Attack or Suicide?
Meira B. Epstein, C.A. NCGR-PAA
published in the NCGR
Lay, the former Enron CEO, was indicted in the big financial scandal that robbed
employees and share holders of their pension funds and life savings. On May 25,
2006 he was convicted of all charges and went to his friends' home in Aspen to
await the sentencing, which was scheduled for October 23 this year.
the announcement came on July 5, 2006 that he died of a heart attack, my
reaction to the news was that once more he got away from the law, avoiding the
certain long jail sentence that was anticipated which meant that he would spend
the rest of his life in jail. His sudden death gave the impression more of a
lucky break rather than a tragic end. As was amply reported in the media, an
“added benefit” of this turn of events is that the authorities cannot get
their hands on his remaining assets, and because the appeal process had begun,
technically, he was still ‘not guilty’.
astrological instincts kicked into high gear and when I first looked at the
chart the immediate thought was “This was no ordinary heart attack. He took
his own life and it was induced by drugs.”
A quick online search proved that I was not alone in this kind of
thinking, but these conspiracy fans were not astrologers… so I wanted to see
where all this was in the natal chart and how this turn of events shows.
following analysis discusses only the components that are relevant to the “end
of the matter” as described above.
first thing that caught my attention in the natal chart was: ASC (life) and 8th
House (death) are both ruled by the same planet -Venus- exalted in Pisces in the
6th House (of illness), conjunct the South Node. Such a connection with
the 8H creates an intimate awareness and familiarity with death, as well as
potential health due to the ASC Ruler in the 6H.
Pisces placement gave me the first hunch regarding the use of medical drugs to
induce his own death. Venus, his ruler, is the Dispositor of the Great Malefic
Saturn in the 8H, so he is in control of how he dies. The trine between Saturn
& Uranus and the 12H Neptune facilitates the cover-up and finishes the job.
The square from Jupiter and Mars to Neptune is also an indication of deceptive
actions, financial and otherwise.
is square her Dispositor - Jupiter who is with Mars, both disposed by Mercury in
This 7H connection is reinforced by the Mutual Reception and sextile
between Mars and Mercury. In other words, the wife is instrumental, or has a
role in the process that would lead to his death.
A more charitable interpretation could be that the ultimate purpose was
to save the assets of the spouse (8H) from falling in the hands of the federal
it a heart attack, and how can we see it? The coroner’s preliminary report
said that he suffered from clogged arteries, and also had a previously
undetected episode of it. The mainstream media kept saying that it was a result
of the stress he was under the last few years. A CNN report said “Toxicology
reports are still pending and won't be completed for two to three weeks.”
a heart attack is indicated by a Sun-Uranus aspects, but Lay didn’t have it
natally, nor by transits, at least not current at the time he died (disregarding
natal Saturn-Uranus 8H for the moment). So what else was there?
striking facts became immediately obvious per the stressful and dramatic events:
Progressed ASC opposite 8H Saturn, Progressed Mars conjunct Pluto, Solar-Arc
Saturn square the Moon and Solar-Arc Pluto conjunct ASC (exact to 2 minutes!).
Incidentally, this can be a good proof for his time of birth.
current Solar Return chart, set for Houston TX, has the Mars ominously ruling
both ASC and 8H, exactly squaring the Angles. Elevated Pluto trines the 1H Sun,
and Moon-Jupiter in Scorpio 8H also pointing to an easy death related to money
as well. The four Angles & Mars all connected with the World Axis make it a
sudden public news worthy event.