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Astrology Of The Michael Brown Shooting In Ferguson Missouri

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Inner ring: Ferguson, MO incorporation chart. Outer Ring: Michael Brown shooting

Predicting the future with 100% accuracy all the time, to the exact day every time is impossible, whether you are an astrologer or a doctor or a market analyst. But an astrologer who is good at his or her job with the birth chart can pin down particular times of opportunity or potential peril with surprising accuracy.

Nobody could have known in advance that many of the tensions that have built up over the years between local communities and their police departments throughout America would erupt in death and rioting and excessive use of force in Ferguson Missouri, or when exactly. Hindsight, as always, gets the best of all of us.

However, if Ferguson Missouri had been an individual who was coming to me for a reading, the conditions that Ferguson has been facing recently are as plain as the nose on your face: a perfect storm of difficult transits. The human factors that led to this tremendous mess, this affront to human decency, are many and complex. But the astrology involved is straightforward.

When we are looking at what each planet symbolizes in astrology, “law and order” is the domain of Saturn. Saturn is the planet that holds the lid down on the forces of anarchy. Actually Saturn loves to hold the lid down on anything it can. Saturn does not discriminate, in that it is the universal representative of command and control. Uranus, on the other hand, is the rebel, the revolutionary idea, the cry for freedom.

We are in the middle of a Saturn Uranus quincunx: a rare and powerful struggle between the forces of order and chaos. Saturn is now at 17° Scorpio and Uranus is at 16° Aries. Although this aspect affects us differently based on the details of our birth charts, it has had a profound and obvious effect on the “birth chart” of Ferguson. As I’ve shown before in entries about Bitcoin and Godzilla, business ventures and even abstract concepts have a birth chart, and for a municipality we would look first to the chart for the date of incorporation. The city of Ferguson Missouri was incorporated on November 19, 1894 (thanks, Ruth from the Ferguson Historical Society for the info) — and the Saturn-Uranus quincunx is playing hell with Ferguson’s natal Uranus.

On Saturday, August 9, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old who had recently graduated high school and was looking forward to college, was shot to death by a police officer in his home of Ferguson Missouri while walking down the street with a friend. The next day, a candlelight vigil in memory of Brown ended up turning violent. Several businesses were vandalized and looted and over 30 people were arrested and two police officers were injured. The date after that, hundreds of people gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department demanding justice for the shooting. There were more arrests.

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Aspects to Ferguson, MO incorporation chart at time of shooting

Events quickly seem to take on a life of their own, as many people protested peacefully, but some did so angrily. The police responded with rubber bullets and tear gas and armored vehicles. Two journalists were arrested for “loitering” in a local McDonald’s while they were eating. The police lobbed tear gas at a TV news crew. The FAA declared a no fly zone over the city at the request of the police, although whether this was for the safety of police helicopters or to prevent further news coverage is debatable. We do know that the limited resources of the Ferguson police, 55 officers in total, were able to spare enough people to block the main road into town to prevent further media coverage.

Saturn was conjunct Ferguson’s natal Uranus within a fraction of a degree on the day of the Brown shooting. And transiting Uranus was quincunx that natal Uranus within a much smaller fraction of a degree. Furthermore, both transiting Mars and Pluto were quincunx Ferguson’s natal Pluto (Pluto within less than half a degree of exact). Finally, transiting Mars was trine Ferguson’s Jupiter: perhaps violently fueling the excess.

Things still haven’t settled down. These transits are all still in effect. In fact, as of this writing, transiting Mars is exactly conjunct Ferguson’s Mercury, and will be exactly conjunct Ferguson’s natal Uranus… where this mess all started… in about a week. There has been no violence so far tonight, the protests have spread far beyond Ferguson. Although one would like to think things would have settled down, all the indicators are that the ugliness may not have come to an end yet. And even if there is no more violence, clearly there is definitely something here that needs to be faced.

And here we are, still well within the grasp of the Uranus-Pluto square. Stay tuned, America.


I can’t tell you exactly what happened when Michael Brown was shot. I wasn’t there. I do know the cop – whose name has not yet been released – apparently tells a story about a struggle for his gun that resulted in Michael Brown’s death. I also know that there is more than one eyewitness who claim that the cop in question simply shot Michael Brown while Michael was backing away with his hands up.

