Re: Transit Of Mars: Crimes Of Passion
Thanks for the article, Theo, and waybread thanks also for the heads-up re Ceres. I had not previously known of this connection.
I had a quick look at the chart of the Port Arthur massacre - 35 shot & killed, 21 more injured - in Tasmania, Australia on 28th April 1996. Like the event a few days ago in US, the person who was jailed for this massacre was most likely not the only one - witnesses in the cafe at the time saw a guy use a gun like he was military personnel, and the guy who was named as the perpetrator could not have `achieved' this much devastation in such a short time.
The chart of the event has Mars in Aries (!!!) squaring a wide conjunction between Neptune & Uranus - a close square to Neptune, but wider to Uranus. Saturn was also inconjunct Moon, and trines Pluto. Ceres is in Sag in 4th house, and is largely unaspected - unless you count a trine to the Leo Asc of the event.
(I mentioned Saturn's placement at the time of the event because the Australian Govt at the time jumped on the band-wagon and used the event to create an amnesty for a handing in of weapons. There was a conspiracy theory rife at the time that the Govt had engineered the massacre for its own ends...... who knows?)
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