An Astrological Perspective on the August 3, 2019 Shooting in El Paso, Texas

I want to start this blog post off by saying how deeply sorry I am to everyone involved in this absolutely tragic event (bar the perpetrator, fuck that guy). I am sorry for the people who lost their lives and for those who lost loved ones, and for the victims who lived through this at the Wal-Mart and are recovering and healing both physically and mentally the best they can. I am also deeply sorry to the residents of El Paso, and the fact that this event had the capacity to make y’all feel a little less safe in your typically safe city. As a fellow Texan, my heart breaks with you and I hope that each and every one of you is able to heal, in as complete a manner as you can, in your own time.

And honestly, I’m fucking pissed off about the whole thing as well. I imagine a lot of people are. It’s my being pissed off about the whole thing that has made me look into not only the possible astrological reasons for the senseless violence that occurred on August 3, 2019, but also into violence as a whole within the United States. Like, why (us) Americans have such big dicks for violence of all kinds…. and come on, you know it’s true, collectively we seem to get off on it. (The US and any possible astrological correlations with violence will be explored in another blog post another time…for now I will be focused just on El Paso.) I also want to make a note here that I am in no way trying to say that astrological transits are the absolute cause of what took place here in El Paso (or any sort of mass causality situation), there are many, many factors to consider. I am simply offering alternative possible answers for something absolutely horrific at a time that people are searching for answers and explanations… even IF those answers and explanations are a little different and out of the box than what is usually taken into consideration for such (clearly I’m searching for answers, too, which lead me to write this post and think about all of this in the first place). Transits to the Natal Chart (and yes! Physical locations can have natal charts) have the ability to show certain energies and events that MAY manifest in real life (becoming activated) provided certain conditions are met. These primary conditions would be different depending upon what person or place we were talking about. Some of what I call “Primary Conditions” for the City of El Paso are listed below:
-1. First of these conditions for the city of El Paso in this particular case would be all the issues with immigration and a lot of people feeling very passionately “for or against” in regards to this issue. I realize that this is a gross oversimplification of the issue here, for so much more goes into it than just being for or against immigration, but also HOW people should be able to come into the United States, who we should “allow” in, under what circumstances, etc.
2. Another condition is El Paso being a border city with plenty of Mexican Citizens crossing to and from Mexico and the US in everyday life.
3. Another condition is HOW people in the US respond to people from other cultures. Are other cultures respected and welcomed, or are they feared and shunned as being “less-than” specifically in regards to our neighbors in/from Mexico and Latin America, since the entire immigration issue seems to focus primarily on those south of the border.
4. Something else to mention here that could be considered a condition is the fact that we currently have a Democratic Contender for the Democratic Party Nomination for President who hails from El Paso (Beto O’Rourke).
**While I’m not personally sure that this particular condition is what I would consider a primary condition, I do believe that the fucker who caused all this pain & suffering probably didn’t mind this fact at all and probably thought of it as “killing two birds with one stone”…. especially if his own political beliefs end up lining up the way they currently appear.**
Essentially, I see plenty of conditions here that could cause something tragic like this to take place (and there are, of course, more than what I mentioned to consider). If conditions are met for the person (or place) of the natal chart, the energy of different Transiting Planets could cause something to occur in real life, for the good or the bad. In the case of El Paso, it was unequivocally something bad.

This is the Natal Chart for the City of El Paso, with the transiting planets for the day of August 3, 2019 on the outside of the Natal Chart.
*Circled in PURPLE you will find Transit Uranus, Natal Mars & Natal Mars
*Circled in RED you will find Transit Saturn, the Natal Vertex & Natal Pluto
*Circled in BLUE you will find Transit Pluto & Natal Saturn

