On March 10, 2009, Michael McLendon (4/11/1982, time unknown) went on a rampage in his home town of Kinston, Alabama, resulting in the death of eleven people including his grandmother, aunts and uncles. He killed his mother and her three dogs and then set the sofa on fire, an act of extreme rage. Although he left a “grudge list” of people that he felt had harmed him, none of those individuals were killed.
As in so many cases like this, people that knew McLendon have said he was a “quiet, very reserved individual.” But another report quoted a neighbor as saying that McLendon was always firing off guns and scaring his cows. Astrology can provide a clue into the underlying psychology behind these events now that we have a birth date for the shooter..
Michael McLendon was born when the Sun was in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. Aries is the sign of initiation, of inspiration, and of warfare. Ruled by Mars, Aries individuals need to express themselves through acts of courage and independence and you can see in the little that is known about McLendon’s history that he tried to do just that. Graduating from high school he enlisted in the Marines, only to be discharged a month later for “fraudulent enlistment” (no details available).
The Sun in this chart was opposed by both Saturn and Pluto, the two planets of challenge, death and transformation. When Saturn is in a challenging aspect to the Sun there is a sense of isolation and loneliness, and Pluto in that position tends to create an intensity and a thirst for power that needs expression in some way. The combination of Saturn and Pluto in that position can be quite challenging. […]