Sam Clovis, Astrosplained

Gentle reader, meet America’s newest heart throb, or at least walking coronary, Sam Clovis.  Mr. Clovis is apparently an expert on Iowa politics.  My mom was from Iowa.  That’s where they invented deep-fried butter on a stick, no lie.

sam clovis chartThe A students over at are still working on birth information for George Papadopoulos and Rick Gates, and of course if anyone has the data please share with the class.  I am working on Astrosplaining Harvey Weinstein, and hope to do Jeff Sessions very soon in honor of his hopefully lengthy prison term.   I’d love to Astrosplain Felix Sater once I’m confident he won’t turn me into a walking quilt, he and Oleg Deripaska are very interesting, and I have Dmitro Firtash’s chart too.   But I would need to double my weed budget to get to that level of productivity.  We’ll see.  I’ll probably finish Harvey, then do Sessions and Don McGahn, who has a yod.

One thing that jumped out at me right away in this chart, I still have my chart default to show the sexual predator/victim axis.  It’s still oddly appropriate despite the wide range of subjects.  For example, asteroid Toro the Raging Bull is conjunct Harvey’s prominent Uranus.  This is a perfect picture of sudden, impulsive attacks that the other person can’t always anticipate or counter, like literally being charged by a bull (Toro) that can pop out from behind a bush (Uranus).  (Don’t ask what he was doing to the bush.)

Sam’s Toro is directly on Venus in Scorpio, which has to give a feminazi cause for pause.  Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, but before we knew of Pluto it was ruled by Mars.  So Mars the god of War and Pluto the Rapist have Venus under their control in this chart, and Toro has her under attack.  I would imagine this makes Sam feel like attacking abortion doctors is the only loving thing to do.  Very much misplaced aggression and control toward women in particular.  Scorpio is underhanded and vengeful.  In a heavy Saturn chart, this does not bode well.  Shylock, aside from the antisemitic slam, is an apt metaphor for Saturn.  Everybody has a Saturn, not just Jewish people.  He feels entitled to his money to the point that nothing else matters.  Saturn collects to the penny, and is a firm believer in his own authority.  Saturn is always right, and he is owed.  Saturn punishes you for your own good, in the name of justice.

Sam’s Venus is also trine Uranus, so detached from others emotionally, but importantly square Mars.  Venus square Mars is kind of self-explanatory, friction between genders.  Toro directly on Venus suggests sudden, explosive lashing out.  The question is whether he does it physically or some other way.  He is a lifelong political operative from what I gather (I’m not looking into him a lot, he’s gross), so unless he’s ever been charged with assault I have to assume he’s doing that politically as discussed above, like a hardcore pro-lifer that wants women who miscarry to face charges, for example.  He’s trying to run right over women in some kind of way.  Corey Lewandowski, who famously shoved a female reporter, also has Toro on the same degree as Venus.

But I got ahead of myself.  The chart leader here is Saturn by a mile.  Sam has the Sun at 26 Virgo, and Saturn also in Virgo.  Where Manafort is all about Mars and the urge to fight, Sam is an authoritarian, a tax collector/police officer in his own mind.   I expect him to be a tight-fisted little tyrant, not one to go out and get bloodied (Mars) or be the figurehead (Jupiter), but a bean-counter who likes being in a position of authority, Saturn.  Saturn is an Earth planet, representing the material world and its concerns, and specifically health and the body.  So (speaking as a big fat person myself) I can say obviously Sam is not using his pickiness and attention to material details to scrutinize and manage his own body or grooming.  A Virgo native with that hair and beard is obviously focusing his attention outward, minding other people’s business, his immediate material concerns fully aside.  Compare to Roger Stone with his Virgo, his dandy ethos and bodybuilder lifestyle.  Sam’s Mercury is pretty far away from his Sun, so he doesn’t necessarily personally identify with his thoughts, focuses his attention on others.  That Pluto Moon sextile his hard Neptune should make it really easy for him to see things however he wants to see them, however his feelings want him to see them.

Sam has a locomotive chart with a Uranus locomotive.  This is a person with a significant amount of personal drive, one who has every intention of accomplishing something with his days, like General Kelly, Hope Hicks, and Stephen Miller.  Saturn tends to narrow the focus all the way down to a pinpoint if left unchecked, especially in Virgo, and Uranus is about bolts from the blue.  That particular combination of planets can make it difficult for people to be well grounded in the things that are between the tip of their noses and the outer reaches of the solar system, i.e., the rest of us.  Saturn is selfish and nitpicky, Uranus is weird and detached.  Both can be very smart and wildly effective.  But neither came to Earth to make friends.

Sam’s Sun is pretty interesting.  The Sun and Mercury can only ever get so far apart because of their orbits.  Sam’s are about as far apart as they can possibly be.  The Sun is the central mission of the consciousness, the reason this soul bothered to incarnate, what they came to do.   The Sun’s massive corona conceals things that are close to it.  Astrologically that means that “combust” planets (in the corona) can be incorporated into the native’s self-image, like woven into the fabric of their self-identity in a way that probably feels like everybody is the same way, though we’re not.  Sam has the opposite of that.  His Mercury, his conscious thoughts and words, are as far from his identity (the Sun) as they can be.  Sam identifies with his sense of authority, rightness, and duty to field marshal (Virgo Pallas), not his thoughts and words.

The sign shows us how they plan to do it, what planet will manage the affair.  As discussed, Saturn is the control-freak-in-chief of Sam’s life.  His Sun is also conjunct Pallas Athena, which is about identifying patterns and creating strategies.  It makes sense that he is a local politics expert, with the Saturnian drilling down to what he can touch.  Pallas made him effective enough for the definitive small-timer to be on the big stage.   I would imagine he knows the precincts by heart and has been instrumental in gerrymandering Iowa.  That’s exactly the sort of aggressive microtargeting task to set him on.  Importantly, his Sun is also trine Jupiter, representing the government, in Saturn’s other, more stubborn sign, Capricorn.

Importantly I would expect Sam to be a propaganda guy.   His Neptune is right there at sort of the lens of the locomotive, across from the big empty spot at ~the North Node in the middle of Aries, the energetic vacuum that the psyche yearns to fill.   The North Node is a perfected spot in any chart, where the life will end.  This doesn’t necessarily mean the literal death, but the energetic conclusion of the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual lives, the overall lesson learned.  So having it more or less in the center of the natural vacuum is self-explanatory.

Regarding the propagandist label above, I note that Sam’s Neptune is square both Uranus, the chart’s locomotive, and Jupiter.  It is also snuggled in between Algorab the Crow and Seginus the Guard.  As discussed in the recap, there are a lot of Algorab-connected crows in this administration.  I forget whether Don has Algorab or not, but he has Jupiter on Seginus, making that a Trump-specific marker IMHO.  From the link above:  “Fixed star Seginus gives a subtle mind, shamelessness and loss through friends and companies.”  I am coming to understand the crows as simply an extended soul family united in their love of shiny things and desire to pick the Earth clean of them. whether or not they need them, just because they exist.  Manafort, Stone, Hicks, really a lot of them have Algorab.  Anyway aside from those two agendas literally rubbing shoulders with his Neptune, his deepest values, is a huge hint.  Then the hard angles make a person truth-optional, or at least alternative-facts-friendly.  Neptune represents show business, smoke and mirrors, illusions, delusions, escapism, instincts, and things that are hard to articulate by definition.  Sam uses all of that to address the hole in his psyche over there in Aries.

This quirky little guy also has Pluto conjunct the Moon, squaring that poor Venus-Toro.  Pluto is all about our deepest, darkest urges.  Pluto is the part that has to watch them squirm, the sadist, the rapist who tears a hole in the Earth to abduct a child.  Pluto is at the outside of our solar system, the point of no return, the outer limits of human experience.  Then the Moon is our emotional self, the moods as we feel them physically and spiritually, the point where those two meet.  In Italian sentire means to hear, to feel, and to know.  Maybe it’s my Italian-American heritage, but I definitely know what that means, the combination of those three.  Anyway that is a very good way to think of the Moon with Pluto, things you can feel in your bones that affect you immediately, that you may find very hard to let go of.  Once something gets under his skin, he doesn’t get mad, he gets even, especially with that Venus-Toro in Scorpio.  Sam doesn’t necessarily identify with his conscious mind or his words, again.  But he does focus his attention on the material world, just not on his own personal world, like minding his own health and finances.  He has too much drive for that, he needs to share.  Don’t hate a giver.

With Sam’s complicated Neptune in Scorpio, I expect him to be an alternative facts guy.  His method of managing his facts may be so blurry, so custom-fitted to himself, that he may not be able to avoid facing charges for lying to the FBI.  I expect that just like the ocean floor, Sam has a lot of trouble locating the actual bottom line inside his head.  For one thing, it’s in Scorpio, which is co-ruled by Mars and Pluto.  Which hey, those two are conjunct!  I see that it’s quite a wide conjunction, just barely in standard orb.  But in reviewing the Long Island Serial Killer charts (Mr. Square/John Bittrolff, Michael Pak, Dr. Hackett, Jessica Taylor) I noticed that many of the sexual violence asteroids were just slightly out of an orb that would make perfect sense for the known facts of the native’s life.  So I am trending towards going extra old school and considering everything in the same sign conjunct, sort of.  At least I allow much fudgier orbs now.

Anyway, Sam’s Pluto/Moon/Mars conjunction is really the key to understanding Iowa’s Lance Romance.  Pluto is about rage, sadism, and control.  Of course it’s also about getting to the bottom of things, as with Bob Mueller.  But because of the relationship between Pluto and control-driven rage, the Moon is kind of an intense conjunction.  The Moon is about gut-level reactions.  So having your Pluto right on your emotional heartsleeve, to torture a metaphor, is like being led by your passions in a large way.  Very easy to lose perspective, even with all that Saturnian grounding.    He may be slower to react and more self-disciplined than he would otherwise be due to the heavy Saturn in this chart.  But Sam also has prominent Uranus, which guarantees upheavals, bolts from the blue, and surprises.  And he definitely has quite a powderkeg to work with.  Pluto and the Moon conjunct Mars (again, this is a loose conjunction but in my experience I could go whole-sign, especially with angry or intuitive stuff) is just a powderkeg of willingness to lash out.

