partners in crime
Crime is never a solitary activity.
Even if the perpetrator works alone, he or she has at some point, and certainly from the moment of attack, entered into relationship with the victim. The bond between partners in crime or predator and prey may go deeper than a shocked public might suspect - it may have lasted for many lifetimes and re-formed to commit the latest act in a long and complex outworking of karma.
Their charts give us some insight into the thoughts and drives that pull such people together. This article about one notrious pair is only a start, but may spur you to explore further.
Look first at chart A:
It belongs to a couple who became the most high-profile child murderers in the United Kingdom - Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. On the Ascendant is ruthless Scorpio squared by a domineering Moon/Pluto in Leo. She in turn is in a morally testing quintile/tredecile to the callous and immature Sun/Mars-Saturn that dominates the Gemini-Sagittarius meridian. The pattern is all about power and control and - through that Aquarian Mercury opposed by Uranus - a desire for novelty and experimentation that can lead to extreme acts of callous cruelty. There is no softness anywhere in mitigation. Even Venus is in Aries in her detriment, seeking her pleasures through excitement and pain.
Chart B puts this composite into context, at the centre of a triwheel with their two individual dwad patterns. Look how the Taurus descendant collects the Sun/ Neptune of Brady the sensual fantasist, and Hindley's Mars/ Ceres - an inner hostility toward mothers inflamed by this folie a deux to rob so many of their children.
Brady's insidious influence is at work in the dwad in the Gemini conjunction of his Pluto and Hindley's Sun, magnified by the composite Neptune. You will notice other alignments that are similarly telling.
Chart C brings us back from their inner world to the interactions of their overall personalities. We now have before us in a triwheel the straightforward tropical nativities of Brady and Hindley and at the centre their composite.
The early degrees of Gemini are dominant again with that 'rising' combined Mars, her Uranus and his South Node; inevitably with Myra in his life, the stony-hearted, unfeeling multiple Capricorn Brady is going to indulge his wilder ideas, leading to shared excesses of violent behaviour. This man's Sun and Moon are culminating: with draconic Sun in Taurus in the radix 12th house with Uranus he is one to gratify his exotic sensual needs in secret, but secrets will out!... and so he has become famous for the very worst of reasons.
This spinning of her chart also changes Myra's life: with the Sun/Pluto so strong and again angular, this time of her day is the one that brings her a mate who will so easily seduce her onto the primrose path to perdition.
Because the signs of the lights and angles are so important in Draconic as indicators of working spiritual principle, the changes effected in X-charts can be profoundly enhancing or disturbing to the psyche. They map the influence we can have on each other almost to become different people. The real self is always there, but is being tugged sometimes very uncomfortably in unfamiliar directions.
All the foregoing patterns left in their wake abused and murdered children, and mothers cruelly bereaved. Using what is effectively a forensic astrology, we are now able to see through the lenses of these charts two flawed people bringing the worst out in each other.