True Crime Astrology: The Fractured World of Jared Loughner, Part 1

Jared Loughner's High School Yearbook Picture

Jared Loughner in High School

The name of Jared Loughner became a household world when he opened fire a political function and killed six people and wounded a half dozen more before he was wrestled to the ground by onlookers. The attack was sudden, swift and devastating to a Middle American city that was strained by a politically charged atmosphere. It was also unfathomable.

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.

Next Post: Loughner’s World Continues to Unravel

The following news articles were used in research for this post:

The Crazed Internet Rantings of Jared Loughner

Sheriff Releases Loughner’s Arrest Record

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5 Responses to True Crime Astrology: The Fractured World of Jared Loughner, Part 1

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  2. I am not an astrologer but I do statistical investigations on the relations between astrology, numerology and the enneagram. I wanted to see if there was a correlation in their typing of personalities. The idea was to do just astrological statistics of famous enneatyped with Radix (an astrology program invented for research) without using any statements of an existing astrological system. My aim was to test if the astrological method of saving occurrences in place and time made any sense.

    I expected nonsense, but I was flabbergasted when I calculated statistically very unlikely but according to the enneagram theory very insightful results.

    For details see:

    In my statistical system I just regard astrology as a way of recording time and place. Today we (western people) have clocks and geographical charts, but in ancient (oriental) times people only had the stars to orient themselves to know where they stood in G´ds time and place. So most on the external world (their senses) oriented people lost that connection from their innate deep feelings to the stars and planets.

    Only “stupoid” unconditioned animals and young children still rely on it.

    I calculated:

    Jared Lee Loughner (36/9) was born on an extreme 3, 5 and 6 day (14/5)
    with counterfobic 6>3>9 dynamics (18/9)
    under 4, 6, 7 and 8 houses (25/7)
    yielding an extreme cf 6w5 (9)

    High enneascores in my on astrological statistics based enneagram calculating system seem statistically to be associated with high rates of professional success or failure.

    The astrologically seen most highly scoring people are the most driven enneatypes. For them to manifest themselves in the world is a matter of all or nothing.
    The pathological liar Joran van der Sloot was also calculated by me as an extreme 3 (sin deceit).

    See the Dutch tables:


  3. Michael Correll says:

    With Jupiter in 9th house of trials (I believe) things should go well for Jared in his trial. With Moon in 12th house of institutions Jared will probably be confined to a lunatic asylum or forensic hospital. This is reinforced by Saturn and Neptune in 4th house of home. Chiron in 10th perhaps indicates a life-long occupation as care-receiver. Chiron opposition Neptune indicates Jared will receive anti-psychotic medication. Neptune trine Moon in 12th indicates psychotic episodes in confinement.

  4. Kent says:

    I think Jared’s angular Mars is very strong in its own sign Aries. It is square the excruciating wounded Chiron which is what the world sees of him being in his 10th house. And it is square to his 4th house planets representing his father and his most private, intimate home. There is a disturbance in that home shown by the complex Saturn,Uranaus (itself a contradiction) and illusory and fantastical Neptune. Mars square to that complex indicates an angry reaction to the disturbing home. Often Jaren feels that others are hostile to him but in fact it is his hostility to others and his father that is the focus for the wounding (Chiron) relationship (opposition) with his father (4th house, Saturn, Uranus).

  5. Beth Turnage says:


    I think you are right, but as I said earlier, I wasn’t going to speculate on either of Jared’s parents directly. What happened was so awful, so outside the ability of any parent to prevent, that while Jared may have had a difficult relationship with his father, his father is not culpable. The next post that I had planned, but haven’t written yet, will detail Jared’s descent into schizophrenia, and how the people around him were powerless to help him. It is a tragedy of the American legal system that loved ones have little recourse to obtain the help that a mentally ill family members needs.

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