The Moon is our reflective quality, and creates a sort of emotional parallax that allows us to experience life on Earth as “real,” though of course scientists know it’s all in the eye of the beholder.  (I’m aware that the Wikipedia link specifically disputes my claim.  However, their objection is purely semantic.  There is no such thing as objective reality, and there is no machine or metric that can prove there is, period.)  So the Moon gives us an opportunity to buy all the way into duality and have our consciousness expanding process.  That’s why projection is such a non-stop theme in human experience, the idea that negative things found in oneself are actually coming from others.

The Moon is about not only the ongoing, waxing and waning emotional states that we all have, but the dark nights of the soul that we go through when the FBI is up our ass with a microscope.  So with Pluto and Mars both in the stew, I would expect Sam to be an irascible guy, especially these days.  Tantrums and flying off the handle, unexpected freakouts (Uranus) should be par for the course.  This is a moody guy.  That is happening in Leo, which tends to take the high road in general.  But Leo is ruled by the Sun, the ego, the conscious mind, his thoughts and words, which Sam really doesn’t identify with all that much, if you remember from his widely-spaced Mercury.  So the extent to which he maintains his regal bearing under pressure is something I would need more information to know.  He may be remarkably self-controlled with his intense Saturn.  But he definitely has his anger management work cut out for him with Pluto, the Moon, and Mars, even without Saturn or Uranus making him less of a people person.

Sam’s Sun is also trine Jupiter late in (Saturn’s sign) Capricorn.  Late Capricorn is about delayed gratification, long games, building your castle one brick at a time and being absolutely sure of it.  Then Jupiter represents the government, and specifically Trump especially for anyone involved in his administration.  Trump is Jupiter intensive, has Jupiter conjunct Seginus the guard, and almost all of his immediate family also has extreme Jupiter.  So whenever I see Jupiter in one of these charts it represents the government itself, but hints strongly at Trump personally depending on other factors.  In this case I would expect Sam to be a socially and fiscally conservative Republican.  He would be amenable to Trump because of his Seginus and Algorab connections, the man himself would appeal to Sam’s deeper personal agendas.  Plus again, Sam has some really harsh Venus, so controlling and nitpicking women is probably high on his list.

Other than that, the super obvious thing is the focal point of his locomotive chart, which is again led by Uranus, the Inventor.  So Sam is a quirky and unique guy for sure, probably not real easy to get to know, doesn’t relate well to people.  Then the big empty spot in the chart is sort of like the energetic drain, the low spot in the chart where nothing at all is happening, across from the sort of central hub of Neptune.

And Sam happens to have the North Node right there in the middle of Aries, directly across from that hotbed of activity with Neptune.  Neptune in this case should be about propaganda and alternative facts, as well as ideology.  So that is fairly self-explanatory in terms of the subconscious drive to that spot, the native has focused all of his energy where his soul most wants to grow, aimed the locomotive right there.  The second decan of Aries is somewhat benefic, a capable and versatile person with a lot of social graces.  To the extent Sam has achieved his spiritual goals with his life, he has been successful by coming up with creative solutions (Uranus) and implementing them strategically in a microtargeted way (Saturn/Virgo).  He has done this over the long term (Jupiter late in Capricorn) about things that he feels very passionately about (Pluto/Moon) and are his most deeply held ideals (Neptune).

Kozminsky:  16º Aries: Wild flowers growing amidst the corn in a sunlit field.
Denotes a person of charm, a lover of freedom- mental and physical-of nature, and of simple loveliness whose works in life will be blessed with success, and whose individuality will make itself felt amongst men. It is a symbol of Abundance.


Both of these symbols depict elemental energies, since I don’t believe the brownies in question here are edible.  Interesting that the North Node in this Saturn-intensive chart suggests a love of nature, an actual grounding of all that Earthy energy.  But again, Sam’s Mercury is quite far from his Sun.  He obviously doesn’t nitpick his own health, hygiene, and grooming.  He does not appear to be grounding his Saturn within his own life.



Jim Jefferies, Astrosplained

Comedian Jim Jefferies recently came out with an on-air apology to women for his past trolling of rape survivors.  This got the media coverage it deserved based on believability, i.e., almost none at all.   My summary of his apology:

  • It’s a small part of my act
  • Everybody was doing it, so why am I in trouble?
  • I had no idea all this was going on
  • I didn’t realize it was harmful
  • I’m moving on now to a whole new career

I disagree with him on all of those points.  After the least-credible apology in the history of liars, and before he swirls down the drain of comedy, ladies and gentlemen, allow me to Astrosplain Comedy Central’s flagship rape troll, Jim Jefferies.

jim jefferies chart

First things first, Sun in Aquarius, Uranus is the ruler of this chart.  Before we knew about Uranus, Saturn was the ruler of Aquarius.  Remember that Aquarius carries that distant, cold, time-delayed, impersonal tone of Saturn, as well as the asexual, quirky cleverness of Uranus.  Uranus is the chart leader, followed by Saturn.  Though it is hard to see with all the crap I clutter charts with, this is a Saturn bucket chart.  That means Saturn behaves in this chart like a handle on a bucket, like the energetic fulcrum that everything else depends on.

The above factors make Jim not a warm or fuzzy guy overall.  The key phrases here are detachment, criticality, and hypermasculinity.  With the cold Capricorn Moon, the aggressive Aries Venus, and Neptune in fiery Sagittarius, there’s really nothing intuitive or inward-looking about this chart.  He has an enhanced Neptune in terms of the grand trine with the kites, and a TV career to show for it.   Neptune represents addictions, escapism, illusions, delusions, smoke and mirrors, and specifically film and television.   Jim doesn’t have an alternative-facts Neptune, he has a turbocharged one.

He doesn’t have a least-aspected planet, which can act as a sort of latent superpower that can be activated with love.  He has three least-aspected planets, all of which have one aspect each:  the Moon, the Sun, and Jupiter.  A least-aspected Sun can be a guru, a person with very little ego.  If I got Jim that way, you wouldn’t be reading this.  No, this trio of underrepresented planets is the most interesting thing in his chart.  Sun connections give a person heart, in terms of both empathy (“have a heart”) and stamina or determination (“an athlete with heart”).  This is an issue in this chart.  This is a markedly impersonal chart, co-ruled by the engineer (Uranus) and the police officer (Saturn) of the zodiac.

Saturn often gives an enormous sense of entitlement, as it represents things like tax collectors, doctors, and other professionals whose authority is unquestioned.  Men with strong Saturn are notoriously critical of women’s bodies.  They often feel they are doing the woman a favor by pointing out where she needs improvement.  It is the linear, physical, “what you see is what you get” planet, not good with abstractions or extrapolations, terrible social skills because he doesn’t care what you want.  Saturn looks at the tiniest of details, while Uranus floats around sending the occasional postcard from the stratosphere like a lightning bolt.  Jim probably has difficulty with the grounded things in the middle, i.e., the rest of us in everyday life.  His Saturn is also in a grand trine with Venus and Neptune, which I will come back to.

My interest in Jefferies is mostly his insulting apology, and what makes him a professional misogynist in the first place.  It is fairly straightforward, apart from the male-skewing impersonality of the chart overall.  In a nutshell his Venus, representing not only his ability to love and be loved but literally women in the world and in his life, is under attack by the whole chart.  In that apology he said he felt that being a non-rapist, and one who was just kidding and didn’t really hold those values, was good enough.  He feels like that was wrong now that people’s careers are ending about it.  This chart would dispute that those are not his values.  And like Kramer, you only get to go there one time.  Then everybody knows you are that guy.  He was commenting on the Cosby trial verdict, so clearly he didn’t get it at all very recently.

Jim has Toro the Raging Bull in Aquarius, not making any chart contact.  So he personally is a non-violent guy as far as physical things go.  He also has Nessus the Wife Beater early in Cancer, not so far away from Vesta the True Believer.  That suggests that his dad was actually a bit of an asshole in the home, probably selfish and passive-aggressive, and his mom thought nothing of it.  His take-away was that that was what a man looks like.  Poor male role-modeling, where it’s the wife’s job to keep everybody happy in her role as doormat.

Jim’s dominant Saturn and Uranus take on an even more male-skewing role in their T-square with Mars-Mercury.  Mars-Mercury in Aquarius would ordinarily make someone likely to attack with their thoughts and words, and to have strange or original ways of doing so.  Here that aspect occurs in the big red triangle, the T-square with the chart co-rulers.  Mars is of course the definitive male symbol, making Jim’s masculinity overall quite toxic due to the friction nature of the T-square and low degree of personal evolution evident in the native.  I am aware that things can always go different ways, astrology is very complex and people are quite dynamic.  But I can look at what I know of his behavior, which is self-explanatory.  Also he has some very ugly stars, which I will get to shortly.  Mercury and Mars get together and rationalize anger and aggression, or weaponize words and information.

Jim has that Venus grand trine with Saturn the Greater Malefic.  Other planets that modern astrologers consider malefic are Uranus, Mars, Pluto, and Ceres the Earth Mother.  All of these figure prominently in this chart.  So while that grand trine and its kites, along with the T-square, mark a very capable personality with a lot of talent and drive, all of that is very dark and mean-spirited in tone.  Despite being in a grand trine with kites, I cannot call Jefferies’ Venus (in her detriment in Aries) anything but sorely afflicted due to other chart factors, specifically Ceres and Jupiter.  Each of those two are normally benefic in general and specifically toward Venus.  However each of those helping influences is conjunct a big nasty.

Jim’s Venus is very, very busy, in the grand trine, being attacked by Pluto and Ceres, and semi-square the Sun and Jupiter (the hidden mega-asshole in this chart).  Visually, if you look at Venus over there on the left, it sort of looks like all the other planets are ganging up on her, as if the kites and the T-square are a fist about to punch her in the face while the Sun and Jupiter hold her down.  But I’m sure he’s a very nice man in person, kind to dogs and much more.

Worse yet, he has Pluto conjunct Ceres in opposition to Venus.   Pluto is the Devil, specifically the Rapist.  Pluto is about sadism and control.  Ceres the Earth Mother being conjunct here adds to the general sense of Nessus indicating an abusive home life growing up, negative male patterning that may have included actual beatings.  That would also maybe leave him thinking as long as you don’t do anything physical you’re in the clear.  There’s a strong suggestion that verbal/emotional abuse toward the mother was ongoing and seen as non-problematic.  That conjunction, with its extra bad connotations for Venus, who should be enhanced by Ceres, is why he became a rape troll comic.   He can say it was just jokes, a small part of his act.  But Pluto opposition Venus is about sexual obsession and control, dominance and submission.  Jim has a very strong desire to control and hurt women, it’s just that he likes to be impersonal and detached when he lashes out rather than laying hands on them.  I believe his moral compass is broken, and this plays into his pivotal Jupiter-Algol, which I swear I’m getting to.

