In a landmark television event on Sunday night, July 10, 2011 on ABC at 9/8C, Diane Sawyer conducted the first interview with Jaycee Dugard. Jaycee talked about her abduction and 18 years of imprisonment and sexual abuse and about giving birth to her two daughters without medical assistance.
At the sentencing of Jaycee’s abductors, Phillip and Nancy Garrido, on June 2, 2011, Jaycee’s mother, Terry Probyn, read a victim impact statement by her daughter and delivered her own statement, which included the following birth data: “On May 3rd, 1980, at 10:52 at night, Jaycee was born.”
It’s not 100% certain where she was born, but one of the missing children websites gives her birthplace as Anaheim, CA, so the chart below is calculated for that location. (http://www.helpfindthemissing.org/forum/showthread.php?t=13564)
I know I should have plenty to say about the chart, given that I wrote about sexual abuse in Healing Pluto Problems and given all the abuse victims I counseled in my practice, but frankly, I find her story too heartbreaking. Maybe I was strong enough to do it for my clients day after day at that time, but being out of a practice several years now, I’m also out of practice with tamping down the emotions clients’ situations stir up.
The Pluto on her Midheaven is noteworthy, and the Moon-Neptune conjunction stradding the Ascendant and squared by Saturn speaks of profound suffering in motherhood.
It occurs to me that the reason this chart doesn’t fit the patterns I’m accustomed to is that all the victims whose charts I did–and there were a great many–had been molested by family members or within the context of their family.
This is a considerably different situation, being abducted and held captive as a sexual slave, isolated from family for so long, and thus the houses involved would be different. Pluto and Neptune, however, are still very prominent.
UPDATE: Upon reflection, I did recall one similar tragic case in the national news from years back. Steven Stayner was kidnapped by a convicted sex offender and kept prisoner from 1973 to 1980, from the time he was 7 until he escaped at 14. His adjustment on release was poor, and he died in a motorcycle accident in 1989, at 24.
The most striking similarity between his chart and Jaycee’s is a Moon-Neptune conjunction square the Ascendant. His conjunction is in Scorpio, and the Ascendant is Aquarius. Saturn is in Pisces in the first trining Neptune. Even a trine between Saturn and Neptune isn’t necessarily free of the difficulties of that combination–see Getting a Grip on Saturn-Neptune Aspects . (See his bio and chart in AstroDataBank here: Stayner, Steven. )
Read more about the interview here: Jaycee Dugard Interview: Giving Birth While Living ‘A Stolen Life … And see more details of the trial and her mother’s full victim statement at the sentencing here: Jaycee Dugard’s Mother gives Birth Data.
I’m repeating Jaycee’s chart here, so that you can compare the chart to the events and to her personality. If you reach any conclusions, share them in the comment section for this post.