Haitian president Jovenel Moise has been shot dead in an attack in his home which left his wife wounded. His time in office since 2017 has seen him face accusations of corruption and money laundering ($3 million) and there have been violent anti-government protests recently, including a previous attempt to kill him.
His election was marred initially by allegations of massive fraud and were further postponed by Hurricane Matthew battering the country, killing hundreds and causing extensive damage, with Haiti still dependent on international aid since the devastating 2010 earthquake. According to the UN World Food Programme, two and half million Haitians live in poverty, most live on less than $3 a day.
Born 26 June 1968 he was an enthusiastic Sun, Mars, Venus in Cancer with his Moon also in Cancer. He also had that peculiarly awkward Saturnine Yod shared with Marine Le Pen of Pluto Uranus in Virgo sextile Neptune inconjunct Saturn in Aries. It requires maturity and self-discipline to get the best out of it and promises a harsh karmic payback for mistakes.
Tr Pluto is now within a degree approaching the final square to Saturn so the pressure from the fates would be building. The tr Saturn square tr Uranus were also colliding with his Mars/Pluto and Mars/Uranus midpoints at the moment which are both harbingers of catastrophe and high risk.
His Term chart (another zero political experience businessman) had a Trumpian-Administration overly confident Jupiter Uranus Pluto T Square. It has been wobbling perilously for some time with the unstable Uranus Pluto square closing to exact last year and tr Pluto squaring the Solar Arc this year.
Haiti, 1 January 1804, has had a complicated history being colonised by the Spanish, then the French, then invaded by the USA and in recent times riven by political instability – 32 coups since independence in 1804 – plus rolling corruption and natural disasters. Despite its tourism industry, Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Americas, with poor infrastructure, lack of health care, lack of education and high unemployment.
The 1804 chart has a Half Grand Sextile of Sun Mars in Capricorn sextile Jupiter in Scorpio and sextile Pluto square Saturn, trine Moon – a curious mix of money-minded and unfair.
When the 12 January 2010 earthquake hit which killed a reported quarter of a million people with 1.5 million left homeless, tr Pluto was exactly conjunct the Haiti Mars with tr Saturn in square. The Capricorn Solar Eclipse three days later had Jupiter Neptune on the IC for Haiti; and the Lunar Eclipse of 31 December had Mars on the IC and Pluto, Venus, Sun in the 8th square Saturn.
The Mars in Leo opposition Saturn square Uranus of the moment is certainly making its explosive presence felt.