Anyway he mentioned that he thought being a non-rapist himself was good enough.  In a chart this detached and impersonal, that’s still bullshit.   Even he doesn’t believe it.  It’s just that his brand has soured.  This is very clear from the Sun square Jupiter-Algol mini-T-square.  I haven’t seen this before, but I can see how it could be quite like the negative version of a mini-kite, a little cluster of personality factors working together in a sub-circuit to the overall personality, supporting each other in their bullshit as it were.  Mutual enablers.

Here, the conflict is between the Sun, the ego, and Jupiter, the desire to be the king with his pet blinking demon, Algol.  I see that Jim has pivoted to being anti-Trump now.  Trump is also quite Jupiterian, as reflected by his little buddy Stephen Miller.  While Jupiter is one of the least-aspected planets, anything conjunct Algol is automatically a Priority 1 situation.  There is an explosiveness to this contact that must be reckoned with.  Jupiter is the ends-justify-the-means guy.  I’m recycling this picture, not to be a hack but because it really does perfectly show what toxic Jupiter is all about.

fat trump golfing

Jupiter is the big fat guy with the crazy-looking hair, playing golf while his responsibilities go to hell in a handbasket.  That is the exact thing driving Jim Jefferies’ Algol situation.  He wants to let the good times not roll, but rip, like with jet packs.

Anything on Algol is a red flag for me on anyone whose integrity is even the tiniest bit questionable.  As discussed here, Algol is about taking the lid off.  With Algol, anything is possible.  In a chart with this much Uranus, truly anything at all is possible, even things that can’t be imagined yet.  But at the end of the day Algol is conjunct Jupiter here, thus in service of the me-me-me thing in the picture above.  It’s all about feeling good and having fun, exploring and having your name repeated.  Jupiter is notorious for externalizing consequences, letting others clean up after him.  He doesn’t sweat the details as long as he’s having fun.  That’s where Jim Jefferies’ motivations lie.






Crime: Dr. Hackett, Astrosplained

Dr. Hackett is a doctor known to have been in contact with Shannan Gilbert in the hours before her death, though it is not clear exactly when, or exactly what happened.   With this sorely afflicted Neptune, expect him to be quite the liar and fantasist, like his friend Michael Pak.  I would also expect both of them to be substance abusers.

Buddy chartThis is another unusual chart with I don’t know how many unusually-configured T-squares.  It poked me in the eyes when I saw it.

First things first, Sun is in Aquarius, Uranus is the ruler of this chart.  Uranus is an inventor, not a doctor.  Would be expected to have the bedside manner of an electrical engineer.  Very likely to come across as a quirky or odd guy that never quite fits in, like the Professor from Back to the Future but really gross and into prostitutes.

I am going to refer to his Sun+3, because of the conjunctions/combustion of Mercury, Chiron, and Pallas.  I am beginning to wonder if Chiron stands not only for the part of us that experiences loss and survives, but as the mortal wound itself, especially when combust.  Chiron is a fragment of a destroyed planet.  I have been thinking of it as the survivor for that reason, because I am normally doing the chart of someone who is still alive and just fine.  But of course there is the planet that was destroyed, too, the indicator of what does not survive.  Chiron is also the wound that will never heal, literally.

Basically Hackett’s Sun has a little entourage in Aquarius.  The Sun is the ego, the sense of self.  I will call Hackett’s Sun severely afflicted, in a T-square opposition his chart’s ruler, Uranus.  So Uranus is also afflicted, not so great for the chart ruler.  The apices of his T-squares are Neptune conjunct Vesta and Mars conjunct both Dejanira and Antares, flanked by them on each side at exactly 3 degrees apart.  For the investigative asteroid/fixed star roundup, in no special order:

  1. Antares.  Hackett has Mars conjunct Antares in Sagittarius.  Toxic masculinity, which in this case I read as a sort of 1950s ethos where he calls women broads.
  2. Mintaka.  Hackett’s Moon is conjunct Mintaka.
  3. Nessus.  Hackett’s Nessus has no significant contacts, in Taurus.  Sexually vanilla.  [Ew, his sex life.]  Not physically sexually violent.
  4. Dejanira.  Dejanira is part of what I am going to call Mars+5, in Sagittarius, and represents the point of victimization, all victims, and prostitutes as a group.  I expect Hackett may be killed by the creeps he parties with.  Hookers make him feel like a man.  If he gets murdered, a man will  kill him.
  5. Toro.  Hackett has Toro in that Mars+5 cluster, unfortunately conjunct the North Node, rather closely.  Hackett has left the area, but IMO stands a chance of being killed by people he used to know, who probably still know him in his new location.  Jupiter, the good-time Charlie within who runs that mess in Sagittarius, is likely to be the thing that did him in.  He is out of control personally.  More likely to be physically victimized than to kill someone else.  This may simply represent his fondness for prostitutes.
  6. Algol.  In Taurus with Nessus, no contact with anything in the chart.  Hackett is a decidedly on-the-hook guy, not off-the-hook.  No reason to think he ever physically harmed anyone, aside from the pill mill.  Not a choker or woman beater.

Hackett has a Neptune conjunct Vesta T-square apex that could either be late in Libra or early in Scorpio.  I don’t have a birth time for him, so I have to go with what I know.  Hackett was at one point approached about the murder of Shannan, and feigned a medical emergency.  Looked like a complete idiot, pretending his defibrillator went off.   That’s not a thing, believe me.

Anyway that suggests a late in Libra placement.  The whole idea of deflecting an unpleasant conversation with pretending to have your balance disrupted, that screams of a Neptune apex in Libra.  Deflect, smooth over.  Make everybody immediately de-escalate based on a pretense, change the conversation.

Hackett’s Venus is pretty miserable.  She’s opposed by both Jupiter and Pluto, and square Mars and all his friends, especially Antares.  The first thing that came to my mind when I looked at that was that she’s the old ball-and-chain, the drag that kills his good times.  Like that time when Homer got sick and tired of Marge and the kids holding him back.  He is probably verbally abusive and passive-aggressive to women.

His wife may actually be bitchy and high-maintenance.  Because I don’t have a firm birth time, there is no information on houses or angles.  Hackett has Juno the Spouse either late in Sagittarius or early in Capricorn.  Either way, my sense is that Mrs. Hackett’s key phrase is going to be “in the manner to which she is accustomed,” when I dip into her chart.  She is going to be a ball-buster either way.

In early Capricorn, his wife would be counting every penny and riding his ass like a horse in a saddle.  Late in Sagittarius,  I expect she blows through money like Trump at a golden furniture sale.  Either way, she is a buster.  Juno is about 12 degrees away from that Mars+5 mess, Saturn, Dejanira, Toro, North Node.  So if Juno is in Sagittarius with the other stuff, his wife turns a blind eye because they are on the same page about how they should live like royalty.  If his Juno is in early Capricorn, the friction probably comes from a very financially sober wife resenting his obnoxious party spending and general excesses.

My initial sense of Mrs. Hackett is that she doesn’t care about the pill mill, she likes to spend money, though that is more an intuitive hit.  I will find out more about her from the investigator and her chart.  Venus is also square Hackett’s Mars and Antares, adding to the idea that she is a buzzkill for him and vice versa.  Broads hate it when you go to weekend-long card games at a strip club.  I don’t know that Hackett did that.  But he would love that kind of shit.  He feels like life should all be that, every day.  It may be that he needs to come up with big wads of cash for her in ways that really piss him off.  One way or another, women screw his money all around because of his old-time chauvinist mindset.

Pluto and Jupiter are conjunct in that same T-square, late in Leo and retrograde.  Leo is ruled by the Sun, and those two planets especially together, make for one who really wants the royal treatment, to be a high-roller, the big man, the shot-caller.  Hackett’s Sun is already in deep kimchee.  This whole thing refers back to his Sun.   It’s all about his ego.  The Pluto/Venus friction especially indicates someone resentful of his wife, constant control issues with her.  In fairness that probably also added some heat to their relationship, maybe.  Gross.  Like Netanyahu and his gross little gargoyle wife, it was love/lust at first sight.

Jupiter really needs to be looked at here too.  Hackett has Jupiter directly on Regulus, which is of the nature of Jupiter and Mars.  This can be reflected in his success with his medical practice, despite his probable lack of connectivity at the heart level to individual humans.  His locomotive chart shape would help him be more accomplished than he would otherwise be, and the extreme T-squares make him very conflicted inside about a lot of things, very stirred up internally and highly motivated.  So he has a very high degree of drive personally and intellectually if not physically or emotionally.  Hackett also has a lot of action in both Sagittarius, Jupiter’s sign, and Venus in Pisces, a sign he co-rules.

This is a really complex set of dynamics.  Looking at the Jupiter/Pluto conjunction on Regulus, my sense is that Hackett feels like he deserves to be king so bad he can taste it.   The sense of entitlement, and visceral anger at the world’s indignities, would be intense.  This is squaring his Antares Mars, aggravating that desire to smoke cigars and have ice cream for breakfast and do whatever the hell he wants unimpeded at all times.  If you want to throw Hackett off his game, redirect him in small ways.  Make him move from one chair to another, or put someone else in front of him when he’s waiting.  I imagine he can get very pissy and melt down, though he is generally passive-aggressive.  But overall he fights intellectually, not physically.

The thing that made me feel like he was misusing his medical license was Saturn.  It is in that Mars ensemble, and is very closely conjunct Dejanira.  Here Saturn could be late in Scorpio or early in Sagittarius.  So I again go with what I know, the few details I have about him and the other elements of his chart.  I will say that either one might fit; he has allegedly breached his fiduciary responsibility by overwriting prescriptions.  He had no legitimate reason to be in contact with Sunshine near the time of her death.  There is a lot of secrecy around his activities.  That sounds like late Scorpio.

However Sagittarius is where the action is in this chart, and based on his Jupiter, I suspect that his excesses simply did him in, got him on a slippery slope.  He did things to feel good and have fun, at the expense of his responsibilities.  His place of responsibility, Saturn, is directly conjunct Dejanira.  So as with Stephen Miller, that placement represents victimization in his life, both pitch and catch.  He is likely to victimize others through his professional standing, and be victimized through it as well.

