Now that someone has identified the birth time of James Holmes from his birth certificate as 9:04 PM in San Diego, I wanted to take another look at his chart. If the data is correct, the accurate birth chart is as follows:
Given the apparent emotional disturbance of the individual, it seems to me that the Moon is the key factor to consider, especially the Moon’s squares to Chiron, Uranus and Saturn. Because so much has already been written by astrologers about this chart, I decided to do something different and very modern, so I ran a “midpoint report” from the Janus 4.3 astrology program using orbs up to 1 degree with a little extra allowed for the Moon. The report is fascinating, and I have reproduced it below:
Midpoint Report for James Eagan Holmes
The Sun describes your sense of personal identity, your creative expression and ability to realize your individual potential and gain recognition.
Sun = Mercury/Uranus (-00 04′ S d)
Original and intuitive thinking. A quick learner with the ability to sum up situations quickly. Intellectual flexibility. Mentally alert and astute. Thinking outside of the box. An interest in reforms and innovations. Open to new and progressive ideas or methods. Restless. Easily distracted. Impulsive and contradictory. Nervous energy.
The Moon describes your emotional nature, instinctual behavior and unconscious response patterns, and sense of home and family.
Moon = Pluto/Ascendant (+00 27′ S )
A magnetic and dynamic personality. Compulsive tendencies; the need to feel in control of personal surroundings. Obsessive about family and domestic concerns. Fixations and dependencies. Sensing potential threats or negative energies in the environment. Emotional manipulation within partnerships. Power struggles within relationships.
Moon = Mars/Ascendant (+01 17′ S )
An ambitious, courageous and protective nature. Strong survival instincts; the ability to sense and respond quickly to threatening situations. Sensitive to disharmony in the environment and personal relationships. Emotionally reactive and defensive when challenged. Confronting others or being confronted. Conflict or drama within the family. Dealing with emotive and contentious issues.
Mercury describes your manner of expression, your powers of communication and intellectual reasoning, your ability to formulate and articulate ideas, and to make decisions.
Mercury = Venus/Pluto (-00 51′ S d)
Expressing passionate views and ideas. The ability to elicit the desired effect and response in others. Discussing relationship dynamics and confronting emotional and sexual issues. Obsessive thinking. Intense communications with others. Jealousy and possessiveness. Emotional and mental manipulation; power struggles in love. Vindictiveness. Creative intensity.
Mercury = Venus/Mars (+00 00′ A d)
An emotionally expressive communicator. Speaking directly from the heart. Intimate dialogues; thinking and talking about love and sex. Discussing relationship issues. Counseling others in affairs of the heart. Passionate about learning and subjects of interest. A creative intellect. Artistic expressions. Romantic and sexual partnerships. Procreative activity.
Venus describes your appreciation of beauty and the arts, your powers of attraction, and your capacity for close personal relationships and love affairs.
Venus = Pluto/Moon’s North Node (-00 14′ S d)
Personal magnetism. Charming others and being charmed. An undeniable force of desire and attraction. Inevitable connections and love unions. Intense and passionate sexual relationships. Obsessive partnerships. Jealousy and manipulation. Power struggles. Ill-fated affairs.
Venus = Mars/Moon’s North Node (+00 37′ A d)
Sex-appeal and magnetism. Attracting and being attracted to others. The desire for physical and sexual connections. The ability to be diplomatic and charming – in order to get what is wanted. An enjoyment of sparring with another. Dynamic and productive partnerships. The desire to be on the winning team. An active social life.
Mars describes the way you act and assert yourself, your basic urges and desires, and your ability to achieve personal goals.
Mars = Moon/Uranus (-00 01′ A d)
An emotional live-wire. Willful and defiant. Defiantly doing what feels right. Refusing to be answerable to anyone. The power of conviction. Emotionally excitable and spontaneous. Impulsive and erratic behavior. Irritability and agitation. Highly responsive and reactive. Unsettling experiences. Conflict within family.
Jupiter describes how you relate to the larger world beyond your personal self, how you expand in life, and experience higher learning, travel or religion.
Saturn describes your experience of reality, your fears and inhibitions, where you are serious, and how you respond to society’s rules.
Saturn = Sun/Uranus (+00 45′ S d)
Conforming under duress. Defiance. Displays of willfulness and inflexibility. Repressive influences. The urge to break free of constraint and restrictive influences. Difficulty controlling reactive or volatile tendencies. Sudden changes to the established order. Fearful of change and the unknown. Agitation. Stress-related illnesses.
Uranus a generational planet – describes areas of personal and peer group uniqueness, your intuitive awareness, and your ability to adapt to the new and sudden.
Uranus = Mercury/Neptune (+00 16′ S d)
Intuitive flashes; imaginative and creative insights. Acute perception. The pursuit of inspirational ideas and idealistic notions. Spiritual and metaphysical interests. Transcendentalism. Psychic activity. Sudden states of disorientation. Irrational thinking and confused behavior. Escapist tendencies.
Neptune a generational planet – describes your personal and peer group experiences of spirituality, your powers of inspired fantasy and areas of illusion.
Neptune = Venus/Saturn (-00 25′ A d)
Unfulfilled longings, yearnings and desires. Unrequited love. ‘Losing your heart to another’. Difficulty attaining and sustaining intimacy and closeness within partnerships. Painful sacrifices in love. Abstinence. Dampened enthusiasm and hopes. Sincere devotion and loyalty to loved ones.
Pluto a generational planet – describes your personal and peer group experience of upheavals, forces beyond individual control, power and irreversible changes.
Pluto = Sun/Moon (-00 48′ A d)
All consuming and intense life experiences. Total commitment to personal or professional causes. Depth of feeling and response. Cyclical personal transformations. Regeneration. Inner crossroads. The recognition of power in self and others – power struggles. Fated partnerships. Compulsive and obsessive tendencies. Extremism. Manipulating others or being manipulated. Conclusive endings and new beginnings to chapters in life.
Pluto = Moon/Saturn (+00 04′ S d)
A solitary lifestyle; periodically being forced ‘to go it alone’. Feeling emotionally distanced from others (or the family). Conclusive breaks from the past – and from significant women. Deep-rooted insecurities and anxieties. Suppressed emotions and passions. Enforced restrictions and separations (eviction).