I guess what I’m saying here is this: we can’t really tell for sure if an 18-year-old black guy with no criminal record walking to his grandmother’s house with a friend may have in fact suddenly decided to go off the rails for no reason whatsoever. Or, perhaps a white guy who is a member of an ever increasingly militarized police force decided it was okay to kill an unarmed young man.

You know how it is, though: if a meteor fell out of the sky and killed a black guy, there are some people who would insist he was asking for it, and there are others who would claim it was all deliberate on the meteor’s part. Those of you who saw my recent blog entry about my having personally been witness to another high profile incident resulting in the death of a black guy can probably figure out what I’m thinking about this though.

So: if Ferguson Missouri was a person coming to me with this birth chart a month ago, I would look Ferguson Missouri in the eye and say “you have some very difficult transits coming up, and you really need to sit down and think about how you’re living your life and what you’re doing with it, okay?” As it is though, Ferguson Missouri is not an actual person. It is merely a subset of America.

So, America: you really need to sit down and think about how you’re living your life and what you’re doing with it, okay?


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  • Renita

    Oh being that I am from the area, and the defendant of the cases you sited lives in Troy, Mo, more than likely the true defendant, Mike Brown, born in 1997, is more than likely White not Black!!!! It is not many Blacks who live in Troy, MO!!!

  • Renita

    Funny I looked up his name in Case net and the Michael Brown you are siting in these cases (OCN: AJ006207) have the wrong birth year!!!! The Michael Brown you are you have put out here was born in 1997. That is the WRONG PERSON!!!! The Michael Brown that was killed should have been born either in 1995 or 1996 being that he is 18. Your information is FLAWED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is not CORRECT!!!!! Do your own research!!! Quit just listening to what someone says!!!! Don’t be dumb!!!!

  • Renita

    Case net ? Really?!!! Do you know how many Michael Browns are in the State of Missouri? It has already been reported that he had no record whatsoever!!! Please stop with your lies!!!! In addition, there is another piece of the video that seem to have been edited out that show money was placed on the counter and the clerk picked it up. Stop believing shady Ferguson!!!! These police departments in the county especially North county are in fact targeting Black males for no reason!!! The data provides it!!!!

  • Matthew Currie

    Also, by now you may have read the preliminary autopsy report, which shows Brown was shot 6 times, and no evidence of any of them being at close range (as would have been the case if he was fighting the cop)?

  • peace

    It has not been confirmed that Mike Brown was involved in the robbery, but has been confirmed that Mike Browns stop by the police was not roberry related, please stop confusing allegations as facts, you are embarrassing yourself.

  • Matthew Currie

    Not finding it there. Post a link.

  • NM156

    Yes I do, and the source is Matt Drudge.

  • NM156

    Eyewitness such as who? His friend Johnson who aided and abetted Brown’s convenience store robbery? Eyewitness says Brown “doubled back” to run at the cop, after Brown had escaped from the cop.

  • Matthew Currie

    The eyewitnesses report he was backing away, hands up, and unarmed when he was shot. That doesn’t sound like legal justification to kill someone to me.

  • Matthew Currie

    You seem to have access to a Facebook page that no one else has reported so far. Why not post a link here and make some news?

  • NM156

    If the criminal assaulted the cop, the cop may in fact have the legal justification for killing the perp.

  • NM156

    Sure, cuz convenience store robbers who display gang colors and signs on Facebook would never assault a cop after leaving the scene of the crime.

  • Matthew Currie

    Or, or gosh, maybe you’re citing false information to justify the killing of an 18 year old.

    Your turn!

    PS: What’s YOUR name? Got any unpaid parking tickets?

  • Matthew Currie

    Well then, I guess it was okay to kill him then. My bad!

  • NM156

    Michael Brown’s rap sheet on casenet. Note that he also has a juvenile criminal record that is sealed.

    Description: Burglary – 1st Degree { Felony B RSMo: 569.160 }

    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1401000

    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

    Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }

    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000

    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

    Description: Assault 1st Degree – Serious Physical Injury { Felony A RSMo: 565.050 }

    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1301100

    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

    Description: Armed Criminal Action {

    Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }

    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000

    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

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