From the Los Angeles Times, Wednesday September 21, 2016:
“The fatal shooting by police of a 43-year-old black man, Keith Lamont Scott, has stoked long-simmering tensions over race and policing in this city, with its large African American population and high levels of segregation. . . . . . And the officer who shot Scott, according to authorities, is black. Activists and Scott’s family have disputed nearly every detail that has emerged about Tuesday’s shooting, leaving residents of North Carolina’s largest city grappling with two conflicting narratives.”
Disputing details is par for the course with Mercury still in Retrograde on September 20th. Both the O.J. Simpson murders and trial, and the Jon Benet Ramsey murders took place while Mercury was Retrograde. Details are in a disarray during Retrograde Mercury periods. That is because Mercury is associated with the details and facts in most situations, and clarity gets blurred during these times. Mercury and the third house rule convenience and taken-for-granted experience. When Mercury is Retrograde all that changes and disorder prevails.
But the interesting fact in the murder of Mr. Scott is that both Transits of Mercury and Pluto (the higher frequency vibration of Mercury) were making their Stations to go Direct at the time. And Transit Pluto is, and has been, in Opposition aspect with the US Natal Sun degree for some time. This aspect confirms the astrological importance of this case and those that have recently occurred. The Black Lives Matter movement will be in the US public’s attention for some time to come.
The Sabian Symbol for the US Sun is either 13 or 14 degrees Cancer. I am placing both symbol definitions here so that a decision can be made by the reader as to which is more fitting to the situation. There are several inaugural times given for the US chart, and the exact time of the incident on September 20 is not easily found on the internet either. So a grain of salt is taken in the exact degrees of some of the elements of each chart. The symbols themselves however, bring out interesting factors to ponder. 13 Cancer makes quite a bit of sense when compared to the perspectives on both sides of the issue.
CANCER 13 One hand slightly flexed with a very prominent thumb This is a symbol of that belief in his inherent supremacy over all other orders of nature by which man is characterized most fundamentally, dramatized by his quite normal confidence in his ability to deal with every eventuality of day-by-day activity and relationship. Any individual must rule his environment or surrender his own potentialities forever. Here is practicality brought to the point of ruthlessness. The keyword is DETERMINATION. When positive, the degree is exceptional steadiness and a high sense of self-responsibility in every issue of the moment, and when negative, unnecessary aggressiveness and a self-defeating shortsightedness.
CANCER 14 A very old man facing a vast dark space to the northeast This is a symbol of the immeasurable reaches of past experience as a strengthening of the human spirit for its immediate destiny, and of the eternal rebirth through which man may discover that present aspiration and future achievement are without the slightest limitation in any terms of events to come. Here is an absoluteness of self as a completeness of expectation. There are no dark moments of outlook that cannot yield inspiration or assurance. The keyword is SANCTION. When positive, the degree is a highly effective enlistment of deeper and hidden elements of life for some momentary end, and when negative, lack of purpose and utter chaos in understanding.