So his criminal profile, what I would expect to see in criminal behavior:

  1. I do not expect physical violence from Hackett.
  2. Hackett is probably an old-fashioned male chauvinist, and does not relate well to people.
  3. Hackett is very bright and capable, inventive.  He is also very angry, though he will express that more passive-aggressively.  He is emotionally brittle.
  4. He is likely to misuse his professional authority, and be victimized in that capacity as well.
  5. Probably has an antagonistic wife, and has a very expensive lifestyle.
  6. Possible financial misdealings other than over prescribing, due to the sense of entitlement with Jupiter and the passive-aggression and cleverness.
  7. With the Neptune apex, expect to see alcohol or drug abuse, misdirection, and lies.  Lies are going to be key to this native’s whole world.  They will be very inventive, and he will commit 100%.
  8. Neptune is trine Venus, and suggests a fantasy version of femininity.  Hackett would really be turned off by any sort of crudeness or aggression from a woman.  He has this ideal in his head of like a tiny 1950s farm girl from a pinup calendar, very innocent and sexy.  He is not a rough guy, a lover not a fighter.
  9. Hackett stands a very good chance of being killed by a male cohort, possibly over gambling debts or something involving his professional standing.



























Crime: Horary Answer

A few days ago, I posted a horary question submitted to me by an investigator into a number of prostitution-related murders.  The question posed was:

Did X Kill Y and Z?

HoraryMystic was kind enough to do the math on this and share with the class:

What you’ve said doesn’t surprise me about your querent (the questioner).  Scorpio rising very much matches someone who wants to use her resources in order to help bring about change.  This desire makes detectives of us all.  Perhaps your friend is a private detective.

Being a Modernist, I use the outer planets as rulers, so here, I take Pluto as your friend’s ruler.  Pluto is in Capricorn, in the 3rd house.  Her thoughts about this situation are indeed very serious.  Of course she wouldn’t be asking about it if it weren’t important.

Her dispositor is Saturn (ruler of Capricorn and the 3rd house), which is in Sagittarius in the 2nd house.  Her tool is the courts and the rule of law, in which she has a responsibility.  It may not look like Saturn has much dignity where he is.   But at 21 Sagittarius, he is in his own term and face.  So I can see the special role that her thoughts play here.  Also, while Pluto may be in Saturn’s sign, Pluto is also in Mars’ exaltation and Mars’ face, so she wants action.

As we’ve said, the 8th house is about matters of death and investigations, and here it is in Gemini, ruled by Mercury.  Mercury also rules the 11th House, where X/Mr. Square is.  Mercury is in a powerful spot, and is conjunct Mars, the ruler of the 6th House.  Virgo is a powerful place for Mercury, very methodical, precise and diligent.  And with Mars nearby, there is plenty of action going on, people wanting to do right and do it right.

Mars rules the 6th House of work, and being in the 11th, there are friends and associates involved (including yourself).  The Sun rules the 10th, and is also placed in this house.  But let’s try to answer the question, “Did X kill Y and Z?”  First we need to determine who X/Mr. Square is in this chart.

Murder suspects, in my mind, go into the 8th house, just as investigations do.  The ruler of the 8th house represents the suspect in a murder investigation.  Here’s why.  Any investigation involves an investment of resources:  manpower, time, money, information, connections, etc.  If it’s the right guy, and you find positive evidence, you’ve hit the jackpot, put this guy behind bars, and helped to increase the security and economic viability of the area maybe people will be more willing to do business in the area).  If it’s the wrong guy, you’ve wasted resources (or feel like you have).  You feel betrayed, and the guy who did it is still out there siphoning off quality of life.

So my vote goes to Mercury being your X/Mr.Square.  He is in a position of power here.  I interpret that as him having the knowledge of whether he did it or not, so he’s in a powerful place from the perspective of your friend.  Looking at it from the perspective of the 8th house (turning the chart so that the 8th/Gemini is the rising sign), he is in his own 4th house (Virgo), along with Mars.

Mars rules his 11th.  If he is in jail, Mars can be his cellmate.  Clearly, he calls the shots, ruling the house that he is in.  He’s probably going to keep his mouth shut, play tricks or manipulate, whether he did the murders or not.  He will probably play nice, being in the term of Venus (as is his friend), but Virgo is Venus’ fall, perhaps hypercritical of women in general.  [I will take this as underestimating women, like the ones investigating him.]

Any secrets he has would go into his 8th house, your friend’s 3rd, Capricorn, where your friend’s ruler Pluto is.  This is about as good as Pluto can be with respect to the suspect.  The 8th House is Pluto’s accidental dignity, so perhaps she is on the right track to discovering his secrets.  Saturn rules his 8th house, and is placed in his 7th house/Sagittarius, where Saturn is accidentally exalted.  Perhaps this means he is being made to face certain responsibilities to the law.  [Currently in prison for similar murders.-Artnunymiss]

Okay, who are the victims, Y and Z?  What represents them in your friend’s horary?  People to whom we do service are represented by the 12th House, being opposite the 6th house, the service we do.  Here, Libra is on the 12th, ruled by Venus.  So Venus would represent Y, being the first victim mentioned.  (Moonflower)

The second one (Z for now) would then be represented by the 2nd house, here ruled by Jupiter.  Though there is no essential connection between this victim and your friend’s possessions, you might find that she feels more of an obligation to this victim, or more of a connection, perhaps, than to the other, with Saturn being in this house.  There seems to be a connection between them.  Jupiter is in Venus’ sign and Venus’ face, and they are sextile, being considered in the same case.  Mercury is placed in the term of Venus, also in Venus’ fall by sign (Virgo) and in Jupiter’s old detriment Virgo.

But honestly, I don’t see much material connection between Mercury and them, as might be shown by an aspect.  Venus is in his 3rd House/Leo, Jupiter in his 5th/Libra–it could be that he is talking derisively about them.  They are in no dignity of his–Venus is in his fall by sign, Leo.  Was one of the victims his girlfriend, and the other a friend of hers, who may have had knowledge?  [Both women were sex workers, and may have run in the same circles so to speak.  He may have used the services of both of them at some point. -Artnunymiss]

I’m not seeing a lot here connecting them to him except that they are both in aspect to Saturn (Venus by trine, and Jupiter by sextile), and Saturn is in Jupiter’s sign.  So maybe he didn’t do it, but knows who did.

I see also the Moon moving towards Venus, and trine Uranus, so perhaps this can represent a break in her case.  What is keeping me from giving you a “Yes, he did it” is the fact that neither victim is in any of his dignities, nor in aspect to him.  Being in one of his dignities means that he has some direct control over their cases, and being in aspect means that they are influencing him in a way that would affect him directly, be on his mind, etc.   He is in Venus’ term, however, but this could mean that he merely finds himself being accused of her murder.  I’d just expect to see more.

I’m sorry if this is deflating.  Maybe I’m wrong.  There is a rather strong connection between both victims and Saturn, his 8th house ruler.  Perhaps this means that ultimately their killer(s) will be found, if it’s not him.


So of course you know me with the fresh mouth and the backtalk, of course I had some rebuttals.  I couldn’t even help rebutting while just posting his answer, look at me.


Thanks again, HoraryMystic.

I am at this point a lot more confident that Mr. Square is our serial killer.  My ideas about his predation business running parallel to his legit business, and his method of disposal, are a lot clearer now that I have some information.   I don’t have almost any basic facts about the crimes in question. The investigator has all this like encyclopedic in her head, dates and locations, etc.

Anyway she advised me that whoever killed our Z and Moonflower (our Y) is definitely a serial killer.  Since then I have confirmed that the bodies were neatly and efficiently packed and stored, the same way every time.  That screams of Mr. Square with his berserk Saturn OCD.  He would package them efficiently and inexpensively, and store them neatly.  The wrapping is a way to minimize evidence transfer.  I am sure his truck, all of his tools and materials are pristine with his Saturn.  Then he does all the Pluto stuff while they’re still alive.  I’m sure he does some lower-level Pluto things on an ongoing basis without killing them, to take the edge off.

Anyway Mr. Rat is definitely not the serial killer.  He has a mystic rectangle with Cancer Sun and Pisces Moon, Mercury at the head of a T-square in Gemini.  I would think him an ultimate liar/head gamer, but his asteroids and fixed stars make him look more like a mafia enforcer of women.  Anyway, I think the packaging/storing is definitely someone like Mr. Square, whereas I would expect the super scattered Mr. Rat to disperse far and wide, possibly to the molecular level with acid.

Also I intuited Square having a double life, like a legit version and a predatory version of his behaviors.  I estimated his killing would roughly track his construction trade.  I wanted to know what size and scale of enterprise he had, how his desire to exploit and harm women would manifest.  The investigator researched and told me that he works all alone, does everything by himself.  Doesn’t even trust a brother or cousin, which makes total sense.  Major control freak.  Anyway, to me that strongly suggests he is the serial killer.  He does every single thing by himself, all exactly to his anal retentive satisfaction, both the building and the murders.  If you want something done right, do it yourself.  As a murderer I expect him to be entirely workmanlike.  That is all consistent with the killings of Moonflower and Z.

I am also confident Mr. Rat has killed at least one woman, though he surely is not the serial killer.  I expect Rat’s killings to look like beating someone to death, pummeling them and doing a bunch of weird shit in a rage fit.  Then as I said, disposing far and wide.  I believe whoever Rat works for is organized crime, and may have used serial killers to do copycat dumpings of their “trash,” though Rat’s personal inclination would be, again, chopping up.

Then HoraryMystic said:

Hey, like I say, I may be wrong.  Mr. Square does seem to be very methodical, and would rather do everything by himself, as Mercury in Virgo might suggest, and never change a step.  Maybe the fact that Virgo being the fall of the first victim (Moonflower/Y being Venus) and the old detriment of the second (Z being Jupiter), would be enough to implicate him.  Plus he has Mars conjunct him, Mars being the archetypal aggressor.













Crime: Michael Pak, Astrosplained

Michael Pak is the last identified person to see a woman found murdered.  He escorted her, a sex worker named Shannan Gilbert, to a client meeting.  He has been convicted of trafficking a Chinese woman and served time for that in Texas.

The question is whether Pak was involved in Shannan’s death.  Did he set her up, bring her there to be killed?  Did he participate or witness?  Who is this guy?

Mr. Rat chart

I am going to deviate from the first things first protocol to just throw a few bits of information before I get into the dumpster with Pak.  This aspect pattern with the big rectangle in the middle is called a mystic rectangle.  There is a T-square with Mercury at the apex, the classic factory-wired friction circuit.  This rectangle is the sort of thing that is said to give exceptional ability, like if the native learns to focus and harness it there is really no stopping them.  As a practical matter, the people I have known with that aspect pattern have a really hard time understanding the instruction manual that doesn’t come with this super complicated little gadget, their mystic rectangle.

