Career criminal Kenneth Noyes is to be released from prison soon after serving a twenty year sentence for a road rage killing. His CV is startling, with petty theft as a child, moving onto running a protection racket at school which ended him up in Borstal (juvvie). Thence onto becoming a police informer for corrupt cops and handling stolen goods, including gold bullion from the Brinks-Mat robbery. He ducked a murder charge having stabbed a policeman on grounds of self-defence, though was done on fraud charges. While out of the subsequent jail term on licence he stabbed another man after an altercation and fled abroad. He was eventually extradited bringing down more corrupt cops in his wake and even officials in the Lord Chancellor’s office who had passed his legal aid request despite his obvious wealth.
Quite a life.
Born 24 May 1947, he’s a Sun Mercury in Gemini trine a slippery Neptune and sextile a tough-minded Saturn Pluto in Leo. But what gives his chart the potential for brutality is Mars and Venus in Taurus square Saturn and Pluto. Mars in Taurus can have a ruthless streak and tied into Saturn Pluto there’s cruelty as well.
Looking at other major criminals: Lucky Luciano who also ran a protection racket as a child and became a crime boss, 24 November 1897 12 pm Lercara Friddi, Italy, had a startling Sun, Mars, Saturn, Moon conjunction in Sagittarius with Uranus also conjunct from late Scorpio – and that is an explosive and aggravated mix.
Al Capone, 17 January 1899 9.30 am New York, had an aggressive and ambitious Capricorn Sun opposition Mars; with Uranus, Venus and Saturn in Sagittarius in an unyielding opposition to Pluto.
The Kray twins, Reggie and Ronnie, 24 October 1933 8pm and 8,10pm respectively in London, who ran organised crime in the east end for some years, were Sun Scorpios; with Mars Venus in Sagittarius on the focal point of a mini Grand Trine from Saturn in chilly Aquarius trine Jupiter.
Overall Sagittarius doesn’t come out of it well except in Noyes case but it is striking in the other three. Really it’s Mars more than Pluto that stands out – the planet of aggression that likes winning and doesn’t care who gets trampled in the rush to grab the prize.