This is the face of the man who yesterday did an unspeakable crime in trying to blow up the governmental office buildings in Oslo, then later that afternoon massacred over 80 students at a political rally on the island of Utoya. Anders Behring Breivik until yesterday had no convictions (except motoring offences to his name) but he was capable it seems of singlehandedly carrying out one of the worst atrocities in recent European history. After finding out his birth date (thanks to Wikipedia) I can now look at the Norwegian twin terror perpetrator.
Anders Behring Breivik was born apparently on 13th February 1979 (assumed in Oslo). This gives him an Aquarian Sun in conjunction to Mercury and Mars in the same sign. This is a man who will think and act in a radical (Aquarian) way, different to the mainstream of public opinion; he will like to be seen as unique. This combination gives his a very cool independent air, kind yet rather distant and definitely capable of acting on his own. It also contributes to him a very go-ahead attitude, a very sharp mind and just as sharp a temper. This is a man who could lose his cool demeanour if angered. This conjunction connects to every other planet on the chart save Jupiter which sits on it’s own in Leo (I will deal with Jupiter later).
Quindecile to Sun/Mercury/Mars is Saturn and (potentially) the Moon probably in conjunction in Virgo. This is a very conservative mix in personal views. This is a guy who is capable of working in great detail, perfecting anything he does to the ultimate degree and planning actions extremely carefully. Saturn is retrograde and this conjunction tells me that he had problems with both parents when growing up. The mother would have been ultra critical and quite aggressive to him and he would have missed the love of his father. Either he would have been away for a part of his upbringing or maybe he was angry to Anders too. Whichever way, I sense that he would have brought considerable emotional baggage with him into adulthood. This is a very self-critical man and possibly internally nervous, he will worry beneath the cool exterior. Saturn/Moon trine onto Venus in Capricorn, again here are very conservative social views. He would have a desperate need to be listened to and would have the attitude “if you don’t want to listen to me, I’ll show you”.
Feeding into the Sun/Mercury Mars conjunction is a mini grand trine with Neptune in Sagittarius at the point and Pluto in Libra completing the formation. Mars Pluto and Sun Pluto show formidable determination and extreme social views (Pluto in Libra) and a need for power and notoriety. Anders through his actions (Mars) would seek to control and be significant (Pluto trine Sun). These actions would be faith orientated; spiritual Neptune in faith orientated Sagittarius is a big signature of somebody religiously motivated. Breivik was known as a Christian fundamentalist.
Uranus in Scorpio also makes a square to the Sun/Mercury/Mars. Breivik would have been very technically minded with computer acumen and more than likely he possessed high level mechanical and engineering skills, perfect for constructing a workable explosive device from scratch. This aspect also would have made his mind quite when unstable when stressed and potentially explosive. Uranus is capable of shock actions and extreme views especially when combined with Mars and Mercury. Uranus in Scorpio is dark, extreme, rebellious and underground in nature. You will not see these views on the surface but they bubble underneath infecting the psyche until they are activated – just like a volcano waiting for the pressure of the lava to build up so much that an explosion takes place. That explosion in Anders Behring Breivik happened yesterday.
Finally we have the lone Jupiter. Jupiter will dominate the chart as it does not connect by aspect to any other planet. Jupiter in Leo is the king and harbours a need to be famous. This is a dramatic position for Jupiter, one needs to put on a spectacular show. Nothing small minded about this aspect, the bigger the impact the better. Jupiter in Leo tells one better to go out in a blaze of glory, than not at all.
And that is what is Anders Behring Breivik did. Looking to his transit chart transiting Uranus was at the midpoint of natal Pluto and his North Node making highly stressed quindecile aspect to both – here is the motivation for doing a shocking act causing death and destruction and putting his name into the public awareness at the same time – remember about what I said about his fixation with being “someone”. Uranus is also in action based Aries, there is almost a destiny feeling about this connection.
On the slower Solar Arc charts, Solar Arc Sun was quindecile natal Saturn, this is a time of ultra seriousness and a testing of one’s ambitions, Solar Arc Mars was almost exactly trine natal Uranus, here is again motivation to carry out a something unique. Solar Arc Jupiter was quindecile to natal Mars, this act must be huge in impact and scope. Solar Arc Uranus was sextile the natal Sun, an independent revolutionary mood and spirit and Solar Arc Pluto was conjunct natal Uranus which causes upset and tension and gives the indication of overturning the status quo through death and destruction.
You can see the build up of tension on the transits and Solar Arcs chart combined with a stressful and potentially explosive natal chart. I think all the troubles harked back to his upbringing, and the anger he unleashed was frustration stored up from his youth.