Going forward, I am going to look at a number of asteroids on everyone in the crime series.

  1. Mintaka.  Speaks directly to human trafficking, one of the primary issues along with a serial killer investigation.  The Mintaka connection here would strongly support the theory that he brought Sunshine there knowing she would be hideously killed, because the price was right.  His entire chart supports that possibility.
  2. Algol.  Speaks directly to unimaginable heinousness.  Pak has Algol conjunct Venus, in other words, anything goes when it comes to women.
  3. Antares.  Toxic masculinity, acting out, boys will be boys.
  4. Nessus.  The Sexual Deviant/Wife Beater.  Violence specifically by straight men against women, but includes any rape or sexual murder.
  5. Dejanira.  The Victim.  All prostitutes and battered wives are represented by Dejanira.  Dejanira is what victimhood looks like in that life, both pitch and catch.  If a perpetrator, Dejanira is your target.  If a victim, Dejanira is X marks the spot.  For example, Stephen Miller has Dejanira in the 11th house.  Society is the target of his Pluto/Saturn meltdown, and when it is all over with, he will be shunned, but probably not in prison (that would be the 12th house).  Both sides of it are there.
  6. Toro.  If you were a red flag and there were a raging bull coming toward you, this is the aspect of him you would see.  This is where this person will see red and charge.  Pak has this flanking Venus, on the other side from Algol.   When triggered, his rage goes to women, and straight off the deep end.

The Dejanira condition will be crucial in this investigation and especially this chart.     Pak, for example, is known to be a career predator.  But he will ultimately be the victim of his associates, as explained below.  This investigation is a perfect example of why I need to use these asteroids, because the whole thing is like Michael Vick-level dog-eat-dog.  A lot of people are both victim and perpetrator.

First things first, Pak is as moody as John Bittrolff.    He has the Sun in Cancer, Moon in Pisces.  However,  Pak is nowhere near as organized or effective as Bittrolff.  Rat’s energies are quite scattered, and I expect him to use all kinds of substances.

All that fancy circuitry is well and fine, and it can make for a surprisingly effective person when evolution and purpose kick in.  But in practice, a lot of the time on a less-evolved person it can simply look like lack of focus and organization, and ultimately drive.  The energies are so constantly dispersed in all directions that they end up being somewhat stagnant, wheels spinning in their heads as opposed to observable things happening in the outside world.  I have found it often makes for less accomplishment than the natural gifts would allow, kind of like a grand trine.

This will be especially pronounced in someone with that Mercury T-square apex.   This is a rationalizer, someone possibly with bigtime ADD.  Substantial intellectual bandwidth.  Mercury at 24 Gemini at the head of this T-square, in a known criminal, is one with a serious disconnect between head mind and heart mind.  Not a grounded circuit like Bittrolff, who is constantly grounding with that intense Saturn, making his physical mark on the world, breaking things down and remaking them as he sees fit, setting things in order.  Pak is one to take apart your TV and not be able to reassemble it, and not care.  Bittrolff is a fastidious OCD king, Pak on some level can’t keep it together.  He really is like a gross giant rat, running here and there with whatever dirty crap.

Importantly, Pak’s Mercury T-square apex is conjunct Mintaka.  Pak is known to be involved in escort prostitution.  So that Mintaka connection, especially in such a pivotal position conjunct his Mercury (thoughts and words), is a lock on him being one who is on the opposite side of the Orion wars from myself.   It also suggests organized crime in this chart.  The whole chart makes him feel like a disorganized guy in organized crime.  He’s not there to be organized, he’s there to be brutal and versatile, check and check.  His 5th house, in the chart of a known pimp, makes perfect sense.  He is the stablemaster, he gets the party started.

Mercury is not such a physical planet, in terms of the amount of rage or physical energy that would be generated in that T-square.   This would generally speak more of head games and lies than beatings.  However Rat’s asteroids, discussed below, make him much more violent.  It is not that he is a super high-energy, wired-up guy like Square.  It’s that he’s very unstable, (Moon/water-intensive) abuses substances, (funky Neptune) and has bursts of rage (fixed stars, asteroids).  Also he is disconnected from reality (Neptune, 5th house), and an intense misogynist with his every breath.  My sense is that Pak spent a lot of time on computer games, especially the one where you exploit and kill hookers.  That is absolutely his ethos.  He thinks he is a pimp in a video game, and that is how he rolls.  It’s all just a big fucking party and a joke.

Pak has built a career on these gifts and talents, in my estimation making a name for himself in organized crime as an enforcer especially of women.  His mother was aloof, and protected him but didn’t get or connect with him.  I expect him to have extensive rationalizations for why women as a group should, by rights, finance his rock’n roll lifestyle.  Mostly it’s because we’re no damned good, ask Bittrolff.

Pak’s Mercury is square a Pluto/Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Saturn’s sign of Virgo in Mercury’s 3rd house.  So Mercury is still this winner of this kerfuffle, but it has the added rigidity of Saturn ruling Virgo.  Ultimately Pak is a flaky guy with a lot of loose ends and misdirected energy.  I expect him to be on the internet constantly,  a million devices and accounts.  Not a meticulous evidence minder like Bittrolff.  Way too flighty.

I need to go back to Pak’s Sun, Vesta the True Believer, and Mintaka conjunct Mercury, all in the 12th house.  As a 12th house Sun girl, I have put a lot of thought into this particular house, which represents isolation, prisons, and institutions, among other things.  So Pak has a great chance of rotting in prison at some point.  My life has been extraordinarily isolated thanks to people like him, so that works for me.

For me, the 1st and the 12th house have an automatic relationship that suddenly clicked into place for me, and is obvious when you think about it.  I think of the 1st house as the person’s face, the look on their face, what’s on their mind at the moment of birth.  That makes the 12th house like the back of the head.  And just like the back of the head, you have no eyes there, and thus cannot see what’s going on in that area.  It is your blind spot, and you always have it even if you remember to swivel your head a lot.  Pak has a lot going on in the blind spot.  Personally my 12th house Sun is why I feel so adrift in life, not clear why I am still here.  Pak also has Vesta there, suggesting he has no sense of the sacred.   Again, that placement would mean the opposite in a high-integrity person.  But this is a known quantity, no benefit of the doubt applies.  Pak has no concept of who he truly is, or why he is on Earth.  He is also oblivious to how transparent he is overall.

Importantly, that 12th house Sun makes him vulnerable to haters, being ganged up on in ways that may seem preposterous to others.   He could well have a life story that would sound like a paranoid persecution fantasy, but be true.  While his perpetrator status is well-documented, he does not see his own victimization coming.  That concept is in his 12th house, where he has never thought to even check.  A person so busy twirling in his own head misses a lot.

Dejanira represents what victimization looks like in this individual’s life, and is thus both a portrait of their prey and an indicator of how they will be victimized.   For this sleuthing, I am using Dejanira to represent all sexual victims, especially male on female, and any prostitute.  Her counterpart, Nessus, is the Sexual Deviant/Wife Beater.

The Descendant is about marriage, bigtime partnership like co-ownership of a business.  The 7th house is not the sort of partnership between a pimp and his prostitutes, that seems like more of a 6th house, subordinate thing, which can change faster and be much less deeply rooted than a 7th house thing I would think.

My sense of the Dejanira placement on the Descendant is that Pak is married to prostitution, i.e., a pimp.  This is borne out by known evidence, but that is how it looks in a chart.  However, it also suggests to me that he has very serious partners.  Like not a fucking joke-style organized crime.  At 24 Capricorn, they are bringing big guns and settling shit with finality.  They are well along in a very long game that they definitely intend to win.

Pak has Dejanira 3 degrees off the Descendant, which in combination with his 12th house situation again makes me believe he is involved in organized crime.  To me, he looks like a pawn, not a boss.  Likely to be victimized by a partner and never see it coming.

Okay, buckle up.  I am going off road here into my own intuitive understandings of Pak now, without necessarily connecting dots back to any of the charts in question.  This is my feeling sense of the scene as I am becoming versed in the players.  My pure intuition portion will be in italics, so it’s clear when we’re back on the astrological mainland.  Here’s my hypothetical scenario:

Pak is a low-level employee of someone I would never want to fuck with in any form or fashion.  At some point in history Dr. Hackett called for an escort from either Craigslist, Backpage, something like that.  Pak brought a woman to that location.  While the woman was inside, Pak gathered all the information he could about Hackett. 

Whoever Pak works for exploits everyone he deals with.  His drivers routinely surveil johns.  Later, when they have an idea what he has to offer, they come back and tell Hackett they have a video of Pak bringing an underage prostitute to his home, him handing Pak the money, etc.   Hackett is now on the hook.  This is straight from the Putin playbook.  Any contact with these individuals leads to you getting busted out, just like anytime the police contact you they run you for warrants.  Routine order of business.

Hackett is a doctor, and when I noted his Saturn placement I asked the investigator about him being coerced to misuse his position, or misusing it of his own free will somehow.  Hackett is the key to unraveling this whole mess.  But he is not one of the big fish murderers they are hoping to catch, not the LISK.  He is up to his eyes in it and knows a lot of the people, which is really messed up since he’s a doctor.

A local person told me Hackett allegedly ran a pill mill.  My sense is that Pak’s employers also brought people to him on at least one occasion that they could not bring to a straight doctor.  He is the Saul Goodman of the whole thing, the corrupt professional who is used as a dupe and is likely to be personally victimized, is in over his head.  He is known to have been in contact with Shannan near the time of her death.  I am not sure how much Hackett knows until I do his chart.

Okay, back to Pak and things I have astrological evidence for.  There is really a lot to look at here, so I will stick to the more salient points for now and hopefully update later.

In terms of his murderer profile, based on what I know of his track record I will say that Pak has possibly murdered at least one woman.  He is likely to have killed and/or disposed of at least one woman as a sort of job application to the big leagues.  This chart looks like a vicious stable manager, a go-fer who kicks up to somebody.

