Here’s the chart for the Building 197 incident. The location was not some obscure place; it was the Navy’s operational headquarters within the larger facility in Washington, requiring an additional security check to get in. Government officials say they are still seeking information about the suspect, Aaron Alexis, who was killed after several shootouts with SWAT teams.
The chart makes some sense, with Mercury rising opposite (potentially explosive) Uranus, which is exactly setting. The rising/setting configuration is called angularity — it places emphasis on planets to have them on or hear the horizon.
Every chart with Mercury in Libra rising reminds me a little of the Sept 11 chart, as that was the most visible and in many ways defining signature of that chart. Mercury-Uranus also has the feeling of “thought of on the fly” but this may be more like “done in collaboration with a group.”
The Aquarius Moon is opposite Mars, giving the chart the feeling of a spontaneous outburst, but these kinds of incidents require careful planning.
I will emphasize that we don’t know who this person is. He was identified by his fingerprints. The Navy said that Alexis had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. So he is one of their own. The FBI has asked the public for help profiling the guy and getting a sense of his history.
Note that Mercury is exactly conjunct a rarely-discussed outer planet, a scattered disk object orbiting our Sun called (42355) Typhon. This the point, mentioned recently, that turns the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto configuration into a grand cross; it is in Libra. Typhon is the namesake of typhoons and considered one of the greatest monsters of classical Greek lore. Mercury is also square the lunar apogee, which is at 11+ Cancer.
Now for the ‘trout in the milk’ factor: Jupiter is exalted in Cancer and is on the midheaven, the government angle. Mercury is about to make a square to this point over the next few days. The connection can be minimal, such as that Alexis received Navy training in the use of firearms; it could be more extensive than that. The fact that Mercury is aspecting so many planets describes connections and interconnections.
Authorities are still looking for a potential second suspect.