As far as these Transits go, there is something that sticks out to me immediately from a retrospective point of view: Transit Uranus in the 6th House in Taurus. Now, on it’s own (not looking through a retrospective lens) this placement wouldn’t necessarily stick out THAT strongly since anyone or anyplace with their 6th House ruled by Taurus will currently have Transit Uranus there. While in the 6th house, Uranus is wanting to change/will change something about mundane daily life and the way this functions, and in the case of here it will do just that….. changing something about the way that this city LIVES and FUNCTIONS in daily life, along with the health and well-being of the city as a whole (both the physical and mental health of the city). Uranus is all about anything shocking and unexpected, and even though this shocking change was a bad thing in this particular case, it doesn’t ALWAYS mean something negative (just depends on what the Transits are doing in the Natal Chart). It may not be just one change or shocking thing either, but possibly several (and I believe this to be very possible here). These changes may not always be of the most comfortable variety since the 6th House is ruled by Taurus (which finds comfort in routine, in stability, and in security). Having it so closely in the conjunction aspect with the Natal Moon though? That to me speaks volumes. Transit Uranus @ 6 Taurus 35 in the 6th House is conjunct the Natal Moon @ 8 Taurus 35 (which is pretty tight…..not exact, but tight). This Transit shows that the way that this city emotionally functions will be changed, and the sense of security here will be challenged. These people that live there felt safe and secure in their everyday life overall, and Transit Uranus came in and completely shook up any safety and security of the emotional variety that the residents thought/felt that they had. During this transit, the residents of El Paso will probably be collectively oscillating between several different emotions (and those emotions will probably range from everything from being really fucking angry, to being really fucking sad, to being happy….though that happiness will probably come later on during the transit for most). Basically, just a whole range of emotions will be collectively felt by this city, and the important thing here is that everyone feels validated in their feelings and emotions, and everyone has a way of expressing what they need to express, when they need to express it. The more validated the people of this city feel by one another and by the country as a whole, the “easier” this entire Transit will play out.
**This range of emotions would’ve probably been present even if the shooting never occurred. The shooting, though, gives these emotions an outlet of sorts, something to channel all of these different emotions towards collectively.**

In the Natal Chart, the Moon in the 6th is also square Mars in Leo (in Interception) in the 9th. Now, normally this aspect could indicate a person or place that maybe can’t hold their temper very well (popping off at anything and everything it perceives as a threat or hurtful). However, since Mars is in Interception, I have to actually wonder if this city and the people who live there as a collective embrace these emotions enough, and fight back/get pissed off enough when they should. I have a feeling that a lot of the city as a whole is tired of being used as a fear mongering tactic for the “right” as a “scary” place filled with scary illegals who are given safe haven and free shit, which they will then use to then rape and pillage Americans, and steal their jobs… or so the “story” seems to go. At the very least, a lot of the people here probably want to be known for things outside of the immigration issue solely (such as the very safe community that the city has managed to build for its self, among other feats). It appears to me that there is probably some issue with how the city goes about expressing its irritation at this notion and this could have to do with the fact that there probably are illegal immigrants residing there (I mean, duh, we’re in Texas, in a border state and we’re talking about a major border city). The city as a collective overall probably doesn’t want to put an unnecessary target on it or its residents backs (especially with the current political climate), or any more of a target, anyway. This city was willing (either consciously or unconsciously….probably unconsciously) to put up with being viewed a certain way by different subsets of the American public in order to maintain the security necessary to function in day to day life (for the collective to function this way).
………and now this security and stability probably feels fundamentally fucking rocked (which only makes sense). This is one of those “events” that happens where there is a “before the event”, and an “after the event” (or when people refer to this event 20 years down the line, they may refer to it with a things were one way before and things were one way after sort of mindset). While I have no doubt that the citizens of your city can band together and create the security and stability you once had again as part of the “after the event” of your story (and probably in an even better way than before), it won’t be done without really expressing just who and what your city and your residents are all about (the living out loud sort of expression that can only really be done in an in-your-face sort of way). And, this city and the population that lives there will need to be willing to get in touch with any anger that they have towards the way the Government as whole treats the city….and this could be towards the Federal Government or just the Texas Government (or both). Something tells me that this won’t be a problem; Transit Uranus is going to be square Natal Mars very soon, forcing/shocking Mars out of it “hiding” in Interception in Leo, making it much more likely to express itself, and ultimately getting your city and its people (all of its people) the respect you deserve. Just make sure that you all use the momentum and tension here to your benefit. While protests and things of that nature are a good thing, make sure that they stay positive and don’t devolve into even more chaos and negativity which would cause a lot of the country to not listen to you all the way that they should. Even if you all as group feel a little more emotionally out of control or all over the place at this time (and during this entire Transit), don’t actually come across this way. Get your emotions and anger out, just do it in as controlled a way as you collectively can. Use Transit Uranus’ energy here to come up with more visionary and out of the box ways to get intelligently get your point across.

