A helicopter crash on Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011, at about 3:22 pm brought a tragic end to a birthday celebration of British citizen Sonia Marra. When I heard this news story, I wondered what was going on astrologically in her Solar Return that might symbolize such an event. According to CBS New York (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/) Sonia Marra celebrated her 40th birthday on October 2 and the helicopter ride was a part of her birthday festivities. I don’t know where in England she was born or the time of her birth so I did a sunrise chart for a central location, Manchester, England, on Saturday 02 Oct 1971. Sunrise occurred at 7:16:39 AM CET.
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If the information about her date of birth is correct, then her 2011 Solar Return for NYC is quite striking. SR Pluto conjoins the SR MC in NYC and squares SR Uranus on the Ascendant. This Pluto/Uranus square is quite powerful since it is angular. Meanwhile her natal Uranus conjoins her natal Sun and the SR Descendant as well as the SR Mercury – a potential indicator of an accident while traveling (including air travel). SR Venus and also natal Venus, which rule her natal 8th house of death, conjoin SR Saturn. Her natal Saturn rules her 4th house of endings and is conjunct her 9th house cusp of air travel. All in all the symbolism of the sunrise chart fits the tragic events of October 4th.
Note that Mercury rules the natal sunrise chart 9th house of air travel. Mercury is also a natural ruler of flying. The SR ASC opposes SR Mercury as well as the Sun. SR Mercury conjoins natal Uranus, a natural ruler of accidents.