American football player Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murder. A multi-millionaire, he most recently played for the New England Patriots as a tight end. Hernandez was arrested on 26 June 2013 and charged with the first-degree murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez’ home. He has been charged with first-degree murder and five firearms-related charges. Hernandez was released by the Patriots less than two hours after his arrest.
Aaron Hernandez was born in Bristol, CT on November 6, 1989, time unknown. Here is his sunrise chart.
Mars, the god of war, is quite strong in this nativity because of a stellium of planets in Scorpio, disposed by Mars, with Mars occupying its own Chaldean decan of Scorpio. A strong Mars is not surprising in the chart of a football player. Mars is also a symbol of aggression and firearms. Striking also is the close Mercury-Sun-Pluto conjunction in Scorpio, which may be associated with potentially violent behavior. Interestingly, despite the strong emphasis on Mars and Pluto, almost all planets in this chart occupy traditionally yin or “feminine” signs, suggesting a certain discomfort or inner conflict with regard to traditional masculine behavior. Only the Moon occupies the traditionally “masculine” sign Aquarius.
According to news reports, the murdered man’s relatives said that Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée. Apparently Hernandez was upset with Llyod for some things he said to people Herandez “had troubles with” at at nightclub on June 14th.
Surveillance footage from outside Hernandez’s home showed him leaving with a gun the night that Lloyd was murdered. He and two other men picked up Lloyd at his home around 2:30 a.m. on 17 June 2013. Shortly thereafter Lloyd texted his sister, “Did you see who I am with?” His sister asked “who?” and Lloyd answered, at 3:22 a.m., “NFL.” A few minutes later workers on the overnight shift at the industrial park reported hearing gunshots.
What was going on in Hernandez chart? In his solar return for 2012-2013, Hernandez has transiting Saturn conjoining natal Mars, and transiting Pluto conjoining natal Saturn and Neptune. People tend to feel immensely frustrated with Saturn crosses over their natal Mars and experience a great deal of inner tension. Pluto conjoining Saturn also packs a wallop. Typically Pluto conjoining natal Saturn is also a time of much frustration. Not uncommonly there are problems with the government or other authorities as well as with the structures and laws of nature and society. Both Pluto and Saturn are natural signifiers of death, so that life and death issues are likely to come to the fore.
The solar eclipse in the 20th degree of Taurus a month before the murder probably played a major role in events. Several people I know with their Sun in Scorpio were dramatically affected by this eclipse. Here is Hernandez’ natal chart with the recent solar eclipse superimposed around it:
Perhaps the most striking feature of this chart comparison is that transiting Mars at the moment of the May 2013 solar eclipse lies opposite Hernandez’ natal Sun/Pluto conjunction and almost exactly opposes the midpoint of this Sun/Pluto conjunction in the birth chart. Transiting Mars opposing natal Pluto is often a marker of some kind of violence. Mars, of course, rules his entire natal Scorpio stellium. The Taurus eclipse also opposes his natal Sun and Pluto.
After posting the above comments I came across two sites which mention that Odin Lloyd of Boston was born on November 14, 1985, time unknown. If this date is correct, then Mr. Lloyd’s natal Sun was also opposed by the recent solar eclipse in May 2013. Here is his sunrise birth chart. The eclipse positions can be found superimposed around Hernandez’ chart above.
Like Hernandez, Odin Lloyd is a football player with a stellium of planets in Scorpio. His Mars, however, lies in Libra. News reports put his death a few minutes after 3:22 AM on 17 June 2013. At the time of his demise transiting Saturn was closely conjunct his natal Pluto, and transiting Uranus was opposite his natal Mars with the transiting Moon applying within about a degree to conjoin his natal Mars.
Like Hernandez, Lloyd experienced an opposition to his natal Sun from the solar eclipse in May 2013.