To my surprise: Astrodatabank has the hour of birth of Amanda Knox. This is the AA rated chart. The transits show the positions of the day of birth of Meredith Kercher.
Meredith Kercher was murdered and Amanda is supposed to have been on the scene of the murder or to have participated in the murder. Reason for murder (says the judge): Meredith didn’t want to participate in a sexual orgy. Amanda has been convicted but she appealed. In this and more posts I will have a deeper look at her chart, the transits, the progressions and the synastry with the victim, starting with the interaction of the positions in the charts of Amanda Knox and Meredith Kercher. The interaction of their charts (between Sun-Neptune and Mars-Pluto) shows us the nature of their relationship in the eyes of us, the beholders. Their names are/were connected by an act of violence (Mars-Pluto) and by suspicion (Sun-Neptune: to see in a negative light).
If synastry aspects tell a story, than this synastry is a strange story. They shared an apartment and are said to have been friends, but there is not much harmony between the charts, on the contrary. They were very different (Sun Cancer-Sun Capricorn, Moon Sagittarius, Moon Cancer, Venus in Cancer and Venus in Capricorn, Mars in Leo and Mars in Scorpio). And the aspects between the charts are just as difficult as the positions of the planets in the signs.
1. There is a Sun-Neptune-story:
- Neptune of Amanda is conjunct her friends' Sun
It means that Meredith might not have had a clear look at her friend. Neither had Abraham Shakespeare, the unlucky winner of the lottery who was murdered by Dorice Donegan Moore, whose Neptune was inconjunct his Sun. He tought she was his friend, but she only wanted his money. See the story here:
(Now don’t be afraid of every person whose Neptune is afflicting your Sun, please. Just try to see them as they are and don’t make a hero, holy person or romantic ideal of them. Think of the Neptune-Sun connection between Obama and Kennedy (see that post about heroes, angels and Sun-Neptune: http://astropost.blogspot.com/2009/05/heroes-angles-and-sun-inconjunct.html_
In the progressed chart Amanda had Sun inconjunct Neptune. Meredith has Sun conjunct Neptune in the natal chart. And there is a Sun-Neptune relationship between their charts. It seems that they had an unclear picture of each other. There is also no clarity about the relationship between them. Perhaps they saw each other in a negative light or just in a negative situation from the start.
2. There is a Mars-Pluto story:
Pluto of Amanda is conjunct her friends' Mars (and Amanda has Mars square Pluto, Meredith has Mars conjunct Pluto).
That is a destructive element between them. In the case of Dorice Donegan Moore-Abraham Shakespeare and in the case of Natalee Holloway-Joran van der Sloot the Mars-Pluto connection between the charts suggests violence and destruction. I know of a relationship with a shared Mars-Pluto that ended in public anger but (fortunately) not in murder. Mars-Pluto intensifies anger and sexual attraction, too. In a team sharing Mars-Pluto enforces the drive to win or to compete. Amanda and Meredith shared a Mars-Pluto aspect.
For example: Natalee Holloway and Joran van der Sloot:
Natalee's Mars is afflicting Pluto in her birth chart (and maybe her Moon is inconjunct Pluto)...Her Mars squares Joran's Pluto.
When she disappeared Natalee had transit Mars semi square Mars and sesquisquare Pluto, activating the dangerous Mars-Pluto connection in her natal chart.Joran had T Pluto conjunct Uranus that day and sesquisquare Venus. He also had T Mars sesquisquare Pluto.
And: Joran van der Sloot and Stephany Flores
Stephany Flores met Joran van der Sloot on a bad day. Joran van der Sloot had transit Pluto square Mars. Stephany Flores' progressed Mars was inconjunct Pluto.
3. There is a Venus-Saturn combination
- Saturn of Meredith is inconjunct the Venus of Amanda
Such an aspect often occurs between women of different age (mother-daughter or older sister). Meredith was about 2 years older and could be seen as the elder sister.
4. There is more:
- Mars of Meredith is inconjunct Amanda's Ascendant and square Amanda's Midheaven
Inconjunctions with Mars display disproportionate anger or aggression.
- The quindecile of Mercury and Uranus of Amanda is connected to the Mars of Meredith (Uranus of Amanda semi square the Mars of Meredith, her Mercury is trine the Mars of Meredith).
This shows arguments, discussions, differences of opinion.
In other words: we see Sun, Mars, Saturn of Meredith connected with the Mercury, Venus, Neptune, Pluto, Uranus and AC/MC of Amanda. That is why the death (Mars-Saturn) of Meredith) is related to the life of Amanda. Where is the friendship? Well, according to Amanda’s testimony, they knew each other for one month only! That is rather short for a deeply felt friendship.
What they share besides an unaspected Saturn are aspects between Venus and Neptune and between Mars and Pluto. The Mars-Pluto connection is OK when you have a common enemy, but in a relationship it is very challenging and often dangerous because of the stress related to anger, sex and (with women…) men. Mars-Pluto is about the use or abuse of violence and has a risk of sexual assault (a strong drive and potential). In the charts of women it might mean that they share ‘ dangerous men’ …
It seems that they shared romantic ideas and dangerous men around but they also shared ambitions. But astrologic is a flexible language. `Mars is not just for men. Women can also use force, power, influence and authority for their drive to win, their urge to compete or for assault.
Charts don’t prove a thing, neither does synastry, but it shows the nature of the relationship. The synastry and shared aspects of Amanda and Meredith only show us that they were different, that there were hidden facts and a certain danger between or around them and that they wouldn’t think the same way about many things. They were housemates, but their charts were not close friends.
A lot has been said and guessed about their relationship, but fact is that they knew each other for a few weeks only because they shared an apartment (but not the same room) with two Italian
males and one of them was Amanda’s lover women*). Amanda worked in a bar and she and her friend sometimes brought friends from the bar to the apartment. There is a lot of information about the case on the net. This post only shows how their charts are related and this post doesn’t mean to prove anything! Charts can’t prove anything. That is because charts depend on situations, circumstances, genes, cultures, history, gender and more that we need to know. The charts only show us characters, possibilities, issues and themes, corresponding with events. Synastry and shared aspects show us where people get connected and what brings them together IF they meet. Unfortunately, there are no tender, nice or helpful aspects between the charts of Amanda and Meredith.
COMING UP: Meredith’s natal and progressed positions, Amanda’s chart and the progressions..
In an earlier post about Amanda Knox's day of birth I mentioned Jupiter rising before her Sun (the international) and the Sun inconjunct Saturn. Gordon Brown also has Sun inconjunct Saturn. More about that aspect here:
Bad day for the prosecution this week:
Also visit: Astromarkt.net for example about sharing aspects and matching signs here...
*) Correction, see the comments. And see this link to the complete case: