Adam Lanza a year later


A year has passed since the mass killings by Adam Lanza in Newtown, CT.  The state of Connecticut has issued its summary 40-page report of the event.  Adam Lanza is described as a troubled young man who was obsessed with violent video games, guns, death, and mass killings, including the Columbine massacre.  The report says that Lanza used the same strategies to carry out his killings within the Sandy Hook school as he did in his video games.  He carefully planned the attack and tragically made his video games come to life by killing 20 children and 6 adults within the school before committing suicide at around 9:40 AM.  The first shots in the school were apparently heard around 9:34 AM.

As one might expect, the Connecticut Special Report on the shootings did not include any astrological input.  Let’s look at the chart of Adam Lanza.  His time of birth is unknown, so here is a Noon chart with solar sign houses:

Adam Lanza, Noon chart, solar sign houses, time unknown.

Adam Lanza, Noon chart, solar sign houses, time unknown.

What immediately strikes me about this chart is the station of Uranus in Capricorn in close conjunction to Neptune.  Stationary planets are immensely important factors in natal charts.  Uranus has become an astrological symbol of modern technology, which includes automated killing, drones and videogames — all of which involve a certain lack of human empathy.  The movie Terminator II comes to mind in this regard.

In Lanza’s chart Uranus assumes even more significance because it is closely square Venus, which rules his natal Taurus Sun. In the Noon chart, the Capricorn Moon applies to the Uranus/Neptune conjunction and is within traditional orb of being part of that conjunction.

None of these planets is at home in Capricorn.  The Moon is in its detriment in the sign of the goat.  The astrological literature often describes the Capricorn Moon as “cold and calculating.”  Rebellious Uranus chafes against the structure of Capricorn, and nebulous Neptune is uncomfortable with the precise boundaries of the caprine sign.  One might expect an individual with this configuration to have difficulties with emotional expression.

The Uranus/Neptune conjunction closely squares Venus, the planet of affection and relationships.  Venus in Aries adds an aggressive tinge to personal ties and a strong desire for personal independence and lack of interference from others. Venus square Uranus suggests difficulties with commitment or long-term relationships.  Venus square Neptune adds an element of fantasy and unreality to relationships.  Solar Fire interprets the Venus/Neptune square as a native’s tendency to “blame others for their perceived lack of understanding.”

The debilitated Capricorn Moon squares the mental planet Mercury in aggressive Aries, suggesting a conflict between thoughts and feelings which is intensified by an quincunx from Jupiter in its detriment in Virgo.  Jupiter in Mercury-ruled Virgo is associated with obsessive preoccupation with a set of ideas.

At the time of the shootings (December 14, 2012) transiting Pluto, Moon and Mars were activating the natal Moon/Uranus/Neptune conjunction in Capricorn.  In addition, transiting Uranus was activating the natal Mercury/Jupiter quincunx from Aries to Virgo.  Here is Lanza’s natal chart with the December 14th chart superimposed:

Adam Lanza's natal chart with 14 Dec 2012 9:34 a.m. chart superimposed.

Adam Lanza’s natal chart with 14 Dec 2012 9:34 a.m. chart superimposed.

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About Anthony Louis

Author of books about astrology and tarot, including TAROT PLAIN AND SIMPLE, HORARY ASTROLOGY, and THE ART OF FORECASTING WITH SOLAR RETURNS.
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6 Responses to Adam Lanza a year later

  1. Sandra says:

    I was wondering why you chose to do a noon chart versus a sunrise chart.

  2. james says:

    maybe you already have nancy lanza, adams mom’s birthdata – sept 6 1960 salem, ma. i believe i wrote about this on skyscript a year ago. transit of mars at 21 cap 05 in the event chart is very close to the mars/pluto midpoint at 20 cap 57 using the noon time for adam. not that i want to lay everything on the doorstep of violent acts and mars/pluto, but it often shows up if you work with midpoints. nancy lanza’s chart has pluto/sun/mercury conjunction in virgo. mercury/uranus direct midpoint = pluto at 6 virgo 10 using a noon time for her… transit of mars at 21 cap 05 is 5′ short of an exact 135 to this same pluto in nancys chart. i always happen to find the very close aspects of 135/45 used by the ebertins very useful but then i have been a fan of their work since i got going in astrology almost 40 years ago. maybe one day a body of astro researchers will get more recognition then the astro counselors that generally dominate the field of ‘astrology’..

  3. Gina Beard says:

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  4. Chuckie says:

    Interesting that an Sun in Taurus/Moon in Capricorn (like Adam Lanza) would commit such a heinous crime under Sagittarius/Moon in Capricorn (which only lasts about 60 hours per year) when 32 years earlier, another Sun in Taurus/Moon in Capricorn (like Mark Chapman) would shoot John Lennon under Sagittarius/Moon in Capricorn.

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