  • Mercury and the mystic rectangle make him very scattered.  Expect him to dispose of bodies by chopping and dispersing.  Actually this is a guy who lives in his head, and would probably dispose by traveling to dump very far away.  Mercury travels and scatters.  Either way, he did not make the burlap graveyard.
  • This is a subordinate, not a boss.  Specifically a driver/runner/messenger, with all that Mercury.
  • His victims will likely be women, and he will tend to financially exploit them.  He is capable of truly any level of violence against women, and can be very clever. (Mintaka, Venus, Mercury, Nessus, Uranus)
  • He uses a lot of devices and accounts, and will be sloppy with information.  Electronic tracking will be a good way to get dirt on him. (Mercury, Uranus)
  • He is someone who probably uses significant drugs and alcohol. (Hard Neptune, Moon)
  • He is likely to spend a lot of time on video games and other fantasy escapist things, especially if electronic.  Will love, love, love electronics.  (Hard Neptune and Moon/escapism, Mercury and Uranus electronics/internet)  When I was first told of Pak I had a sense of him spending a lot of time on the game where you get a blowjob from a hooker, then shoot her and get your money back.  That game might have been formative for him, at least the ethos is crystal clear in his head.  May run webcam or porn sites, or online scams.
  • My sense of Pak is one who lives in a fantasy world.  His Neptune is in late in Scorpio, conjunct Mars in early Sagittarius, both in the 5th house.  So Neptune in the house of parties also suggests pornography when looking at a known pimp.  He brings women different places and films whatever is going on.  That sort of thing is entirely likely for many reasons, including his Uranian inventiveness, and the Algol on Venus.  The exploitation of women to their fullest imaginable potential is the most fun Pak can possibly imagine having, basically.  And Neptune is there late in Scorpio, keeping it all super dark, perverse, and manipulative, as well as implying both substance abuse and the film industry, i.e., possibly porn.
  • Pak is an extreme liar.  Because of the fantasy world party zone of the 5th house, and his Moon-ruled chart with its emotional rollercoaster, I imagine Pak does his best to tell so many lies  that there is no truth anymore.  Everything gets to be what you want it to be.  He is  probably really bad with projecting and denial.
  • Because of his general tendency to scatter things far and wide, disperse evidence, his body disposal will be the opposite of Bittrolff’s.   He is versatile enough to do a copycat dumping, and that kind of clever shit is probably what his bosses like about him.  His natural instinct is to cut bodies up and ditch them in separate places.  He is not afraid to travel.  His ultimate preference would probably be to send them far enough to never be found, or destroy his victims to the molecular level, i.e., acid disposal.  He is not primarily a killer, more of a user.
  • Pak, again, would rather climb up a tree and tell a lie than stand on the ground and tell the truth.  No reason needed.  That just overall works for him.   Should be generally loose-lipped, again in stark contrast to Bittrolff.  If not a chatty Cathy, at least more wordy than you would think for his role.

I actually have some factual information about the bodies suspected of being killed by Bittrolff, and need to go and update my speculation on his criminal career.  But I will be back to add to this very interesting individual’s chart.  He is currently out walking around.

Pak and Bittrolff are quite opposite, and before I leave this for now I will note that while Bittrolff’s Mercury looks more like a double career, one legit and one predatory, here it looks very different.  In Pak’s chart I see more the versatility, words, and electronics aspect because it is his only career.  If anything, Pak may have an overt career as a pimp and a secret life as a pornographer.










Stephen Miller, Astrosplained

IMO, Stephen Miller, the gargoyle on the wall above, needs Astrosplaining.  By now I believe most people have seen him playing out his Great and Powerful Oz fantasies in that iconic press conference where he advised us that “the president’s powers are very substantial, and will not be questioned.”

If you didn’t catch that stand-up routine, you may have caught his handiwork in the “You’re doomed, obey or die” inaugural speech that he wrote, which Trump assumed would include tanks in the parade and made GW Bush say, “That was some weird shit, man.”  Cover the eyes of the children, and behold the chart of Stephen Miller.

stephen miller chart

First things first, the chart leader.  The Sun is at 1 Virgo, and again thanks to the nice people at, we have a confirmed birth time.  Miller has the Sun at 1 Virgo, making Saturn the chart ruler.  This is underscored by Saturn’s sign of Capricorn on the Ascendant.  Capricorn Ascendant is said to give a bony face or appearance, as well as a grim or sour demeanor.  Ding!

Speaking of the Ascendant, we have Jupiter in the 1st house, making that planet extra important, as it is front and center in the native’s life.  As I mentioned in another post that nobody will read, Trump is actually a perfect example of Jupiter, as depicted below:

fat trump golfing

No, I am not saying that if human, Jupiter would have a Minnesota face and an Oakland booty.  Not saying that at all.  I am saying that Jupiter looks like a big fat guy with crazy-looking hair, playing golf while his responsibilities go to hell in a handbasket.  And Stephen Miller is all about that shit, Priority 1.

So we have a Saturn-led chart with Saturn on the Ascendant and Saturn in his own 10th house, in the sign of Scorpio.  That sign is ruled by Pluto, who is approximately 1 degree off the Midheaven.   So it is pretty close between the two, but I will say Saturn is the ultimate warlord of the God-forsaken despair hole behind Miller’s eyes.  His caporegime is Pluto.  Then Jupiter, the man who would be king, is how Miller presents that to the world in his 1st house.  This is consistent with a senior White House aide.  He is famous for being in government.  The locomotive chart is what makes him so accomplished at such a young age, despite his apparent mental illness.

Importantly, let’s look at that high-falutin’ government job of his.  The Midheaven reflects the public persona, and the 10th house reflects the actual career.  Miller has Pluto directly on the Midheaven, and in technically in the 9th house, but thought of as the 10th.  Anything within 5  degrees of the Midheaven is said to be a marker of fame.

So let us look at his internal wingman on of the Midheaven, Pluto.  It is so important in this chart that I am going all the way into it, at the risk of repeating myself.    Saturn and Pluto are both in Pluto’s sign of Scorpio, and Saturn’s 10th house.  This is a sort of mutual reception, where they have done a sort of trust fall with each other.  But because of the nature of those two planets, genuine trust will probably never arise between them.  There is a great deal of competition in this chart, both internally and externalized.

Pluto is at the head of a mini-kite, the blue triangle in the chart.  Pluto is truly a co-leader of this chart, with Jupiter running a close third.

When I started learning astrology I was surprised to see the obvious meanings in things I had always taken for granted.  For example, I watched every episode of Popeye at least twice as a child, and then I learned about Pluto, and realized that was Bluto.Bluto

The planet Pluto is in the Kuyper belt at the outer limit of our solar system.  That is in and of itself a controversial statement, because everything is moving, for one, and there was a time when we did not know of the existence of Pluto.  But of course it was still there.  That implies that we may need to be more flexible with where we perceive our outer limits as a human race.  And also that the ones who push society to the outer limits do us a favor in some way, by expanding our overall awareness of the human condition, allowing us to be bigger people, even if it can be terribly painful.

Bluto was the guy in the picture above, at least twice the size of Popeye even after eating spinach.   His goal on every episode was to abduct Olive Oyl and keep her for himself.  In classical mythology, Pluto was the one who ripped a hole in the Earth in order to abduct the child Persephone and keep her in hell with him.   Anyway, once that reference clicked for me I can never forget it, and it may help you understand Pluto, the ultimate conflict-driven motherfucker, to just think of Bluto.  He doesn’t like anything but Olive, and he only likes her because he wants to hurt her.  He is the thing that pushes Popeye past his limits, and makes him hit the spinach and become something bigger than he imagined he could be.

[While I was in the middle of writing this, I got approached about the crime stuff.  It was a smooth transition from my end, totally a propos even if the topic switch seemed jarring to readers of the blog, for which I apologize.  But all of this Pluto business pertains also to Mr. Square, if you want to see how Pluto and Saturn look when expressed physically instead of politically.]

Think about the scrawny, bony-headed Stephen Miller pictured above, and compare his ability control and intimidate to Bluto’s.  Mr. Square somewhat physically resembles Miller, and is not a huge guy.  He walked around for years passing for just a creep, not a murderer.  Miller obviously cannot meet that need to bully and terrorize with his physical presence, unless maybe he is holding a grenade.  He also probably does not have all the extreme woman-hating stars that Square has, judging by how Miller has spent his time.  He is a senior White House aide in his early 30s, like Hope Hicks.  So he obviously uses the resources he does have quite well, toward the thing he cares most about, which does not appear to be strangling.  Let’s look at those strong points now.

  1. Greatly empowered Saturn and Pluto
  2. Locomotive chart, highly capable and motivated
  3. Emphasis on fixed signs, adding inherent rigidity like a concrete mix with more aggregate and less water
  4. Pluto mini kite
  5. Pluto mini-kite on the Midheaven
  6. Pluto mini-kite approximately opposite the middle of the empty bit, the psychic focal point where there is a vacuum to be filled.

I have already discussed the first two, and explained the third.

The mini-kite pattern is headed by Pluto in his own sign, and Neptune and the Sun in Saturn’s signs of Capricorn and Virgo.  Neptune in any sort of harsh aspect will tend to add delusion or dilution, a blurring of lines and focus.  Neptune opposition the Sun can mean a lot of things, as Sun aspects are so central to the personality and Neptune is by  definition — where exactly is the bottom of the ocean, how deep precisely?   This opens the door to Miller believing himself to be whatever he wants to believe.  All of that is facilitating Pluto, who is at the head of that warm fuzzy mini-kite right at his public image, on the Midheaven.

This is one of those examples of a very obvious hole in the consciousness that is seeking to be filled, the giant empty space of a locomotive chart.  In a locomotive, the engine is said to be the first planet counterclockwise from the empty part of the chart.  In this case that is Venus, in Cancer.  Miller has some very old-fashioned gender ideas, with Venus in the traditional Cancer.  I am sure he expects home-cooked meals and hand-knitted socks.  He probably likes them extra scratchy.  Miller has Venus, Ceres, Mercury, Mars, and the Vertex all in the 7th house of Marriage.  Venus is the only one in Cancer, all the others are in Leo.  A distinct double-standard for women and men in marriage, not surprising considering his general antediluvian ethos.

Here Pluto and the empty patch are almost perfectly centered along his MC/IC axis.  It has everything to do with how he feels in his heart of hearts (IC) versus how he is seen by the world (MC).  Pluto adds passion and fire to whatever it touches.  This chart is set up to challenge Miller to reach deep inside of himself, shoot all of his energy toward that North Node near the IC like a bank shot.  If he were my son, I would strongly encourage him to worry more about how he feels about himself than what the world thinks of him, specifically loving himself more than he needs to be feared.

