Italy’s most-wanted fugitive mafia gangster Matteo Messina Denaro who had been on the run for thirty years has been captured at a health clinic. He was one of Sicily’s most ruthless crime bosses in the 1990s, convicted and sentenced to multiple life terms in absentia. He was a protégé of the Cosa Nostra “boss of bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina, who declared all-out war on the Italian state. Denaro holds the key to some of the most heinous crimes perpetrated by the Sicilian mafia, including the bomb attacks in 1992 that killed the anti-mafia magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino and the killing in 1996 of Giuseppe Di Matteo, the 12-year-old son of a mobster-turned state witness who was strangled and dissolved in acid. He once claimed, “I filled a cemetery, all by myself”.
Born 26 April 1962 in Castelvetrano, Italy, he is a Sun Taurus opposition Neptune square Saturn in Aquarius opposition a ‘leadership’ North Node in Leo. Taurus at its most negative features amongst dictators and brutal criminals. He also has a rules-don’t-apply-to-me, super-confident Jupiter opposition Pluto, which is sextile/trine his Sun. And it was that Jupiter opposition Pluto having moved by Solar Arc to impact his Sun which marked his final take down just now. Jupiter Pluto can bring success but it can also bring conflict with authorities.
Salvatore Riina, had like him, been a fugitive for decades before he was picked up in 1993. He was an even nastier piece of work if possible than Denaro, advocating the killing of women and children, and blameless members of the public as a distraction. Hit man Giovanni Brusca estimated he murdered between 100 and 200 people on behalf of Riina.
Riina was born 16 November 1930 4pm Palermo and was a Sun Scorpio trine Jupiter Pluto in Cancer. When he was finally captured tr Pluto was conjunct his Sun with tr Saturn approaching a square; and the tr Uranus Neptune in Capricorn was approaching the opposition to his Jupiter Pluto – his luck ran out. Because of his lack of repentance he was imprisoned under punitive conditions until his death in 2017.
Like bad fiction.