Friday, 20 July 2012

James Eagan Holmes – The astrology of the Aurora shooter.


Ok, details of this guy are a little sketchy but lets have a look at what we have and see if it pulls together. James Eagan Holmes is being held for the murder of 12 people and wounding of several more at the Aurora cinema (movie theatre) which was showing the latest Batman film, “the Dark Knight Rises”. He is now responsible for the worst mass shooting since the Virginia Tech massacre when there were 32 victims in April 2007, and this tragedy occurred very close to Columbine, which occurred in April 99 also in the state of Colorado in the United States.

JamesEaganHolmes natal

Now to all reports, Holmes was born in San Diego, California on 13th December 1987 (no birth time yet available). This gives him a Sagittarian Sun, and more than likely a Virgo Moon. I say more than likely because so often the type of person who eventually seems to carry out these type of atrocities is emotionally repressed. By having a Virgo Moon Holmes would have this shy side about him and he would be unable to openly express feeling of love and affection. At the same time Virgo Moons are also unable to receive affection either, it is almost as if you don’t deserve such things and as a result the Virgo Moon person remains rather cold and aloof. Speculation I know, but I am confident that I am correct on this assumption. Crucially, if he did have a Virgo Moon as I think, then it would be square to a quadruple conjunction in Sagittarius of Uranus, Saturn the Sun and Mercury.

This conjunction is very repressive too. Sun Saturn is very harsh on oneself, and indicates that Holmes would have had a very strict and harsh father. This conjunction is like putting a brick wall in front the personality, one is sober, serious and very reserved. The presence of Uranus here brings perversity, a need for independence and creates the impression to me that this guy is very much a lone wolf. Because these three planets are in Sagittarius, we have someone who not only is a gambler but also has inclinations to shakes things up from time to time. That Uranus is a real wild card here, ready to upset the status quo. Mercury in this combination shows the effect these planets have on his mind. Mercury in Sagittarius has big plans, thinks big thoughts, it believes one can achieve anything one wants. How his character behaves is down as I see it to which planet was more dominant at the time, sober stable Saturn or rebellious, shocking Uranus – the one which was affecting his chart more at the time would hold sway. All these three hinge on those repressed emotions of the Virgo Moon, which in turn would affect his state of mind.

On the other side of the chart making a quadruple trine to this conjunction is Jupiter in Aries. You could not get a more positive place for Jupiter to be. Here is the belief that one’s actions will be successful, no doubt at all!! Jupiter trine the Sun is lucky and optimistic, trine to Saturn is constructive and good at planning, trine to Uranus is audacious and risky and trine to Mercury doubles the effect that one believes that one can achieve anything. There are also international desires here, as if ones ideas can be globally received.

Venus in Capricorn does not help things either on this rather repressed chart. Holmes would find love difficult to express and although he would crave it as much as anyone else, you could never tell because you appear so aloof and detached. This guy I think desperately wants to be loved. Now I also think he comes from a broken family. The Moon close to the Nodal axis shows a close tie to the Mother and the Sun representing the father being affected by independent Uranus and Saturn shows difficult tendencies. The Sun and Moon in this chart if I am right are square to each other which shows a rift between the parents. As such, I suspect he was rather dependent on his mother who would have been cold and rather unloving (Moon square Uranus/Saturn), and if he lacked a father figure to guide him too then that lack of love would be with him until this day.

I move on to the most shocking of all the aspect on this chart. The sextile between Neptune and a Mars/Pluto conjunction in Scorpio. Mars Pluto in Scorpio is such intense energy. Here is jealousy, dark underground thoughts, violent tendencies and huge determination. Many people have such a conjunction and it depends on the character of the person how this force of energy can be used. Often those with less repressed charts can use it constructively to achieve great things, but the possibility lies there to use it for more evil purposes. Recently I looked at Luka Magnotta the Canadian killer who murdered his victim in front of an internet camera. He also has a repressed chart and a close Mars/Pluto conjunction. Quite frighteningly, this Mars Pluto conjunction on Holmes is sextile to Neptune which rules creativity and the film industry. The signature of the massacre he carried out is sitting here clear as day. All it needed was to be activated.

JamesEaganHolmes transits

Now, that Neptune in Capricorn was being conjunct by transiting Pluto in the couple of weeks and this week it was in the crosshairs of the Mars Uranus Pluto t-square formed in the universe, Mars and Uranus both being square to natal Neptune, triggering the natal sextile to Mars Pluto conjunction, the only aspect that Neptune makes.

