On February 14, 2014 in the middle of the night Oscar Pistorius thought an intruder was in his home. Firing shots into a bathroom killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
In court the argument of premeditated murder, or an accidental shooting is taking place as the prosecution and defense teams present their case.
As an astrologer I looked at the chart of Oscar Pistorius using his birth date, birth time and place of birth. I examined the solar chart of Reeva Steenkamp since I did not have access to her birth time. A third chart was drawn up for the alleged time of the shooting on Valentines Day.
Pistorius is an Aquarius rising sign with his Sun in Scorpio, and his Moon in Leo. In the middle of the night when shots were fired his chart showed rash, impulsive action fuelled by paranoia and feelings of danger brought on by transiting Jupiter, Saturn and the Sun aspecting four planets in his chart. The death of someone he cared for and immediate problems legally were indicated.
In the solar chart of his girlfriend the planetary aspects made by Mars, and Neptune to the planet Uranus in her chart indicated a sudden disturbance by firearms could cause injury or death.
A chart drawn up for the middle of the night indicates clearly this was not a premeditated murder. As Pluto and Uranus keep facing off in the heavens we live in a time in which our fears override common sense. We react quickly, impulsively and without thought of the consequences of our actions.
In Pistorius’s birth chart the planetary setup indicates an adventurous young man, intense, stubborn, impatient, quick to react. A restless, energetic young man willing to work hard to achieve his goals. Yes he can get angry setting off a tirade of quick remarks when offended, but this is not the chart of a man who would intentionally commit murder. It is the chart of someone who would defend his home, his family, his girlfriend and his country.
Did Pistorius react too quickly fearing an intruder when he fired into the bathroom! There were a number of things he should have done differently, but anxiety often takes over our decision process. Pistorius is a sensitive, emotional man who will have to live with this for the rest of his life.