I have done a second chart to show some of the fixed star and asteroid activity in this chart, below.

stephen miller nessus chart

Miller has a lot of fixed star activity in that blank real estate portion, including:

  • Algorab and Seginus flanking Juno the Spouse.  Trump has Jupiter on Seginus, making a Seginus contact a Trump-specific marker.  Then Algorab marks the crows, a subgroup that is not necessarily Trumpish IIRC, but Trump works for their shared agenda.  The recap (which is already incomplete as I work on this all the time) details those lists of who has what.  I actually need a scorecard, like a posterboard for my notes.
  • Saturn opposition Algol
  • Acamar almost in orb for the Part of Fortune
  • Chiron and Pallas Athena conjunct Rigel and Cursa
  • over in the 11th house, don’t forget that adorable Antares Moon.  Antares, the “heart of the scorpion,” and thus to my mind at least can be thought of as Pluto headquarters.  I know I disagree with all the citable people here.  That is okay.  I still love them.  Antares is Pluto’s favorite chair in his man cave of Scorpio.
  • It gets really ugly from here:
    • Mars conjunct Nessus the Abuser
    • Dejanira 4 degrees from Antares, 6 degrees from the Moon
    • Toro conjunct Ceres the Earth Mother

Before I dip into it, I note that Miller does not appear to have any Mintaka connection, other than the 6th house cusp with nothing else in the house.  That is one of the points of the Astrosplaining series, looking at whether these deeper influences really are having the effect I suspect.  Because obviously there are plenty of ways people can go negative, they are not all necessarily connected.  And here, I feel like it is not Orion.  It is just Pluto and Saturn, pretty routine.  Maybe an Orion wannabe.  But mostly an ordinary selfish bully, albeit one who gives it his 100 percent.

I would expect Miller to be loved by the Antares crowd, including Bekah Mercer and even Czarinka Trump, who also has prominent Antares.  [Add Omarosa to that Antares list.  I will hopefully be Astrosplaining her before she gets called to testify but I have important things to do.]   Antares is the antagonist, the ultimate Bart Simpson, the conflict-driven one who rages against maturity.   Again, General McMaster, with his Mars on Aldebaran, is the natural enemy of the Antares crowd due to the natural Cain-and-Abel type automatic antagonism between both Mars and Antares (anti-Aries, the sign of Mars) and Aldebaran and Antares.

Miller’s Moon is conjunct both Antares and Uranus, the Inventor.  Uranus is a planet that I have not really explored in depth in this series, although it plays prominent roles in certain Trumpian charts.  Overall, Jupiter and Neptune are the most common focal points for those connected to the Donald.  Greed and lies alternative facts.

Uranus provides a certain detachment, a higher perspective.   The Age of Aquarius was about looking at humanity as one race, depersonalizing and seeing the forest instead of the trees.  That detached perspective can lead to phenomenal insights and bolts from the blue, as we saw in Nikola Tesla, who had Uranus conjunct Algol.  Tesla also lived a non-ordained but monastic life, detached from the mainstream of humanity, little understood.  He did not need a vow of silence to remain silent most of the time, the outsider personified.  People who saw him shoot lightning from his fingers still yanked him off the podium for “babbling like a lunatic.”  So there is a Uranian quality of disconnection from, yet intense interest in, humanity.  Miller does seem to live on his own lonely planet.  Misery loves company, if not the other way around.

Then the Moon is about our visceral experience of life, our moods, and thus our spirits.  Just as the Moon is constantly changing shape and position in the sky, we are constantly shifting and moving on our own internal cycles and within the overall world.  There is no way not to be a moving wheel in the watchworks of existence.  That is reflected in our sense of ourselves and our lives, as experienced in our bodies.  How do even small children know the difference between good and bad touch, before their intellects are fully developed?  They instinctively know whether it feels right or wrong.  Those instincts can be and often are smashed down so far as to no longer be evident at all.  But we all have this as a human birthright, that gut knowing and gnawing displayed in the Moon.  And the feelings never go away, only the benefit of speaking your own emotional language.

In Miller’s  case, that Moon is conjunct the above-described Uranus and Antares, creating a classic angry loner.  Now that I have begun looking at the asteroids of murderers and their victims, and seeing the actual parallels between Mr. Square’s chart and Miller’s, I got curious, since the Saturn and Pluto parallels are strong between the two men.

I am not in any way saying Miller has or would commit an actual crime.  I see him having ample expression for his Pluto and Saturn in his chosen domain of government, as discussed above reference Jupiter.  That is ample outlet.  He seems to have chosen his thoughts and words to fight with rather than his fists.  That said, I imagine that he treated his mother absolutely horribly, very emotionally abusive of her in particular, a sense that she should know her place as his servant and a tendency to lash out at her in particular.

Mars is in Leo, where the kings rule from on high.  Venus is in Cancer, barefoot and pregnant.  Those are both in the 7th house, so that is what marriage looks like for him.  Too bad Angela from The Office is already taken, they would be so great together.  Really I can’t imagine a woman meek, humble, and frugal enough for him, or able to crank out enough male offspring fast enough.

Again, pretending he is my son, and has not been horrible to me, I would recommend he jump on finding that sister wife pronto.  He has the victim asteroid, Dejanira, in the 11th house of society, conjunct Antares on the other side from the Moon and Uranus.  Not a pretty picture, the whole thing.  Perfectly reflected in that tank-inspired speech.  Importantly, the under-bus-thrower-in-chief will definitely be shoving young Stephen when his time comes.  That is where Miller becomes a victim, in society.  He is already a pariah.  That will never change.  Hopefully he is enjoying his heyday, because when his 15 minutes are over, they will be really, really over.  He will never get that stink off.


True Crime: John Bittrolff, Astrosplained

Here I am reviewing the chart of a man suspected in multiple sexual-deviant type murders of women who were sex workers.  I will begin with what I know, as always.  The question about this individual is not simple guilt.  He is already convicted of two similar killings.  For now, I am looking to understand him and the other women he may have attacked, whether they might have crossed paths, and if so, how that might have gone, how I would expect the interaction to look energetically.

Mr Square chart

As always, I am using my Pluto skills to get to the bottom of why violence manifests the way it does, though I normally look at it from a societal rather than interpersonal level.  This is a whole new thing, so you are reading my working notes as I learn how to do this new skill of criminal profiling.

Quick caveat:  I normally like to look at the positives and negatives of the different signs and planets in my interpretation.  I try to include those things in my written narratives, but do not always manage or bother.   However, I am not being asked about him because the Lions Club wants to give him an award.  So as with Moonflower (Jessica Taylor), I am not going to dither about other potentially more positive readings.  There are actual bodies in the ground.  Square is already a convicted sex fiend.

First things first, we determine a chart ruler.  The Sun is in Cancer, Moon rulership.  Square was born to feel things.  The Moon herself is late in Sagittarius, giving Jupiter no small say in how things go for John internally.   Then lo and behold, there is Jupiter conjunct the Sun, combust even.

So his personal greediness is woven into the fabric of who he knows himself to be.  His self-service is automatic, he knows no other way.  Jupiter is the original good time Charlie, and Sagittarius is about setting course for adventure.  But looking at the rest of the chart, that adventure had to be more of a non-stop hell ride.  This chart actually has a big energetic fire right in the middle of it.  The Moon and Jupiter are in mutual reception, so he really wants to feel that high roller, good time Charlie feeling more than anything.  That raucous good time will be very, very hard to achieve in a chart this dark.  It’s the old Johns Just Wanna Have Fun.  But there is no song like that, because (a) John really, really hates girls, and (b) he is not a fun guy.

The red triangles are T-squares.  As discussed all over this blog, the T-square is an internal sore spot, a constant friction point, a pebble in the shoe from birth.  T-squares give people drive, make them not feel complacent.  They have a burning problem in their lives, an itch they cannot reach.  John has two, back to back.  That aspect pattern makes this a really unique chart.  I have never seen one quite like it before.  There is a somewhat common configuration called a grand cross, which is quite like this except with two oppositions making an X in the middle of the chart.  The lack of an opposition from Pluto to Saturn makes a huge difference here.

With an opposition, there is a way for energy to flow back and forth.  It forces people to reckon with whatever planets are involved in a full-tilt way.  At lower levels of self-control, that can be like a ping-pong effect, where the person is bounced from facing the hard part of one planet to the other, back and forth.  It is important to note that this is a constant issue, an internal perpetual motion machine.

As people work through their life challenges and evolve, that opposition can become a well-worn path.  (Ask me, I know!)  The more completely the individual reconciles that core question in the opposition, the less friction there is, and after the river of blood, sweat, and tears you end up with enhanced connectivity.

A T-square tries to disrupt that ping-pong feedback loop by bringing in a referee, a third, to make the magic number.  One T-square will provide more than the average drive for the entire life.  A T-square can become beautifully balanced, but that is a ton of work and always creates propulsion.  When there is a very nice balanced flow, like with a bucket handle across from the T-square apex, you have an energy-generating circuit like a piston engine and a logical way to ground it.

In this case, all of the friction is directed outward, because there is no opposition in the middle.  There is no way for the two big malefics, Pluto and Saturn, to communicate, no way for them to sort their differences.  There can be no evolution, because there is no footpath from A to B, you can’t get there from here.   It is like two Rock’em Sock’em robots duct taped back to back, permanently swinging outward.  This is especially true in this afflicted-Moon-dominated chart, where the opposition is perpendicular to the T-square apices with no road from Saturn to Pluto.  It is like trying to rub your ears by punching forward.

rockem sockem robots

Of course there is a way that those two could communicate, along their shared opposition.  They could go the long way around, and have their corner planets, the Moon and Mars, pass messages back and forth.  “Yeah?  Well tell him I said…”  And that is probably how it works for him, because all of that energy has to go somewhere, and it all has to be grounded through his body.  He has to be the one to find some way to express it, because it is all inside of him.  He has to make that work somehow to survive.  That is an enormous amount of steam to blow off.

Again, I sense an enormous physical output of work and effort.  I would expect him to have done a lot of murders if he was roaming free from the first one to his arrest.  He would have gotten extremely efficient and workmanlike about the whole thing, and be able to knock out a murder between work and dinner, so to speak.  I can only imagine choking a prostitute would be his version of smoking a joint after work, even if he didn’t kill her every time.

Then there is the question of whether John’s Mars is in late Pisces or early Aries.  I would say almost certainly he has Mars in the 1st decan of Aries, unredirectable.  His ideas about manhood and himself as a man are in no way squishy or vague around the edges.  He is all about it.  This is not the guy to ask, “Honey, why don’t you watch the kids so I can go out with my friends?” unless you want to be thrown down the stairs.  Anything like that would sound as emasculating to him as if you had suggested he service another man orally.  Pluto would fill him with rage, and Saturn would punish you.

