Crime against animals
Aleksandra Blatesic, Professor
In astrology, 10 planets of the
solar system have crucial influence not only on humans
as the most superior inhabitants of the Earth, but also
on all other creatures living on this planet of ours.
Different planets represent diverse elements of nature.
Thus, Saturn represents rocks and mountains, the Moon
and Neptune denote water surfaces and life therein,
Pluto influences caves, while Venus represents fertile
soil, flowers and fruits.
If we were to observe animal
would be the best planet to describe it. I feel
that, in nature, this planet symbolises a considerable
part of animal world for, in the horoscope of humans, it
signifies physical energy which - when expressed by a
person at the lower level of consciousness - can be
extremely negative and destructive revealing the animal
in man. Therefore, Mars can represent animals and -
considering the vastness of the animal world - those
best fitting into the symbolic of this planet - the
sinewy animals which are always on the move; the ones
reacting to blood and flesh; vertebrates (Mars is
exalted in Capricorn the sign symbolising bones,
entire skeleton, and thus spine). As Mars is seated
(sharp) in Aries (head), these animals use the sharpest
tool they have in their heads to fight or defend
themselves their teeth. In addition, Mars also means a
highly sharpened sense of smell - the characteristic
that, in humans, has gradually lost in intensity as they
developed into more spiritual beings. The range of
animals under the influence of Mars becomes even more
reduced when we link it to the sign it currently
The sign of Taurus
(household) - in which Mars was housed in August
this year and where it will remain for the next
6 month - will not represent wildlife. Instead,
it will symbolise the animals that can be found
in the immediate environment of humans, the
animals living in a yard, private property or a
farm. Since Mars is in Taurus - which is the
sign representing the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina -
domestic animals will become a problem especially
pronounced on that territory.
Mars square Neptune is an
adverse aspect often resulting in poisoning. This
aspect was activated by Mars entering Taurus. The square
aspect between these two fixed signs will produce
(animals) in Taurus (food) square Neptune (poisoning) in
Aquarius (quick effect) will lead to minor food
poisoning of domestic animals.
In addition, this August, Saturn entered Leo making a
square with Mars, which, according to many astrologers,
is one of the most destructive aspects triggering
negative energy in some people. In the period of Leo,
the Sun passing through this sign found itself in
opposition to Neptune in
Aquarius - additionally «well» supporting successful
poisonings. That month, police was swamped with criminal
reports against unknown poisoners, while many
experienced a tragic, abrupt and unnatural loss of their
faithful friends - mainly dogs.
One day, early in the morning, my phone rang. The call
was about asking me to try and find the perpetrator of
these multiple crimes against animals which had spread
fear throughout the neighbourhood.
The case that initiated this
whole action was poisoning of two dogs on an early
Sunday morning. These were the pets of a person born on
29.5. 1975. at 7:05 AM CET-1,
Novi Sad ( 19E50, 45N15).
In this persons horoscope the
6th house the house symbolising pets is in
Sagittarius and thus, she was well known for her love
for animals, dogs in particular. The ruler of the 6th
house is Jupiter in Aries, which is why she always had
cheerful, lively and nice animals. The position of
Jupiter in the 10th house tells us that they meant a
world to her. However, exact square with Saturn implies
that they all died in strange circumstances i.e. they
were down on luck (Saturn in the 12th house bad luck
and losses), which made her miserable for Saturn is very
close to her Ascendant (1st house - personality). It had
seemed that she would have more luck with the pet she
had at the time. It was a bitch that even managed to
have a litter of four. This person kept one puppy and
gave away the other ones to different people, having
made sure that they all loved dogs. Giving away puppies
is also shown in Jupiter square Saturn. Namely, Jupiter
means abundance, a large number of animals. However, due
to the square aspect with a completely opposite planet
Saturn (small quantity, meagreness) she kept just one
puppy for herself.
In the horoscope of this dog
owner, her 6th house is observed as the 1st house of her
pet, while her 7th house is pet's second, and so down
the line. Transiting Pluto had been in her 6th house for
some time making opposition to Mercury - which
represents constant, hidden and great danger for pets.
Pluto in the 1st house representing dogs - in an adverse
aspect - indicates the possibility of a brutal killing.
In addition, this planet was retrograde at the
21.59th degree, however coming from the
22nd degree degree of
killings! It is important to note that planets going
reverse are always influenced by the degree they are
coming from in this particular case it was the ominous
Nevertheless, since this aspect
is very slow, it cannot be activated alone. It always
requires something to initiate and activate it. Uranus
in the 9th house of the owner i.e. 6th house of the pet
was in square aspect with the Sun (6th house of dogs)
and Neptune (12th house). That was a very tricky aspect
for poisoning. Neptune is the
planet denoting poisoning and, when in the 12th house,
it brings about unexpected attacks and sudden poisoning
effects where medical treatment does not help. These
dogs, in fact, died in the clinic. As the vet could not
help them by infusion, injections and medications, the
owner decided to put down her beloved dogs to relive
them of their pain and misery. This is where we again
come to Neptune in the 12th house death by poisoning
and subsequently chemicals in sleep (symbolic of the
12th house). Still, this was also an aspect of slow
moving planets, which, in this case, described the way
of dying. The main cause was presented by transiting
Mars, which found itself in the 6th house of the dogs
the house of daily health habits and diet. The very
motion of Mars through this house tells us that their
health will deteriorate resulting in possible fevers and
injuries because Mars is the planet of injuries and
bleeding. In addition, Mars was not only in Taurus
(food) but also at a very strong
5th degree causing the
dogs to crave for a stronger food
meat. Transiting Neptune
(poison) square Mars was
going through the 6th house of the dogs. This house
symbolises a home and thus, the poison was placed
literary in front of the building. Saturn from the 8th
house of the dogs (death) square Mars (attack) in Taurus
(meat, food) caused the dogs to find the poison that had
been put into meat and soon die of poisoning.
