My previous post was about James Eagan Holmes, accused of killing and injuring dozens of people in the July 20th Batman slaughter of Aurora, CO. One of the unsual stories to come out of the incident is that of Jessica Gwahi, a 24-year-old San Antonio woman who, on her blog, “had recently shared a chilling account of how she narrowly avoided the Eaton Centre shooting in Toronto on June 2.” Tragically, after escaping the shooting in Toronto, Jessica was one of the 12 people who died in Aurora. Also tragic is that Holmes’ psychiatrist had reported her concerns about his potential for violence to the police six weeks before the shootings.
According to her brother Jordan, Jessica was born on November 27, 1987. The family’s grief is apparent in Jordan’s remarks. It is hard to imagine how one copes with such a horrible event and the loss of a child or a sibling.
Because they were born only a couple of weeks apart, Jessica’s chart is similar to that of her killer. If we superimpose the two charts, Jessica’s Saturn almost exactly conjoins James’ Sun, suggesting a karmic connection. In astrological synastry, Sun/Saturn connections are often fateful and onerous, as was the case here.
For the sake of argument, let us suppose that these two individuals, Jessica and James, have an exact Sun/Saturn conjunction between them. Such a configuration would occur if James were born at 3:32 PM in San Diego. Here is the resulting “rectified” chart for James with the sunrise chart of his victim superimposed (her birth time is unknown):
Here is the “rectified” chart of the killer on its own:
Whether this “rectified” chart represents his actual birth time or is merely symbolically valid, it has some striking features. The Moon now participates closely in a T-square with Chiron opposing the Sun/Saturn/Uranus conjunction. Pluto is closely semi-square both the Moon and Uranus, which are in a close square themselves.
This configuration suggests an emotionally wounded individual who feels misunderstood and suffers from feelings of rejection, inadequacy, and insecurity. Moon in Virgo square Saturn in Sagittarius may indicate excessive shyness despite a desire to mix and mingle with the crowd. Pluto semi-square both Moon and Uranus can add an explosive element to the mix, with seething feelings of resentment and a desire for vengeance.
All of the above, of course, is pure speculation without accurate birth times for both individuals. What is clear is that in this case the killer and his victim are linked by an almost exact conjunction of his natal Sun and her natal Saturn — a fateful aspect in any relationship. The only factor I considered in this “rectification” was the Sun/Saturn connection that exists between these two individuals. A true rectification would involve many other events and chart comparisons to assure its validity. Because Saturn moves so slowly, matching the killer’s Sun to his fateful victim’s Saturn is a reasonable place to start.
July 25, 2012: Addendum
There are two birth dates circulating for James Holmes. He apparently lied on his social network sex site and gave his birthday as Dec 10. All other sources, including police reports, give Dec 13th. Mr. Holmes listed his birthdate as Dec 13, 1987 in an application for practice on a rifle range. A copy of his application was published in the media and is reproduced below:
Based on the prevailing evidence, we can be reasonably confident that Dec 13th is his true date of birth and that his sex site entry was a lie. It must be common that people lie about their personal data on internet sites devoted to seeking sexual partners.
PS: A Vedic astrologer claims to have rectified the chart to have a 27 Pisces 12 ASC (I assume he means sidereal, not tropical). This ASC would mean a birth time of 1:19 PM (13:19:02 to be exact). Since I don’t know Vedic astrology, I can’t comment on his arguments. It is interesting that my argument above and the Vedic argument each give a birth time in the early afternoon. The Vedic chart would put Holmes’ Sun at 21 Sag 19 (tropical), just 6 minutes of arc away from Jessica’s Saturn at 21 Sag 25 (tropical) — still an extremely close conjunction. I hope someone can come up with an authenticated time of birth so that we can study the actual chart.
Addendum: Aug 4, 2012 – Kenneth Miller claims to have located James Holmes’ birth certificate and gives his time of birth as 9:04 PM. This is about 5 1/2 hours later than the time of my estimate above. Here is the corresponding chart:
Leo rises, increasing the emphasis on the element Fire in the chart. The warrior planet Mars in its own sign of Scorpio closely conjoins the meridian axis, making it the most prominent body in the chart.