One can’t help but be curious about how the wealthy of the world handle the kind of financial meltdown that’s happening right now. I previously mentioned missing billionaire adventurer Steve Fossett once before here on the blog https://juliedemboski.wordpress.com/?s=steve+fossett and now an array of identification and some torn clothing have been found by a hiker near Mammoth Lakes, California http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26976119/?GT1=43001 I should add that I was living nearby the spot from which he took off the day of his disappearance (from Barron Hilton’s ranch in Yerington, Nevada) and I lived previously in Mammoth Mountain, where the items were found, and the distance is considerable; when we factor in how quickly contact was lost with Fossett, and where his last known position was, the finding of these items, in this spot in the mountains, only adds to my incredulity. And let me just say, I’ve from the get-go found this case to be fishy fishy fishy; so I finally took a look at Mr. Fossett’s natal chart (22 April 1944, 1:58 AM CWT, Jackson TN USA) and transits on the day of disappearance (3 September 2007). First a little background on Mr. Fossett, and then I’ll share with you some of the more interesting transits and progressions active on the day he vanished.
Fossett made his billions (yes, with a ‘b’!) in options and futures trading; in other words, he did very well at a confidence game involving persuading others to pay for abstracts, some of which have not even happened/ been produced yet! Now that takes nerve. Married risk-avoider and homebody Peggy Viehland in 1968. Became a compulsive achiever in individual, high-level sporting accomplishments; holds many records, including being the first to circumnavigate the globe in a hot air balloon (which took 13 days, 12 hours, 5 minutes, for the curious!) Is also an accomplished mountain climber, summiting on 6 of 7 continents, has completed the Iditarod (an extremely rough long-distance dog-sled race in Alaska), the Boston Marathon, multiple ‘Iron Man’ triathlons, and swam the English Channel (I wonder how the French feel about that name?) So, this is someone who has a remarkable amount of stamina, persistence, is in consistently great shape, and has a knack for planning and preparing.
Now some of the more interesting transits of the day; see if they spell anything out for you. T Juno at the Moon/ Sun midpoint; chart ruler Saturn sextile by Solar Arc from the 7th natal Vesta in the 5th (risks and gambles); SA Juno sextile N Venus; SA Pluto opposed N Juno (do you see it yet?) T Ceres conjunct Pallas in the 4th; T South Node just past conjunction to N Chiron in the 7th; T Saturn at 00 Virgo (under stress in a new sign, one that encourages detail work, records to be examined, that demands concrete results); T Venus exactly conjunct N Jupiter (uniting the rulers of the 4th, 9th, and 11th). T Moon was in Gemini, at some point that day passing over natal Uranus in the 4th, which rules intercepted 1st and 1st House Neptune. And it’s important to note that in November of 2007, just over two months after Fossett’s disappearance, his wife Peggy petitioned the court to declare him dead, and this was fulfilled on 15 February this year; I cannot, even for the sake of financial expediency, which this woman almost certainly was not in need of, imagine going to court so quickly to declare my partner in life definitively gone.
Does this suggest anything to you, gentle reader? I don’t mean in any way to disrespect the pain any of those involved may have suffered; and the truth is, I have no idea what may have happened here. But the transits bring a couple of cheeky (and possibly offensive) alternatives to mind. Do you note the same theme of female power here that I do? The most prominent possibility that occurs to me is that Fossett faked his death with the full knowledge of his wife; if I were to judge by the transits alone, I would say she masterminded it, even insisted on it! Why he might have found this necessary is, I think, contained in Saturn as both chart ruler and at its transiting place of 00 Virgo, but the why is impossible to judge without a much broader knowledge of Fossett’s personal and financial situation–and somehow I think all the bases there are thoroughly covered, in the sense that outsiders get nary a peek. What Would Steve Fossett Do? about the ongoing financial crisis–I guess we’ll never know.
UPDATE: Will I have to eat my words concerning the fate of Steve Fossett? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26976119/?GT1=43001 Not yet, at least; no body was found in the crash. It’s still too tidy for me: high impact crash in the remote Sierra, carefully strewn identification and cash, and a single piece of torn clothing–it’s more like bad set decoration than evidence. If and when Fossett is found, I will apologize for my hubris, and then I’ll pose that other question: with all the energy of female strength and control active in Fossett’s chart the day of his disappearance, must we then consider foul play? Time will tell.
FIVE MINUTES LATER: Now where did this magically come from? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26566178/ It says in essence that Fossett’s plane was seen heading east (toward the ranch, and away from the direction of Mammoth) shortly before he was expected back, and that it was flying under one hundred feet, which implies imminent landing. All I can do at this point is comment concerning the whole matter; I’d like to paraphrase the immortal Judge Judy in making my case: If it doesn’t make sense, it’s probably a lie. The question now seems to be, what is a lie (or a mistake, or misinformation), and what reflects reality?
I’ll keep watching this story–check back for updates.
