©12-11-12 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
I’m watching continuous television coverage of a shooting in the food court of a local shopping mall by a man in a white plastic Jason mask at the peak of Christmas shopping this afternoon. Close by, children were in line to meet Santa as a dozen shots rang out. Two shoppers were killed, one critically wounded, and ultimately the shooter turned the rifle on himself. The mall was locked down, and the police forces of several surrounding towns converged on the scene.
The exact time of the shooting is known, because a customer in the adjacent Barnes and Noble bookstore was handed a receipt just as the shots rang out. He showed it when he was interviewed on TV. It was time-stamped 3:27 PM PST. It took place at Clackamas Town Center, a mall in a suburb of Portland, OR.
Pluto was in the 8th as part of the ongoing Pluto-Uranus square, but that square could be mentioned with almost any current event. What stands out to me are two squares that are nearly exact and involve the 6th house.
The first is a square between Saturn in Scorpio to the Aquarius Midheaven, only 5` from exact. In 10 clock minutes, that square would be 2° from exact. Nothing has been revealed about the shooter yet, but with in Saturn in that sign the 6th house he could have been unemployed and brooding over the affluence of Christmas shoppers.
The other aspect is a square from the Moon in Sagittarius to Neptune in Pisces, just 4` minutes from exact—about 15 minutes of clock time. Mercury is also conjunct the Moon and square Neptune by 1°, making it possible that mental illness or addiction were a factor. Again the 6th house is involved.
UPDATES: Several readers have contributed additional information from various newssources. Livia sites ABC News reports: “We’re now able to share the identity of the suspect in this case. And his name is Jacob Tyler Roberts. He’s born march 16 1990.” (See it at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/oregon-mall-shooting-suspect-jacob-tyler-roberts-identified-17944667) And EW says, “I read that he had expected his boss at the independent fast food place to leave the business to him, but that instead the business was sold. It seems odd that a manager would leave a business to a 23 year old, so maybe he was mistaken and then disillusioned.”
What else do you see in the chart, Readers? Add your observations to the comment section.