data Tabulation [Click Image to Enlarge]

I have taken the liberty to highlight the two signs that clearly dominate: Taurus and Cancer.

Here is the Sun sign data in a polar chart:

Inner Planet Polar Graph 3-13-2013 6-18-19 AMFigure 2: Polar Chart of Sun signs [Click Image to Enlarge]

One can easily spot the dominance of Cancer here along with the strong Taurus / Scorpio polarity.  Capricorn is absent, and Leo / Aquarius is attenuated.

Finally, here is the bar chart of the same data:

Inner Planet Bar Graph 3-13-2013 6-20-26 AMFigure 3: Bar Chart of Sun sign Data [Click Image to Enlarge]

Note that I have circled the glyph for Capricorn.  Capricorn is absent from this data, and nearly absent from the all of the Sun / Mercury / Venus / Mars data.  Aquarius is also reduced; both are co-ruled by Saturn in traditional rulerships.   We note that Saturn (planet of tests, trials and tribulations) had recently entered Scorpio (sign of death and rebirth) and was in mutual reception with Pluto (planet of death and rebirth) in Capricorn (sign of tests, trials and tribulations).

Furthermore, if you re-examine the chart here, you will note that we concluded that Adam Lanza almost certainly had Moon in Capricorn, along with Uranus and Neptune.  Activated by transiting Pluto as described in the earlier post, and the particularly malefic New Moon that immediately preceded the shooting, his Moon, Uranus, and Neptune opposed a significant proportion of (the rest of) the group.

The Capricorn / Cancer polarity was of critical importance in this particular storm.  We note, also, that the Taurus / Scorpio polarity was important, along with the fact that Adam Lanza was a solar Taurus.

Regarding aspects, the Square was the most frequent aspect in this group.  Semi-Square and Sesqui-Square were also in the top four.  Refer to the following bar chart, Figure 4:

Bar Graph of Types of Aspects 3-13-2013 8-00-43 AM

Figure 4: Bar Chart of Frequency of Aspects [Click Image to Enlarge]

Squares, semi-squares, and sesqui-squares all “energize” situations.  They tend to be drivers of violence (when expressed in the “low form.”)

Jigsaw provides an interpretative report.  I will not reproduce the entire report here because the material is copyrighted.  However, certain pieces of the interpretative report stand out, and I will provide them here as part of my critique and review of both the data and how the program analyzes this data.

Two of the teachers are described as “Neptune” people who are peripheral to the group.  (And, we note that one of them did not have her full birth data included in the original listing of the group, only added later elsewhere.)

Neptune is contributed by:

25. Lauren Rousseau at 25°Sg54′ (Orb 0°33′)
3. Rachel Davino at 27°Sg08′ (Orb 1°48′)
The Neptune-person moves at the edge of the Play/Peer group, living in their own world, having an existence separate to the group.

Not a surprising analysis for two teachers of six and seven year old children.  We would expect them to be on the edge of the group and watching. But, how did a computerized astrology program pick that out from their birth dates?  Next, the program offers this:

There are 3 group members who fit into this pattern only with other points or wider orbs.
These people do not fit into the main pattern.

First is the principal, Dawn Hochsprung:

8. Dawn Hochsprung contributes Venus at 27°Cn03′ (Orb 4°17′)
The Venus-person helps the Play/Peer group to understand life. They do this by giving meaning to cycles, rhythms and patterns, showing how the members of the group are in rhythm with the cosmos, or have a place in the larger world. They promote calmness in the group.

Second is Victoria Soto, the incredibly heroic teacher who put the children in a closet and shielded them from the gunman with her own body.  She is also a Neptune person, as were the two previously mentioned teachers, but Jigsaw sees her as different.  (She was!)  Part of the description of all of the teachers includes this:

They may be the one who reads the others’ dreams, and are attuned to omens; or they may be the artist within a group of intellectuals.  If the group can accept that it is part of its own nature to contain this energy, then all members will have the opportunity of being touched by the mystical or the mysterious. 

What better description of an idealistic young teacher working with children.  What better description of a hero certain to die?

And, finally, Jigsaw identifies Adam Lanza as being the third “different” person from the group:

27. Adam Lanza contributes North Node at 03°Cp50′ (Orb 8°30′)
Play/Peer groups often do not have a Node-person, or if they do, the group does not remain a Play/Peer group for long.

The North Node is associated with “karma” or “fate.”  The Jigsaw analysis did get one thing wrong, and it regards Adam Lanza:

Thus they change the group, not by force or drama, but by the simple action of bringing in new people, and redirecting the focus of the group.

He brought in new people.  (Police officers, reporters….)  And he changed the focus of the group.  But, sadly, he used force, deadly force, to achieve his results.

We are defined by our Enigmas

December 17, 2012 at 7:48 am | Posted in BadDays, Editorial, FamousPeople | 6 Comments
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I woke up early this morning with these words in my head.  They came to me nearly fully formed, with almost no editing necessary.

We are defined by our Enigmas

We are defined by our Enigmas.  And one of the great enigmas of our time is that of the madman on a rampage.  It consumes us and cheats us of time best spent elsewhere.

We obsess, and we fret.  What could we have done?  Would “gun control” have helped?  We like soft and easy answers.  Surely that would have helped.  We could pass a new law: only licensed policemen could have guns.

But what if Nancy Lanza had succumbed to a sudden illness?  Adam Lanza might have moved in with his uncle, a police officer.  Again, he would have had access to weapons.

Had he lived with a family in the construction business, he might have used explosives and harmed far more people.  When tragedy strikes, we rarely pause to think that it could have been worse.

Had he been “radicalized” by a group that advocates violence and recruits the disenfranchised, he might have become a suicide bomber.

We would call him a “terrorist” instead of a “school shooter” and somehow think he was different in a meaningful way.

Putting the evil in the object, whether guns or bombs, is a risky thing because it rarely cures the problem.

Maybe we could spend more money on mental health.  We could.  We could make certain that people receive mental health “regardless of level of income.”  But, “regardless of level of income” has become a euphemism for poverty in the United States.

And that means that kids from middle class and wealthy families, like Adam Lanza, paradoxically “fall through the cracks.”  Adam himself was barely a step from homeless.  But his family had so much money that he would have never qualified for any of these special programs.  And that, again, leaves us with a madman on a rampage.

The idea that middle class and wealthy families will step forward to help their mentally ill family members is an old lie.

Ask anyone who has worked in the mental health field for at least a few years and you will find out the truth.  Most families cannot handle the burden and eventually abandon the suffering family member.  But, the politicians can always sell us the same old well-worn lies that “sound good.”

And that means the problem is never addressed.

The most disturbing thought of all is that there is no solution.  Maybe the way that we have built our society transforms some of our best and brightest into fragile and unemployable young adults who have nowhere to turn when they break down.  And that, inevitably, leaves us with a madman on a rampage.

Liza Long can tell you how things really are.

But, the biggest engima of all is the question of why do we we keep defining ourselves in terms of losses?  We focus on the rampage of the madman, and we cheat ourselves of the awareness of the windows of opportunity that can exist in almost any situation.

As we move forward from this tragedy, we need to remember the words of Robert F. Kennedy:

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?

Enigmatically, Robert F. Kennedy died because of a madman on a rampage.

Update: Maybe this might make a difference. (It is a petition to “address the shortcomings of the current mental health system to prevent at-risk people from becoming violent offenders.”)

Update (12/21): This article argues that our collective violence is part of our evolutionary history….


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