As expected from the astrology Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty in Italy of murder and given long prison sentences. Amanda Knox, born on 8th July 1987, is a Venus Mercury Sun in Cancer trine Pluto, and opposition Neptune so her chart is picking up transitting Saturn square Venus exactly now with tr Pluto following in opposition to Venus from late Dec 09. Then there’s a very uncomfortable run of tr Saturn, tr Pluto and tr Uranus over Neptune, Mercury and Sun in the time ahead. Her chart also has an impulsive Jupiter in Aries in a slightly reckless square to Mars in Leo, with Mars in a determined square to Pluto.
Raffaele Sollecito, born 26 March 1984 is a Sun Aries square Neptune in Capricorn so he has similar heavy influences to come from tr Pluto, tr Saturn and tr Uranus. He’s also got his Solar Arc Pluto conjunct his Mars into 2010 which is really trapped and scary.
What is intriguing is the Moon’s North Node cross over between Knox and Sollecito whom she’d only known for two weeks before the murder. His Aries Sun is exactly conjunct her Aries Moon’s North Node –- a fated connexion indeed.
Even more so is Knox with Rudy Guede, the Ivory Coast drifter born 26 Dec 1986 who is now serving time for the murder after a fast track trial though he now claims his innocence and is appealing. His Sun Neptune in Capricorn is closely square Knox’s North Node and her Cancer Sun is exactly square his Aries North Node. And his Sun Neptune is closely square Sollecito’s Sun. They certainly have destinies that criss crossed. Whatever happened that night and who did it – there are certainly astrological pointers to a very fated connection between all three of them.
Alexa Ray Joel daughter of model Christine Brinkley and pop star Billy Joel who is just out of hospital after a possible overdose of pills was born on 29 Dec 1985 at 11.45pm New York. She’s a private and home loving 4th house Capricorn Sun with a highly idealistic and kind-natured Neptune Venus close by. She also has a highly strung collection of Saturn Uranus Mercury in Sagittarius which will make her nervy and changeable. Plus she has a hugely determined but also frustrated Mars Pluto in Scorpio. Her chart focuses onto a singleton Moon in Leo with the other planets being boundaried by Mars Pluto opposition North Node in Taurus which suggests emotional hyper sensitivity and a good deal of emotional anguish. Her Moon opposes a laid back Jupiter squaring onto Mars in Scorpio (conjunct Pluto) -– so she will not take her love life lightly.
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At the moment she has transitting Saturn exactly square her Neptune Venus which is emotionally depressing and confused, with tr Pluto approaching at the end of this month to conjunct Neptune and Venus she is not in an easy time. She will feel there are huge changes coming up in her life which perhaps she felt she couldn’t cope with. She is evidently now with her father Billy Joel who is a stalwart Sun Taurus so will be getting the support she needs.
It is great to have a good news chart for once. George Clooney's latest movie Up In the Air has been named best film by the National Board of Review, the first major prize of the US awards season -- Clooney was also named best actor alongside Morgan Freeman.
Born on 6 May 1961 at 2.58 am Lexington Manor, KY, USA, George Clooney is a 2nd house Sun Taurus so fond of money and indulgence. His Sun opposes an 8th house Neptune, often found in movie stars’ charts -– projecting a seductive image? His Neptune is very emphasized being also on the point of a T square to an adventurous Jupiter opp Mars –- so good for showbiz (Mars Nep), dreams (Jup Nep) and enthusiasm (Mars Jup). His upfront Venus in Aries trines his midheaven and trines Uranus making a Fire Grand Trine, so great confidence and the willingness to take risks, always very charmingly.
The difficulties in his chart, apart from an overdose of Neptune, come from Mars opposing his Moon Saturn in Capricorn which sounds like a rather bleak childhood. He did have Bell’s Palsy at one point which paralysed his face. Those hard Moon aspects and a difficulty-in-committing Neptune plus a changeable Venus Uranus will be the reason he has resisted settling into a contented relationship.
If this birth time is right then Saturn is just moving above his Descendant so he’s not near his peak yet which comes in about six years time and rolls on for another seven thereafter. He’s also got confident Jupiter moving into his 1st and across his Pisces Ascendant from early in 2010 which will give him a boost. There’s no life without its ups and downs but his looks more straightforward than many over coming years.
The Astrologer's Daughter is a Los Angeles-based writer, astrologer and radio host who has been listening to the music of the spheres since she was 8-years old. She is a UCLA alum and graduate of the Steven Forrest Astrological Apprenticeship... read more