The Moon, again, is that central planet in this Cancer Sun chart.  It is literally in the crossfire of this intense anger and lust for vindication, and the spine for same.  I can’t believe I forgot to show it on the chart, but that Mars is conjunct the famous Mintaka, the original subject of my Astrosplaining.  So the investigator who reads my blog homed in on the Mintaka connection energetically.  If you think about it, the odds of that individual reading this blog, which has 50-ish subscribers years later, are pretty remarkable.  I think I am the only one investigating Mintaka, and this suspect has it conjunct Mars in this super ugly position.  I already did not believe in coincidences.

I am also learning a lot about reading charts in this process.  I am being shown my interpretations need to be quite literal and gut level, like Mars is the body of a man, and Venus is the body of a woman  (King, Queen, or Page of Pentacles in tarot) if you are reading for Jane or John Doe.   Square has Mintaka on Mars.  The above link to my thoughts on Mintaka discusses Joe Arpaio. The two actually have a lot in common, like Saturn, Pluto, and Mintaka.

Saturn is about the physical body and material world.  John Bittrolff is a builder, who makes and breaks things all the time.  He has a very strong sense of his command in the world as a man, a very strong drive to express that, shown in the Saturn apex.   Saturn spawns a demand for answers.  Saturn represents authority figures generally, and thus pronounced Saturn may make a native feel himself to be an authority figure, one who is just, one who is right.  He does not question his right to his anger.  Saturn doesn’t double-check the authority figures to see if he is correct.  He is the authority figure.  So when this planet goes wild in a chart, expect to see someone very money-oriented, very picky about food and hygiene, his body and his money.  Very detail-oriented and shrewd.

Importantly, when Saturn goes deviant, look for the Punisher.  Because of the self-righteousness and linear disposition, a bad Saturn is judge, jury, and executioner.

I also get a sense of one who has a tremendous amount of physical energy, who requires very little sleep and is very work-ready.  He is able to accomplish a lot physically, major stamina.  John also has Pluto and Uranus conjunct in Virgo, Saturn’s sign.  So overall this chart is like an All-Star Game for malefic planets.  Really hard to say who the MVP is.  Mercury, though not a malefic, should be included with two ugly hotspots in Gemini.  Mars is a raging nightmare in this chart, and Antares is activated too.  The benefics, Jupiter and Venus, are also both pretty bad.

Then I talk about Pluto quite a lot on this blog, the one who ripped a hole in the Earth so he could abduct the child Persephone and rape her in hell.  Again, we are not talking about me or the investigators, the non-toxic side of Pluto.  We are talking about a convicted predator.  The question really is how many other women did he get before they convicted him of one?  And which women were those?

The key thing to understand about John is that he is moody as hell, because of that Moon-dominant chart with this horrible opposition placement.  Adding Jupiter into the mix with Venus, instead of having the blending of the two benefics adding a gold star to the whole personality the whole thing goes quite another way.

We see toxic Venus and toxic Jupiter.  Toxic Venus is in this case a debased or degraded woman.

Jupiter can be an exploiter, because he is selfish and quick to externalize, or blow off consequences.  Jupiter is the guy who will make it rain at a strip club, because he is having a good time.  But he won’t give money to a homeless guy unless someone is watching, and then he will give the minimum to look good.  He can be enormously generous, but strictly within his own context and always on his own terms.  The house always wins, and the house is Jupiter.   Trump is highly Jupiterian, (also Mercurial) and we can basically just put a little picture of him next to that word in the dictionary.  Maybe one of these.

fat trump golfing

A big fat guy with crazy-looking hair, golfing while his responsibilities go to hell in a handbasket.  Jupiter just does whatever the fuck he wants, all the time.  Other people exist to facilitate that.  The whole world exists to facilitate that.  He doesn’t care what part of the above you don’t understand.  Consequences are for other people, people he will never meet.  [How does that song go?  Tameka got a big ole butt! LaShawn got a big ole butt! Donald Trump got a big ole butt! Shake them birthday cakes!]

So back to the much worse criminal, John Bittrolff.  In this chart, the Jupiterian influence is that of feeling entitled to have fun specifically with women as he sees fit, like a beauty pageant owner who abducts and chokes instead of just peeping and groping. Also not exactly a swimsuit competition, and no prizes.

This exploitation idea played out with women in particular, as opposed to wanting to own a sweat shop full of men or children, because wow, look at Square’s Venus conjunct Nessus, the sexual deviant asteroid, the perpetrator/predator.  Nessus’ counterpart is Dejanira, the sexual victim/domestic violence victim asteroid.  This is a hypothetical chart, so the degrees are not confirmed.

John has Dejanira most likely right at the beginning of Taurus, a sign ruled by Venus.  He expects women to know their place.  His wife was born to be battered, and that is how his queen should expect to feel, that is how he glorifies her.  He expects her to come unto him like a disobedient child for punishment.  My sense is that he liked “barely legal teen” or “babysitter” porn, and selected younger-looking, smaller victims.  He would prefer a smaller victim all around, because this guy does everything for himself.  If he wants something done right, he does it himself.  And he wants every single thing exactly right, every time.  Anyway the guy who does every one of the tasks at hand thinks about the ease of carrying basically a roll of carpet across the sand for a certain distance, and selects smaller victims.  John is also not a physically huge or scary-looking guy, and that is part of his insecurity.

One of the questions regarding this individual was that his wife claims ignorance.  This seems incredible to the investigators.  I agree.  John’s wife and mother both know better than anyone that he acts out on women.  He has both Juno the Spouse and Ceres the Earth Mother conjunct Venus and Nessus, the abuser:  Ceres, Juno, Venus, Nessus, at 4, 5, 6, and 8 Gemini.

Then of course Aldebaran is at 9 Gemini.  But since we do not see any integrity in this individual, that means his demons got the better of him, his Willy Wonka ticket did him in.  When the native’s integrity fails, an Aldebaran contact becomes a trap door to their personal demons, a dishonest manifestation of the antagonistic Antares.  So, one who pretends to be Gallant, but is actually Goofus, in terms of his Nessus and (if we slightly smudge the orb) his Venus.  I am getting a lot looser with my orbs because of things like this.  John’s inner antagonist clearly did access Venus, and Nessus is right there.  And of course then he has that prominent Mars/Mintaka in Gemini as well.

Speaking of that, with all the hardcore Saturn, the desire to make them pay, literally and figuratively, and Jupiter, wanting to have a good time, Mintaka adds the sense of expecting to own slaves, basically.

There could very well be a sense of a double life or dual persona with the extreme Gemini.  I initially explored whether this guy could be part of a trafficking ring, because there are a lot of overlapping crimes, unfortunately.  But no, Mr. Square doesn’t trust anyone else enough to be involved in a ring.  He works alone, always.

The Saturn and Jupiter influences, plus multiple threats to Venus, all add up to one who fully expects to exploit women.  Saturn in this case I need to take super literally and interpret as the body, that just clicked into place.  It is his physical sexual need for women, just on the factual level with Saturn.  Then Jupiter is about having a good time, letting the good times roll, letting it all hang out.

Mintaka just adds an exponential and over-the-top quality to the most abusive human behaviors on this one specific theme of harming captives for money and fun.  And he has the energy to carry on two physically demanding full-time occupations, no problem, especially if he loves one of them as much as he loves harming women.  But ultimately the key to this guy is that he is judge, jury, and executioner.  He would never trust a dipshit like Michael Pak to bring him a woman he intended to harm, nor would he waste the money of a middleman, nor expose himself to Pak’s exploitation like the goofy Dr. Hackett.  But overall I see him just hunting and stalking his own prey all the time, constantly.  He looks at every woman like a garage he might knock down and rebuild, how he would go about it.

John has white-hot flashes of violence, yes, and not for nothing, forgot to mention Algol on the North Node.  I would expect some degree of trickiness in finances for sure with this non-stop, hypervigilant individual and his intense Saturn and sense of entitlement.  He is one who feels like taxes should be paid to him, not the other way around.  Bittrolff definitely needs to be his own boss.  There is no way he answers to another man, and most definitely not a woman, never.

Pluto is where we get the sadism, at the apex of the other T-square.  Pluto and Saturn, that two-piston engine of malice, is about lust and rage, anger in the moment, cruelty and sadism.  It would add bursts of power to an already high-physical-energy chart, adrenaline bursts of rage in that highly unstable Moon-Mars axis, like a nitro booster on a race car screaming down the autobahn.

Pluto conjunct Uranus speaks of sudden urges, strange ideas that evoke the white-hot rage that this entire chart generates.  It adds a marked inventiveness to the sadism and general high-level detachment, which is just what you want in a guy like this.

As I murderer, I would expect to see:

  • Saturn making him very organized and careful about evidence
  • Extreme control freak, handles every single thing himself both in his business and his murders
  • Pluto making him a torturer and highly volatile, a choker.  Very, very secretive.
  • Mintaka making him one who seeks to hold them captive for some length of time doing whatever makes him happy
  • Jupiter making him over-the-top
  • Mercury making him possible to involve siblings in criminal activity and likely to maintain a double life or secret existence with that Pluto
  • Extreme violence against younger, childlike women victims, the wife, and possibly the mother
  • He is highly methodical but also unstable and prone to extreme rages.  Think of the Moon, his entire inner world goes back and forth.  It depends on how he feels in the moment.  But he is always ready, he was born ready.
  • I had wondered if he would be able to work with a brother or cousin, and maybe a laborer.  No, he is way too much of a control freak for that.  If you want something done right, do it yourself.  Michael Pak may be knowingly providing women to a serial killer.  However, John would not trust anyone else for a second.  He gets his own victims.
  • He is workmanlike, and on some level fancies himself an empire-builder.  I would expect his construction business to roughly parallel his murder business, in terms of scope and scale.
  • [UPDATED]  I have learned that the serial-type murders this individual is suspected of involved carefully packaged bodies, disposed very neatly, like carefully packed and stacked.  This was done cheaply and efficiently, in a way that would tend to minimize evidence transfer.  This strongly indicates John as the suspect.  I expect his tools, his truck, his materials, to all be immaculate.  He is very fussy about his belongings, including the murdered women, because he literally cares much more about possessions than other people.  If the women packaged and disposed this way are his victims, he is storing them there as the materials for that particular project.  He owns them like he owns lumber and drywall.  However, it is not clear to me the facts of his prior victims.  All of his victims will fit the same workmanlike pattern of procuring, torturing, killing, and disposing.  He would love keeping trophies.