The Astrology of Robert Bales and the Kandahar Massacre
US Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales has been named as a suspect in a shooting spree which killed sixteen civilians (three women, four men, and nine children) in Punjwai, Afghanistan. It took place in between 3 and 4 am on March 11th 2012 near Kandahar. The attack was unauthorized, and the motive remains unclear for now. The crime has shocked the international community, and has escalated tensions between the US and Afghanistan over where the suspect should be tried. Investigations are still ongoing to determine who else might be responsible for the attack. Luckily, the PAB has been able to obtain Robert Bales’ birthdate, so now we can get somewhat of a glimpse into what was going on astrologically.
Robert Bales was born on June 30th, 1973 in Norwood, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, in Hamilton County), (no birth time yet, as usual).*** What jumps out at me about the position of the planets at his birth is that he was born on the day of a solar eclipse which was square Mars, and even loosely square Pluto. (You know when an eclipse has occurred when a new or full moon occurs within 15 degrees of a Node.) This would suggest to me for people born around that time that the themes and manifestations of anger, conflict, destruction, violence, war would be tightly bound with this person’s personality, life and purpose, in a particularly dramatic way because of the eclipse and possible entanglement with Pluto. And all of this just happens to be very appropriate for a soldier who allegedly perpetrated these crimes.
Weirdly, Bales was born while Mars was square the Nodes, and on the night of the massacre, Mars was retrograde square the Nodes. So it was a recurrence of his natal position, but probably more remarkable than previous recurrences because Mars was bright and retrograde in the sky, as well as being a possible transit to his angles which we don’t know about without a birth time. And of course, Mars is an appropriate planet to be involved, considering what happened. Another unmistakable transit he is having is Pluto opposing his Sun (and possibly his Moon as well depending on the time of birth). This is likely descriptive of the harsh international spotlight which shines on him now, for the allegations of horrific deeds that may endanger soldiers on the ground, inflame anti-American sentiment, putting some people on the path to becoming someone like Osama bin Laden. Later on this year, Pluto will go retrograde and Uranus will move up so that the Uranus-Pluto square aligns with Bales’ natal Sun-Mars square. This could be a trial worth keeping track of.
I noted in a previous article “Obama’s Afghanistan War Plans: Mars Retrograde in Leo” that Obama was ramping up the war against Al Quaeda in Afghanistan in the same part of the Mars cycle as other notoriously difficult conflicts were planned. Interestingly enough, we are now in the next Mars retrograde period since that time (Mars retrogrades happen every 2 years) and now the alleged crimes of an American soldier will almost certainly cause the value of an American presence in Afghanistan to come under much harsher scrutiny. What we’re seeing is the development of an initiative during one Mars retrograde coming to the forefront again during the next Mars retrograde, especially in the form of a problem.
***I arrived at his birth date through several inferences and deductions. Ultimately I received final corroboration from a background check service called Intelius that I would not recommend using without caution, or hell, even with caution. Countless people have complained in website review sites that Intelius and many other seemingly-promising background check services are scams which keep taking money out after one purchase. I made sure to cancel my account right after purchasing the report to avoid being charged extra , which included calling their customer service center, letting them know that I was recording the conversation and confirming on tape that I would not be charged anything extra and that my account was deleted. I took the risk to possibly get confirmation on the birthdate, and luckily it paid off.
Innumerable news reports have stated he is 38 years old, which means he was either born in 1973 or 1974. Additionally, it was reported that his family lived in Lake Tapps, WA, and that he himself was born and then grew up in Norwood, Ohio. The media has also quoted excerpts from the blog of Robert Bales’ wife, Karilyn. (The blog is now invite-only, and the Wayback Machine’s copy of it is limited.) The Intelius report revealed a man named Robert Bales born on June 30th 1973 (making him 38), associated with a person named Karilyn Bales, with addresses in Ohio and in Washington state in the Lake Tapps area. There was a photograph in the New York Times showing journalists posted outside the now-vacated home in Lake Tapps, WA. Using the Street View on Google Maps, I was able to see that the Washington address from the Intelius report was the same house photographed in the New York Times. Other people related to the Robert Bales in the report have addresses in Ohio, and the news reports that the rest of his family live in Ohio. A neighbor of the Bales was interviewed, and her address is on the same street as the Washington address on the Intelius report. I think this constitutes enough corroborating evidence that June 30th 1973 is in fact the birth date of Robert Bales. Just in the interest of backing up my claim, you can see the Intelius report I received here, but I’ve blacked out any sensitive information that hasn’t already been made public, and I’ve circled in red the corroborating bits of information.