Remember also that both Mercury and Uranus in the past week both went retrograde and both these planets sandwich the Saturn/Sun conjunction and potentially square that vulnerable Virgo Moon. Did something switch in his brain when Uranus and Mercury turned? Did a long held plan come together? Transiting Mercury at the time of the attack was exactly to the minute square to natal Pluto, the planet of death and destruction. With all the confidence of his Aries Jupiter (transiting Jupiter was quindecile his natal Sun so he would have felt exceptionally lucky) that nothing could go wrong, that he would make a international statement, that he would take a risk and shake up the status quo, that he would do something to provoke some attention on himself and maybe mistakenly be loved by some people, he entered the cinema…

Link also to - The Aurora Cinema Massacre

                      The stars over Aurora as the community mourns

***Please note that a few of the details (the position of the Moon) here are a touch speculative on my part***

Please keep any comments aimed at the astrology. I don’t mind people disagreeing with me, but please no obscenities. I have already had to block one comment because of unsuitable language, and I will continue to do so. Thank you…

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  1. Well, that makes perfect sense.

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  3. The worst mass shooting EVER was Virginia Tech, BTW.

    Otherwise, excellent analysis.

    1. Sorry about that. I am British and my knowledge is maybe not as good as it should be. Hope you understand.

      By the way, so sorry to see these things happening in your country...

    2. Time posted by Richard Nolle at his group(NolleAstro)on Facebook gives birth time as 7:33 PST making the ascendent 1 degree Capricorn.
      Mr Lace

  4. This does seem to be a little "perfect storm" type personality. It is very interesting that his mother figured him for the shooter right away. Thanks for the solid analysis, and, for what it's worth, this is being "called" by some news orgs as the biggest event of this type every in the US. Sad to say, depends on how you count up the bodies. Latest I have is 71 total shot, of which 12 died already. At Virginia tech, I believe it was 32 dead plus 17 injured. Probably poor form to split hairs over the title. Bad is bad. This boy seems to have dearly loved to stir things up. VERY theatrical in so many ways. I wonder if he left any electronic record.

    1. Cheers for the comments. He may well have left something - this case reminds in some way of the Magnotta one, he could have been "influenced" by the recorded aspect of it, we shall see in the next few days. I tried to do this post as sensitively as I could. I hope that I succeeded...

    2. Our intent & motive is not to offend anyone imvolved or the victims or families of those involved. Or J.E.H. Only to studied the planet alignments & understand what would cause a person to do such a selfish & cruel act. now with Neptune in Pisces Retrograde & Uranus in Aries Retro & Mercury in !Leo! Retro> are stiring up much choas lately with human beings .... My opinion ....
      His Scorpio in Pluto 11° & Mars 12° (mars & pluto were kissing each other) > are what truly "stood out" to me at first with his virgo moon secondly. 3rd would be his= retro jupiter in Aries = all at time of birth.
      Since May 2012, I am just now learning About Aspects & how they influence our re-action, actions, thoughts & feelings. Its not just about the planet's zodiac. I hav been studying Astrology & Numerology daily for 3 years now.
      Much Thank you again Sir.

  5. Thank you for your hard work on putting this together. Very informative.

    1. I agree ! Thank you. I learned more from you! I studied the chart from 12:30 am 12:30am as well. Helps me to learn & understand more about aspects. Grateful.

    2. I ment to type ....
      I looked at the chart on my own from his birthdate & san diego calif &
      The chart from 7_20_2012 12:30am aurora colorado.
      There was a famous shooting in austin texas at the university. I studied his chart too. Charles Joseph Whitman Life Path #9. Former USMC.
      I post link.

      16/32 victims 49 includes himself.

      Born 6/24/1941 Lake Worth Florida

      Day of shooting august 1, 1966 Austin Texas University

      * There is always a reason for every thing * positive or negative >

      "for every action, there is an equal "&" opposite reaction" newton
      Is a choice to be on a higher octav of thinking & feeling & speaking & acting & especially reacting. Peace & Balance ....

      Peace. Live. Love. Laugh. Accept. Forgive. Gratitute.... Humility

  6. He left a bobby trapped apartment behind. Would be interesting to have his rising sign to check the houses, no pun intended. That Neptune sextile Mars/Pluto in Scorpio looks scary. Apparently, he went to college and could keep a nice persona outside, but had a lot brewing behind closed doors.

