I have written about Amanda Knox' chart without hour of birth before and in particular about her Jupiter rising before the Sun (international orientations). The Sun is inconjunct Saturn and both don't make major aspects in sign or orb 5 degrees, so that this inconjunction is prominent in her chart. That is an unfortunate aspect, because it is means bad luck in a disproportionate way or being punished hard.
Only recently I learned that Astrodatabank provides the hour of birth of Amanda Knox. I wrote about the synastry with victim Meredith Kercher and you can read that post here...
Of course, charts don't tell right from wrong. Birth charts give an impression of a person without circumstances, social/economic positiions, gender, genes and without telling us about developments in life. In this birth chart the Ascendant is not making any major aspect at all (only a semi sextile with Mercury, the important planet related to AC/MC)! That is a statement for circumstances out of control and for the importance of circumstances and situations at any possible level. In prison, people can't change their situation or circumstances and they have to adept to what happens. The situation is dominating and the nativity is being lead by the situation. The presentation can change with whatever transit or progression.
This is her natal chart.
The Sun is inconjunct Saturn and there is another minor aspect of the Sun. The Sun is making a 112.5 degree aspect with Pluto...That is a square and a half semi square, a challenging and difficult aspect. Mars is square Pluto and sesquisquare Saturn. And that completes the pattern of the theme of unnatural death as an issue in life.
You don't have to be murdered or a murderer to have this combination. Yoko Ono has it, too. When a life changed in a dramatic way because of death, suicide or murder, this Mars-Saturn-Pluto pattern pops up. Recently a woman who spent years in prison for the murder of a client has been found not guilty. Mars-Saturn-Pluto was prominent in her chart. The combination refers to murderers, their victims and the persons who suffer from it. Meredith Kercher had this combination in the progressed chart/transits.
What kind of a girl is a girl with a prominent Sun inconjunct Saturn? Perhaps it is what she now is: a lame duck in a life with restrictions, but … every knows who she is. It is a methaphor for being unfamous, somehow and anyhow, at any possible level, managing to draw attention with the risk of a lost of self respect or nasty issues in life in general. It is also resonating bad luck joining ambitions and being blamed in a disproportionate way. Gordon Brown has Sun inconjunct Saturn. He managed to be in charge at any cost but he didn't get elected. He lost. Sun inconjunct Saturn can make life hard. He also lost the sight of an eye and ...he lost a child.**)
BTW she also has Mercury in conflict with Neptune and that is often so in the charts of people who were suspects in an unclear case. See the examples here….The Barefoot Bandit wasn’t a holy person, but he didn’t do everything that he was accused of. See the post… http://astropost.blogspot.com/2010/07/wanted-barefoot-bandit.html
Mercury-Neptune confuses facts and fiction. It is a great combination for fiction, but confusing for facts. Read all about lies and Mercury on Astromarkt… http://www.astromarkt.net/index.php?id=124
AMANDA ON THE DAY OF THE MURDER
The murder was on November 1, 2007. The transits of that day are:
Transit Sun square MC of Amanda and semi square her Uranus (a hectic day)
Transit Mars semi square natal Pholus (turning point in a battle, frustration of shooting your own feet)
Transit Quaoar inconjunct natal Sun (a new and unbalancing perspective)
Transit Pluto exactly trine natal Jupiter (a success) (??? any comments or explanations?)
PROGRESSED CHART WITH TRANSITS
Now watch her progressed chart with transits for the day of the murder:
The Progressed Sun was inconjunct progressed Neptune two month earlier. (remember: Meredith's Sun was inconjunct Amanda's Neptune and Meredith started to share the house a few weeks earlier). In July she had been fined for residential disturbances and she wrote in Facebook: “I don’t get embarrassed and therefore have very few social inhibitions”.
In the trial they speak of the use of drugs.Neptune is the symbol of many things and one of them is drugs. The inconjunction with Neptune often symbolizes the 'fallen angel' and …embarrassment…She was seen in a negative light (and had a negative press).
Progressed Mars is trine Saturn (soon) and both (Mars and Saturn) are in aspect with Ascendand, Midheaven and AC/MC of Amanda. It was a time of death. Death entered her life. Saturn is also almost square transit Uranus. Saturn-Uranus is the issue of restricted liberty.
Transit Saturn is almost square her natal Sun*) and that will be repeated next year. It is the symbol of restrictions, fear, criticism and being seen as guilty. Transit Pholus will follow (inconjunct Sun). It means hard times and risking to shoot your own foot or a turning point with a lost involved. It is even harder for someone with Sun inconjunct Saturn in the natal chart.
BTW: With her arrest, the Midheaven sign changed and so did her status (her condition and the prospects).
The solar return chart for her birthday (made up for her place of birth) shows Neptune opposition Midheaven. The solar return chart for Perugia however has Sun opposition Midheaven and the Moon on her natal Ascendant. That is better, I presume. We'll see..Recently it was a bad day for the prosecution and her progressed Sun/Moon happened to be semi square progressed Venus.
*_The general horoscope for 2011 for Cancers of July 9 isn’t that fortunate. I quote Astromarkt
Cancers with a birthday between July 8 and 22 may have to deal with serious matters like obligations, worries, farewells and restrictions. But more than ever they will try to keep their worries inside. With the Moon in Sagittarius with New Year the general trend is ‘be positive, or look positive’.
Amanda has a natal Moon in Sagittarius.
Signs of changing times
When the progressed Sun changes sign, life or lifestyle changes, too…
**)Astromarkt about inconjunctions...
Natal Sun is inconjunct Saturn in the charts of Patti Smith and Berti Vogts. She lost a brother and a husband. He lost his parents at age 12. What they share is a serious lost. See 'Love and astrology/Sharing aspects' .