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  • Pistorius and Chiron

    On Valentine’s Day 2013 Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend. This was at a time when the Moon was in Aries conjoining Uranus and squaring Pluto, which is a very explosive combination indeed. The sun in Aquarius was exactly at the midpoint of the Uranus/Pluto square at this time, so it was a kind of period of temporary madness.


    What is fascinating about this horoscope for me is the fact that Mars and Mercury were in close conjunction with the odd planetary body Chiron at this time. Chiron was discovered in 1977 and has since been integrated into the astrological community and is known as the “wounded healer”. What amazes me is the Pistorius, with his running blades looks so much like a centaur, and that Mars/Mercury/Chiron kind of describes a competitive runner with a lifelong wound.


    On March 3rd 2014, the trial for murder began, and at this time the Sun was in exact conjunction with Chiron and all focus was on Pistorius.


    He was born on November 22nd, 1986 at 10.30 a.m. in Pretoria, which means he is a Scorpio with 12 degrees Aquarius rising. He has Mercury at 10 degrees Scorpio conjoining Pluto (and Venus) on the Midheaven, so Mercury shows a career as a handicapped runner here. Of course Mercury/Venus/Pluto can also show a very, very jealous person, and there can be little doubt that he was quite controlling and possessive.


    His Sun is on the very last degree of Scorpio in a quite close square to Mars in Aquarius. This is a very explosive combination, which corresponds with stories of him playing with guns and threatening people on occasions. At the same time Pistorius has Jupiter in Pisces in close trine to the Mercury/Pluto/Venus stellium, and he has travelled around helping handicapped people a lot in his life.


    Whether he did the deed or not, it must be a terrible thing to have killed the person you loved.