    1. Ok, I thought of this. I have an astrology book on just only Rising signs . I am a rising scorpio & if you knew that before hand, you could look at my eyes, & broad defined shoulders & my thin waist & S curved back. & my Thick eye brows. As stated in my book, & now I have typical body traits of a Scorpio vs any of my other planets. My neptune is also in scorpio 1st house .

      Some Astrologers can tell The Rising by the person's face & or body sometimes.

      Would be interesting to find out his time of birth to know his Houses.
      Yes. I agree.
      We know what he studied in college & was Honor student.
      Heavy Sagittarius with 4 planets lumped in 1 House... Is a mystery that can be solved. there are clues. there is no info on any girlfriend. Yet.( Past or Present). Loner & super quiet. No air signs.
      He is lacking planets Or other moons/stars in Taurus, Caner, Libra, or Aquarius.
      I think his grade school pictures & posted picture that he could be a Cancer or Leo Rising.
      That is my only intuition on that based on my first thought.
      * I might say Aquarius Rising because of his Grades & his teachers said he was exceptionally smart. Or maybe all he did was study hard like a Virgo does (perfectionist) ; I am not stating I am correct.
      Great that you mentioned this aspect.

    2. I have Mars in Scorpio with it connected to a Neptune/Pluto sextile (mine is a little different because my Mars is a focal point of those planets in a yod) and yes your interpretation is correct. It's a still-waters-run-deep combo. I've always seemed extremely calm and very nice externally, but people have had no idea what goes on in my head or my more private life. In fact there's a huge chance we may never, ever get the full details of the why in this event.

  7. If you run that chart with a late degree virgo moon and include aspects to chiron and moons nodes, you see an extremely tense grand cross no doubt triggered by the current cardinal t-square...

  8. So sad but between informative.

  9. Thanks Paul, as always, excellent analysis.

  10. Having the Moon in Virgo does not by itself constitute a person who would murder other people. For you to suggest same is irresponsible. In addtion, Holmes has the Moon trine Venus in his chart..which bestows free and open expression of his feeling nature.

    Yes, he was mentally unstable due to the Moon being squared by Saturn and Uranus..not because his Moon was in the sign Virgo.


    1. Moggy, thank you for your point. Yes, the square from Uranus and Saturn to the Moon is very explosive on the emotions, as is Mars/Pluto being at the midpoint of that square, as well as Mercury being part of that major conjunction in Sagittarius. While writing the idea was to link that square aspect in to the whole Sagittarius conjunction. I initially did this, but I admit I should have linked it into the analysis a bit more carefully - using the word hinge I think causes the problem here. I see the impression you are getting at but it was not my intention to suggest that the Virgo Moon was the main reason he did what he did. Saying that this chart does "hinge" on that square which was the idea I was trying to get across. Also please notice what signs the Moon and Venus are in. The Moon probably in Virgo and Venus in Capricorn, both of which find expressing feelings very difficult. It doesn't matter if you've got a trine, sextile, square or opposition between the two planets, if you have a blockage at both ends, the energy can't get through. As such the other factors come much more into play. I also hinted that this had been coming since his childhood, we are all products of our parents, their actions stay with us forever and unconsciously affect our future. Hope this explanation helps...

    2. I might not have years of Astrology experience, yet, I try to keep it simple when I look at charts & I listen to the persons's actual behavior & possible family life. I say, too, if he did not have a girl friend ever, then I see his mars in scorpio as serious repressed sexual nature mixed with his "shy" virgo moon & "cold" capricorn virgo. Possibly. sexual opposite sex>
      Rejection! Issues! Social misfit.
      mar scorpio guys love sex. Just saying. I know from experience.
      Sounds like he liked books more. ???
      Moon Virgo (ouch) just saying.
      I believe mr paul you did a great job explaining Things... I understood what you are pointing out. I never look at just the moon sign, yet I study Sigmund. Frued's theory of ego and id in human personality & he heavily studied the Moon & how we subconsciously react & our hidden emotions & natural nature hidden from the outside world. including hidden sexual urges & selfish behavior. The personality we keep hidden.
      Virgo moon= "critical, high strung, standoffish, argumentative"
      & yet virgo is ruled by mercury & mercury is in retro leo now . (choas)
      Moon rules Cancer & sun was in cancer when this happen with moon only in 10° Leo on 7_20_2012. new moon was in cancer on tuesday/wednesday.
      Venus, moon & jupiter were in gemini on sunday all in same house together.
      He planned this carefully since may .... 2012. Capricorn ven & nep in his chart= he is calculated & this is going to stoke his shy ego...... He is Famous now. Just saying.

