David Kelly (May 14, 1944 – July 17, 2003)
At the time of his death, I too wondered why Dr Kelly would take his own life. But little niggles, that I had, got buried along with other issues from that time period.
Well, synchronicity decided that I needed to re-examine the ‘evidence’ via astrology.
It started about a week ago: as part of the Not Suicide, Not Today campaign by CAMH.ca, I saw an ad, somewhere, perhaps on Facebook, that showed the face of a man in his middle years, with the caption, “He says no.” (As ‘luck’ would have it, I cannot locate the image, so it makes me wonder if I’d imagined it.) That man looked an awful lot like Dr David Kelly would have when he was younger, as least to my eyes.
Then, wouldn’t you know it, my dreams last night were full of references to WMD (weapons of mass destruction), the ‘excuse’ used by the United States and the United Kingdom to invade Iraq (to effect regime change: conspiracy theorists have claimed that control of their oil wells was the real reason.) So, now I can’t ignore it.
This chart has been rectified to show a crisis of some sort at about age 59 years (as signified by Pluto). It shows an early childhood event relating to his mother (Moon). His parents divorced when he was young. I think this chart is ‘factually’ correct.
Now, following my fellow astrologer‘s “Last Seen” research, here’s the chart for Dr Kelly:
Please bear in mind that a ‘last seen’ chart is NOT the ‘death’ chart, per se, but it can show the energies that were at play, that day. So, there are two inconjuncts: Mercury and Mars; and Venus and Pluto. These are powerful motivators.
Mercury Inconjunct Mars
With this aspect you might find it hard to complain to others, especially if you are not sure that you are right. In that case, you should learn to speak your mind, but without being unpleasant about it. You should learn to release your resentment or anger to a certain extent, because that energy can turn inward and cause you to become nervous, edgy o irritable, which could be quite difficult.
Venus Inconjunct Pluto
With this aspect you must learn a great deal about the kinds of friends you want and the kinds of experiences you will have through other people.Even while you are still young, you may meet persons who are quite difficult to get along with, but who seem to be impossible to get away from, even when you want to. You may be fascinated by such persons, or circumstances may force you to stay with them. These people do have a definite role to play in your life, but it may not always be a pleasant one. They will teach you something about life or about yourself.
Now let’s look at the combined charts:
OK. I can see it all so much more clearly now. Other astrologers will no doubt find a treasure trove of information here, but I have just one ‘flashing’ warning light: Pluto transiting his Ascendant.
From Robert Hand’s Planets in Transit
Pluto Conjunct Ascendant
At this time your relationships with others, both intimate and otherwise, will be greatly transformed. Your personality will undergo a period of change that will bright to light some very important but often unacknowledged elements of your psyche, which you will have to deal with. This may be a period of your life, if you have been attempting to hide certain inner forces from yourself or from others. The psychological changes that take place may make it desirable for you to undergo psychotherapy or a similar treatment in order to get more in touch with yourself, With this transit it is extremely important that you get more in touch with yourself!
On the purely psychological level, you may find yourself face to face with aspects of your personality that you have chosen to ignore in the past because you thought that they were “evil” or “weak” or otherwise unacceptable. But they are real aspects of yourself, and their energies can only be suppressed for a time, not entirely eliminated. Under this transit the energies will surface.
The process may start with compulsive actions that are hard to understand. Strange drives may emerge that seem to take over your life, without any regard for your conscious intention. Sometimes the compulsions are so subtle that you are not aware of them at all, except that they affect people around you; in fact you may only encounter them when others respond to you. This can be very upsetting, and you may feel that you are being victimized by some outside force, although the force is within you. Even under the best of conditions, you can expect your relationships to change considerably as others encounter the changes within you. A close relationship such as marriage may undergo especially great changes at this time.
Often a tremendous power drive will surface during this transit, as you suddenly want to take control of everything around you. You are not content to be subject to an outside power or to anyone else’s will. This can lead you to break away from many restrictions that your life has been subject to in the past. This can be very good, but it can also be dangerous, of course. The worst way to handle it is to not admit it to yourself. Experience has shown that if you do not acknowledge Plutonian energies, someone from the outside is attracted who will act with power and even violence toward you. Granted, you may stir up opposition by trying to take control, but that is better than being surprised by an external agent.
The best tactic with all of these Plutonian effects is to recognize them and try to understand how they fit into your personality. They are there for a reason, and if you understand yourself thoroughly, you would see that they have a positive purpose in your life, if you allow them to be expressed. Now is the chance to release these energies and make them a positive part of your conscious personality. Even if the effects of this transit are a bit difficult, the final purpose is positive.
My Conclusion (based on experience)
I’ve been there, and almost did that, too.
He was not murdered. He purposely went off to a secluded wood and killed himself.
Now I can let him rest in peace, even if the rest of the world won’t.