Joran van der Sloot was arrested on 03 June 2010 for the murders of Natalee Holloway and Stephany Ramírez. The astrology can tell us what sort of character he is. By looking at his horoscope we can see what was activated in his chart during these murders, and get a clue to his fate. The time of birth is from a Vedic astrology interpretation by Gurmeet Singh.
Joran has Ascendant trine Mercury by less than on degree. This should give him great communication skills and the ability to initiate conversation very well. Robert Hand begins his interpretation of this aspect by saying, ”You like to play games that involve thinking and planning your moves” [Planets in Youth, p. 174].
His Ascendant is conjunct the fixed star Kerb, “Danger of being jilted by a lover.” It appears that this fortunate aspect has turned sour. The gift of the gab worked against his favour, as he was jilted by his teenage girlfriend because of his ”problem with lying.” Wiki. Mercury square Jupiter would have influenced his dishonesty. Jupiter conjunct Mirach gives “danger of scandal, much travel, legal or ecclesiastical difficulties.”
Another important tight aspect in the chart is Sun trine Saturn which suggests a serious character and having extra responsibility placed upon him. This was the case, and as Sun and Saturn both represent the father, it was financial backing from his father that allowed his business ventures and financial freedom to act the international playboy.
He has Sun conjunct Acubens , “gives activity, malevolence and poison, making its natives liars and criminals.” Sun conjunct Mars helps explain his aggression, “passionate about asserting their identity. These are people who fight at all costs to be themselves. They will always look after number one…Highly sexed, they enjoy the conquest.” Adding fire to this is the fixed star on his Mars, Ras Elased Australis, “a bold, bombastic, cruel, heartless, brutish and destructive nature”.
The agression of Sun with Mars on that brutish star has overpowered the normally pleasant Sun conjunct Venus, and it has intensified the “tendency to sugar coat unpleasant realities and behave with indolence. They could also get sucked into indulgence, overspending on luxury goods.”
The aggression, sensitivity to rejection, and excessive pleasure seeking are further strengthened Venus conjunct Asellus Australis “an aggressive nature and will not take insults easily. They may, by their own lack of caution, or by being dare-devils, put their life in danger and they will not hesitate to use brutal and violent means…With Venus: Trouble through friends, unfavorable for love and marriage, enmity of women, too fond of pleasure and society.”
Moon sextile Pluto is the tightest aspect in the chart at just 3 minutes. An intensely emotional person making him very sensitive to rejection as indicated by the rising star. Robert Hand says of Moon sextile Pluto, “You get quite involved with your emotions, playing out dramas in your head in which you are the villain, the hero or whatever role you prefer”. [Planets in Youth, p.135]. Moon conjunct Neptune has increased the imagination of the Moon sextile Pluto aspect, and further intensified and confused the emotions.
Two more stellar conjunctions finish off the sorry tale. Midheaven conjunct Sinistra “gives an immoral, mean and slovenly nature. Associated with depravity.” Uranus conjunct Ras Alhague “misfortune through women, perverted tastes and mental depravity… easy going in the use of medical drugs, hallucinatory drugs stimulating foodstuffs, too much good living and overindulgence in tobacco and alcohol…With Uranus: Strong passions, strong nature but changeable, ambitious, occult interests, seeks popularity, easily swayed though outwardly aggressive, reverence for ancestry, benefits through elderly and influential people and public affairs, unfavorable for marriage and children, if any, trouble through opposite sex, sudden death.”
When Natalee Holloway was murdered on 30 May 2005, Joran had transiting Pluto conjunct his Uranus. When Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez was murdered on 30 May 2010, the preceding New Moon was trine his Uranus on that aggressive and perverted star. There were other transits but these ones both link in Uranus. The other obvious one is the transit of the Sun, as these murders occured on the same day, five years apart. The Sun on both occasion was at 8 degrees Gemini, not making any obvious aspects unless you consider quincunxes. The Sun was at the midpoint of his intensely passionate Moon sextile Pluto. The Sun on both occasions formed a transiting Yod to this natal sextile.
The star on his natal Moon suggest a unpleasant ending to his life. Facies gives ”accidents and a violent death.” I think it will be no accident though. Natal Uranus on Ras Alhague gives “sudden death”. Transiting Uranus rules sudden events and this year it is on his Ascendant which rules the physical body. In December this year there is a solar eclipse on his IC, the Nadir is where he came from, violence and murder. The solar eclipse and his IC are on the fixed star Menkalinan “It causes ruin, disgrace, and frequently violent death.” Joran is currently residing “in a cell near the prison director’s office for his own safety” [Wiki], but with those transits and stars, once they get the conviction, his days are numbered.
Reference: Constellation of Words.