Subsequent analyses showed that
it was a very strong poison
which caused bleeding of all internal organs.
Here, Mars showed its main and extremely negative
meaning, causing convulsions of muscles and the whole
body (square Saturn) and, subsequently, convulsions of
the very heart (Saturn in Leo) resulting in death
(Saturn in the 8th house). Since the dog owner usually
let the dogs out early in the morning for a very short
time, it was easy to pinpoint the exact time when they
came across the poison and swallowed it.
This happened on an ominous
August morning (7.8.2005. at
7.00 a.m, Novi Sad 19E50, 45N15). The horoscope
of that event fully depicts the perpetrator. The first
house of this horoscope is in Virgo, a feminine sign
with two feminine planets the Moon and Venus also
placed in Virgo.
These are all strong
indicators that this was a
woman known as a diligent person (due to
pronounced Virgo). Virgo at the Ascendant symbolizes a
person concerned for her health
and, in case of adverse aspects, it may imply serious
illnesses. Ruler of this horoscope is Mercury at the
of Leo in the 12th
12th degree represents all secrets and hidden
actions. Mercury opposition Neptune indicates a
person having problems with a leg she is lame. Mercury
is the planet of motion and walk and thus, the limbs.
Negative aspect with Neptune tells us that this has to
be some kind of defect and difficulty to move. Mercury
and Neptune are placed in the houses of illness (VI and
XII) and thus, this person, in addition to the fact that
she had already found it difficult to walk, broke her
leg and had to stay home for a long time, did not go out
much and lived in seclusion. All of this is expressed by
a strong 12th house where, in addition to the ruler of
the horoscope, there are two more planets. Saturn at the
cusp of the 12th house also tells us that this person
suffered a lot because of her illness and loneliness.
Square with Mars produced in her very negative emotions
and desire to do harm. At the time, Saturn was in Leo,
however at the 2nd
degree which is again the degree of Taurus i.e. food.
Neptune, the planet most responsible for poisoning, was
in the horoscope of that event in the 6th
house - therefore the poison was meant for pets. Since
Neptune is in Aquarius, the poison produces
quick and devastating effects.
Neptune is also the ruler of the 8th house house of
death the main objective of this person.
All of the above was enough to
make one of the neighbours a suspect. Although I had
nothing more but her date of birth which was hardly
enough to make a birth chart it took me just one
glance at the planetary position on her date of birth to
see what had happened.
Namely, there was Neptune
(poison) at the 13th degree of Libra opposition Jupiter
of the dogs' mistress (16th degree of Aries) the
planet representing her dogs. On the day of the crime,
Neptune of the poisoner was in conjunction with
transiting South Node (losses) opposition Jupiter
(happiness and joy that owner had with her dogs).
Someone had found that
happiness (Jupiter) so disturbing that she could
not take it any more and she just had to put a
stop to it. Apparently,
this sick mind saw the solution in poisoning.
The poisoner's Mercury (mind) is at the
malevolent 22nd degree
making her conceive a scheme to kill and, since
Mercury is in Libra (smooth tongue, good
manners), few people would suspect her.
Transiting Jupiter (success, fortune)in Libra helped her to accomplish
her plan (Mercury). On the day of the poisoning, it was
in trine with Neptune planet of poisons. She simply
had excellent aspects to successfully execute her plan!
This very aspect made it possible for her to poison the
dogs that morning without being spotted by anyone.
When analysing the horoscope of
that event I had my doubts about Mercury ruling
Ascendant. Namely, it was retrograde, which brings about
the repetition of the same situation. Another problem
was that there were no more dogs left to be poisoned.
After the multiple poisonings
there were not many animals left alive in the immediate
neighbourhood. Even the birds
did not sing like they used to, for they also kept
finding scattered poison remains and were slowly dying.
However, one of the pets that this miserable dog
owner gave away was given back to her the very next day.
She embraced it as her biggest consolation. No one could
ever imagine that this innocent puppy would become one
more victim of the same brutal crime. Scenario was
identical: Sunday morning, dog yelping with the terrible
pain in its eyes asking for help. Convulsions, growing
fever and temperature exceeding the scale on the
thermometer, limbs starting to get stiff
was helpless again and - one more time and with the
tears in her eyes the owner was forced to make a
decision to put down the dog. Another death.
However, in the course of this
poisoning, the poisoner was
seen and the astrological analysis was confirmed.
The rest of us should seriously consider the fact that
the poisoning of animals and other types of crimes
against them should be officially declared a crime
which, unfortunately, is not the case in our country
and by all means it should