The Staircase (Netflix Documentary)
Never underestimate the power of the main stream media to ‘influence’ a jury before a case is tried in court. That seems to be the lesson here.
I watched the first four episodes of this (now) 13 episode ‘limited series’, and there seemed to be holes in the story on both sides. That’s one of the facts of murder trials: each side wants to ‘win’ so the truth is stretched to fit the purpose of both the prosecution and the defense. The man in the middle is but a pawn in a legal chess match.
So, let’s go back to the moment when Michael calls 911 after finding his wife ‘barely breathing’ at the foot of the stairs.
My astrologer friend, Ellie, would have a field day with this chart. But the curious thing is that Mars (symbolic of accidents and violence) is totally un-aspected and sitting in the 5th House. Hmm.
There is a Yod (Finger of God) pointing at the Midheaven, formed by inconjuncts to Mercury and Uranus. Hmm, again. The other inconjunct involves Jupiter and Pluto. Hmm.
The prosecution made a point of discussing how the blood around Kathleen was dried, which implies that Kathleen had been lying at the foot of the stairs for some considerable time. So, she must have had something happen to her earlier. I have erected a second ‘event’ chart for midnight.
There is still a Grand Trine connecting the Moon, Saturn and Neptune (the essence of this case). But now there is a double T-Square, made up of oppositions between the Sun, Mercury and Pluto to Saturn and the Midheaven, all squared to the Ascendant in Virgo. There is yet another set of oppositions from Venus to Saturn and the Midheaven, but this time not squared to the Ascendant. Hmm.
The Jupiter/Pluto inconjunct is the only one active at this point.
Jupiter Inconjunct Pluto
You have a great deal of creative power, and the major challenge of your life will be learning how to handle it. First of all, you must realize that you will get the most out of life if you direct your energies toward helping the people around you and those you love. You will want to change many conditions in the world, which is fine as long as your reasons are not purely selfish ones.
If you use the energies of this aspect selfishly, you will have serious conflicts with authorities, persons in power and adults in general. You may try to make changes before you have learned how to do so creatively, without provoking such resistance that your efforts are blocked. To be effective, you must have the necessary skills.
You may have a natural talent for dominating others, but don’t fall in love with this talent and be motivated by it. You can be effective at influencing people only if you use your power to help others and yourself achieve desirable goals together. You must be an agent for betterment at all times, and even so you must listen to others’ ideas about betterment to be sure that you aren’t just seeking power in a more roundabout manner.
Even at best you will get a certain amount of resistance from others, because they will feel your energy and be afraid of your motives. Unless you show them that your motives are good and that you can be reasoned with, you will run into opponents who are more powerful than you, who will stop you and make your efforts futile.
(I suppose writing newspaper articles lampooning some of the people running the local government, including the District Attorney, would have been the motive behind Peterson’s prosecution for murder.)
The Owl Theory
So, there you have it. The owl may have represented the Moon, Saturn and Neptune Grand Trine. Isn’t astrology great?