Norah Guide and all of us at Premium Astrology would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to those grieving and mourning the tragic and senseless loss of life in Newtown, Connecticut. If you have been following my Tumblr blog, you know, predicting a tragedy is not something I am in the business of doing. I am, as we all are, as deeply saddened, stunned, and shaken by the recent events that have shocked this country, and the world, as you all are. My love is offered to every one suffering, and loving those that need it most during this time is the best path for healing. But, as you can imagine, I am often asked, how could someone in the business of predictions not know this was going to happen? My simple answer to that is, free will. It is not something anyone can predict.
But at the same time, we all are asking why. Could there have been ANYTHING in the astrology that could have seen this? Is there ANYTHING that can even help us understand a little better. That is exactly what I am going to discuss today. Let’s keep a realistic perspective on this one though folks. All I can do is offer you the planetary information on suggestions that may have had an effect on this horrific event. I can not tell you why, nobody can. A man at the highest level of authority in law enforcement in the United States who has seen and understood some of the most horrific crimes to ever occur spoke on 60 minutes days after the fact and even he is stumped. We all are. There is no easy answer to such a horrible tragedy. But for those of you that may be comforted by an astrological perspective, this is what I can offer you today.
On December 14th, a 20 year old man born in 1992 drove his mother’s vehicle to Sandy Hook Elementary School just moments after murdering her. He opened fire in what CNN reports was an approximate two minute span, from 9:36 A.M. E.S.T. to 9:38 A.M. (approximately) and the end result was the tragic loss of life for 28 people. His mother, 20 children, 6 adults, and himself.
The scene transpired just as the ascendant met 29 degrees Capricorn on the cusp of a changing sign. This often signals a time of decision. At the same time, the Moon was conjunct Pluto, sadly, the planet of death and transformation. Those two elements combined may have played a role. Uranus also turned direct during this period. This is the planet of shock and awe. As we all are in this moment. This is how Uranus functions. It is the unconventional planet, the one that shocks us out of our box. Oddly enough, having a peek at the chart of the shooter, I noticed a Uranus and Neptune conjunction. This is not the best matching, but oddly, not the worst either.
This Uranus Neptune conjunction occurred in the 1990’s and was the planetary alignment required to catapult the New Age movement. An age of awareness. This conjunction when seen in charts is often one of radical transformation. At the same time, it enables intelligence and giftedness at higher levels. Children born during the period of 1991 to 1994 are considered exceptionally gifted, for the most part. Talent is also something they are known for. Justin Bieber was also born during this period. It was also during this period that the range of the autism spectrum disorders began to manifest in record numbers. This is the Uranian influence. As many know, autism and all issues associated with this spectrum fall in a range of giftedness, brightness, and talent that can not be explained. This is the kind of person that can hear a song once, and then play it perfectly on the piano without missing a single beat or note. Exceptional in every sense of the word.
The day of the horror itself was one of transformation and new beginnings. We had the New Moon just prior, and New Moon effects can be felt for days afterwards. And then we had Uranus turn direct, to me, the most powerful planetary influence on this particular day, with this particular individual.
But we all ask the same question. Every single one of us alive and well today experienced these same planetary alignments, and yet only one person made those choices. This was not the group of Asperger’s that made those choices. This was not the group of 20 year olds that made those choices. This was one person, and one series of truly horrific and tragic choices that will change lives and families for many years to come. In addition to the gifts that the universe gives us when it comes to exceptionality, it also gives us free will. No matter what any one person’s chart says, or what the planets are doing on any one day, that person will always have the freedom to exercise their free will. That’s the only way we can answer these questions.
People choose violence when they feel they have run out of options. For whatever reason that we will probably never know, Adam Lanza felt he had no other options. As a result, many people are now suffering what is probably an example of the inner turmoil he was experiencing in the moments leading up to this tragedy. But this turmoil will affect us all for a long time to come. As I said in my Tumblr blog, we can not make rational sense of a mind that processes things differently than we do. We can not make sense of the choices that they make, and no matter how many theories are offered, we never will. We can not do that any more than you can offer a suggestion or theory as to why I chose chicken salad for lunch today.
All we can do is continue to spread love in the world. That is the only way to heal from pain. There are many families suffering today, and one of those families holds the surviving members of the Lanza family. They too deserve our love and compassion, they did not make those choices any more than you or I did. All we can do is spread love in the world. That is the only way to heal from pain. Bless you all, every. One.