Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Japan knife attack: 19 killed at care centre

Nineteen residents have been killed in a knife attack at a care centre for people with mental disabilities in the Japanese city of Sagamihara. Such attacks are extremely rare in Japan - the incident is the worst mass killing in decades. Police have arrested a local man, said to be a former employee of the centre, who went to a nearby police station and allegedly admitted to the attack. He reportedly said he wanted people with disabilities to "disappear". The attack has shocked Japan, one of the safest countries in the world. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36890655

We will attempt to understand the news using two approaches (a) from the mundane chart of Japan [1] (b) from the chart of the Last Quarter Moon of July 27.

Presented here is the precession corrected current solar return chart for Japan. Note the T-square of TNP Zeus, Uranus and Pluto straddling the angles. On the Ascendant with the TNP Zeus are stars of Bootes, the armed herdsman, sometimes depicted with a spear rather than a shepherd’s crook. Here, therefore, is potential for aggression. Uranus, on the descendant, is conjunct the stars of in the belly of Cetus, the sea monster and in King Cepheus’ head. The sea monster represents psychotic storms that can threaten human sanity.

If we combine this with Martha Wescott’s delineation for Uranus-Pluto “unexpected reactions based on resentment” we can see the reason behind the knife attack.

Progressing the chart to the date of the attack brings the T-square to the meridian thereby triggering it.


Secondly, we present the chart for the Last Quarter Moon of July 27 anchored through hard aspects to planets on the horizon axis. Here the Sun is conjunct the TNP Vulcanus and the asteroids Psyche and Siva while Moon is conjunct Ceres. Martha Wescott delineates as follows:

Psyche/Siva : psychological breakdown; explosion of rage stemming from emotional wounds.
Psyche/Vulcanus: people are driven by their pain or emotional trauma.
Ceres/Siva: a caregiver’s rage.

Moral of the story: Care givers or nurturers may also have limits to how much they can give of themselves. Once those limits are crossed unexpected reactions can follow.

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