Mexican-American singer and actress Jenni Rivera, age 43, died in a plane crash in Mexico early on Sunday, 9 December 2012. The plane she was flying on crashed shortly after the 3:15 AM takeoff, leaving no survivors. One news source estimated the time of death to be 3:25 AM.
Ms. Rivera was born in Long Beach, California, on 2 July 1969, time unknown. Her sunrise chart is cast for 5:50:36 AM PDT. The birth place Solar Return of the natal sunrise chart is quite telling:
The Sun in the 2012 lies in the 9th house of long-distance travel, which includes air travel. Scorpio rises, making Mars and Pluto the planetary rules of the solar return Ascendant. Pluto opposes the Sun from the cusp of the 3rd house of transportation to the 9th house of foreign travel. Uranus (sudden disruptive events, accidents) very closes squares the Pluto/Sun opposition from the cusp of the unfortunate 6th house. The possibility of sudden upsets or accidents while traveling, especially by air, to foreign countries, is clearly symbolized by this powerful T-square involving Sun – Pluto – Uranus and the 3rd, 6th and 9th houses. Furthermore, Mercury — ruler of the solar return 8th house of death — is highly emphasized as it conjoins the Midheaven and squares the Ascendant of the solar return.
Interestingly, at the estimated time of death (3:25 AM on Dec 9, 2012), the solar return Ascendant of 5 degrees Scorpio is rising at her birthplace in California, with transiting Saturn closely conjunct it. Saturn rules the Aquarius 8th house of her natal sunrise chart. I am always amazed how the astrological symbolism plays out in the dramatic news events.