Wow! Julie, This is a knock-out post. Isn’t it funny how having the smallest connection with something or somebody can give us the ability to write a more meaningful post about it or him? By knowing the scene, we’re able to paint a more accurate picture of the subject for our audience. This is a classic! — Monica
Thanks very much, Monica!
Hi Julie, great post! The whole story always sounded a little weird to me as well.
Thank you, Comet!
I’d like to see her chart for the same period but I expect you don’t have it.
Very interesting analysis.
But, if this was masterminded and his death was faked, how can a man like that, full with iniciative, could stay hidden?
He’d die of boredom – or maybe fake “amnesia” and comeback.
Great plot for a book 😉
there was a documentary on this case a while back on TV here in Europe. I didn´t watch too carefully, but from what I remember, some American detective was investigating the case in the name of the insurance (he has a life insurance of 25 million $ that had not been cashed at that point yet), and this detective said that the whole case seemed too strange to be true and lots of loose ends that did not make sense.
I remember Nina Holy did a horary chart at the time and saw the accident (???) Don´t know how these things tie together, but interesting to follow, guess it´s my Scorpio South Node, ha ha!
Is that the Uranus transit making you change your site so much? I always liked that white Gardenia (that´s what it was I think), felt like arriving in a calm temple.
Thanks for all your posts,
Very interesting stuff to say the least. I heard today that bones were found at the crash site. I, also, felt something was not right about the whole story…and 2 months is an extremely short time period to declare someone dead. What happened to 7 years? Look at the couple in Europe, the wife helped the husband disappear and she even convinced her two adult sons that their father was dead. The truth came out whenfriends saw the couples picture posted on a website. Needless to say, the adult sons refuse to forgive either parent for their charade.
Nice to hear from you! I’m not pointing any libelous fingers at who might be involved . . . so we’ll just use our imaginations. Correct that I do not have the wife’s chart–I, too, would like to see it, but as she’s not a public figure, I’m loathe to pursue that info.
You make an excellent point, that a man with his initiative would probably have a difficult time keeping a low profile. Let us know when you finish that book!
You proivde some interesting tidbits–I have a Scorpio North Node, so between us we might be able to put this mystery together!
Maybe the Uranus transit is responsible for my continually changing site–it’s my Ascendant ruler, and I seem to be having trouble landing on the way I want to present myself. Thank you for saying that about the white flower header (it’s a magnolia, from the tree in front of our old house)–I took the pic myself and always liked it, but feared I was boring readers–thanks for giving me a different perspective! In the end I may go back to it, as I always felt very connected to it.
Yes, I heard some remains were found, but we’re not yet hearing if they’re his, or even human. I remain highly skeptical, and will be even if DNA testing says they’re Fossett’s–guess I’m a born conspiracy theorist!
I remember hearing about the couple in Europe–it’s those kind of stories that remind us that fraud is entirely possible. I hadn’t heard that the adult children have not forgiven the parents–sad, but what do the parents expect? That kind of betrayal by people one trusts is not easy to get over.
Thanks for writing!
Beth Turnage said:
When I looked at the aspects for the day of his disappearance, I thought along the lines you did. And you know from my posts I have vivid imagination for that sort of stuff. It is a very dramatic event chart after all, with that Grand Cross in there. But with a Grand Cross (knowing about it from first hand experiece living with one in my chart) when something goes wrong, a lot of things go wrong at the same time. The Venus influence just might be the aspect of going “out to have some fun” as he reportedly told a friend. And then more than one thing went wrong. That the Sun of the event chart is sitting smack dab on the South Node kinda indicates an karmic event, don’t you think?
Anyway, I’m waiting to hear back for permission to use material from someone else’s site, and then I’ll post my take on the finding of the plane. Hope you like it.
I’m in agreement with you on all counts–and you make an excellent point about Venus to Jupiter suggesting the goal of having fun, especially when you consider the Houses they rule in his natal chart. True about Grand Cross activity, as well, being multi-armed, with everything happening at once. And Sun/ SN contact could certainly have karmic implications; I was thinking a little more along the lines of an illuminated longing for the past on that day (a simpler time, perhaps?) or maybe the tendency to be drawn in the direction of past mistakes–this life or any other!
I look forward to reading your upcoming post.
Julie, If you do take such beautiful pictures as the magnolia, you could always do like a periodic image change that reflects the seasons, and for special holidays just have something different up for a few days, that might give you some stability but also the change that Uranus likes, plus playing with the colors of fonts, just some thoughts.
The other thing I remember from the Fossett case is that the police was not allowed to get on the Hilton Ranch at all, no search or other inquiry on the property was allowed what so ever (????)
We Will solve this mystery! HaHa
Thank you for the suggestions, Analysa–eventually I’ll lite on something–until then, I think I’ll just follow my whims!
Strange about the Hilton ranch–though I’m not terribly surprised. Much will hinge on the DNA evidence–though I wouldn’t put it past someone to sacrifice a bitty body part in order to make things convincing–what a thought!