    3. Oopps "cold venus capricorn" .... Superficial love & $$$ & vanity & illusions. =venus. Capricorn likes nice things & hide money & need security from materisl things for balance.
      Just how is see it> in people with cap venus. In my experience.

      Stated he was jobless & had been trying to get a job .... Cap love security & hide $. You cannot hide money when you dont have a job, yet you are a graduated honors student. Just saying.
      He studied psychology as well...... Ummmm.... Why ?

  11. I have only been studying astrology & numerology for 3 yrs on a daily basis. I am still learning. This is what stood out to me: his North Node in PIS 28°; Chiron Retrograde GEM 27°; Lilith Retro LEO 14°(15° would = danger&death); Cere 22° CAP =death; Vesta Retro 12°; MERCURY SAG 16°(15°= Danger); SATURN SAG 23°=Danger; URANUS SAG 26° = Danger. MOON VIRGO 29°(umm yicks); JUPITER ARIES RETRO 19°; most of all his Pluto SCOPIO 11°(choas) = LONER & extra powerful Pluto. Plus Mars in SCORPIO 12° = Sco sub ruled by MARs god of WAR = love & hate.
    Ven & Nep in CAP= cold & calcutated.
    Zero Air Signs (WOW)
    Classic!!! Wanted to put his stamp on in society.
    What has been going on with the planets lately & moon, venus & jupiter in Gemini & then New Moon going into Cancer next to the Sun 27 ° that night (wow) Cancer can illuminate deep resentment issues probably from parent issues & rejection issues. Sexual abuse &/or lack of true affirmation. Scorpio = tge Great unveiler of Truth. Sag can be rebellious & impulsive as Aries.
    That night 7_20_2012 8th House was tge N. Node in 3° Retro in Sagittarius (THE DRAGONS HEAD) house of death. 12th House was URANUS IN RETRO 8°(crazy 8) ARIES. LOVE & HATE. KARMA HOUSE OF DANGER & secrets & death. WoW
    Interesting, he did not kill himself. I think he wants to be famous.
    He is calculated vs insaine !!! He might be delusional, but should not be a factor of insanity...
    His Life Path # 5. & he is in a Personal year # 3 (i am not understanding how he is s 5, because 5 is a happy go lucky #. Not a lone wolf. More like 5=butterfly.
    Peace. Thank you for you amazing insight.
    Eagle/7 Scorpio Ascendant

  12. Dear Astrologer,

    According to Holmes himself he was born on Dec 10, 1987, not 13 as we saw published all over the place. His Moon is in Leo, most likely square to his MA+PL conjunction in Scorpio. Here is the link:

    Take care and keep up with your good work,
    Nilsa Gorey {NYC}

  13. Thank you for the work. The chart for the shooting itself shows the Moon in a half of a degree conjunction with Mercury which is in an exact trine with Pallas Athene conjunct Uranus in Aries in the 12th House. Worth considering he was a puppet for a preplanned event?

  14. I briefly read over the other comments. Did anyone else notice the near conjunction on July 20 of Vulcanus and the Sun? Within 2 orbs I believe.

  15. Has anybody pointed out that the fact he has that stellium in Sagittarius which makes him The Joker, for Sag is the comedian, the clown, the joker of the zodiac.


    Police records are showing booking date & date of birth
    12/13/2987. I found it.

    I saw "he" stated on "sex site" dob 12/10/1987.

    Ok .... So he lied because maybe he didnot want online people to know he was a Virgo Moon? If he lied & hiid dob is truly 12_13_1987. wow. He id a crafty liar. & maybe he didnot want people online to know his birthday.
    Calculated.... Planned.
    Insanity plea? He wanted to be caught.
    Also ar15 gun JAMED. was suppose to set off most rounds.
    His intent was to kill all of them with the ar15.
    My thoughts.

    (My son gun expert riffleman USMC ."SAW" Iraq/ expert. Gunman. )

    Ummm. He studied much & could be possible. He knew his own natal chart. LoL.

    We find out soon. He is goung to court today.

  17. Better to wait for confirmed accurate data rather than speculating-This kind of post does nothing for Astrology's credibility.

  18. ...Especially on such a serious subject!

  19. Hey, nice site you have here! Keep up the excellent work!

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