The Shooting of Philando Castile
Diamond Reynolds live-streamed the immediate aftermath of her boyfriend’s murder by a police officer in St Paul, Minnesota on Wednesday. Her powerful testimony during the filming, and at an impromptu press conference the following day is so compelling, so passionate, so pure. If words can change the course of events, these ones will.
“I want justice. I want peace.”
There are moments, rarely captured on film, when the gods speak through one person. One of those moments was surely yesterday, and that person was Diamond Reynolds. She was anguished about the death of her beloved, but she was speaking for something much, much bigger than a personal tragedy. And the previous evening she had harnessed the great network of human consciousness, the internet, to broadcast a brutal truth.
If you have any doubts about the validity of astrology, take a moment to look at the chart for the minute of the shooting. Pluto stands for armed officers. Rising, he shoots right into the eye of the Sun, where Mercury, the planet of speech and communications is “cazimi”, which means super-powered. Remember that the angles of a chart move very rapidly, so while Pluto was going over the Ascendant, the officers must have been deciding to pull Philando Castile, Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter over.
I noticed from some of the news footage that Ms Reynolds mentions the fact that Philando Castile was a kind, gentle, sensitive Cancer, currently in the sights of Pluto. At the moment of his death, Venus in Cancer was making a perfect trine to Mars in Scorpio…
Mars, the god of blood and war, is at the apex of this chart in Scorpio, the sign of death, and is applying to an inconjunct with Uranus, suddenness — too quick on the trigger. Uranus is also connected to electronics and broadcasting, the internet and the group, and Mars to murder. The inconjunct is an unexpected connection.
Five policemen have already been gunned down — ironically at an anti-violence demonstration in Dallas. Let’s hope this does not escalate further. This is a dangerous, volatile, unpredictable month. Stay safe.