Joshua Boyle, the Canadian held hostage by the Taliban for five years with his wife and their three children produced during their time in captivity, has been released on bail to his parents’ home. Two months after his return to Canada he faced 19 charges, including sexual assault, misleading police and making death threats. His wife Caitlin Coleman said his actions resulted from “the strain and trauma he was forced to endure for so many years;” and he has spent time since in a psychiatric facility being assessed.
It was always an odd story with questions about why they were backpacking through Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan before arriving in northern Afghanistan, when she was pregnant with their first child; her father called Boyle’s actions in taking her were ‘unconscionable’.
Boyle, born 24 August 1983 (net sources, Toronto Star), was evidently obsessed with terrorists and national security.
He’s a Sun Venus in Virgo squaring an adventurous Jupiter Uranus in Sagittarius with a Pisces Moon. If that is a T square then a Mutable focal point Jupiter is a wanderer, irresponsible; and a focal point Uranus is erratic, high-wired. His Jupiter Uranus are also in an impulsive trine to Mars in showy Leo. His Mercury in Virgo is square Neptune in Sagittarius, which again, despite the Virgo is impractical. Plus a tough-minded, stubborn Pluto conjunct Saturn in Scorpio.
His 7th Harmonic is strongly aspected which can be finely balanced mentally – a seeking soul.
His wife, Caitlan Coleman, 2 November 1985, Stewartstown, PA (town hall records) is a Sun, Pluto in Scorpio opposition a Taurus North Node square Jupiter in Aquarius – intense, stubborn, determined, overly confident as well as being impressionable to control. Both would have focal point Jupiters which relies heavily on luck rather than planning or practicality. She has an adventurous Jupiter trine Mars, sextile Mercury; as well as a possible T Square of a Cancer Moon opposition Neptune square an assertive Mars in Libra. She’s not a shrinking violet, though is an odd mix of pro-active and unrealistic, pushily-confident and easily trapped.
Her enthusiastic Mars and Mercury hook into her husband’s risk-taking, exuberant Jupiter Uranus; her Venus in Libra is in a passionate conjunction to his Pluto; her Jupiter opposes his Mars suggesting they’d egg each other on into unwise activities. But her Sun, Pluto is in a formidably difficult square to his Mars which was never going to end well.
Their relationship chart has an affectionate composite Sun Venus; but also a delusional, over-hopeful Jupiter Neptune tied into Mars, Mercury and Pluto –head-in-the-clouds optimism along with an underlying streak of darkness that attracted them to danger and risk.
The recovery from such experiences is long and difficult. She had Solar Arc Mars conjunct her Pluto two years back, which may be around the time she was raped by her captors; and that will resonate with her for the next few years as her Solar Arc Mars approaches her Sun. Her Solar Arc Saturn is in a high-anxiety and uncertain conjunction to her Neptune this year.