George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, was born on October 5, 1983. This makes him a Child of Venus. Children of Venus are Astrology’s peacekeepers. It’s their job to make sure that tempers don’t flare and that tensions don’t escalate to the point of getting out of hand. Natural mediators and diplomats, it’s usually a Child of Venus who can talk embattled parties down off their emotional ledges and to look for common ground. Venus does not do well with Mars energy. Not only are they opposites (Venus is the planet of peace; Mars is the planet of war), but Venus is in detriment when she is traveling through a Mars-ruled zodiac sign. “Detriment” means “to be worn away.” On the night of February 26, 2012 George Zimmerman’s Ruling Planet Venus was in the zodiac sign of Aries. From an Astrologer’s point of view this already says that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and susceptible to acting impulsively and recklessly. A horoscope drawn up for the evening of the event shows Mars rising in the zodiac sign of Virgo. George Zimmerman was born with his Mars in Virgo conjunct his Ruling Planet Venus. This isn’t good. This isn’t good for three reasons [a] he was experiencing a Mars return which increases Mars’s tendency to provoke [b] Mars is retrograde which creates a flight or fight panic energy and [c] Mars is rising in the event horoscope which says that Zimmerman is the instigator. Whether he meant harm or not the smoking gun was still in his hand. So will he be arrested? And even if he is, will he get off? (continued below)
Interestingly enough the Moon is conjunct Jupiter in Taurus in the event chart. Taurus is famous for standing its ground and Zimmerman has indeed invoked the “stand-your-ground” law which says that you have the right to use deadly force in self-defense. Jupiter next to the Moon says that the law will be honored (Jupiter is the planet of courts), but the planetary ruler of Taurus is Venus which is still in detriment in Aries in the event chart. Translation? This is the planets’ way of saying that things are about to get very messy—especially with Venus on the verge of going into retrograde. We can expect a lot of vitriol between May 15, 2012 and June 27, 2012 with things getting worked out around July 31, 2012. Even then it won’t be the answer that people are looking for which sets the stage for a denouement in late September/early October 2012. Subscribe for more features. Only 1.99 a month!