Friday, May 10, 2013

Mars in the case of Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander

The case of the murder of Travis Alexander (see Wikipedia) is a rare case of brutal violence against a man, committed by a woman (Jodi Arias). It made me think of the John Wayne Bobbitt case (his lover cut off his penis, see link), of the Mars-Uranus effect and of more examples of Mercury inconjunct Neptune, but most of all of Mars.

Killings, murders and accidents never happen because of just one aspect. In this case it is also a combination of a rather aggressive woman with possible psychiatric problems and a short sexual relationship that never should have had a second episode. Mars is the symbol of cutting, shooting, firing and sex. With Mars, it is often playing with fire...

Why is Mars so important here?

1. Mars is prominent in Jodi Arias chart.
Her Mars is opposition Aries Point and 'calling' (without major narrow aspects). It is for drive, aggression, work, energy and sex at any possible level and for being known to the public related to men or a man.

2. Mars is also important in the interaction between her chart and the chart of Travis Alexander. The distance between their Mars is 112.5 degrees (90+22.5, square + half semi square). This minor aspect with major impact shows the fire and later anger between them. See the post on Mars-Mars synastry...

3. Progressed Sun semi square Mars when she killed him.
When Jodi Arias killed Travis Alexander her progressed Sun was semi square Mars. Remember my post on Mars-Sun and Sun-Mars progressions ('manifest aggression')? Here is the link. When the progressed Sun meets Mars or vice versa it is time to stand up for yourself, to act, to show your anger and drive. But when this happens to someone with a prominent Mars who is in a bad mental state, accidents, incidents and fights may happen. It also highlights sex(Mars)life(Sun).

4. There is a Mars-Uranus issue:
- Bobbitt has Mars novile Uranus.
- Travis Alexander has Mars inconjunct Uranus.
- Arias has a prominent Mars septile Uranus.
Two short fuses meet and explode?

5. Her Mars is quindecile (165d) Eris. That is a statement for a strong focus on what makes WAR: obsessively driven by discord. 

6. His Eris is also quindecile her Mars (as they are about the same age*).

Here are the positions on her day of birth and in transit his. You may notice that they don't match much.

In my opinion you can't read Arias' chart as you read the charts of 'normal' persons. She seems to have a psychiatric problem. In those cases the hard aspects are harder and the soft aspects contribute to the realization of the potential in the hard aspects. There is that obsessive anger. For example: there is Sun square Pluto for the fanatic and intense living person. Her Saturn is square Alexander's Venus and Venus-Saturn sticks like glue. Her Neptune is sesquisquare his Sun and that is very confusing.

The second most narrow aspect is Mercury inconjunct Neptune. When there is doubt about a verdict or a statement in a criminal case, Mercury-Neptune pops up (see the examples). It is the aspect of the confused mind, and the unclear facts. It may be clear that Jodi Arias killed Travis Alexander, but she says that it was because he abused her (and she happened to carry a gun with her…). We will never know what exactly happened between them, but we know that she shot and stabbed him (more than 20 times) and that she was stalking him before that happened.

Here is the chart with transits and progressions for the day of the murder:

Travis Alexander's chart has three interesting components:

1. Jupiter rises before the sun, narrowly conjunct Venus. That is a statement for having a party and
being lucky in love (with women).

2. Uranus is square the Sun and inconjunct Mars.
Unusual, sudden sex and experimental sex techniques CAN be related to this aspect combination. You may wonder why, if she was already stalking him, he took the risk to have sex with her. Mars inconjunct Uranus acts on impulse and that is risky.

3. Sun is sesquisquare Pholus. See the post on Pholus = Phallus:
A sesquisquare is frustrating. Sun-Pholus is the combination of the turning point in life.

Here is the chart with progressions and transits for the day of his death:

*) Jodi Arias had an affair with an older man before she met Travis Alexander. In that affair, the quindecile between Mars and Eris was wider.

It is  a bit strange that her name is Arias. It looks like Aries and in fact, she has an important Mars.

"...the symbol of fantasy is Neptune. Neptune is also the symbol of what is 'unlimited'. And fake. Mercury-Neptune hides facts (remains silent), invents facts or simply misunderstands the information and is confused. Lying with a Mercury-Neptune is easy and is done by giving misty information or by 'pretending' facts.
Sometimes people with a prominent Mercury-Neptune combination in their charts become the victim of false information or others simply don't believe what they are saying because it sounds like if the person is inventing it (thinking too long, known for having a fantasy etc....). (…)
More about Mercury inconjunct Neptune on this blog Astropost:
about the Friedman case:

Another Sun-Neptune synastry is that of Prince Albert of Monaco and his wife:

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