The astrology for Friday’s mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is as strange and as complicated as the event itself. [View chart.]
There is no possible solace for the loss of 20 little kids and the adults who tried to protect them. There is no way to comfort every parent in the country who will put their kid on the school bus, wondering what will happen that day. For those near the incident and far away, the question now shifts to why this happened.
There appears to be no motive for the alleged gunman, Adam Lanza [see his charts here, set for noon], to have done what he did: shoot his mother some time before 9:30 am Friday, then proceed to a nearby elementary school, somehow gain access, and then shoot 26 people and then himself. Note that the only notion of what happened we’re being given by government and mainstream media is the ‘lone gunman theory’, which with rare exceptions has been used to explain everything from the assassination of JFK forward.
Many reports from surviving relatives and people who knew him confirm that Lanza suffered from some form of autism, possibly a high-functioning kind known as Asperger syndrome. Still, his mother, a gun collector, is reported to have regularly taken him to the shooting range. Yet we have to ask ourselves how he could orchestrate murdering the school’s administration and 20 students in a matter of minutes — all of it spontaneously, that is, without extensive planning. I spent much of the night Saturday into Sunday trying to suss out the possibility of additional shooters.
You can see that extensive discussion on my Facebook timeline. I was not able to confirm or deny this, nor can I account for what seem to be two or three additional possible suspects or subjects — people who may have been at the wrong place at the wrong time, or who may have been involved. They are omitted from discussion in the media.
Absent a motive, the search for answers seems to have shifted to a wider scale, particularly given that what happened Friday was the 16th mass shooting in the United States this year alone. The ones that stand out are the movie theater massacre in Aurora, CO, the shooting in the Sikh temple in Milwaukee, WI a month later, and the mall shooting in Portland,OR last week. There are many others that you may not have heard of; The Nation has prepared a chronology.
If our choices for 2012 were revolution, revelation or reality check, we seem to be doing the latter.
It is clear that we have a systemic problem. Children raised on killing-based video games, action films and crime scene TV programs are steeped in violence from a young age, informed that killing is meaningless. Many of these same children are raised on psychotropic drugs. I’ve read that 100 million prescriptions for these medications are written in the U.S. alone every year. Combine this with the existence of one gun on average for every citizen and you have a big problem. It is a systemic problem.
It’s good to hear people talking about this issue on the many levels where it exists, including the mental health issues involved, the use of drugs and programming our children with violence. As I have said many times, the distinguishing characteristic of our time in history is our failure to connect cause and effect, or the conscious severing of the two.
When 88 people die in 16 mass shooting incidents in one year, that’s begging for a cause and effect relationship. In 2007, there were 12,632 homicides with guns committed in the United States, about 242 a week. You can see more statistics here.
Part of the systemic problem involves the aggression of the United States government. Most people don’t like to look at this. Some still believe we “liberated” the Iraqis. Does that include the 500,000 children killed by lack of fresh water during the Clinton years, which then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright admitted to on 60 Minutes?
It does not help that ex-convicts and people who admit to being mentally ill can buy weapons at gun shows due to a loophole in the law combined with the greed of gun dealers. And it doesn’t help if a young autistic man can get hold of his mother’s weapons and use them to commit mass murder. Ethically, this makes her an accessory to the crime, perhaps even an accomplice. Intent is not necessarily about what you want. It’s about what you knew or should have known might happen; and what you did or didn’t do about it.
The Chart for the Sandy Hook Massacre
When doing the astrology of an event such as this, it’s helpful to have a question in mind. We want to know the motives involved, for example, but my question is: does the official version of events check out? We can do that without astrology; it’s necessary to. So first I’ll summarize the basic facts as I understand them.
After allegedly killing his mother, Adam Lanza took his mother’s guns and drove a few miles to the school. He somehow gained entrance to the locked building. For the first 24 hours or more after the incident, we were told that his mother either worked as a teacher or volunteered at the school, which is how he was allowed into the building.
Then the school district walked back that story, though it seems that the one point of forced entry was done by a police officer. It’s still not clear to me how he got into the building. [We have now confirmed from sufficient corroborated reporting that he shot his way into the school.] Whether his mother worked at the school becomes an important issue in terms of the motive, that I will get to in a moment.
He is then alleged to have killed 26 people “execution style,” all of them, according to the medical examiner, with multiple gunshots. As authorities closed in on him, he killed himself.
Early reports had him targeting a school where his mother worked, which would have at least given a direct connection. But lacking even that, we’re left with no motive whatsoever — in its absence, the issue is taken to the systemic level — which is exactly what this chart describes.
Note the concentration of planets in the top left quadrant of the chart — the one that deals with the ‘whole systems’ of society, from corporations and government (starting on top, the 10th) to the public, groups and organizations (the 11th, one house counterclockwise) to overwhelming institutions, all that is hidden, secret motives and secret enemies (the 12th, one section counterclockwise).
On one level, the official version of events, including mental illness, the shooter’s mother, and the wide-scale response focused on the complexity of the problem, is supported by this chart. Nancy, his mother, shows up in the chart — as the Moon, which has just made an exact conjunction to Pluto (called an occultation) before the shooting at the school; this illustrates her death prior to the events.
As I mentioned in my podcast last week, the New Moon the day before was conjunct Pholus, Ixion and Quaoar, three heavy-duty slow-moving points. Pholus is about a runaway reaction. Ixion is about the expression of amorality, which is becoming a defining feature of our society. Quaoar is about the family pattern, which was disrupted by this event.
If you ask the question, “What was the nature and cause of death,” you would look at the 8th house for information. That is associated with Virgo and ruled by Mercury.
Mercury is square Chiron, which argues for mental illness, and Chiron’s placement in Pisces can be about a spiritual injury and the drugs that Adam may have been on, or taken as a child, to treat his condition. It certainly points to the stressed out mental state of both children and the whole society, and our obsession with pharmaceutical drugs that seems to be making it worse.
But Mercury also is about a message. We don’t know who is sending that message, but it seems to be, “Your children are not safe.” Who would be sending that message, and why? I am going to leave that particular question open. One does not need to resort to conspiracy theories to go down that road. The effect of this whole incident is to destroy the peace of mind of the entire country and to bring down the vibration.
If we look at the houses where most of the planets are concentrated, we see persistent evidence of the involvement of government and corporations, which can manifest many different ways because so many planets are occupying one anothers’ signs. (The mutual receptions include Mars and Saturn, Pluto and Saturn and Mercury and Jupiter. This indicates that there are many alternative scenarios as to what happened, and many people are growing suspect of so many mass shootings in such a concentrated phase of time.)
On the most mundane level, both government and corporations are involved in this incident because it is government policy to make all of these guns available, as well as setting the tone of society through its aggression. Even the smallest rural cities have SWAT teams now. There is the legitimate feeling that the government is gearing up for war against its civilians, which feeds pro-gun paranoia.
We must not forget the companies that are making staggering amounts of money on the sales of weapons. Every time there is a shooting, Mr. Glock personally makes millions because so many guns are sold, out of fear that they will be taken away. The NRA is the lobby group not for gun owners but for gun manufacturers.
When you work out the astrology, the planets in this chart move around in such a complex pattern that it is either describing the whole society in which we live, or how this event is part of a much more sinister plot that’s not appropriate for me to get into here. Both may be true.
Three days after this horrendous event, we are left with more questions than answers. At least there seems to be a shift in the direction of asking those questions, and raising not just the issue of gun control but also of programmed violence, mental illness and the role of the government in supporting what is becoming a very ugly situation in these last days of the Mayan calendar.
Gun control is going to help, but it’s not what will save us. What will save us is understanding the whole problem and dealing with it in its complexity.