Advantage E-Zine - June 11, 2001
Today Timothy McVeigh was executed and died at 8:14 a.m. EDT time.
People are baffled at his seeming coldness about his act and do not
understand how anyone could do such a thing. A look at his chart
(April 23 1968 at 8:19 AM in Lockport, NY) might shed some light on
that. (NOTE: To view or print this chart, go to
One of the most obvious features one notices first is the
Uranus/Pluto conjunction in Virgo which squares the Ascendant and
opposes the Moon.
(Incidentally, another request resulting from the survey was for a
glossary of terms so that the layman can better understand these
commentaries which are primarily aimed at students of Astrology.
Therefore, a "square" is a term for two planets that are 90 degrees
apart on the ecliptic, which is the path the earth travels around
the Sun. All the planets are more or less on the plane of the
ecliptic, somewhat as though they were traveling in something like
the rings of Saturn, although we have no "rings" around our Sun.
They are, of course, at various distances from the Sun, but if that
were not a factor, the square aspect tells us that the planets are
90 degrees from each other in their orbits disregarding their
relative distances from the Sun. The Ascendant of a natal chart is
the point at which the Earth's horizon (not the one you see, but a
mathematical point) crosses the ecliptic at the moment of birth.
This point (the ascendant) changes about 1 degree for every four
minutes of clock time. That is why the time of birth is critical to
an accurate chart interpretation and particularly to solar arc
directed forecasts because one degree equals one year by solar arc
Therefore, since these two planets square Timothy McVeigh's
ascendant, you can see that it is not common to all people born that
day. Only those born at specific points in time four times that
day... a window of about a half hour at roughly six hour
intervals... would have a similar configuration. The Moon changes
signs every two and a half days, so is also rather fast-moving. This
configuration tells us a great deal. But, first, a little
Uranus and Pluto only align (appear to be together in the solar
system discounting their distances from the Sun) about every 125
years. They last did so in Virgo from 1963 to 1969. That conjunction
indicates a sub-generation that had certain things in common. First,
there is keen analytical ability (Virgo) coupled with an ability to
(Uranus) and the ability to be forceful and willful (Pluto). I read
somewhere years ago that these people were here to "clean and purify
the earth", and I often wryly commented over the years that, yes,
they will "even if they have to blow up the planet to do so." Little
did I know how prophetic that was.
When I do the charts of people born in these years, I tell them
this, but qualify it, as I'm doing now, with the fact that only
those who have it personally (like to the Ascendant and Moon) and
stressfully (like a square or opposition) placed, would act out the
negative side of this energy. Timothy McVeigh had all of that in his
chart. In most charts of people born in that time, the energy is
there but mildly displayed. But, it IS there.
When these children were entering grade school, I was friends with
quite a few teachers. They all commented that when the children born
in late 1962-1963 entered school, they seemed, collectively, more
strong-willed and independent than previous groups. It was
noticeable. Naturally, there are some who would have this very
weakly placed with perhaps a very strong Neptune or Jupiter, who
would not appear to be affected at all. But over-all, it was a
noticeable quality with that group in general.
Timothy McVeigh had Moon in Pisces, which would ordinarily be a
compassionate, caring energy. He was, in his own way, but for his
own cause. The Moon opposition to Uranus can be disruptive,
impatient and moody. Opposite Pluto it is willful and fanatical.
With all this square the Ascendant (which means way too much of it)
he was obsessed with his
cause which he would have seen as a spiritual mission (Pisces).
Another configuration, which served to distort the one above, was a
T-square between Mars, Neptune and Jupiter. That means that there
was a right triangle between those three planets. Two were opposite
each other (Mars and Neptune) with Jupiter equidistant between them
squaring both. Jupiter is judgment, Neptune can be inspiration
or illusion (delusion, too) and Mars is action. The stress of the
square/opposition aspect shows that he was capable of poor
delusional judgment upon which he acted. This particular pattern can
indicate an "inspired" martyr, in his own mind.
Timothy McVeigh was more of an intellectual than an emotional
person, and the emotional indicators that were there, were
distorted. He really acted in character. But Isabel Hickey said
something very interesting, albeit strange, in (I believe) her book
called "Pluto or Minerva; The Choice is Yours". She said that
psychic investigation showed that Pluto was a place were souls were
banished who had refused redemption.
(Purgatory?) And that when Pluto aligned with Uranus (independence
and freedom) every 125 years, these souls were released to try
again. Another meaning for Uranus and Pluto in conjunction is
"obsession with freedom". He was against too much oppressive
government. Fits like a glove.