Derek Chauvin was the Minnesota police office who was charged with the third degree murder of George Floyd. It was a death that happened in full view of the world. The police had been called after George Floyd had been accused of making a purchase with a forged $20 note. George Floyd was apprehended and handcuffed, and shortly afterwards he died. It would seem from the video evidence that the cause of death was Chauvin kneeling on his throat, for a period of eight minutes or more. This was in spite of the fact that bystanders were trying to intervene, and George Floyd was complaining that he couldn’t breathe.
Derek Chauvin’s behaviour was extraordinary by all accounts, and many people must be thinking what kind of person he is. Well, we do know that while working for the Minneapolis Police Department numerous complaints had been filed against him. So he probably wasn’t an exemplary police officer. Another thing we know is that he was born on March 19 1976. At least that’s what the complaint sheet says. The complaint sheet doesn’t say where he was born, or what time he was born, so we’ll assume a midday birth in Minneapolis. If he was born somewhere completely different it won’t make much difference. Here’s his horoscope:
What stands out about the chart is that it has six of the seven traditional planets in Water signs: the Sun, Mercury and Venus in Pisces, Mars and Saturn in Cancer and the Moon in Scorpio. When you have so much water you often have someone who is very subjective, who believe totally that they are in the right. It is not a matter of the intellect, it is about the emotions. And there is anger and stubborness when their view of the world is challenged.
You also have the image of immersion. Chauvin may have immersed himself in the organizational culture of the Minneapolis Police Department. He has understood it in a particular way, and it justified everything he did. This may link specifically with his Pisces Sun – and he really is a Pisces, whatever time of day he was born. Pisceans, more so than other sign, can immerse themselves in a view of world, to the extent where human rights and normal decency get thrown out of the window. Robert Mugabe was a Pisces, as was Osama bin Laden. And so were some of the worst Nazis: Josef Mengele (March 16), Adolf Eichmann (March 19) and Reinhard Heydrich (March 7). That’s right, Derek Chauvin and Adolf Eichmann have the same birthday. And today, May 31 2020, is the 58th anniversary of Eichmann’s execution.
If you’re into fixed stars, you’ll be interested to know that Chauvin’s Sun is exactly conjunct Scheat. It is one of the worst stars in the book, at it is associated with shipwrecks and disasters. According to Vivian Robson, Scheat “causes extreme misfortune, murder, suicide, and drowning”.
Another thing to notice is that Chauvin’s Sun is making a square to Mars. This creates the potential for violence, and unusually, it is a Watery square, with the Sun in Pisces and Mars in Cancer.
This brings us to the Aries Point and its aspects. These points are zero degrees of the cardinal signs and 15 degrees of the fixed signs. The Aries point is about what you create in the world around you. With his Mars square the Aries point, he has created violence and turmoil. From a midpoint perspective, he has Aries on the Sun/Mars midpoint. Witte and Lefeldt described this midpoint as “To be active in public”. This is a horrible euphemism for the publicity of his actions and their consequences.
Finally, if you are into Witte’s hypothetical planets, Chauvin also has the Aries Point, as well as the Sun and Mars, on the Uranus-Hades midpoint. We get the image of chaos, eruptions and death – the very events that followed George Floyd’s killing. Witte and Lefeldt wrote of this midpoint “Unexpected events are taking a toll of life. Sudden murder”.