More than 50 people have been killed and more than 200 hundred injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas open-air concert. The shooter, firing from a nearby hotel, is now dead. Making it more deadly than the Orlando gay nightclub attack in 2016 which left 49 dead, and the worst ever in US history. More mass shootings occur in the USA, 31% of the global total, despite only having 5% of the world’s population.
There’s no indication yet of the motives behind it, but often they are domestic or caused by mental instability – and made easy by access to guns.
The USA is certainly having a gut-wrenching year and tr Uranus is exactly square the USA Pluto at the moment, which has been inflaming tempers and anxiety all year, exacerbated by the heightened concerns over the August Eclipse, Trump and the devastating hurricanes and flooding. Tr Saturn just off the opposition to the USA Mars is now in a neurotic square to the USA Neptune.
Up in the heavens, Mars is still on the destructive, brutal trine to Pluto, almost exact when the shootings occurred. Late September into mid October was always going to be nerve-stretching and risky.
Las Vegas was founded on 15 May 1905, giving it an indulgent and successful Sun Jupiter in Taurus in an exuberant, gamblers’ opposition to a vengeful Mars in Scorpio; with a highly-strung Neptune opposition Uranus, trine/sextile Saturn. That chart has the Solar Arc Mars conjunct Saturn at the moment; with the Solar Arc Saturn conjunct the LV Pluto – so accident-prone and bleak. Tr Uranus has also been zig zagging across a conjunction to the Venus in upfront Aries, which would heighten emotional tensions, bringing unwelcome surprises.
The NRA which vehemently defends gun-ownership in the US is looking undermined at the moment with the Solar Arc Sun conjunct the NRA Neptune, though that might also double-up on their delusional zealotry. They are under pressure in the next few years; with increasing restrictions on their scope in 2018 with tr Saturn conjunct their Saturn Mars in Capricorn and square Venus all year; but it’ll be 2020 to 2023 which sees the real upheaval for them with tr Uranus conjunct their Pluto and opposition their Sun. Though it is a genie which will be exceptionally difficult if not impossible to get back in the bottle. After mass shootings, gun ownership goes up.