There is also another Transit that stands out to me, which is Transit Saturn in the 2nd House in Capricorn opposite the Natal Vertex (almost exactly) and Natal Pluto in Cancer in the 8th house . Typically I don’t pay as much attention to Transiting outer planets to the outer Natal planets (the “outer” planets are Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto & Chiron), but in this case since the Vertex is involved and since Natal Saturn is also in opposition to Transit Pluto, it stuck out. Transit Saturn is all about teaching lessons and cleaning house. Since the Vertex is involved (with Transit Saturn being in conjunction with the Anti-Vertex), I have to wonder how surprising this shooting actually was? Let me re-phrase….of course it was shocking and surprising in the manner and time and place in which it occurred, but was the possibility of a mass causality event happening really that surprising in the case of your city? I would imagine that at least some residents of El Paso would answer “no” to this question not only because of this Transit, but also because of the “primary conditions” that I mentioned a few paragraphs up. The Anti-Vertex/Vertex Axis tends to show (in the most basic of definitions) things that are completely surprising that we wouldn’t have expected (the Vertex) and things that are still surprising but that we know are possible (the Anti-Vertex). So, Transit Saturn is acting as a catalyst here, teaching you all and your city that the security that you felt before this event may not have been completely realistic or sustainable in the long term, especially in regards to the Texas/Federal Government (and I bring these entities up since you also have Transit Saturn opposite Natal Pluto), and that there may be a “bit” (or more) of sparing between the two to be able to achieve this security long term in a way that works for everyone that lives here. Your city can, I would imagine, expect to sort of go head to head with state and federal government in a much bigger way than you have done in the past. These entities will probably try to take away even more of the security that your city and it’s residents need, and you all will want to dig your heels in and hold claim and authority over what collectively belongs to you all (your collective values as a city will also be challenged even more than usual at this time). Nothing wrong with digging in your heels, as long as it’s done intelligently. Show the powers that be that your way of doing things works for you all as a collective, and maybe even that your way is better. Also, which kind of goes hand in hand with the transit listed above, your city has Natal Saturn in the 8th in Cancer opposite Transit Pluto in Capricorn in the 2nd (and since Pluto is in retrograde, it’s going to fuck around some here, bouncing around until it turns direct). Don’t be surprised if the more direct Transit Pluto becomes with Natal Saturn, the more the Texas/federal government may try to keep money from you all that your city needs. This could be money/funds that were already promised or agreed upon for El Paso, but the more that your city expresses itself and goes against what these entities want, the more likely this is to come to pass.
……While the 2nd house tends to hold on to things while the 8th house needs to learn to let go, I feel like there WILL be a collective letting go and evolution, and this will come about from these two transits teaching your city the values and security of yours that are really worth keeping and evolving, and the ones to completely let go of (values that ultimately won’t help you all to rebuild and heal yourselves are the kinds of values I’m talking about, should any exist). I feel like there is also something to be said about growing into a new way that you all will collectively nurture one another, and this evolution may be hard with outside influences being difficult….but once you all have achieved this, I think it will probably be quite a beautiful thing to see.

Herein lies the opportunity though with these transits: You all have something very valid to be pissed off about here, and a chance to really be heard and have things go in your city’s favor. From a current presidential administration that treats many of the people that walk the streets of your city as “less than” (which is something I’m sure has pissed a lot of you all off for a long time), to the shooter seemingly spouting off the same sort of rhetoric heard throughout said administration (via Twitter and other bullshit) in a manifesto shortly before causing all of this pain and chaos (and appearing to believe in such)……there are definitely valid reasons for y’all to be fucking pissed off. And honestly, I would run with it. What matters here in this regard is HOW your city chooses to go about this. You all collectively need to make your feelings seen and heard in expansive and intelligent fashion, and luckily you all appear to have two fabulously capable people, each in their own way, to help you do this just this on a national stage (Beto O’Rourke & Veronica Escobar…..and I’m sure you all have other people as well, I just mention the people that I’ve seen in action on a national level). It WILL be very important to not become too emotionally erratic about the whole thing. While this whole process is a deeply emotional one (and you all as a collective have so many emotions going on right now), “cooler” heads and intelligence needs to prevail here to get your point across to the rest of the country in the most effective and long term sustainable way possible I feel like you all, your city, will be very instrumental in showing the US just how to handle the issue of immigration in general down the line, along with how to treat and view those who are “illegal” (since we are all but human after all), and be driven to take a much more vocal and self expressive stance than you all already seem to do. Fight back with out of the box thinking. Fight back with knowledge and guidance to the rest of the country. Fight back by continuing the drive you seem to have to bridge the divide. Fight back by being unabashedly you, city of El Paso, and the multi-cultural community that you are (and the unique experience of being in one country, but also functioning as a bridge to another). But please, fight back.

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