Jared Loughner is reportedly not co-operating with the police and hasn’t provided a motive for his actions. It appears that this 22 year old man planned his attack, Apparently he didn’t expect to retain his freedom or perhaps even his life after the attack seeing that he posted online his “Final Thoughts”, a rambling and disjointed collection of repetitive t thoughts. Here is a section of it:
“Most people, who read this text, forget in the next 2 second!
The population of dreamers in the United States of America is less than 5%!
If 987,123,478,961,876,341,234,098,601,978,618 is the year in B.C.E. then the previous year is 987,123,478,961,876,341,234,098,601,978,619 B.C.E.
987,123,478,961,876,341,234,098,601,978,618 is the year in B.C.E.
Therefore, the previous year of 987,123,478,961,876,341,234,098,601,978,619 B.C.E.
If B.C.E. years are unable to start then A.D.E. years are unable to begin.
B.C.E. years are unable to start.
Thus, A.D.E. years are unable to begin.
If A.D.E. is endless in year then the years in A.D.E. don’t cease.
A.D.E. is endless in year.
Therefore, the years in A.D.E. don’t cease.”
From these writings one gets the sense of a young man at odds with his place in the world, unable to make sense of it and trying to piece it together.
There is a long time to go before we see Loughner at trial, and any good attorney is going to make a case that Loughner is not competent to stand trial. In the meantime the question remains “why?” Why did Jared Loughner shoot into an innocent crowd of people?
Jared Loughner was born September 8, 1988 at time in history where baby boomers were making their own children, wrangling dual career marriages and family life, and video games were of the ilk of Super Mario Brothers and Pac Man. In many ways, it was a much more innocent time than today.
We don’t know much about Loughner’s parents and we aren’t going to speculate about them. However, what we do know is that Mrs. Loughner had a stable work history throughout Jared’s life, while Mr. Loughner did not. At a time that has one of the lowest unemployment rates in history and both parents generally worked this is an anomaly.
Jared’s chart features Sun in analytical Virgo conjunct his Part of Fortune, and his South Node. While we do not know his birth time most likely the Moon , representing his emotional center and his mother, is in the same sign. This gives a portrait of child that is reserved and even shy, orderly, perhaps a bit fussy. He would be constantly analyzing his world, picking apart inconsistencies and trying to figure a better way to do things. This is a lot of feminine energy, as Virgo is a feminine sign, for a young boy to grow up with.
The planet of his thinking processes, Mercury, is in the diplomatic sign of Libra. He would be drawn to keeping harmony in his world. Disharmony would a psychic drain on him.
Loughner’s natal Mars, the planet of his survival instincts, is in stress aspect, (inconjunct) to his Sun/Moon combination. He constantly struggled with finding appropriate responses to the challenges of other people and the pressures in his world either reacting too little or swinging to the other side, too much. But more than this, this Mars is the apex of Yod, called the finger of God, with the Sun/Moon combo and Pluto at the base. He has a sense a destiny that needs to fulfilled, though direct action.
Saturn, burden, limitations and authority figures square his Sun/Moon stellium. Regardless of the circumstances of his birth and his actual relationship with his parents, he came into the world feeling “less than” other people, that he could not measure up. His analytically oriented Sun and Moon would reinforce this feeling. This Saturn position would also reinforce feelings of shyness and a feeling that there was “something wrong with him.”
Yet for all of this, his Venus, the planet of his value systems is in the prideful sign of Leo. He needs what anyone with a significant Leo signature needs, to be the center of attention. Anytime he is not would reinforce the his feelings of unworthiness.
Conjunct his Saturn and square his Sun/Moon combination is the planet of the unexpected Uranus. For Jared anything that did not fit his mentally ordered world would be a disruption from left field. Anything unexpected would hit him as if from left field.
An illustration of this was from an incident at school when he had just turned sixteen. On Sept. 23, 2004, Police were called but Loughner declined to press charges against Anthony “Tony” Kurz for stabbing him with a “pin, a stolen type needle,” on his upper right arm. Loughner said he did not realize at first he had been “poked.” The report goes on to say: “He stated as soon as he figured out that he was poked with a needle, he started to become pale, got dizzy, could not stand and had to be helped to a nurse’s office.”
The arrest report said there was some bizarre hammering needle device that Kurz claimed to have built from a pen and tried on himself, but was unsuccessful at puncturing his own skin. The report goes on to state: “(Loughner said his parents) do not want to press charges at this time; however they do want Tony tested to see if he has HIV or any other kind of disease.”
AT the time of this incident transiting Mercury and Mars conjuncts his Sun and squares his Saturn. Jared doesn’t know how to respond owing to inconjunct to his Mars from his moon. His parents response, not wanting to press charges in a sense, not protecting him against his attacker, reinforces the idea there is something wrong not with the other child, but with him.
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